Time to bumpdate.
The good news is that my cold FINALLY went away. It stuck around for a solid week and a half. That's 10 full days of phlegm and hacking. FUN. But thank god we're past that now and let's hope I'm not destined for 1 cold per trimester...I don't want to have to survive one more.
So, just like with the discrepancy about when the 2nd trimester starts there is the same discrepancy about when the 3rd trimester starts.
I SAY IT STARTS NOW.
But some books say it's not until next week.
Screw it, I'm going with the school of thought that says it's this week.
So, Yay, 3rd Trimester people!
How Far Along: 27 Weeks
Weight Gain: Up another pound FINALLY after stalling out for a full month, +16 total. Wasn't the majority of the weight gain supposed to be in trimester 2? I suppose I gained 10 lbs in the 2nd trimester which was twice as much as the first...I honestly thought I would gain more.
Maternity Clothes: I brought this one back into the mix because I just have to mention that maternity clothes, specifically dresses still do not fit me. There is too much room in the bump area and my bump just doesn't fill it out. By the time my bump is big enough for maternity dresses I will be ready to give birth. This makes me sad because dresses are the most comfortable thing ever while you're pregnant but only a very specific type of non-maternity dress can be worn during pregnancy. I'm down to like 5 in my rotation and ALWAYS looking for new ones, but having a lot of trouble. I keep trying, keep buying maternity dresses, cheap, expensive, everything, looking for something and I have exactly 2 that I can wear and even they are a bit too big in the bump. So, to maternity dress makers, MAKE SOME CLOTHES FOR SMALLER BUMPS PLEASE! That being said I love maternity tank tops and wear them whenever I don't have a dress on.
What's Up With My Body: Let's bullet point today shall we?
- Braxton Hicks contractions are evil and Mr. Braxton Hicks is the devil. I hate these things with every fiber of my being. They cause me so much stress that I don't know how I'm going to survive the next 13 weeks. Here's the thing, I start to get them A LOT if I'm tired, if I'm dehydrated, if I'm on my feet too long and apparently for a million other reasons. Midwives say don't worry about them unless you have more than 4 an hour or if they're painful and I SWEAR I'm having 4 an hour but when I sit down to count them, guess what happens? Oh yes, they slow down, I've never counted more than 3. And they don't hurt but holy hell it's uncomfortable when they're almost constant. It's like walking around with your tummy constantly flexed. And in a state of SHEER TERROR that this is the beginning of labor
If you couldn't guess my husband is out of town again, I seem to only stress about preterm labor when he's gone. This is his last trip for the duration of the pregnancy THANK GOD and you just know I'll never have a day of Braxton Hicks again.
- I've started having crazy dreams again. I had a bunch in the beginning and then they seemed to go away during the 2nd trimester but now as we hit the 3rd they seem to be returning. I keep having anxiety dreams, birth dreams, and the latest and greatest SPIRIT SMOKE BABY DREAMS. Are you guys watching the new season of Game of Thrones? If you are then you know the crazy red haired lady who gives birth to the smoke monster? Well, I birthed something similar to that, except it was blue and it was a baby, not a full grown man, AND IT WASN'T EVIL. But I birthed a spirit smoke baby and had to push it back in because the baby wasn't ready to be born yet...and you know...it was a smoke baby but after I pushed it back in I started having all these cramps, I woke up to discover I HAD TO PEE, oh yes, pushing my spirit baby back in was just my body's way of saying WAKE UP AND PEE.
- My stomach muscles are totally weird. I have a post for you tomorrow all about the diastasis recti complete with PICTURES!
- Normal symptoms have all but disappeared, I had one afternoon of heartburn and one day of constipation...no swelling, no headaches, no back pain...still doing good physically, waiting for it all to go to shit.
Emotions: I'm ready to be done with this pregnancy. Not because I hate being pregnant, I don't mind it at all and I kind of love the bump. But the stress of worrying constantly is taking it's toll, and I'm ready to be done. I hate that I can't let go and quit worrying as I'm not a worrier by nature but the miscarriage took it's toll and I'm always waiting for the next thing to go wrong. I'm tired. Very very tired of worrying.
Movement: Baby seems to enjoy spicy food and baths/showers. If I eat anything spicy I get a lot of somersaults and kicks and when I sit in the bath baby has her own little dance party in there. We like baths.
Bumpdate: I figured out where and how baby is growing. Baby is growing up and sideways, not so much out. I can feel baby kicks just an inch or so below my boobs, though not in my ribs or lungs yet and i can feel baby WAY out to the sides, like so far out there I had no idea my uterus could even BE out there. You guys know the old wives tale about girls growing wide and boys growing out right? Well, if that's true this is a girl. And honestly...I officially think this is a girl.
Rockin more non-maternity wear. This is J. Crew.