Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Third Trimester

According to all sources now, I am in the 3rd trimester! Less than 12 weeks until Brendan should be here :)

I had a wonderful shower this weekend in Beaumont. I don't have pictures to post, yet, because my mom has them and I haven't gotten them from her. The food was pregnancy cravings that the hostesses, my mom, and Tim's mom had when they were pregnant - it was really cute! They also had the food table decorated with a Peter Rabbit stuff animal, a Peter Rabbit book, carrots, radishes, and lettuce. It was just adorable. The Peter Rabbit is because that's how the nursery is going to be decorated. I spent the other part of the weekend in Boerne and that was also a great time. I got to eat Los Barrios enchiladas again (I think I mentioned them in a post awhile back). I seriously think about those enchiladas EVERY DAY - they are soooo good!

I'm posting late this week because I kept forgetting to take a belly picture. I was absolutely exhausted after this weekend so I didn't take one until last night. We have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning, so I'll try to update again after that and let y'all know how it went. We are going tonight to get a crib mattress from Babies 'R Us. Tim's dad and stepmom are buying it for us. I have two more showers coming up. Some of my friends are giving me one in Frisco next weekend (November 7th) and then Tim's work was so sweet and offered to have one for me at their office on November 12th. This weekend, we are taking maternity pictures on Saturday as well as participating in the Trunk or Treat at our church.

Here's the belly picture for the week. I could tell a noticeable difference in how much my belly is sticking out in front from last week to this week. I have a hard time getting my socks on now, especially if I am wearing longer ones, like when I wear boots. I have to get Tim to help me when that happens!

And here's what's going on with baby this week. I am using the update from What to Expect When You're Expecting because Baby Center is behind all the other sources I use this week.

Your baby is settling into the proper position for birth, with his head facing downward (toward your body's nearest exit!). Your little work in progress is now about 2.5 pounds and almost 16 inches long. He's busy adding new skills such as blinking to an already impressive repertoire of tricks like coughing, sucking, hiccuping, and taking practice breaths. Your baby's sleep now includes the REM (rapid eye movement) phase — and that means he could be dreaming already (what do you suppose he's dreaming about?). Though his lungs are nearly fully mature (so both of you might breathe a little easier if he were born now), your baby still has plenty of growing to do.

Toots also LOVES to stick his head/back/butt out to where my belly pops out in one area. One girl online said her baby does this and she thinks it's because she will always rub that area that the baby sticks out. I think that might be the case with Toots, too, because I also rub his little head (or whatever area it is) whenever he does that. It's pretty cute! I just started feeling hiccups in the past several days - cute but sometimes a little annoying. He also really likes it when I take a bath. I take a bath everynight unless I have to wash my hair (which, honestly, isn't too often!) and he just starts kicking and kicking whenever my belly gets in the tub. Before you wonder, I know the water isn't too hot or anything, so that's not the reason why. Iread that babies often like it when the mom goes swimming because they can feel the weightlessness as well, so I think that might be why. He seems to be having a good time in there!

And here's a picture:

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Let me know if you have any suggestions for me for the last trimester of pregnancy!


Natalie said...

Awww I love the Peter Rabbit theme! I just saw a ton of very cute Peter Rabbit stuff in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog!