Hello 3rd Trimester!

28 Week Belly Picture
28 Week Belly Picture

Here we are at week 28 and the beginning of the 3rd trimester!! When we first found out we were expecting, I thought getting this far would take forever…. but it feels like time has flown by!! We officially have 12 weeks until our little one is here. Although, now I’m curious to see if she’ll be on time, late or early… we’ll just have to wait and see what happens!!

The last few touches on the nursery are still in work. Zach and I started working on refinishing the furniture last weekend. We decided that is has to be done by mid-September so that I can put everything away and feel organized at least a month before my due date. I’m almost done stenciling the wall in the nursery. I started out strong, then took a long break so as to not wear myself out. Now I’m working to finish it so that as I move along in this last trimester I’m not so worn out that I just can’t do it!

How am I doing? Pretty great!! I had my glucose test last week and passed just fine, so that’s good! I’ve been feeling our little girl kick a lot and only a few times so far has it actually caused a little pain. I know that will get worse as she gets bigger, but for now I still love feeling all those kicks! I get uncomfortable about an hour before bed each night. Then when I try to lay down and fall asleep, I can’t quite get comfortable. I eventually fall asleep and it’s not a big deal, but I’m very used to falling asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow – but oh well, I’m still getting a decent night’s sleep. I’ve been REALLY thirsty lately, so I’m drinking water constantly during the day and I keep drinking it right up until bedtime….  SO needless to say, I get up a couple times each night to go to the bathroom! I’m just training my body to get up with a newborn, feed her, and then go back to bed… just to do it all again 3 hours later. At least that’s what I’ve convinced myself I’m doing. We’ll see if it really works out that way or not!

Well, I guess that’s a pretty good update. It will be interesting to see my belly get bigger and bigger over the next 12 weeks!!!

Here’s another 28-week belly pose from yesterday… the close up pictures never work on the top blog picture: