Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Two Down; I'm in the home stretch!

Wow, I noticed a couple of my pregnancy apps (Of course I have multiple) started saying things like final count down and third trimester, and I really don't know what to say. I am 27 weeks, and while there is some debate as to when the third trimester officially starts (no clue why) I am calling it. I am here, in the third with just 3 months left in this pregnancy. Less than 90 days until I am a full 40 weeks and 60 days until maternity leave. Holy Cow.
I promise, I don't FEEL that big. Hehehehe
I am still not entirely convinced I am pregnant despite my very large bump! I still bump it into things and am shocked when strangers notice I'm pregnant. I also can't believe in 3 months or less we will be wholly responsible for a tiny human being. I can say, I am starting to feel the pressure of the major life change coming our way. I feel very obligated to read everything baby/mom related like somehow that could prepare me. From what I hear from other Moms any sort of preparation doesn't actually do anything. I'm told Hope will have her own ideas about how life should go and I don't doubt that for a second. She already micro-manages my sleep/eat/bathroom schedule.

I have many wonderful people curious about the status of the placenta previa, unfortunately I don't have an update just yet. I go in next week for the ultrasound to see if it has moved and my Dr promised me she would email me as soon as she gets the results. So, I will do another update in the first week of November and hopefully it will be a good one! The only update I have on Hope at this point is that my bump is measuring 29-30 weeks, so if you have seen me and thought (harmlessly of course) goodness that bump is getting big! Well then, you are right! Big ol' bump, big ol' baby. Also, I passed my 3 hour glucose test, meaning I don't have gestational diabetes. YAY!

I did have some unexpected but very light bleeding. I way over did everything from Thursday to Sunday and by Sunday night my body said NO MORE. Luckily, it stopped very quickly without medical intervention and by Wednesday my Dr gave me the OK to resume my work plus walking routine. It was still scary and sucky and it was a big reminder that I am actually pregnant and I absolutely cannot maintain my old pace. Probably because my old pace was equivalent to a jack rabbit on crack.

On to more exciting things, we've received a few baby gifts already and every time they make me cry with overwhelming excitement. I came home from work yesterday to see a big gift on my porch. My Mom and Stepdad bought us the stroller we registered for and had it shipped out a little early (since they live far away). I definitely cried and then waited very impatiently for Andy to come home and perform the major Daddy milestone duty of putting it together. Hilarity ensued and soon we had an amazing stroller and infant car seat/carrier set up. I cried a little more and Andy drove the stroller around the house making race car sounds. Then we both marveled at the tininess of the little infant seat belt and tried to imagine Hope snuggled safely in her pram. She may have already outgrown it...
Andy's Note: Real men RTFM
With 2 hatchbacks and 2 very tall adults the car seat situation is interesting...Andy is convinced car seats don't fit in any car. I'm convinced we will need to get a larger vehicle. We'll see what ends up happening.

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