How far along? 28 weeks 4 days (8-31-17) I skipped writing my 27 week update but I did take a picture. I skipped taking my 28 week picture though. 😉 I can’t believe I’m in the third trimester now!

 

Symptoms? I’ve been having some low back/hip discomfort and tightness – I wouldn’t really call it pain, just uncomfortable. I also still have the restless legs pretty bad. I’ve had some shortness of breath here and there but nothing too bad. OH! And the return of the need to take that good ol’ Milk of Magnesia again. 😉

 

Weight? +28 to 29lbs

 

Cravings/aversions? I just really can’t stand the thought of seafood and I am back to wanting a nice big salad. 🙂

 

Sleep? Not good. I’ve never been a good sleeper. In fact, some of my earliest memories, around age 3-4, are of laying in my bed, unable to fall asleep. But during pregnancy, I always have this sweet phase where I sleep really well. But I think that is wearing off and I’m back to my usual insomnia again…. 😦

 

Bump? Wow! It feels heavy all of a sudden. I can definitely tell that this baby is getting bigger and heavier all the time. Before, I hardly noticed my belly, but I can feel the weight now! I bought a belly support band a couple weeks ago and I’ve worn it a few times. It does help, but I also feel kind of constricted with it on, so I don’t wear it too much. We might take the boys to the zoo in a week or two and I plan to wear it if I’m doing any long amounts of walking. Zane has changed position after being in the same spot for a few weeks. He was head down with his back on my right side, facing my left hip. Now, I’m not sure how he is in there but I miss his other position because I could feel his kicks better that way. But, as long as he is comfortable…

 

Exercise? I’ve done the elliptical twice this week. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to squeeze in another day or not. I like that it seems to loosen my body up. Oddly, I’ve had some muscle stiffness lately. I’ve been doing a LOT of stretches lately. They help, to a degree.

 

 

I’ve started doing kick counts more regularly recently. I downloaded an app yesterday to make it easier. It’s nice to have the app and be able to track his more active periods and get an idea for what his normal time is to pass the counts. This part of pregnancy always makes me nervous. Maybe even more so than the first trimester.

 

We have a 4D ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow!! I am so excited! I really waffled on whether or not to do it because of the expense. But honestly, I really wanted to do a 3D with Tru and Levi and I just don’t want to pass up the opportunity again. Hopefully it goes well and we get good pictures!

 

I was reading back on my pregnancy posts from Tru and Levi, and I think this pregnancy feels more similar to how I felt with Truett. I feel pretty good really! I am definitely in the nesting phase as there is just so much I want to get done lately and I get one thing done and don’t really feel any better about my to-do list because there is always another thing I want to do. Most of the stuff is really not vital at all to get done, but don’t try to tell my nesting brain that! I froze one meal this week when I made a double batch of meatloaf. I have more ideas of things I can double and freeze as I do our regular cooking. But if anyone has a good freezer recipe, I am completely open to ideas!! I don’t have a ton of positive experiences with freezing meals. (For example, potato soup was a horrible idea!) So, if you have a tried and true recipe, please do share! Thank you!

 

 

Dear God, You know I have had some extra worries this week. Please continue to carry us safely through. Watch over little Zane and sustain his life according to Your will. Please keep him safe and healthy. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

 

 

How far along? 29 weeks 5 days (9-8-17)

 

Symptoms? Nothing new. I get queasy if I miss a dose of Unisom and have to take Zofran if I want to get anything done if I miss a couple days. I still get very out of breath at times, but this is definitely to be expected at this point. I get random, mild round ligament pain but not nearly as much as with Tru or Levi. If I don’t properly support my legs with pillows when I’m laying on my side, I get pain in my pelvis. I can’t complain. I still feel really good. More heavy and lazy than usual, but not too bad. If I’m on my feet a lot, I might get some swelling, and some discomfort in my hips. So I whine and get DH to rub my back. 😉

 

Weight? +31

 

Cravings/aversions? I just can’t go there with seafood.

 

Exercise? Zero days this week. Aside from a very small bit of light stretching, I haven’t done any kind of exercise. I babysat my cousin’s 5 year old son 2 days this week and DH was off for Labor Day so we took the boys to the lake for their first ever fishing trip. (They didn’t catch anything but they loved it and were so adorable!) I had to run errands on thurs, and on tues I cleaned and sat around the house. It’s all good though. I am taking advantage of time that I have to rest right now and not too concerned about sticking to a schedule. Hopefully next week.

 

Sleep? I’ve been giving myself a foot massage every night because it seems to help with the restless legs. Sleep isn’t the best right now but I don’t seem to need as much lately.

 

Bump? Lots of practice contractions. I’m not sure if I mentioned it, but they are a lot stronger this time around. The Dr said that’s because of having gone through labor before. My bump feels extra low and heavy. I still think Zane is a bigger baby than Tru or Levi. I tried looking at my blog entries with them but I’m not sure what they were weighing at their growth scans around this point. We have a check-up and growth scan in 4 days. I’m really curious to see how much he weighs! Zane is having hiccups about 5-8 times a day/night. Tru had them really often like this but Levi did not. They last around 10-30 minutes and I notice that they are around the same time every day. It’s pretty strange really…. My sister is working on some maternity pics for us. I am excited to see how they look!

 

 

I’ll be honest, this week has been hard for me with anxiety. I’m not sure why exactly. I had a few very rough days/nights. I’m sure all the changing hormones aren’t helping.

 

 

We had our 4D ultrasound last week at 28+5 and it was great! The tech said we would have had better pictures if there was more fluid (Oh, please tell me we aren’t going to repeat the low fluid issues that Tru had!) but we did get a few good ones. Z just sucked on his fingers almost the whole time. The tech kept saying how much she wished he would move his hands so we could get better face shots, but I thought it was adorable how he just kept sucking away on them. I think it was his left hand he was sucking on, so I wonder if he will be left handed? The tech said he already has hair and showed us his hair sticking up. SO cute! He definitely looks to have my super huge nose. 😉 I think he has more of Tru’s chin and forehead. From the side, I see Tru. But straight on I think I see a lot of Levi. I guess time will tell!

 

 

Dear God, thank You for carrying us safely though this week. Please continue to watch over and protect Zane as we approach the end of this pregnancy. Thank You for all your love in blessing us with this beautiful baby. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

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Seriously. How cute!

 

 

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