Third Trimester Begins

This weekend I officially entered the third trimester. So the end is getting near, YEAH! Today I had my 28 week OB check along with the dreaded glucose test. So I had to drink the awful cup of orange sugar syrup and wait for the blood test. This time it seemed to effect me more then the previous pregnancies. Got very dizzy, extremely light headed, and had trouble focusing on anything with my eyes. Hopefully that doesn’t mean there are any problems with my insulin this time around. I really, really don’t want to have to mess with that. Will know those results in a few days.
With the third trimester comes the now every two week OB checks instead of the monthly schedule. Which I guess is good since its always a bit of a relief to be told baby looks good. They are going to do another ultrasound in two weeks to double check the gender. I am pretty much assured its a girl but the doc doesn’t like having that question mark on my chart. So I think I am going to put off painting the nursery until then.
The bambino seems to be running out of room already because she likes to really push out on my stomach with what feels like her head or back. I can tell exactly where she is most of the time which is different then with the girls. She tends to be pushed out against my stomach a lot making it obviously hard where she is laying. Then when she pushes too hard all I have to do it push back slightly on her with my hand and she flips out. Pretty fun that I can begin torturing the kid already. So comparatively, this kid tends to prefer making big full stomach movements over the little kicks that the girls did. So when she is awake I really know it. Pretty cool for me. The doc said she is only two finger widths away from the bottom of my rib cage so I expect the shortness of breath to start soon. My Mom always said she could feel me kicking in between her ribs. So I’m curious to see if that is the case with this little one….
I am feeling pretty good most days. Seem to still have energy for the nonstop projects that need to be done around here before baby. However, starting to get a lot of discomfort in my legs by mid afternoon. Then by the end of the day they are swollen and painful. Walking around too much is really uncomfortable which is quite the nuisance during the summer. Need to remember to keep taking breaks and sitting with raised legs but hard to make yourself stop mid project. I am definitely feeling the bursts of energy becoming shorter lived as the third trimester takes effect. As I seem to get tired more quickly. So all that just means I need to get the nursery and house back into order before I get too much further along.
The girls got out of school two weeks ago and are enjoying their summer vacation. Last week it took them a full 24 hours to be bored with no place to go. They pretty much spend the entire day outside which is great for me. This week they are enjoying the Denver zoo camp. Today rained all day but they had no complaints. I think they thought it was cool to walk around the zoo with an umbrella. Much better than being stuck at home for my busy bodies.
We got the pool set up last weekend and are looking forward to some warmer weather so we can enjoy the water. Though the cold water doesn’t seem to slow the girls down from jumping in. So the girls and I are keeping busy and having fun together for the summer. I hate the fact that Sydney is going to be in school full days this coming school year. She is my little helper and I like having her around in the afternoons after school. So trying to get the most out of the summer with her before starting the big first grade. Hard to believe it…

  • I guess you’ll just have to keep having kids so you always have a little helper around. What’s 1 or 2 more at this point?!

  • Kim

    Nah, I am still trying to work my evil ways on turning Reagan into my slave. Then when she’s at school I can move on to the bambino. Then after kids are grown I still have the hubby around to do my bidding.

  • Carole

    Hi Kim! Thanks for the baby #3 update. How about posting a picture
    soon? Can’t even imagine how busy you are with the girls home and all. Sure wish we lived closer to help out. Keep the updates coming
    we love to hear the news.