Today I officially enter the 3rd trimester w/o any debate. (i may have entered it sooner - but today my dr's recognize it !!!!!!) Yes, really pinch me, I made it. This just seems like a Ginormous milestone for me mentally. I am just awe-struck and in total shock that I have made it this far. If you would have told me that I would be celebrating a 28 week- 3rd trimester mark in a pregnancy a yr ago - I would have twitched in fear that It would never happen! But, here I am, and I am beyond thrilled and at a loss of words. Still feeling More and Less confident every day - yes they contradict each other. I know What a difference a yr make.
According to here - I have 32% left of this pregnancy! 68% behind me.
Branches of lungs are quite developed now, so there is a good chance that baby would survive if born prematurely now. If your baby is born this week, the chances of survival is now at least 90 percent. However, some complications are still possible.
Your baby's eye lashes are developing, as subcutaneous fat is deposited. If you have a baby boy, his testes will probably begin descending. Your baby is about 13.8 inches long (35 cms) and weighs about 2 pounds 4 ounces (1 kilogram)!
As for my symptoms - Dreams are becoming much more frequent and bizarre by the sleeps. I am finding more pillows = better nights sleeps.
Kicks are often and loved!
I am having some swelling towards the end of the days when I am constantly on my feet. I should have already had my gtt test last friday and totally forgot about it. I will get it done this friday before my monthly ob appointment. That way I can say - Yes it's done ..opps it's late.
I am still hovering around 8lb-10lbs gain total weight gain. Some days I assume I retain more water then others? I am trying not to pack on the lbs and continue to eat as healthy as I can. I have found that I get lazy with my selections lately and choose easy not so good for you stuffs.
I am going to order that dress I mentioned a few posts ago! You guys all helped talk me into it! Thank you very much - I can't wait to have it. Maybe I will go to a craft store and try and find a satin blue ribbon and replace the hot pink ..or not
Things that come off my to-do list:
Pre-register with the hospital
schedule child birth class
Things on my to-do list:
put together a nursery
pick a pediatrician
start mentally preparing for a live birth - HOLY .. this really scares me
Discuss Maternity Leave with my work
I am sure there will be more and more added to this list as the days go on - but here I am right now - just enjoying, smiling and celebrating where I have been and where I am now and who I have met along the way. Each of you bless me an many ways! Thank you does not explain the gratitude my heart and soul feel for each of you.