Putting on layers of fat, your baby now weighs in around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds and measures about 13.6 to 14.8 inches.
- 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!
Common Symptoms: Yes…to all.
- Trouble sleeping. As you get closer to your due date, you’ll likely have more and more trouble with this. It could be hormones or nerves — or both!
- Shortness of breath, as baby continues to crowd your lungs.
- Aches and pains — the third trimester can be really uncomfortable due to hormone fluctuations and the toll on your body.
- Braxton Hicks contractions — these might be getting stronger or more frequent as your bod gets ready for labor.
- Leaky boobs. Your breasts may already be producing baby’s first food, a yellowish substance called colostrum.
We started working on the room renovations that need to happen before baby girl arrives. Last Saturday the husband put up the door to our new room and once we get that room cleaned out (it’s the current toy room), it will be our new master bedroom. My nesting instincts are out.of.control. and I just want everything done now!
Aside from that, feeling the above symptoms, things are going relatively well. It was a sad day yesterday when I had to really work hard to get my wedding rings off, this is the longest into a pregnancy that I’ve been able to wear them, so I’m happy in that respect.
On the Diabetes front, things are still going well. Starting to notice I don’t need as much insulin at meal times, taking too much results in after meal blood sugar readings of 45-50. Not fun!!!
I can’t think of anything else to add, other than I’m really missing kicking my butt in and out of the gym and sweating hard core. I have been devising work out plans for after this little one is born and I can’t wait to get started!!
I’m sort of happy I have been taking weekly bump shots this time around, it’s fun to look back and see how things have grown. Here’s a collage from the start of each trimester (at 5 weeks, 14 weeks and 28 weeks)