Hello Third Trimester! I’m officially 28 weeks (as of yesterday)! Holy crap. I have 10/11 weeks to go, if he doesn’t arrive earlier.
I don’t know why, but both Sox and I have a feeling that he’s going to come early – just not too early please, I really want him to bake for as long as possible. We will have a C-section date planned, which we don’t at this stage, but I do have this feeling that he’s going to choose his own birthday.
It seems to be a hot, judgemental question I’m asked almost daily:
Are you having a natural birth or a C-section?
The minute I say: “C-section.” I instantly see the just-sucked-lemon faces, or the pulled up, scrutinizing eyebrows.
I still do not understand the judgmental tones. There are 2 ways for a baby to come out – either way, you become a Mom and you did an amazing job in growing your baby. What’s the issue? Also and I’m not trying to be funny here, but when you break it down… how does it affect your life, how I birth my baby?
It makes me think of Matric marks. Does anyone really care what your Matric marks are to this day (years out of school?) Nope – maybe just that you passed. Does it matter how you brought your healthy baby into the world? Nope, just that you did.
I am having a C-section as the Fibroid I have is too dangerous for Natural. It’s on my uterus, but with everything stretching and moving, it’s now on my cervix, blocking everything. If I attempt natural I will most likely rupture my Uterus, and there’s a high chance that I could not make it. Sobering truth.
My birthing choice is the one that keeps me and Baby G alive and healthy!
Here’s my bump today! I swallowed a beach ball! My cravings so far haven’t been crazy, like eating chalk, sand or even weird combos like jelly babies and onions on toast, but I have had cravings for things I haven’t eaten in ages.
I find that once I’ve had it, it’s out of my system. It’s bizarre. Some are healthy and some are unhealthy. I’m trying not to be too hard on myself.
- Home made French toast with tomato sauce – my Mom’s recipe.
- Slap chips and vinegar.
- Choc chip cookies.
- Fresh tomato with salt and pepper.
- Greek Salad with lots of olive oil.
- Avo with apple cider vinegar/lemon juice and chunky cottage cheese.
- Glasses of fresh cold milk.
It’s definitely getting harder to tie my shoes and if you see me in sneakers, you’ll know when my husband has been able to help me and when he hasn’t been home and I’ve been left to my own devices. When he’s helped me, my shoelaces are perfect. When he hasn’t, my shoelaces are tied to the sides. It’s pretty hilarious.
I love my sneakers, but I think I’m going to have to resort to easier shoes that simply slip on (for now.)
Some women just feel like they’re pregnant for so long – like Janet Jackson, for example. I feel like she was pregnant for 2 years! Haha!
I feel like I’ve been pregnant for 5 minutes, but apparently this trimester feels long because you’re so heavy and uncomfortable. I can definitely feel the tiredness is back and it’s because I’m drained from getting heavier, Baby G draining my energy as he grows and plumps up and on top of it, I’m not getting a solid nights sleep.
A few trips to the bathroom disrupt my sleep and when I have to roll over, it’s not as easy, so I wake up a little as I can feel the pain in my pelvis and back. There have been a few early mornings when I just wake up and I’m then wide awake. It can happen anytime between 3-5am. It’s not clockwork yet, but I’m definitely aware that it’s my body preparing for those early feeds.
The pain I feel from the Fibroid is also just awful and I am wearing a brave face every hour… but I never complain. I swear I understand the whole Motherhood Martyr vibe now. I don’t care HOW uncomfortable or sore I am, as long as Baby G is healthy, happy and growing. Every kick, roll, hiccup and shudder in my belly is worth it. Every. single. time.
I promise it’s not ALL bad and there are so many positives too… but I definitely do feel the discomfort and sometimes wonder how on earth my skin is going to stretch more or how my belly can possibly get bigger?!? Our bodies are AMAZING!
Today we have a scan, and I cannot WAIT to see him again. We’re incredibly lucky that our Gynae has machinery that gives us a 4D scan every time we go, so I can’t wait to see how his face his developed from 5 weeks ago.
Here is one of the pics we got from our scan 5 weeks ago… his arms and fists holding onto his umbilical cord. Do you see it?
Still crazy to think there is a living, human being in my tummy (feels very alien like) and soon I’ll be holding him and kissing him. The countdown has definitely begun!
Oh and this cartoon is pretty accurate too. Sox and I had a good laugh at it.
Baby boy, your Dad and I are so excited to meet you!