Here we are, now into the 3rd trimester! Honestly, the last 6 months went by pretty fast, which is not usually how time goes for me
It has helped that I have been feeling great and honestly can’t believe how easy this pregnancy has been. (I am pretty sure any successive pregnancies are going to make up for this one!) I really have nothing to complain about–besides struggling with running for a few weeks, which seems to be improving.
There haven’t been many changes terms of how I am feeling these days compared to my last post a couple weeks ago. I honestly rarely feel pregnant–except when the baby is moving around or doing somersaults inside. I am a little weirded out by it yet incredible fascinated watching my belly move when the baby is moving around, which happens the most when I lay down to go to sleep.
Tomorrow Craig and I go in for our “20-week” anatomy ultrasound tomorrow, only a few weeks late as I am at 27 weeks pregnant today. Oh well, not a big deal since we are waiting to find out if it is a boy or girl when it is actually born. My biggest worry is that I will accidentally see what the sex of the baby is when I am looking at the pictures. I think I am going to tell to tell the technician to show me the super blurry pictures so that I can’t decipher anything.
Running has been making improvements over the past couple of weeks. While it, of course, is not pre-pregnancy running, I am enjoying being able to get out and do what I can each week. These days I am shooting for 5 days of running each week with mileage being between 20 and 25.
I also can’t complain about a 3rd place finish at the Her Tern Quarter Marathon a few days ago. I even surprised myself with my performance.
New Pregnancy Item
(Picture from Motherhood Maternity.)
I was on the fence for a while about purchasing this tummy sleeve/belly band thing. I read that some people loved their belly bands while others said to go straight to the maternity jeans. I ended up purchasing one because I am cheap and didn’t want to buy 3-4 new pairs of maternity jeans, plus a handful of new shorts. I figured I could save a lot more if I bought a $20 belly band and used it on all of my current pants and shorts.
I have to admit, I was surprised at how well it holds my pants up. I wasn’t sure it would work all that well, but it has done an awesome job of keeping my pants up when they are unbuttoned to accommodate my growing belly. It is like trying to keep your hip waders up. . . . or not really at all.
And now here’s your chance to bestow all of your pregnancy wisdom on me.
Obviously this whole baby thing is very new to me, and while I’ve been able to get many of my questions answered via blogs and personal advice, I still am curious to know what you guys think about a few things.
Do babies really like having a mobile above their bed or is it more for looks?
I’ve been looking for clothes for newborns and see a lot of onesies. Do you pretty much just dress the baby in these type of clothes rather than “real” clothes (shirts and pants) for the first few weeks?
What are your opinions on:
Using mittens to keep the baby from scratching him/herself?
Swaddling your baby?
Bouncing your baby to calm him/her?
I follow a couple of cloth diapering local Facebook pages, and I can’t help but laugh at the jargon and acronyms used on them. For example, can anyone please translate this for me:
“Anyone interested in 6 small osocozy PF? I used them along with my GMD PF, but my LO outgrew them already.”
If you have any other advice about babies, you’d better be sure to comment below before I become overwhelmed and second guess everything I am already thinking.