Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Third Trimester

Today or tomorrow I'm officially 27weeks.  WTE app has it today, Doc has it tomorrow (as the doctor did not account for the leap year in my due date calculation).

I don't care - I can't believe that we have made it to the 3rd tri - it seems surreal.  13 weeks left, give or take, and we get to meet this beautiful kicking monster!

My updates seems to have gotten sparse over the past few months, I think it's got a lot to do with my general topic of choice, the pregnancy, I seem to have no other focus these days :(

From a work perspective, nothing is happening yet, still 11weeks till I leave for mat leave, and having transferred to a new client 6 weeks ago, I am still waiting access to their systems.  Sounds like heaven to some people, but I hate not being busy.  I am literally stuck at my desk, all day, waiting for someone to email me, with nothing whatsoever to do to keep me busy.

Last weekend we painted the nursery - we picked "timber wolf grey" and it's gorgeous, the room is south facing, so the morning light brightens the room and gives it a slight blue tinge.  This Friday, we plan on doing an Ikea trip to get the furniture, things seem to be pulling together now.  I can't wait to see the room set up.  I had a lot of grief from family/friends about buying stuff for the baby, they wanted a registry created, so I did that, now they won't tell me when the shower is scheduled and it's stressing me out.  I can log onto my registry and see nothing has been bought.  DH and I planned to make the purchases over the next 2-3 months to spread out the costs and ensure we had everything, I don't want to wait till the last minute to be buying stuff!!!

I've signed up for pre-natal classes, they start in May and run for 4 weeks, NST tests have been started at the hospital, he rocked the test - passing them in the first 3 minutes :), and I have 2 more monthly u/s scheduled to check on his growth.  At the last appt. he was measuring 3 days ahead and weighed in at 2lbs 4oz.  It helps keep me calm knowing he is growing on track despite our low Papp-a score.

As to doctors visits, at the last visit, the scales said I had put on 12lbs in 4 weeks, I was devastated. The previous visit the doctor gave me a lecture on gaining too much weight as I had put on 4lbs in 5 weeks, I ended up in tears in the room.  I think her scales were wrong though, usually I weigh in the am at home and the doctors scales are 2-3lbs less than my home scales, the nurse told me they had been moved right before i got there.  I got another "chat" on how to eat healthily - which i am already doing, and the stand-in doctor told me to only eat 60g of carbs a day.... I think I'm disagreeing with her there - that can't be healthy.  My GD tests came back negative, but Iron was low, so another pill added tot eh routine.

After I calmed down, got to love those hormones, I thought about it all, and realised that I was 26weeks pregnant and had only gained 13lbs from my starting weight - I really don't think that's bad at all.  Yes I started out being slightly overweight (3years of TTC, drugs and miscarriages have done a number on my body), but I am eating healthily and doing everything I can to keep this LO safe, after he is born, and my 6week check-up I plan to get back into working out and back to my regular size.

It seems to me there is so much pressure on pregnant women these days, you are judged for every lb you put on, for each choice you make, disposables or cloth, breast or formula, working or SAHM, co-sleeping or crib. So there, I end on a little rant.


  1. Wow, 60g of carbs per day?? That's insane. I have gestational diabetes and I am supposed to eat 180g of carbs per day, spread out over 6 small meals and snacks. Too much less than that would be really bad for my bloodsugars. Maybe she meant per meal?? Most people with a normal diet are supposed to eat around 250g per day, so 60 is way too low in my opinion.

    13 lbs is awesome. I have gained just a little more than you, and I feel great about that. I woudln't worry about it for a second.

    Happy third trimester to you! It won't be long now!

  2. Congrats on third trimester!

  3. Congrats on your 3rd trimester! I wouldn't worry about the weight. You are eating healthy and your little one is doing good!

  4. Congrats on 3rd trimester! Don't listen to other people, make decisions for yourself and your baby.

  5. Congrats on the 3rd trimester!

    I'm with you on the purchasing and registry things. I SO want to at least know what's coming our way from family and friends so I can refocus on what we need to get. It makes me nervous to feel like we're waiting until the last minute.

    I'd feel like slapping your doctor, seriously. 60 of carbs a day? That's ridiculous. And, seriously, 13 pounds at 26 weeks is perfectly reasonable. How frustrating. My multiples book says that on average for a singleton pregnancy you should be looking at gaining 12 pounds by 20 weeks and 20 pounds by 28 weeks and 25-35 pounds overall. Now, obviously, everybody is different, but your weight gain sounds perfectly reasonable to me!!