Sunday, July 25, 2010

28 Weeks...Hello 3rd Trimester!

I can't believe that today marks 28 weeks and the start of my 3rd trimester! Wow...the days and weeks are passing by way too quickly! I am LOVING pregnancy and enjoying every minute of it. Truly, it's been a joy. Thank you Jesus for this incredible experience and for showing me how miraculous you really are. I can't wait to meet our little one in October!

Here are a few things I want to remember from my 2nd trimester with Baby Rives #1...

-Spent 8 weeks of it in Zambia, Africa (weeks 18-25)!
-Felt the first flutter on May 17th. We had just landed in Lusaka and were waiting for our luggage. I think it was baby's way of saying "I'm happy to be in Zambia, mom!"
-I really started feeling (and looking) pregnant around week belly finally popped and I felt baby kicking daily, especially at night. He or she is very active in there!
-Experienced the fastest (and largest) amount of weight gain in my life between my doctor's appointments on May 14th (the day before we left for Zambia) and July 12th (a few days after I returned from Zambia). It's worth every pound though!
-I've quickly come to realize that my belly is now public property! And it really doesn't bother me.
-I still have a hearty appetite. Biggest craving in trimester #2....CEREAL with whole milk (yes, you read correctly, whole milk). In Zambia, I also ate my fair share of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...had to get my protein somehow!
-Sleeping (well) has become more and more difficult. I'm still waking up 2-3 times a night to use the bathroom and it usually takes awhile for me to fall back asleep after each potty break. It's extremely hard for me to sleep past 7am, even on the weekends. Night sweats went away towards the first part of my 2nd trimester, but they are definitely back with a nasty vengeance. Leg cramps during the night are becoming a new regular as well...I'd rather have the night sweats any day than the cramps!
-Still no names picked for baby girl or baby boy Rives.
-Started planning the nursery with mom and working on my registry during week 26....this has been a very fun (yet overwhelming) process. It has made baby and parenthood become more of a reality than just lovely thoughts.

Since my baby's daddy and baby bump photographer is still in Zambia (he gets home on FRIDAY!), this lousy iPhone pic will have to do for week 28.

12 weeks to go!!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Mindy, you look fabulous!! And I have to admit...I LOVE looking at your home in the background! Give us a blog tour! You are such a good decorator! Where did you get those great chairs?