Sunday, October 5, 2014

Third Trimester Pregnancy Update

Now that I'm in my third trimester, I wanted to give everyone an update. This will most likely be my final update until the baby is born.

As of today, I have 60 days to go.  I'm really excited for the baby to come and each day I mentally note how many days I have left.  I can't wait for her to be here! When I stop to think about it, the pregnancy has gone by extremely fast, but slow at the same time if that makes any sense.  I hope the next two months fly by.


Since I last updated you, a lot has changed.  The baby's nursery is completely done.  All of her furniture is set up and clothes have started going into her dresser.  Pictures and prints are up on the wall now and it looks wonderful.  I love how it turned out!  In the beginning, I wasn't sure how I wanted to do the room.  The only thing I knew was that I wanted espresso baby furniture.  I picked out artwork along the way in similar colors and luckily everything went together perfectly.  It's not always easy to decorate a room. I really hope she likes it!

I recently announced the name on my blog.  If you don't already know, my daughter's name will be Scarlett.  It was hard for me to keep it a secret anymore, even though I promised I would until she was born.  It's also more fun when people know the name and I didn't want to deny anyone that anymore.  

My husband and I went on a hospital tour recently.  We got to see the labor and delivery room, the nursery, and learn information about the hospital and the birth process.  I recommend everyone go tour their local hospital in advance if you are pregnant, you'll get all of your questions answered.

We also have an infant care class coming up.  This will be especially beneficial to us because we don't have any prior experience with infants.  I've babysat children for years, but never an infant. I will want to learn how to properly feed, bathe, and change a baby.  The first few days home with my daughter will be scary and I'm sure I'll be nervous.  It will be vitally essential to go to this class to learn as much as possible in advance.  My mom will come to help us for a few days after the baby's born, but obviously we'll be on our own in the beginning.

Another exciting thing that I had done recently was a 3D/4D ultrasound.  I really, really enjoyed this. My husband and I were able to see the baby's face! It's so much different than a regular 2D ultrasound and the detail is incredible.  We saw all of her features up close and it was beyond exciting.  The ultrasound studio gave us printouts of the ultrasound, a DVD copy of the ultrasound, and about 20 pictures on a disc.  I love that I have a hardcopy of this special event and look forward to showing my daughter one day.
My daughter in 4D form.

How I feel:

Physically, I am tired a lot.  My back hurts most days and lately my feet have been in a lot of pain.  No matter if I sit or stand, I don't find relief from the pain.  Some days I am better than others and can accomplish a lot around the house.  I do take a nap almost everyday after work though and on the weekends.  I do feel the baby moving constantly which is reassuring. 

Weight Gain:

I've gained about 20 lbs at almost 32 weeks.  I want to try to not gain too much more.  I'm hoping I can lose the weight easily once I join a gym.

Maternity Leave:

My last day at my job is October 31st.  I'm looking forward to having a month off before the baby is born to relax and get all last minute things done.  I'd like to cook some meals to freeze beforehand so my husband and I won't have to cook when we're tired. 

Worries and Concerns:

I am most worried about the actual birth itself.  I'm scared of the pain and the delivery. Hopefully, after I get an epidural everything will be okay.  I also hope there's no complications once I go into labor.  Send good vibes and thoughts to me that everything will go smoothly! Lynnie hopefully won't be jealous of the baby and I don't want to have to deal with any aggression from her.  It would be nice if she was a protective and loving big sister, but we'll see!

Final Thoughts: 

There's not too much more to say at this point.  I have 8 weeks to go and cannot wait for them to pass.  My husband and I are beyond excited for Scarlett to get here and to meet her, as is our families.  I'm looking forward to knowing her and seeing what her personality is like.  I'm also curious to see what she looks like on the outside, and of course to wear all of the adorable clothes that are waiting for her! 

1 comment :

  1. Dont be scared. Yes, it hurts, but youre creating life , so it's bound to. It all disappears when you look into your babies eyes. In fact you will be so strong, you will smile and maybe even laugh at that puny old pain that made you think you couldnt do it.
    Youre strong, and Scarlett wants to come meet you!