It seems like it’s been ages since I’ve done a bump report, but according to my archives it’s only been two weeks. It also seems like I get bigger and bigger every hour, you know you are in the third trimester when you become far more uncomfortable than seems reasonable, getting cramps and pains in places that I only know exsist because this is my second pregnancy.
According to babycenter.com, BB weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long – that’s only about one pound different than two weeks ago and I know I haven’t gained an awful lot of weight either, but according to babycenter.com I may gain about a pound a week from here on out and roughly half of that goes right to the baby. She’ll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she prepares up for life outside the womb.
I got a look at myself in a full length mirror shortly before leaving Massachusetts and was pretty much floored by how big I’m getting. We don’t own a full length mirror and for the most part, looking down at it, my stomach has looked about the same. It was only in things like trying to lean over to pick up something and noticing that getting up was getting harder, that I guessed I was getting bigger, but after looking in the mirror I’m pretty sure I am doing awesome for being this huge – and I bet I’m like even more huge now, two weeks later. My back and everything else hurts and even my maternity shirts are starting to get a bit short in length, but that’s okay. In less than two months this will all be over and I’ll be recovering from my c-section, cradling our new baby and all will be well enough. Now in the meantime I need to pick a doctor and get things rolling towards that delivery. Our new health insurance will start June 1st, I’ve got my medical records and with any luck this will all go well. Either way, it looks like I’m going to have a baby.