First, I’d like to apologize for the pictures today. If I’m going to post pictures of myself and publish them on the Internet, you’d think I could at least make myself look a little more presentable. This was taken last night, just before bed, when I realized Tim wouldn’t be home at all today and I’d have nobody to take my picture.
I should have taken the time to at least put some powder on, but I couldn’t fathom putting make up on right before bed. So, please don’t let the shine from my face blind you. Better yet, let’s just call it a pregnancy glow. I like that. Moving on….
Since my last pregnancy update, I’ve entered my third trimester! Baby Bean is now about 2 1/2 pounds and 15 3/4 inches long! It’s hard to believe that in 12 weeks, give or take, we’re going to have a son. I lose my breath just thinking about it. I lose my breath pretty easily these days, but I’d like to think it’s because I’m overwhelmed with joy. 😉
How I’m Feeling
Overall, I’m feeling great. I can feel tiredness and fatigue starting to creep back in. A few days this week I felt like I did back in my first trimester when I could barely make it to Meghan’s naptime before I collapsed in my own bed for a nap. I hope my energy levels don’t fall too much, because there’s a lot to do in the next 12 weeks!
What’s Going on with my Body
At certain times during this pregnancy I’ve felt like the growth was gradual, but the last two weeks I think Baby Bean (and my belly) had a growth spurt. Even Tim exclaimed “wow!” when I lifted my shirt for this picture, and he sees my pregnant belly every day.
I had a lot of swelling at the end of my pregnancy with Meghan, and I’m starting to notice it a little bit in my hands and feet. I especially notice it when I sit for too long at the computer. Is that weird that I notice it when I’m sitting rather than on my feet?
The Name Game
At this rate, the birth certificate for this child is going to read Baby Bean. Seriously, we’re not much closer in choosing a name. We have a list of 12 names that we like, but none that we feel strongly about and my favorites from the list are different from Tim’s favorites.
We don’t want to share our list because we don’t want to be influenced by people’s reactions, but at some point we might have to elicit some help. I’m not sure why choosing names is so difficult for us. Meghan didn’t get her name until the day after she was born!
For next week’s update, I’d like to do a Q&A type post, so please let me know what pregnancy-related questions you have. The questions can be related to food, a healthy pregnancy, or anything you want! You can either leave your questions in the comment section or email them to [email protected]