Aug 11, 2011  •  In Aerin, Personal, Pregnancy

Third Trimester

I am 28 weeks pregnant with BebeDeux today, which means that I am officially in my third trimester.

I wish I had a belly shot to share with you, but I still don’t have a functioning laptop with which to transfer photos from my camera and my cell phone camera isn’t working. So here’s what I looked like last year when I was 28 weeks pregnant with Claire, since everyone’s been telling me that my tummy growth and weight gain look relatively the same. 

My mother theorized that I must be having such difficult pregnancies because the babies are “absorbing” all my health…and I can’t help but wonder if there is a ring of truth to that statement. I am still throwing up almost every day, getting daily nosebleeds as well as migraines, insomnia, and horrible hip pains.

Pregnancy does not agree with my body.

But on the upside? Claire is one of the healthiest babies I know, and BebeDeux seems to be on the same track (at least in utero).

And since I had similar hardships with my pregnancy with Claire, followed by an easy delivery — she was literally out in 5 minutes, or just 12 pushes — I am hoping that this difficult pregnancy with BebeDeux will result in something similar. :-)

We’re two-thirds of the way through, BebeDeux! Please stay healthy and happy for mommy!

P.S. — How horribly inconvenient is that that my cell phone goes on the fritz just as my laptop dies? As I am eligible for an upgrade on the 23rd, I plan on just waiting it out until then because I refuse to pay full price on a new phone. I know that I can call Verizon to try to bump up my upgrade eligibility date, but that would mean that I would need to buy the new phone through them and I would prefer to get it through a third party vendor that charges less.

Also, we can afford a new MacBook Pro but I don’t want to get one until later this month, when J receives his bonus. It’s not a life-or-death situation, and I much prefer to have some extra padding in terms of cash for the time being, especially with the full-of-unexpected-expenses summer we’ve been having.

4 Responses to “Third Trimester”

  1. Congratulations! You’re almost there :)

  2. Lindsey:

    Hang in there! Hopefully everything will go smoothly for these last few weeks. I can’t wait to hear the name you’ve chosen for BebeDeux. Claire was my first choice for our daughter’s name (born in March) but I had to settle for it as a middle name :)

  3. Lauren:

    Pregnancy is such a hardship in so many ways. And it doesn’t step when the baby is born — that’s when the REAL work begins with the sleepless nights etc. Take care of yourself. The outcome is worth it!

  4. “Absorbing your good health” is actually a really uplifting way to put it. I will have to share that one with my mom, who after nearly 30 years still brings up the debilitating sickness I brought her for the 8 months before I was evicted! Meanwhile, she also used to say how healthy I was growing up…I very rarely got sick or any infections. Maybe the same will be true for your girls!!

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