Bumpdate: 28 Weeks

I have officially entered the 3rd trimester (crazy!) and it seems that the weeks are flying by! Partly, I think that it's because we've gotten back into a schedule and also because the weather here has been so nice. Although I'm not used to 75 degrees in Jan/Feb, I really can't complain--especially when I know that hot weather is around the bend!

Want to see the bump?

Baby stats: He's as big as a cabbage and almost 3 pounds--uffda!

What's new: People are starting to ask me when I'm due and also pat the belly. So, I guess I've moved past the "I wonder if she's pregnant...?" stage to the "She definitely looks pregnant!" stage :) I actually don't mind it, and I'm learning to better embrace my growing belly!

Symptoms: Just stretching muscles and feeling a little sore. I have actually felt better in these last few weeks than I had a few weeks previously, so I'm thankful for that! Stretching and relaxation really helps  me feel better if I do start feeling tight and achy.

Movement: This boy is getting his kicks on!! I love feeling him grow stronger and stronger--and Josh does too! When I went in for my last appointment, the doctor could not only hear his heartbeat, but she could also hear hiccups. He also gave her doppler a little kick--haha :)

Cravings: Fruit, fruit, and fruit! Other than that, I am eating normally--I don't have any I-must-eat-this-now moments.

Exercise: I've finally been exercising more. These last few weeks I've tried a few new routines and enjoyed them. Even if I am just exercising 3-5 times a week for 15-20 minutes, I can tell. I feel more energized, less sore, and just better overall. I hope to start walking more this week too since my doctor gave me some suggestions for dealing with the muscle pain I've had when I walk :)

What I miss: Sleeping well. I have good nights and I have bad nights, but I haven't slept a solid night in months. I know that it will only get worse, but I do really miss not getting up 5 times to use the bathroom!

What I look forward to: Learning more about the labor + delivery process as well as preparing for the big day. Even though it's months away, the more I prepare for it the less I feel overwhelmed and nervous about it. If you have any books, tips, suggestions, etc, I'd love to hear them! I know that everything very well might not go to plan, but I think that preparing mentally and physically is always  a good idea :)

{Yep. There's a baby in there}

Happy Monday :)
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  1. Looking great, Nicole! I'm totally dreading the first belly pat, but I know I'll live ;)


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