Monday, September 14, 2009

Third Trimester

Last week I entered the 3rd trimester. Where has the time gone? It really seems like I just got pregnant and now the baby is almost here! I will be 29 weeks tomorrow and Will was born at 37 weeks 2 days by my count, 36 weeks 6 days by the Dr.'s, so we may only have 8 more weeks to go (at least that's what I keep telling myself). There is still much to do! We have a few tenative names picked out and have bought the crib and bedding, but I still have to clean out the guest room and move Will in there before we can set up the nursery. I am planning to work until Halloween, at which point I will be 35 1/2 weeks. I feel pretty good, aside from some swelling and some back and hip aches, which just started last week.

Here I am last Sunday at 27 weeks 5 days


For comparison's sake, here is me pregnant with Will at about 35 1/2 weeks on Easter Sunday 2008. I carried pretty high with him and didn't get big until the end.

We had a sonogram done a week ago and I asked that we do the 3d/4d ultrasound at that visit. Then I found out it would be an extra $150 so when they called the day before to confirm my appointment, I told them to cancel the 3d/4d part. They didn't make us pay up front for the 3d/4d so I forgot to mention again we didn't want it. (Well I did want it, but I didn't want to pay the extra $!). So the tech took us back and did the usual measurements. Then she said, "Ok! Now for the fun part!" and turned on the 3d/4d. In my mind I was thinking 'Tell her to stop! We can't pay for this!' but I was powerless to stop looking at the sweet little face on the screen. We got to see the baby smile and suck his/her thumb. It was so sweet. So I guess we will be getting a bill for that part of the ultrasound. I think it is worth it, though!

27 weeks 5

27 weeks 4

27 weeks 3

27 weeks 2

PS: I totally think it's a girl!


Sally and Wayne said...

I totally think its a girl too! Do yall have names picked out?

erinenorman said...

I vote girl as well. When I glanced at the 2 pics before I really got to reading the captions, I saw that the top one was last week and then I assumed the bottom one was from this week. I was like WOW, her hair has grown FAST! LOL!

Sarah Sharp said...

If it is a girl, we will probably name her Anna Katherine or Caroline Parker. If it is a boy we are not sure. We like Ryan, Matthew, James, John, and Reed. We will just have to decide when we see him or her!