October 6, 2017 by Sarah
I’m 29 weeks pregnant! We are looking forward to welcoming our fourth, a baby girl, due Christmas Eve. I had it in my head to write all about the first trimester, many weeks ago, to remember and capture it. But then all of a sudden, the third trimester started and this baby inside of me has grew to now be about 3 pounds and there’s tons of movement in there at all times of the day and night.
Pregnancy this time around has felt in many ways very familiar but pretty different in others. The first trimester nausea was a few degrees worse and lasted a week or two longer. Like other times, I had tons of food aversions, couldn’t stand to be in the kitchen, felt this low to mid level blah throughout the entire day, and just had to spend a lot of effort thinking of what I COULD eat. I don’t even know what I did eat or what our family ate these few months! I think I had a lot of bread and cheese and we did a lot of take-out. Somehow we got through it and week 14 hit and the morning sickness magically lifted, and I was so glad.
A funny thing this time has been feeling caught off guard by my seeing myself in the mirror. It’s changed now, but for a lot of the middle of the pregnancy when I was starting to show, I would see a reflection of myself and then suddenly remember that I was pregnant. With 3 kids 5 and under, I’m in so many different places all the time, that I’ve just felt a little more distanced from this pregnancy. Being pretty big now and having baby girl kicking and squirming inside of me now days though, keeps me reminded pretty well that I’m carrying with me a new little life.
Very soon, we will be needing to set up a bassinet, change around our van seating orientation, organize tiny clothes, and order nursing bras. We are excited for our Christmas gift on the way!
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