Whew, we've made it through the loooong trimester and are officially on the homestretch - YAY! I am amazed at how excited I am to meet my little baby #3, even though I know I am going to be SO busy!
So way back a few months ago, I posted my first trimester recap. I am making a mini-scrapbook diary of every week of my pregnancy. I won't bore everyone with the details but will give a very brief recap of what the weeks were like:
14 Weeks: The week I NEEDED a Taco Bell bean burrito every night!
Week 15: The week I NEEDED root beer (yeah, cravings were in full force at the start of the second trimester!)
Week 16: 4 Month Belly Picture (posted further down)
Week 17: Baby is the size of a turnip!
Week 18: The week the cleaning bug hit (and amazingly this one stuck around for several weeks!)
Week 19: Holly Heartburn Batman! Tums are my friend!
Week 20: Got to see our precious little one on ultrasound! So much fun!
Week 21: 5 Month Belly Pic (posted further down)
Week 22: Baby is the size of Papaya (and a little over a whole pound!)
Week 23: The week the scale took off (sigh)
Week 24: 6 Month belly pic (posted further down)
Week 25: The week I didn't want to get out of bed! Welcome back exhaustion!
Week 26: The return of Cereal - Yum Yum Yum!
And here's the belly pic progression by month:
So here we are at the trimester we've been anticipating and waiting for. The trimester my doctor promises to watch me like a hawk and the one that I have been nervous about approaching. We don't know what caused Eli to come early, so we have to be prepared for anything. It could have been a total fluke and I will make it full term this time (praying for that!) or I could be at risk of going even earlier this time. We are preparing for the worst as I have been having lots of problems with contractions, but I am hopeful with close monitoring and resting as much as possible that we will make it at least as far as we did with Eli - but I am REALLY hoping for the 38-41 week range this time!
So onward we grow :)