I’ve now hit and passed the beginning of the 3rd trimester, Hello 7 1/2 months of pregnancy! I can’t believe that we only have 10 (or less) weeks to go until mini babe enters our lives. I need to get to shopping. There’s no sign of a newborn about to be present in this house, no diapers, swaddling cloths, newborn night gowns, bottles, nothing!
So do you remember me telling you in my last bumpdate that my mid wife moved and I had to find a new provider; well this past week I met him. A doctor not a midwife, but highly recommended to me by my midwife before she left. I’m very happy to say that I think he’s awesome! As my midwife told me, he trained and worked with midwives so he’s very natural birth friendly and knowledgable. He even gave me tips on what essential oils he recommends, starting a birth plan and was very open to all my questions and wants for my final labor.
Mini babe is looking right on track. Low and in the head down position with heart beat sounding strong. I’m starting to feel the pressure in my hips and I swear that my belly is growing about half an inch a week. I’m now 34″ around, which is 2″ up from last month. Ugh, how much bigger can I get?! I told you that I don’t own a scale or keep track of my weight but that didn’t stop my heart from dropping when I was told that I’ve gained 30 pds. so far this pregnancy! That’s a big chunk of weight and usually the total (if not more) of my pregnancy weight gain and I still have 2 1/2 months to go. “Right where we want you,” the Dr. said, but that’s not putting my mind at ease about it.
Besides the rib kicks that have begun, one not so pleasant pregnancy side effect that’s recently started is acid reflux. The only other time I’ve experienced this in my life is when I was pregnant with mini queen. Sign that this one’s another girl?