Hello Third Trimester!
We're so happy to report that Baby Boy (aka "little dude") looks healthy and is growing wonderfully, measuring just about average in the 56th percentile. With high-risk Type 1 diabetic pregnancies there is always a concern for babies being too big or sometimes on the smaller side, so we are so glad that our little guy is right on track. He had his hands and cord over his face at our latest ultrasound so we didn't get any sweet photos, but as long as he's happy and healthy, that's all that matters!
How far along: 28 weeks
Size of baby: Eggplant (appx. 14.8 inches and he's 2.5 lbs!)
Gender: Still a boy!
Movement: A lot of kicks (punches?) up high during the day while I'm sitting at work and low jabs in the evenings. A few times I've been able to see my belly moving from the outside!
Sleep: I'm still up every few hours to go to the bathroom and I've been struggling with back pain and finding it difficult to fall back asleep. Last night I loaded up on the pillows, two big ones behind my head, a mega Euro square pillow under my knees and a smaller round pillow on the left side of my belly so I could rest on that side and it seemed to help a lot. Long gone are the days of sleeping flat on my back with a single pillow!
Cravings: Give me allllll the white cheddar puffs! Seriously. Aria and I went through two giant bags of the Trader Joe's White Cheddar Puffs in two days. Something about the texture, the crunch and the light fluffy cheese flavor is all I want in life right now. I may even send hubby out for a few more bags today!
Challenges: Exhaustion and sickness. I've been waking up with a sore throat the past week and a half and Aria and I have both had the worst coughs since returning from Canada. I don't know if it was going from extreme cold and snowy dry air in Banff to extreme pollen and allover temperatures in Houston, but we've definitely struggled with recovering from this latest trip. That, and I'm just flat out tired. Most days I can barely stay awake at work after 1 p.m. and by the time I get home my feet are so swollen and I'm so tired I can barely make it up the stairs to rest, let alone be Super Mom for Aria. My endocrinologist wants me to stop working really soon, it's just getting too hard on my body at this point, so we'll see how that goes in the next few weeks.
Birth Plan: My ob wants me to try and make it to 38 weeks before having a scheduled c-section. I had a scheduled c-section at 36 weeks and 5 days with Aria due to preeclampsia. I was also on 8 weeks of bed rest with her during my third trimester so hoping I can make it a little bit longer this time around!
Best moment this week: Strawberry picking with Aria at one of our local farms! If you caught our Instagram stories, we had so much fun and went home with a giant bucket of fresh picked berries. So far we've made strawberry ice cream, strawberry smoothies and Aria has just been dipping them in chocolate. Delicious!
My Fuchsia Crisscross Maternity dress is from PinkBlush Maternity! It's so incredibly soft and lightweight and a perfect maxi dress for transitioning into summer after baby arrives. I'm all about stretchy fabrics and their maternity maxi dresses really are beautiful and so comfortable. This exact PinkBlush dress is currently out of stock in this color (right now it's still available in navy and black) but if you're looking for something similar try here, here and here. Right now they're having a 15% off all orders sale with code: TAKE15OFF !
With so much going on these past few months (family visiting, Aria's 5th birthday, nursery prep and our week-long babymoon in Canada) time has completely flown by! We're definitely looking forward to things slowing down now until baby arrives. We have no more big trips planned and are ready to just cherish and soak in these last two months as a family of three. Aria and I are super excited to be heading to the Houston Rodeo this weekend too, it's the biggest rodeo and livestock show in the world, and we can't wait to see all of the animals! Have a great week!
Aimey + Aria