WHOA, BABY!! We made it! The final leg of this crazy baby journey!!! :) Today marks 28 weeks and the start of our final trimester. while there are definitely times I feel like this pregnancy is moving in slow motion, looking back it feels like just yesterday I told my husband we were expecting.
-This week baby is the size of an eggplant! According to my app, baby weighs about 2-2.5 lbs. It also mentioned that I should be gaining about a pound a week from here on out...uhhh...moving on! Baby has been SUPER active, of course late at night & super early in the mornings. We also have noticed that baby is a country music fan. Yep. Anything mama plays country in the car, dance party central in my tummy.
-Not so great thing is we are now experiencing swollen hands & feet. Yuck. Luckily, nothing too serious but uncomfortable for sure. Wedding rings have been off for a few weeks now and I can't stand it! My wedding set is my favorite piece of jewelry and I hate not being able to wear it!
-So far, no cravings! I do like sugary snacks but that was my style long before baby bump came along. Unfortunately, those snacks are extremely limited these days.
-Baby's room is 95% complete & we are hoping to button it up this week. Of course, there is nothing to put in there yet until our shower (April 9th!) so we are excited for that. I will be sharing some sneak peeks of the room hopefully next week for y'all.
-Daddy can hear baby's heartbeat by simply putting his ears to my belly. Being a DJ, he likes to compare baby's heartbeat to a song's beats per minute and rhythm :)
-Braxton Hicks are happening like crazyyyy. Luckily they aren't painful, yet quite...awkward? Your belly gets so tight and then baby moves and it's like "Ok, what is happening in there?!" But per the midwife, our body is just practicing and gearing up for the real thing. Mmhm.
-Still seeing the amazing Dr. Amanda Ferguson for our weekly chiropractic adjustments. I plan to continue weekly care until baby comes!
Overall, feeling insanely happy & just excited to see what these next few weeks bring. Our bi-weekly appointments with our midwife start after this week. Can't believe how close we are getting!!
Be sure to check back each week as I have lots to share with y'all about birth affirmations, our birth plan, what's going in our hospital bag, & so many more helpful things I have learned! Thanks for reading! xo