Chris and I were having a chat last night and we both agreed that this pregnancy has just been floating along nice and smoothly…but now that we sit here with only 8 weeks to go, we feel the steamroller effect is going to commence very soon as we reach the end of this stage!!! This is good because we couldn’t be more excited to meet the little lady, however it’s also a little nerve-wracking to know that we’re actually going to be parents in about 8 weeks give or take! :O
What Baby Is Up To:
“By now, your baby weighs about 3lbs 9oz and is about 42cm (16.5in) long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. From this point onwards, babies born early have a good chance of surviving and thriving. Your baby’s skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth. Some babies have a head of hair already, others have only a few wisps. Thick hair at birth doesn’t necessarily mean thick hair later on. But children with fine hair in childhood also tend to have fine hair when they’ve grown up. Babis is also gaining weight fast. She will put on more than half her birth weight between now and when she’s born.” From Baby Center
How I Am Feeling:
I am still pretty tired ALL THE TIME due to lack of sleep, but overall I’m feeling ok. I’m starting to find it hard to realize that I still have 5 more weeks of work after this one though…I wish I could implement my own personal nap time in the afternoons because between feeling tired and having a sore back simply from being uncomfortable in my chair, I’m starting to find it VERY hard to get through these afternoons in the office lately. Some women say they get a burst of energy towards the end of the third trimester.. I’m patiently waiting for that to hit me! 😉
How My Body Is Changing:
I actually didn’t think that my belly was really that big until I saw this week’s photo!!! I definitely look WAAAAY bigger than I realized. LOL Considering how much baby girl is supposed to be growing now though, the faster belly growth doesn’t surprise me. I’m still finding it hard to imagine how big it’s really going to get now knowing that she’ll most likely double in weight between now and the end!! I’ll be toppling over! 😉
And because I’m finding it interesting to compare now… here’s what a 2 week change looks like!