I am officially in the THIRD trimester! That’s just crazy talk! Baby girl is growing like crazy and like I said last update (at week 26), I’ve finally started gaining weight.. I think I’m up 7 pounds now, which is pretty darn good and I finally have the doc off my back about gaining more weight!
Yes, we have picked a name!! Hooray! But unfortunately for ya’ll, I’ve decided not to announce on my blog until she gets here.. Only a few close family members know so we’re not really sharing lots anyway.. Sorry but you’ll have to wait a few more weeks!
So at my last doc appt, which was last week on the 22nd, I had another ultrasound to see how things are going in there.. I am actually measuring several weeks early due to a medium-sized fibroid that I have in the wall of my uterus. I’ve been pretty nervous about what having this fibroid will mean for me, baby girl, labor and delivery but was so thankful to hear from the doctor that since it’s in the back and not near the birth canal, it should not affect anything! Well, except for the fact that I am several weeks bigger than I should be.. Apparently, the only thing that is affected in a negative way is my comfortability. I feel bigger (which I am) which has been causing back pains and other not-so-fun symptoms. But all that is doable for me, now that I know she is safe in there and I can still try for the birth I want!
So no other updates, other than that.. Still exhausted but since I’ve been taking my new iron prescription, it seems to be a tad better.
Here’s what’s going on with me and baby girl this week from The Bump:
- She’s starting to develop more fat, so her wrinkly skin will start to get smoother.
- Her lungs are mature enough that she’d probably survive if she was born now. Wow!
Thanks for keeping updated on me and baby girl! For more fun pregnancy posts, visit Happenings of the Harper Household!