I have a lot to say about our Italy trip, but I haven't done a bumpdate in forever so I thought it was time!
Anywho. 28 weeks = 3rd trimester!!! How we are already here, I'm not sure. Besides the first month, I feel like this pregnancy has flown by. The first month I'm pretty sure was the equivalent of about 3 months, but since then it's been lightning speed! I couldn't believe it when we were already at 20 weeks and finding out the gender, now that's already been over 8 weeks ago!!!!
I've still been less than stellar about posting pregnancy updates, but for the most part it's still been pretty uneventful! (Which I'm not complaining about!) However, I do feel like things kind of changed around week 20-22... I definitely started getting a little uncomfortable around then, which obviously hasn't let up since the bebe is only getting BIGGER by the minute!
I felt like things changed again while we were in Italy... my stomach really "popped" out - they say it just happens overnight and I feel like it happened over there! I also started feeling her move a lot more, and you can see it from the outside now!
Anyway, here's a legit update...
How far along? 28 weeks (and 4 days) right now! Third trimester!! It's the home stretch people!
Total weight gain: I honestly don't know for sure! I quit weighing myself a few years ago when I started CrossFit because the weight gain from adding muscle was messing with my head. So I'm not exactly sure what I weighed pre-pregnancy. I've gained right about 18-20 pounds since my first OB appt though. And I only gained a pound in Italy, which I thought was amazing given all the pizza, pasta, & gelato I consumed... plus most of that pound was probably the baby getting fatter since she supposedly gains about 1/2 a pound a week right now! I look at myself and am really having a hard time comprehending how my body can continue to stretch for 3 more months though!
Maternity clothes? YEP. Except most of mine are MIA somewhere across the world thanks to British Airways! (Don't worry, I have a whole post coming about that!) But yes, British Airways LOST my entire suitcase on the way to Italy and I STILL don't have it back!
Stretch marks? None so far! *high five*
Sleep?: ehhh... I typically sleep fairly decent, once I fall asleep. However, finding a comfortable position is getting harder and harder. My pregnancy pillow is my best friend (and Josh's worst enemy!) About half of the time I wake up to use the bathroom once or twice, but the rest of the time I'm still making it all night!
Miss anything?: I miss being able to sleep on my stomach!! And bend over easily. It's getting hard to tie my shoes and I've gotten to the point where if I drop something on the floor I consider how urgent it is that I pick it up or not and sometimes just leave it there.
Movement?: Oh yeah! She moves a lot, and now you can see it from the outside which is both fascinating and slightly creepy! haha! I totally love it, but when I stop and think to myself, "Oh my gosh, there's an actual HUMAN in there!" it kind of weirds me out! Pregnancy is such a strange phenomenon!
Food cravings: I still don't really have many legit "cravings." Of course, sweets and ice cream always sound good, but nothing really that I HAVE TO HAVE right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick?: For awhile, the thought of cooking (anything really, but especially eggs & meat) was not appealing AT ALL. We ate out A LOT (like almost every meal- my poor husband was such a trooper) there for awhile! I've gotten over that for the most part.
Other than that, I've been fighting off a cold/cough for about a week now, and when I get into bad coughing fits it makes me gag, but I haven't gotten sick at all. Every once in awhile I'll randomly feel kind of nauseated, but I think it's mostly just because stuff is starting to get really squished in there!
Labor signs: Nope! Hopefully she stays put for awhile longer!
Symptoms: Back pain!! I have a spot on the right side of my mid-back that KILLS me sometimes! My boss (a sports chiro) and Dr. Google have told me that it's mostly likely a nerve/intercostal muscle being pinched between my ribs thanks to the baby pushing on them. My low back also hurts, I think it's my sciatic nerve. I also finally peed on myself when coughing the other day. That's like a pregnancy rite of passage, right?! ;)
Belly button in or out?: Still in. Stretched though!
Wedding rings off or on?: Still on!
Happy or moody?: Overall I've been mostly happy! I haven't been as emotional as I always figured I'd be while pregnant!
Best moment this month: Probably our ultrasound with the Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. We had to go to get a more high tech ultrasound done of her heart because I had a hole in my heart when I was born and they wanted to take a closer look at her's to make sure she was okay. It was basically like our 20 week ultrasound only on steroids! They could see inside her organs... they told us she had pee in her bladder! haha! Her heart looked perfect, and as a bonus they told us she has HAIR!!!! I don't know how much, but enough to show up on an ultrasound and I am totally excited!!! I was bald until I was 2 and was fully expecting her to be also.. I hope she has enough hair for bows!!
Looking forward to: October!! We're getting a 3D/4D ultrasound in a couple weeks, maternity photos done, 2 more baby showers, and hopefully lots of progress done around the house & nursery!! I feel like October is our last "for sure" month without a baby... so it's crunch time!!! My goal is to hopefully get everything mostly ready -- from the nursery, the house, the car seat/other baby essentials (right now we have some bottles and that's it!), and my Christmas shopping so that we can enjoy November and not be stressed out with a ton of last minute stuff!
So that's what's up in babyland right now.