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Why, Hello Third Trimester!

Posted Jul 16 2010 6:06am

Whoa.  2 trimesters down, 1 to go.  That means this little boy who kicks me at all kinds of random times, and makes me crave meat is going to be a part of the outside world in about 12 short weeks.  That’s BEYOND crazy to think about.

So as slow as the time has gone, it’s been FLYING!  In the beginning, it felt like time was standing still, and I honestly didn’t think the third trimester would come at all.  Now, here we are and I can’t believe it’s almost all over :(

I’m going to miss having this little boy all to my self.  Yes, call me selfish.  I mean, I can’t wait for everyone to meet him, and to share him with the world, but right now he’s all mine!  On the other hand, 12 weeks is not a really long time at all, and we have so much to do between now and then!  Of course, we are moving next week.  We have to then go and pick out our nursery furniture!  Soon enough we’ll start getting the nursery together, and before we know it, he’ll be here in our world.  Soon, when I ask Rufio where his baby is, he won’t look at me all confused, but will go right to his baby (yes, it’s his baby, he LOVES babies)!

Week 28

The man is about 16 inches long and weighs 2 1/2 lbs!!!  He’s about as big as a bag of flour (whole wheat of course).

His lungs can pretty much breathe on their own now, and right now he is just focusing on his organs, making sure they are A-OK.  He is currently about 2-3% body fat, so is working on gaining weight.  He opens and closes his eyes and looks around, and will blink and turn away from bright lights that he can see through my belly.  His eyes also have eyelashes.  Soon he will be able to open and close his eyes on his own, not just by reflex.  His brain is developing tons of neurons to get ready for the outside world.


As for me, well, sleeping has started to evade me.  I take forever to fall asleep, and wake up more than I’m used to.  I feel lucky that I have no reason to get up most mornings, so I can sleep late if I need to.  I also get some not so fun leg cramps from time to time, but otherwise that’s about it.  Still working out pretty much everyday, and my weight gain is right on track!  Oh, and my gestational diabetes test came back negative, thank you for all of your prayers and wishes for me!  The only little problem is my iron is a little low.  Even though I’ve had meat a few times, I’m not so into it right now!  I eat lots of spinach and always take my prenatals, but still need more iron.  Any advice on ways to get more iron into my diet?

My next baby update will be from my new home!  So excited!!!

Now just a few more days of packing, and we might be heading to a Pirates game this weekend.

What are you up to this weekend?
What is something you can be a little selfish about that you feel guilty about?

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