There are conflicting answers about when the 3rd trimester begins, but based on the way I'm feeling, I'm going to say I'm still solidly in the 2nd trimester. I think of the 3rd trimester as being 28 weeks, but know that mathematically that wouldn't be true if you're pregnant for 40 weeks. The real update for this week, though, is that we're just cruising along with the status quo.
I did compare my belly shot from this time to the one from last time and I think my belly at 25.5 weeks looks similar to my belly a little closer to 30 weeks last time. Of course, I started out this pregnancy about 30 pounds heavier, too, and am nearing the weight I was at when I delivered DD.
How am I feeling? Physically, I'm doing better. My acid issues have been reduced by the twice daily Zantac and avoiding acidic foods and drinks. It makes me sad not to be able to drink pop, orange juice, and not to be able to eat oranges and tomato-based foods, but if it makes me feel better, I'll do it. I did make a dish last week (and have eaten it 3 times since then in the form of leftovers) that had a tomato sauce, but had a good amount of cream cheese and sour cream in it that didn't make me feel horrible, so that was encouraging. I also need to really watch myself to make sure I don't overeat.
Weight thoughts: Because I've been more aware of my tendency to overeat, my weight leveled off some. I don't think I'll have a month with no gain like I had originally hoped, but it shouldn't be the ridiculous amount of gain that I had the last couple of months. My digestive system has...ummm...slowed down recently. I think if I were more...regular....I might be able to maintain my weight better.
Doctor appointments? Wednesday, February 1st for my glucose screening test.
Movement? This little guy is a mover. It varies between punches and kicks and rolls and turns. I still have no idea what his positioning is in there, especially since I'm getting sharp jabs on both sides of my abdomen at once. I'd guess he's transverse, but am hoping my doctor will be able to tell at our next appointment.
Baby preparation? Well, the nursery has been un-pinked and Baby Girl's clothes are all now in her room (and packed in tubs). We went through the teeny baby clothes and pulled out gender-neutral stuff. There wasn't much, honestly. Over our long weekend Baby Girl decided to make some art for the nursery, so we bought some frames and hung it up. I love it. :) A friend is going to give me some boy clothes at some point, but not sure what we will find it. I think both of her boys were August babies, so not sure what seasons we'll have in what sizes. I'm just really grateful, though!!
Here's the art that Baby Girl created for her little brother (I added this photo after Cassie's comment, so don't think she's crazy!):
Dance of the Ladybugs
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