I can't believe how fast the first 2 trimesters flew by (of course they didn't feel like they were going by fast while in them!) and now I'm going into the home stretch. I know technically 28 weeks is the third tri but since I reached 27 weeks all my phone apps say I'm in the first week of the 3rd tri so I'm just claiming it anyway! I am so excited and can't wait for the next 2 months to go by. We are looking at an end of March delivery right now due to his size but we really don't know for sure. My last appt at the perinatologist's office was last Thursday and according to their measurements he is 3 lbs (maybe a little more by now) and above the 95% percentile. SO he went from being 2 weeks ahead to 3 weeks WAH!! We're growing a giant baby here folks. If he continues at this rate, his birth weight will be 10 lbs....at least. UM wow! I can't imagine a baby that big, like ohmuhgosh! They better have a plan cuz I don't think I'll be pushing that out lol. As much as I want a vaginal delivery, I will take the C-section over screwing up my back even more. My doc agrees with me and says we will watch and wait and if it looks like he's going to weigh that much at full term we might deliver a couple of weeks early. Not sure how I feel about that but I trust their judgement so we shall see.
Lots of moving going on! He is head down so his feet are under my ribs and hands and head down low. So hiccups are really weird, feels like he's punching my cervix from the inside over and over..not too comfortable! But I enjoy it all no matter how I have to re-adjust my sitting position lol.
I'm feeling pretty good overall, starting to get some of that familiar fatigue back but I'm managing to stay busy. It's so tempting to just be lazy but that's a trap and I refuse to fall back into it because that is so miserable! I'm all about nesting now and have started a major whole house organization project that is keeping me occupied daily. Some days I'd rather just veg out in front of the TV but I know I don't have much time left so I'm trying hard to keep going. You never realize how much clutter and unnecessary junk you have until you start trying to re-organize! The baby room is my focus this week because we have to have the window replaced and the carpet before he gets here. It has been our junk room for a while so getting it cleared out and the closet redone is not an easy task! But I'm getting there!
All in all I'd say things are going much better than anticipated. Going into this pregnancy I had visions of being immobile from back pain and arthritis by this point so I'm totally overjoyed that I have almost no back pain (knock on wood) and my arthritis is staying at a minimum. That may all change in a month but for now I'm feeling good and staying busy! Hope all my other mama's out there are doing great! God Bless!