I can’t believe I’m already a few weeks into my third trimester and only have 9 more weeks to go! Cody and I are both getting so excited to meet our little girl and see what she looks like. Our nursery is almost complete and my baby shower is this weekend. I’ll be sharing both on the blog soon, but if you want to see them sooner, follow me on snapchat and Instagram (elementsofellis) where I’ll be sharing sneak peeks (is that the right type of peek?…hopefully the baby doesn’t take after me in the spelling department).
HOW FAR ALONG? 31 weeks
TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN: 20 lbs (as of one week ago)
MATERNITY CLOTHES? Yes, but I can still wear some non-maternity tops and dresses.
BABY’S POSITION? Breach. I guess most baby’s are head down by now, but not my little girl. She still has time to flip into the birthing position, but if she doesn’t flip by a month before my due date, I will most likely have to have a c-section. Even though a c-section isn’t ideal, I’ve been mentally preparing for it this entire pregnancy. My mom had to have a scheduled c-section because my sister was breach, and my sister had to have an emergency c-section because my niece flipped into the breach position when my sister was 10cm dilated.
STRETCH MARKS? Nope 🙂 I’ve been lathering up with the lotion, even though some people say that doesn’t really work, but I’m not taking any chances.
MOVEMENT: Yes and I LOVE it! I told Cody the other night that I think I’m going to miss feeling her move inside of me once she’s born. It’s such a cool feeling. And now you can even seen her movements when you just look at my belly.
SLEEP: I’m sleeping better than I did in the second trimester. I now only wake up once in the middle of the night. Usually around 1:40am.
FOOD CRAVINGS: Nectarines and ice cream (but not together).
SYMPTOMS? I’m losing my hair! I always thought people got thicker hair with pregnancy, but I’m the opposite. After I shower, the shower wall is covered in hair. It’s kind of disgusting. Haha! I’m also feeling a little more tired and still occasionally get legs cramps and bloody noses. All in all though, this pregnancy has been really easy so I can’t complain 🙂
GENDER: Girl! (You can see the gender reveal party post here).
NAME: Shhhh! It’s a secret. Everyone keeps asking if we have a name picked out and what it is. We’ve had the name picked out since I was 10 weeks pregnant (before we even knew if she was a girl), but we’re keeping it a secret until she’s born. I can tell you her middle name though…it will be Lee, same as my sister’s.
WEDDING RINGS ON OR OFF? On…for now. I feel like they’re starting to fit tighter, so I won’t be surprised if I have to take them off soon.
BIRTH PLAN? I honestly am not even thinking about a birth plan. I haven’t read any birthing/pregnancy/parenting books at all. I feel like you never know what is going to happen during delivery, so I’m trying to be ready for anything, and not have any set plans. I’m a super planned person and get really stressed when things don’t go as planned. Going into it without a plan and with an open mind, will help keep my stress levels down, if that makes any since. As far as not reading parenting books goes, my mom teaches child development, early childhood education, and love & logic, so my whole life has basically been a parenting class taught by the most amazing mom ever 🙂