28 weeks. 3rd Trimester!

Time is marching on!  I can hardly believe I am typing the words 3rd trimester and that those words are associated with me!  It is the BEST feeling in the world.

We have had a very busy few weeks.  We traveled to the East Coast for the holidays, landing in New York on Christmas Day.  The feeling was magical.  I have always wanted to see Rockefeller Center at Christmas and the BIG tree you always hear so much about.  We had a GREAT time walking the streets of New York, taking in the sights despite the FREEZING cold.  My entire face was chapped by day two.  We even got some tickets to see the Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular, definitely a highlight.  We were able to get the tickets after being escorted to the front of the line at the Times Square Discount Broadway ticket line.  Apparently, if you are pregnant, you are able to jump to the front.  A huge blessing considering it was 36 degrees and pouring rain along with a wind that was just piercing to every exposed inch of skin.

After New York, it was on to Virginia where we met up with my parents, older brother as well as my husband’s sister and brother in law.  We hung out for 4 days perusing the sights of Jamestown and Yorktown.  It was a lovely time and so wonderful to just be with family.  Made me realize how much I miss my family.  They really are such a blessing and I am so thankful for them!  The 7 of us spent each day all together.  My parents had flown out from Washington State and it just happened that my brother and sister in law/brother in law live within 15 minutes of each other out there.  The trip ended all too quickly!

We are finally getting the last little bits of our registry together.  I am sure there are so many things I have forgotten and maybe even a few things that aren’t really necessary.  It is so hard to know on this side of the game.  We also have just started our nursery.  I am excited to see if the mental image in my head comes out well in real life.  I will post pix soon!

Some of our friends have begun to pass down their baby items and clothes to us.  We now have 3 huge boxes of clothes!  We have been trying to keep things organized in the closet until we get our furniture in there.  So much fun though!  I love looking at all the little items and sweet pjs and onesies.  Such a gift, really!!!!  Hard to believe our little girl will be here in less then 3 months.

The uncomfortable huge belly thing is beginning to happen.  After a fairly easy and uneventful pregnancy the back pain started with a vengeance yesterday that left me tearful and slightly over emotional.  I just feel like it is too early to be feeling this way.  There is still SO much more I want to get done and I need a few more productive days to get our nursery done.  I am just hoping it was a fluke (wishful thinking) and that maybe I overdid it the day before.  We will see.  I met up with a friend for dinner later in the evening, which was absolutely WONDERFUL, but ended up having to cut it short as I could no longer sit down.  It was just too painful.  How do you go from feeling great one day to painful and can barely sit?

Anyway, it’ll all be worth it.  Less then 12 weeks and counting…

I am going to post a bump pic since it’s been well over 2 months since the last one.  This baby girl is a growin….

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7 thoughts on “28 weeks. 3rd Trimester!

  1. Ohmygosh! I cannot believe you are already in your third trimester! You are still stunning!

    I can sympathize with the back pain as I have started having similar issues. It comes and goes for me so hopefully it isnt the new normal for you either. What does your pain feel like? My worst pain is sharp and very low and I think its from his head putting pressure on my spine. Sometimes it hurts for hours at a time and sometimes it comes in spurts and like you, I just could not get comfortable. I hope it gets better for you! I was panicking at the thought of suffering for 4 weeks. I cannot imagine 12….

    Ive been praying for you though and I hope everything else is going well!

    • Kelly,
      3rd trimester….I know, it’s crazy. That is how I feel each week when I see you one more week along. Time has just flown. I am soooo excited that your baby is just a few weeks away!!!

      How did your back pain play out over the week? Thank you for your words of comfort and empathy. I really needed it and I think you are exactly right….I think the baby must have been really low and putting a great deal of pressure on my low back and spine. It was just so weird that I couldn’t even sit. I am feeling so much better now. I have started trying to stretch more, use some heat to keep the muscle more lax and recruited my hubby for a nightly back massage. So much BETTER!

      Thank you for your prayers. They mean so much to me! HUGS!

      • Yay for nightly massages! My back pain comes and goes but is overall better. I’m not sure if they’re related or not, but I started drinking a special tea with red raspberry leaf in it among other things and oddly have found my pain to be better. Again, not sure if it’s the tea, but I’m not complaining! It’s Earth Mama Angel Baby Third Trimester Tea and it’s supposed to help with uterine blood flow and good stuff like that. And all the reviews were from these women claiming that they all drank it and had easy labors. Psh. Who knows if that’s true, but it’s something to distract me! Oh and yes, stretching is awesome. I try to do it every day and I definitely think it’s a lifesaver! xoxo

  2. You look SO wonderful!!! I had back pain for a solid two weeks around Christmas time and found stretching and using a heating pad on my lower back once a day, just before bed helped tremendously. I just have one of the rice ones you throw in the microwave and it has just about disappeared.

    • Thank you so much for your comment. So sweet of you! What great advice! It’s the simple things that really make a difference. I was wondering about a heating pad. I think that would be really relaxing. I have been stretching more and have recruited the husband for a nightly back massage and it has helped so much!

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