Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Third Trimester is Here!

Hard to believe that we're officially in the last trimester. Seems like just yesterday I was anxiously awaiting that 12-week mark. Now I'm 28 weeks and shocked at how quickly each day passes. This baby will be here before we know it!

Of course, I have reminders every three seconds that a baby's on the way. Our little soccer player is definitely a thumper and nicely lets his mommy know he/she is running out of room every chance he/she gets. The movements are truly amazing (and reassuring!), but I'm afraid they are now going to turn into torture. At my last doctor's appointment, I was told to start counting movements daily at 28 weeks to make sure I feel at least 10 kicks/shoves/pokes, etc. in 2 hours time. This doesn't sound hard, but for those of you who know me well, you might as well ask me to check my child's breathing every two seconds. I understand why I need to check, but I'm not looking forward to it. Part of me knows this baby kicks way more than I have to count, but I still don't want to be worried if I only get 9 kicks in 119 minutes, praying for that final kick in the last 60 seconds. I'm sure once I actually start counting, it won't be a big deal, but I am finally at the point that I'm not worrying about anything and "going with the flow" as my friend Cara would say, and now this. I guess it's all par for the course. God has certainly taught me to rely on Him throughout this pregnancy – a lesson I know will be invaluable once Jeff and I are officially parents.

Other than that, all is well. I'm happy to say our nursery is about 85 percent done. Painting is finished; chair rail is hung; glider, crib, and changer are in place. The only thing left is the armoire (which we can hopefully order soon), hanging the window valence (we're searching out the hardware), and lighting and other accessories. It turned out exactly how I wanted and Jeff seems to be pleased as well. The furniture certainly filled up the room fast, but there's nothing I can do about that, so I'm just accepting the fact that I won't need a whole lot of open space yet. We have a whole house to fill up with toys! I hope to post pictures tonight…

I guess I'm also due to take updated belly shots (it's been 4 weeks already!), and I have to say I feel huge. Last night I tried to find something to wear to my girlfriend Jenny's bachelorette party (to take place this weekend), and I was quite unsuccessful. Thankfully my friend Taco Bell was there to comfort me after two hours of mirror torture. Serves me right for having a pre-conceived idea of what I was going to wear when my options are close to nothing. Why in the world did I think I could still look "sexy" with a 2 ½-lb child inside of me? I even tried to see what I looked like dancing -- BIG mistake! I may just have to offer to be the official coat rack at this point. I have a feeling that Jeff may have to make a late-night stop at TB after Saturday night…

Other Updates: Our next doctor's appointment is next Thursday (6/9), when I'll find out the results of my glucose test. Besides the very strange dream I had last night (I'll spare you all), I don't foresee any problems with that. After Thursday, we'll also start appointments every 2 weeks until we hit 36 weeks. Then we go every week. I can't even fathom getting to that point yet, but I know it will be here before we know. Heck, it's June 1 already. How did that happen??

Well, I hope all of you are doing well and thanks for checking up on us. I plan to post some pictures to share soon, although I'll know I'll be seeing many of you at the family parties and other get-togethers that are filling up our summer calendars! Love ya!

1 comment:

grandma bernard said...

I've tried to control myself & just enjoy my talented daughter's way with words & not get started on the comments - b/c anyone that knows me also knows that it's impossible for me to 'keep it short' :o) But this time I just have to put my 2 cents in. Even though Lisa & I talk, I didn't know that she had become best freinds with Taco Bell. This is quite interesting b/c when I was pregnant with HER I had this absolutely horrible habit. I was disgustingly paranoid about gaining too much weight, so I wouldn't eat before I went for my monthly check-ups, I ALWAYS wore my lightest weight clothes & took off my shoes before stepping on the scale. If I was a good little mommy & hadn't gained too much weight I would treat myself to a Taco Bell Buritto Supreme ( extra sour cream, thank you very much)on the way home. I must have been using using a sliding scale, b/c it seems to me that I stopped every month .... and now we know why Lisa is addicted to Taco Bell. Oh, the circle of life :o)