Week 26 – Goodbye second trimester!

I know, I haven’t updated in a month. There wasn’t really a whole lot to update about each week, and I’ve been pretty busy, as well as VERY tired lately. I don’t know why I’m suddenly so tired again. Overall, I’m feeling okay though. Except for heartburn. Heartburn has been killing me for nearly two months. I hate it so much, it’s extremely uncomfortable. I’ve tried identifying which foods or drinks could be causing it. But the more I try to rule out, the more I realize it’s just happening no matter what. So screw it. The doctor said I could take antacids; that it’s perfectly safe for the baby. But I’d rather not take anything, just in case. So, unless it gets really out of hand and too painful, I’ll just suck it up the natural way.

Anyway, as you can see, I look pretty much the same as 4 weeks ago (at least I think? lol):

I don’t feel like the belly has grown that much. But I do feel like Sam has grown, so that’s a bit of a paradox.

My third trimester starts in a few days, on July 1st. I can’t wait to start working on the nursery next week! Our bedroom, which is right next to it, will also be going through a massive makeover. There’s still some furniture back at my old place that will be moved here, so it will replace Gert’s old bedroom for the most part. I’m quite excited about that :-)

I can see Sam moving now just by looking at my bare belly. It’s creepy and fascinating at the same time. I should really film it soon, just for memory’s sake. Some days he’s active, some days he’s not. I suppose that’s normal?

I’ve noticed he’s completely quiet when I’m walking. I guess it soothes him to sleep, I don’t know. I can’t wait to meet my little guy! It’s still quite abstract right now. I thought the sonogram pictures made it more real, but still, it’s hard to imagine exactly what he will be like.

I’m slowly starting to panic about how many baby clothes we still need. And going shopping hasn’t exactly been productive either … I now realize I’m quite picky when it comes to our baby. And I’m never picky!

Our last dr. appointment a couple of weeks ago felt quite useless. They just took my weight, blood pressure, then made me drink something disgustingly sweet and drew some blood to test me for gestational diabetes. Which came back negative, as I had figured. They also listened to the baby’s heart, which was a little more fun, and also turned out to be just fine. “Normal” is exactly what you want to hear at those appointments. So I’m happy about that :-) His heart rate was fast at first, then slower, then faster again. She said it was a good sign and indicates that the baby’s feeling good. Sounds like bullshit to me, but what do I know, right? The next appointment is next week, and will be quite basic and dull. Again, just weight check, blood pressure check, baby’s heart beat … that’s it.

We’ll also be attending prenatal classes as of Tuesday. I’m still not sure what they’re about, to be honest. I think there’s one about labor and birth, another one about how to take care of our newborn, and there will apparently also be a hospital tour so we can see where the magic will happen lol I hope it won’t be too disgusting.

Anyway, I did purchase a couple more maternity clothes. A pale blue shirt and white pants:

I’m still trying really hard to stick to my larger non-maternity clothes. I mean, it’s only 3 more months. And who knows, maybe we will only have one baby. Or if we end up having another one, maybe the pregnancy won’t be during the same seasons at all. So I don’t want to waste money on this right now. I admit it would be quite fabulous to have an entire wardrobe full of maternity wear though. But a millionaire I ain’t …

I was also kind of forced to purchase two dresses, because we have a couple of somewhat formal parties to attend this Summer, and it’s clear at this point that I would have nothing appropriate to wear … so yeah. I bought them online though, so I’m still waiting for them to be delivered (while praying to God that they will fit).

Anyway, that’s about it for now! I can’t wait to post pictures of the nursery soon :-)

♥︎ Lisa