I'm interrupting the regularly scheduled programming of Iceland pictures (Sorry! You're welcome!) for a quick pregnancy update.
Yesterday morning I received a BabyCenter email: "Welcome to the Third Trimester!" To be honest, despite this being my third pregnancy, I couldn't quite remember when the last trimester technically started. So, thanks, BabyCenter.
How far along?
28 weeks and 1 day.
How big is the baby?
The size of a large eggplant. Wow.
Total weight gain/loss?
About 20 pounds.
Most of the maternity clothes I bought earlier in pregnancy have gotten too tight...bleh. So I'm wearing lots of maxi dresses and sweatpants. I'm tempted to buy a few new things, but at the same time it seems silly for just 12 more weeks. But tight clothes are the worst.
I've been sleeping ok...some nights I wake up with back pain, but overall I'm doing okay. When we went camping last weekend I was delighted to have our air mattress. A few years ago I tried to tough it out and sleep on the ground, and that was NOT a good idea.
Best moment this week?
It's not completely related to the baby, but Willa and Cameron have been really sweet to each other the past few days. We just went to pick Willa up from her morning at arts camp, and she kept giving Cam hugs and saying "I love you, Cammer." When the two of them are being sweet siblings it makes me feel like bringing a third one into the mix will actually be doable. I'm sure there will be just as many moments when it feels completely overwhelming, but take what you can get, right?
People often ask me, "How are you feeling?" and I'm never sure how honest to be when I answer. My immediate reaction to that question is, "big." Close second is, "hot." Overall, I'm feeling good. I'm tired and emotional and sick of not feeling like my non-pregnant self, but I don't have any real physical complaints (knock on wood). I got diagnosed with anemia this week so I started on an iron supplement. I had it when I was pregnant with Willa too. The good news is they suggested I take the iron with grapefruit juice. I love grapefruit juice.
Nothing too specific. I'm definitely still pretty hungry all the time, and sweets are more appealing than they used to be. But I'm getting to the point where I have to be careful not to eat too much or I'll feel super full. That large eggplant is making my stomach space smaller!
I'm not as interested in spicy food as normal...
Not sure...I think we'll be surprised if it's a girl, but if it's a boy, we'll be like "ok, yep."
Our recent adventures in Iceland and camping were both moments I felt proud of. It felt good to be able to do those things and have fun even while being pregnant. Honestly, they were good distractions. But both trips were pretty tiring, too!
Bigger by the day. I'm definitely bigger than I was the last two pregnancies. We'll see where I end up though!