Week 28: We made it to the third trimester! I’ve been working away on my dissertation (so close to being done!), and taking walks as mental breaks. I feel pretty good and am even able to do some (very short) running intervals on the treadmill. This awful cough is finally starting to dissipate too. Hoping I can spend the rest of this pregnancy as healthy as possible!
Preparation for baby is slowly picking up again. I was in major nesting mode for a while right after we found out Baby C’s sex in August, but I haven’t done much since then. Seth mixed up the right color paint for a few accent pieces in the nursery: a lamp, an unfinished side table, and a few pieces of art that he will create. Having an artistic husband is pretty great–I just show him some prints I like on Etsy as examples, and he makes them for me!
Week 29: Well, I guess I jinxed myself, because now I feel another cold coming on. AGH. Maybe one of these days I’ll get to be healthy again. Also on the physical front, I’ve started incorporating a few pelvic floor exercises into my stretch routine. If I didn’t feel old before, I do now–searching Pinterest for “pelvic floor exercise” is the epitome of #thisis30. Anyway, I keep hearing from expectant and new moms about the wonders of having a strong pelvic floor, and I’ve had a few indications that mine could use some attention (ahem, mid-cough “leaks”). Wish me luck!
I had another OB appointment yesterday; they’re bi-weekly now that I’m in the third trimester. I’m measuring a little small (~28 weeks at almost 30 weeks), but the doctor is not concerned yet. As some of you may recall, I measured small with Caleb throughout the third trimester, and he weighed in at almost 8 pounds at birth! Baby C’s heart rate was little slower than last check, at 135-136 BPM. I also received my RhoGam shot but won’t get my flu shot and pertussis vaccination until I’m feeling a bit better.