Third trimester! I’m feeling it. But I’m pretty excited about how I look. Is that weird to say? My belly’s at that size when most maternity clothes fit perfectly. And I think my belly’s a little bigger but the rest of me is a little thinner than last time. I haven’t been great about walking, so I think it’s the two story house and the toddler that are to thank for that. I also don’t have any swelling that I can see. And can we just acknowledge how high she is? When I bend over I usually feel like my stomach contents are about to be squished out.
30 WEEKS WITH KYLIE
- some nausea, bad reflux
- stomach skin burns
- crazy foot swelling (in case you didn’t see it last time)
- wake up once at night for tums and bathroom, neck/shoulder pain from sleeping on my side
- not a ton of baby movement
My symptoms are very similar minus the swelling. The nausea returned later this pregnancy – not until 2 or 3 weeks ago, and I can mostly control it with food. I’m taking meds for the reflux and it still wakes me up at night, but not in the choking panic like it did with Kylie.
My skin burns in exactly the place as it did with Kylie. I haven’t checked for stretch marks – I’m just about big enough to need a mirror to see the bottom of my belly :) I didn’t see Kylie’s stretch marks until after my stomach started shrinking back.
I wake up a lot at night and the fatigue is back. Apparently I’m very restless because Josh is threatening to move into the guest room and even Beaker seems tired. I’ve started waking up 15 minutes before Kylie to shower - just to help myself get moving in the morning (I normally shower during her nap). She likes to wake up slowly and read books in her crib for a while so it works out well. I just can’t take a sweaty walk in our 90 degree weather then, but I haven’t been walking anyway because I’m too tired and cranky. I was not this tired at this point with Kylie, but I was sleeping in as late as I wanted.
This baby moves a lot more than Kylie. I’m a little scared to admit that. As Josh said the other night - we’d love to have a little clone of Kylie, without the digestive issues. She was such a good sleeper and easy in so many ways. It’s hard for us to imagine anything else! This baby doesn’t keep me up at night though, I just feel her moving a lot more during the day.
We are pretty solid on a first name, but I’m still feeling hesitant to announce it. We’ve been all over the place with middle names – I keep thinking we have one, and then we come up with another one. We had a hard time with Kylie’s middle name, too, and didn’t announce it until she was born.
I feel like we’re pretty much ready. We need to wash clothes, but I already have them stored by size. I have a little Amazon registry of stuff we need/would like like new bottle nipples and bibs, so that will just take a few clicks to order. I am not where I thought I would be with decorating Kylie’s big girl room, but the only real necessity is the curtains and I’ve started those. Josh is making a chest of drawers for Kylie’s room and he’s almost done with it.
We made the big decision this week to cloth diaper! So I spent a lot of time researching that. My Facebook friends have been really helpful. I have girls I haven’t talked to in 5-10 years telling me all this good stuff. I love Facebook! I will probably post about that later, because I’ve put a ton of thought into it.
Poor Kylie is the one thing that’s not ready. I’m pretty nervous about her. There are so many different ways she could react, so we’ll just see! She’s too young to even care about my growing belly. She’s been pretty mushy and clingy lately, which does not make me feel any better. But she’s still super sweet to Beaker and she’s getting much better at sharing and playing with kids her age so those are good signs.