The Baby: Is about 2 and 1/4 pounds and 15 inches long. The size of an eggplant. Also: it could survive if it was born now, but it would have a lot of problems. Don't even think about it, baby.
Weight gain: About 16 pounds.
I’m Feeling: It seems like a switch was flipped as soon as I entered the third trimester. I am suddenly much more tired (although hot weather doesn't help), and I strained a muscle in my back. Goodbye, comfortable, energy-filled second trimester, I guess.
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing in particular.
What I'm enjoying: Doing summery things. Clare and I are at my parents' house in Evansville right now, and they live in the country. We've had fires and roasted marshmallows, gone to the zoo, taken walks in the beautiful southern Wisconsin countryside, and tonight my mom and I are going to an outdoor concert in downtown Madison.
What I'm worrying about: I had a dream the other night that Ben and I both went to work, and when I called him at 5:30 he asked me where Clare was. I told him I thought he had taken her to daycare, but it turned out we left her at home by herself all day. Do you think that was an anxiety dream or what? I also panicked this morning when I decided it had been too long since I felt the baby move. I poked and prodded and it still didn't move. It must have been sleeping, because yeah. It is fine. I have ALSO been worrying because I have my glucose screening next week, which is a bit later than they usually do it. The doctor said it was fine, though, so it must be fine. Bah.
Movement: Other than this morning, there is lots of it.
Clare: She knows there is a baby in Mommy's tummy. She points to it when asked. She also has been claiming she wants a little sister, but I am pretty sure she has no idea what a sister is. She has been having a blast seeing so many family members lately, though, and that won't change - we are going to be regularly seeing my entire family until September.
|Clare checking out Mommy's belly.|