I can’t believe it’s already been a month since my last update. Baby Sawyer will be here in 8 weeks or less. I’m starting to feel a bit anxious in general. I think a lot of that is from having everything ready for baby but still feeling the need to nest. I have all this nesting energy and nowhere to release it. Let me tell you, my house has never been cleaner!
Weight Gain: I haven’t really gained much (a couple pounds) since 28 weeks. Thank goodness because at that point I had already gained what I gained with Sebastian in my entire pregnancy.
Symptoms: A little bit of heart burn every now and then. Some stretching pain. A little bit of rib discomfort when Sawyer has a foot (or something) inside my rib cage. A little bit of lower back pain. Also, now that it’s socks, boots and tennis shoe season, I’m having trouble getting them on. My stomach just doesn’t allow me to bend forward anymore.
Cravings/Aversions: My crazy appetite I had the first two trimesters has gone away. I feel like I’m eating like normal again.
What I am missing: Sleeping/laying on my stomach. Turning over in bed without difficulty. Getting up from the floor or couch easily. Wrestling and horse playing with Sebastian.
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a squash.
Sleep: Other then having some difficulty getting comfortable, sleep is still going well.
Workouts: I’ve been walking a lot more now that the weather is finally cooler. There is a greenway across the street from my school that is perfect for getting in a quick walk after school, before picking up Sebastian. One week, my sister challenged me to a Fitbit workweek hustle and I got a ton of steps that week (15,500 on one day of the challenge). That was a great motivator!
Clothing: I’m finally able to wear more of my longer sleeve maternity clothes and long sleeve non maternity tunics. Also maternity jeans, leggings and black pants. I’m getting really tired of my maternity jeans because I’m constantly having to pull them up in the back.
Gender: Sweet Sawyer James. Can’t wait to meet you buddy!
Sebastian’s Reactions: Not a lot going on here. We will still talk about Sawyer, but he hasn’t had any new reactions. I’m starting to wonder if he believes us that Sawyer is really coming. We’ve been talking about the baby for months now which has to be a really long time in toddler world. We get to do a sibling hospital tour in November but he may not be able to come to the hospital to meet Sawyer depending on if they have an under 18 year old ban because of the flu. It will still be fun to show him the hospital so he at least knows where mommy is going to be. The other day though, he got to meet a friends new baby and wanted to hold him but didn’t want to sit down to do it. He just wanted to grab him like a baby doll. We finally got him to sit down and he got to hold him and it got me really excited for when he gets to meet Sawyer.
Best moment the past couple weeks: .Spending time with my parents and one of my sisters. They spent a weekend at our house (we were supposed to go to the beach but Hurricane Matthew). I just love seeing Sebastian’s great relationship with them and I can’t wait to get to see them with Sawyer.
Looking Forward to: Halloween and Thanksgiving (5 days off work). Also more fall fun, corn mazes, trick or treating, Carolina Balloon Fest.
Movements: Sawyer’s movements have slowed down a little as he is starting to run out of room. They are different movements then before. I’m not feeling as much flipping but I’m feeling a lot of big, sometimes almost painful movements. He still moves a lot for me but it’s been harder to get other people to feel them.
At my last appointment, I got my results back from my glucose test. I passed with flying colors. Thank goodness because I really didn’t want to do the 3 hour test and get poked several times again. I also found out in the last few weeks that as of the last ultrasound, Sawyer is in the 97 percentile. They want to do another ultrasound at 37 weeks to see how big he is. Depending on that, I could be induced at 39 weeks or if he’s over 10 pounds, I may end up having a c-section. Sebastian was 8 pounds when he was born, so we’ll see. My family is known for having pretty big babies.
You can read the 13 week update here, 18 week update here, 20 week update here, 24 week update here. 28 week update here.