Aug 20, 2014

Bump Day: Starting the 3rd Trimester [28 Weeks]

Yikes, it's been 10 weeks since I published my last Bump Day post. I've talked about the pregnancy here and there in other posts, but I'd say it's about time to dedicate big ol' update to 28 weeks!

First things first: we have a name.

We've actually had one since mid-June, right after we found out the gender (it's a girl, by the way, if you missed that in the past!). I love the idea of waiting until the actual birth day to find out if you're having a boy or a girl and naming him or her right then and there...but we couldn't wait. At least not this time.

So without further ado, we will be naming her...Zoe Marie!

Choosing a first name was a lot easier than I thought it'd be. We had it narrowed down to a few but immediately agreed on "Zoe." It's always been a favorite of mine; we found out after deciding on it that it means "life" and is actually a Jewish translation of Eve. Pretty cool! Middle names, we learned, were super hard to decide on. I had loved the idea of a saint's name, but neither of us have a particular connection to one or another. We ended up choosing "Marie" because it's the same as mine and because of Mary.

This was not a deciding factor, but I think it's pretty cool she'll get to share her name with a Sesame Street character. Sesame Street was my favorite growing up so you best believe it will be on most mornings in our house.

In pregnancy news, I just cannot believe I'm in the last trimester. The first trimester moved so slowly, but the second one was here and gone before I knew it. Part of me wishes I could stop time to prepare more for the little one. I feel so unprepared! I just cleared out the room that will be her nursery last week. We haven't even gone to look at paint colors or furniture yet. Some people have the nursery completely ready by this point! And don't even get me started on our registry (we don't have one).

Last week I took my glucose test, failed it, and had to take the 3 hour one a few days later which was hands down the worst part of this pregnancy so far. I chugged the flat orange soda like a champ (thanks college!) but proceeded to feel light-headed and sick to my stomach for the remaining 3 hours. I couldn't concentrate on anything and when I was done, I wasn't even hungry or thirsty...I just wanted to get straight into bed and let my awful sugar coma continue its process. Thankfully I passed that one, and you know I had some celebratory ice cream when I found out.

Also, I'm starting to feel very large. At my doctor's visit last week, I realized I only had about 5 more pounds to gain before I hit my recommended weight gain. In 3 months. Considering I'm pretty sure I gained more than 5 pounds in the past month, this scared me a little and made me mad at myself for not eating a better diet and walking more since March.

Of course I won't be doing anything dramatic during this last trimester, but I have started to roughly count my calories and make exercising more of a priority. I know weight gain is so different for everyone, but I don't want to get in a danger zone where it would make anything more complicated.

The good news is that Zoe is measuring right on cue and is moving around like crazy! She was a little quieter than normal this past weekend. I did a kick count but what I felt seemed too subtle. Now I understand why moms freak out when their baby stops moving in their normal patterns. She's definitely back in action now; this morning as mass, I felt like my belly was shaking all over the place!

Here is a bump shot from Sunday:
Other random tidbits...

- I've been craving cherry limeades like crazy
- I started reading Bringing up Bebe. Some of the things French women do make a lot of sense and I'm already finding myself tell Landon we have to do those things (yeah, we'll see!)
- My back is still hurting, but not nearly as bad as it was for the past month or so
- The summer heat has been draining me, even if I make sure to stay inside during the hottest times of the day. I've been napping a lot.
- I really can't begin to remember how it feels to sleep through the night. I think that's all I want for my birthday in May.

Tell me: how are all of the other pregnant mamas out there feeling? Make sure y'all are treatin' yoselves well!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful name! Zoe has always been one of my favorites too but David isn't a fan so I doubt we'll be using it. :( And I wouldn't worry about time going fast - the second trimester definitely is the fastest. Third one (especially around week 36 or so) seems super long to make up for it!

    Also I absolutely loved Bringing Up Bebe - glad to hear someone else wants to do those French things too! A lot of them make so much sense and are really how Americans used to be raised "back in the day" so they're not too out there.