Third Trimester Update

34 weeks! I thought it was time for a little update to share with you all! It’s definitely a crazy feeling knowing that this baby girl will be here in 6 weeks or less! Sean and I have been having our little freak out moments where we talk about how this is seriously happening so soon. Don’t get me wrong, we are so incredibly excited, but as first time parents, we are also feeling a little nervous. We have to feed her and take care of her. We have to keep her alive. That’s frightening.

So how am I feeling? Definitely uncomfortable at this point. I can feel her getting bigger and running out of room in there. Sleeping is still a struggle for me as I have to get up to pee about 5 times a night. And then every time I get up, I have a few seconds of horrible hip pain and I feel like I am 95 years old. And the fact that we still have over a little month to go and that she is still getting bigger blows my mind because I am seriously wondering how I am going to be able to move around. Feeling her kick around in there is really a crazy feeling while I never tire of feeling her squirming around, some of her jabs hurt pretty bad. Sometimes I wish I could see what’s going on in there! When she starts going crazy, I like to make Sean come and feel because it totally freaks him out! She also gets the hiccups about 3 times a day which cracks me up every time, but then I also feel bad for her because I hate getting the hiccups myself. I’m also getting heartburn more. Tums are my friend.

Are we ready? Um, no! Well, we are mostly ready, but we still have a lot of little things to do. All of the big stuff is done. Her room is almost ready to go, it’s pretty much just decorating at this point which I want to get done, but I am not stressing over. It’s not like she is going to remember that I didn’t have a picture hanging in that one spot on the wall! This is not to say that I don’t have the nesting thing going on. I totally do. My favorite thing to do when I get home from work is to just go sit in the recliner in her room and just stare at everything like a total weirdo. Actually, it’s also because we just really love the recliner we got and we just like to ask each other, “have you sat in THE chair today?” Again, total weirdos, I know.

Third Trimester Update

I’ve washed all of the clothes she will need (or at least, that I think she will need) for the first month. Blankets, towels, and bedding have also been washed. I also love just looking at all of her little clothes all folded and organized. I still need to wash and sterilize bottles and we still need to install the car seat and put together the stroller, but we plan do to that this weekend. I want to be pretty much ready to go by 36 weeks just in case!

We are finally taking our birthing class this weekend. We opted for a one-day, all-day class as opposed to 4 weeks of night classes. I’m sure it will be a long day and I’m hoping I won’t leave feeling like I want to cry from being so overwhelmed.

Food! Aside from a nightly glass of milk (sometimes regular, sometimes chocolate), I’m still not having any major cravings though I have noticed that I have been wanting more carbs the last few weeks and I assume this is because she is really sucking up my energy because I have also been feeling exhausted similar to how I felt in the first trimester. I will happily eat more carbs if that is what she wants though! I’m also feeling more thirsty and my drink of choice is La Croix sparkling waters. I love them because plain regular water can get to be a little old and I don’t want to drink too much sugar or caffeine so there are not a lot of options. I’m loving the passion fruit and berry flavors though. Cannot stop drinking them.

I’ve also gotten started on making some things for the freezer. I’ve made lots of tomato sauce and froze it in different size containers, some lasagna, and soup. I plan to do more soups and enchiladas too. What do you guys suggest?

Oh, so the hospital bag…what do I pack?! I want to start on that this weekend too. I’ve been reading list after list and have started buying some of the things I will need to have, but I’d love to hear suggestions from you moms out there! I don’t want to pack things I don’t need. Help!

   

10 comments

  1. That recliner might just be your best friend. I spent the last month and a half sleeping in the recliner. My hips hurt less and I had much less heartburn and reflux. I was a WHOLE lot more comfortable sleeping there. I got one of the C shaped pillows (like you use on an airplane) and I was just perfectly fine in that recliner. I do not remember what I packed in my going to the hospital bag as we forgot it as we ran out the door. It was sitting there in the living room when we all got back from the hospital. lol Good luck and be really kind to yourself. :-)

  2. Aww…what a happy update, Stephanie! You’ve got some nice little things ready for the baby :). All the best and keep us posted!

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  3. I love looking at all the baby clothes…so sweet! She will be here before you know it. It’s been 21 years since I packed to go to the hospital…I wouldn’t worry too much as your hubby will be able to get you whatever you need. I’m so excited for you!!! xo

  4. I had a planned c-section with both my kids, so what I packed for the hospital may be a bit different, especially since I didn’t need to bring anything for the labor and delivery part.

    I kept it pretty simple for clothes. I brought a bathrobe and a few nightgowns because the hospital johnny gets old, especially when you’re there for five days. I made sure that the nightgowns were easy to pull down for nursing, so I didn’t need to bother with the special (expensive) nursing ones. When I left, I wore the outfit I came in wearing. We also packed several changes of clothes for hubby, including pajamas, since he was there the whole time.

    We packed travel sized toiletries for each of us. It was very nice to be able to shower with my own body wash and hair products.

    Other things I packed included a camera, chargers (for phones, cameras, and other electronics), an iPad that I never really used, and a going home outfit for the baby.

    I packed way more my first time around but didn’t end up using most of it, so I stuck with the basics the second time around. Plus, if you forget something someone can always go pick it up for you.

    • Thanks for the suggestions, Danielle! I don’t want to over pack either. I stocked up on some travel-sized toiletries today, I agree, I want my own stuff!

  5. I am so excited for you! I am having flash backs! I made a few martha stewart casseroles that were really good. Look up her penne sundried tomato and chicken one. Also… The hospital bag, I waaaaay over packed. I was really happy I brought my own little shampoos and lotion though. I didn’t wear any of the other clothes that I bought though. I was I. The gown until I left. I also wished I brought more clothes for Austin. It was colder than we thought it would be in the room. I’ll come back and blab more if I remember something else :) and your not a weirdo. I totally sat in his room and stared at stuff at least once a day.

  6. I am so excited for you… you are on the home stretch! You are way more prepared than I was with my first child by stocking up the freezer. I just had my mother come and stay with me and do all the cooking. LOL! I can’t wait to see the first photos of your gorgeous little one. :)

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