7 months pregnant and the baby is the size of a pineapple!  It is amazing how quickly these little people grow.  It’s exciting to be in the 3rd trimester and final stretch of the pregnancy.  It is crazy how quickly the pregnancy is passing by.  Sometimes I feel as though I’ve been pregnant forever and other days its like I blinked and the 3rd trimester arrived.

As I mentioned in my last pregnancy update I have been horrible about taking baby bump photos this time around.  The only photos I have from this month are of me from the chest up or family photos from the holidays where it’s hard to tell if I’m pregnant or just had too many hamburgers.  I really need to get my act together and take a few more bump photos before this little guy arrives!

Pregnancy Update: 7 months pregnant the 3rd trimester, pregnancy log | Life's Tidbits

Third Trimester: Month 7 in Review

Craving …

Oranges and milk chocolate.  Not together though :)

Feeling …

Generally pretty good!  I am starting to feel big, but I think that’s in part because so many people keep telling me my belly is huge.

Missing …

Sleeping through the night.  Baby boy likes to sit directly on my bladder, which mean frequent trips to the potty regardless the time of day.

Wearing …

Same as last month.  All maternity clothes with the exception of a few pairs of sweatpants and yoga pants.  The sweatshirt no longer comfortably zips over the bump so it’s no longer in the rotation.  I’ve also worn my non-maternity bathing suit for the last time.  It was my post pregnancy swim suit which I have now stretched to the ultimate MAX.

Movement …

Lots and lots.  This little guy, just like his sister, is a mover and a shaker!

Excited About …

Finding a doula.  We only met with two doulas, but I could tell almost instantly with the second woman she was a good match.  I very much appreciated her upbeat personality as well as her perspective on giving birth.  The doula we hired also came very highly recommended by a good friend of mine.

Monthly Highlight …

Jellybean has gotten really into feeling the baby kick.  She shrieks with glee “Mommy the baby kick”, “Mommy, Kiwi is saying ‘hi sister'” and other adorable things.  Sometimes when he’s not moving Jellybean will look at me and take deep breaths in and out.  The baby often moves more when I take deep breaths.  It’s precious to see Jellybean mimicking me in hopes of making Kiwi kick.

Nervous About …

Nothing really at this point.

First vs. Second Pregnancy …

Overall I think my energy and comfort level are much higher with the second pregnancy.  In part I credit being more active this time around as well as having a toddler to chase around and keep entertained!  I always wondered how these moms with baby bumps were toting their toddlers around.  Then I realized we do what we have to do, and if my 3 year old wants me to carry her, I do, because … I love her.  It’s hard not to when I know one day she won’t want me to carry her around anymore.  Got to soak it up while I can!  Check out the recap of the 7th month from my first pregnancy!

Any pregnancy tidbits you care to share?  I would love to hear them!



The baby is a approximately 2 lbs now!!  My belly gets bigger by the week and it feels like I am rubbing bellies with anyone I hug LOL.  When I look down the only thing I see are my toes and sometimes a portion of the tops of my feet.  :)  Here is the belly at 27 weeks and 6 days …  picture was posted on Instagram yesterday:


Pregnancy Tidbits from Weeks 23-27

Random Tidbits

Gender – Jellybean is STILL a girl!  Why “still” you might be asking?  Since finding out the gender of our little one people have told us numerous stories of the ultrasound technician saying the baby was a girl and then on the day of the baby’s birth … BOOM it’s a boy!  I’m pretty confident about Jellybean’s gender as we’ve been fortunate to have it confirmed by three different technicians at three separate appointments.  So … JB is still a girl!

Gestational Diabetes Test – Came by NEGATIVE.  YAY!

Due Date – December 23, 2013.  Even if she’s late I’m praying for a 2013 baby and not 2014 :)

Wedding Rings – Are still on!

Strangers – have started to acknowledge the pregnancy.  Some people look at the belly, then at me and smile while others engage me in conversation.  They inquire about the due date and gender or give advise on parenting.  Luckily none of these strangers have attempted to touch the belly … yet!


Congestion and Heavy Breathing … OK it’s Snoring  – At night I have been experiencing some congestion and snoring.  Though I have certainly woken the husband up on numerous occasions to point out (read complain) that he is snoring I don’t think he has ever woken me up.  Enter day 173 of pregnancy … at 3am … Husband – “Sweetie you aren’t suppose to sleep on your back and ummm you are snoring.”  Me – “Oh sorry.”  I turn over and promptly go back to sleep.  The next morning I awake to my daily bump email, which couldn’t have been more accurate!  I promptly forwarded the email to the hubby while chuckling to myself.  Quoted from Baby Bump App daily email:

“Day 173 – Don’t Be Such a Snore…  It’s 3:00 AM, and you and your partner are sound asleep. Correction: YOU are sound asleep. Your unfortunate partner is wide awake, listening to you loudly snoring away. He gently wakes you, telling you that you were snoring again, and maybe even plays back some evidence on his cell phone’s voice recorder. Take comfort in the fact that you’re in good company: plenty of pregnant women develop snoring problems, even if they’ve never snored before. It’s caused by extra weight and swollen mucous membranes in your nose, which can lead to more congestion. To help lessen the noise, try wearing a nasal strip to bed. You can also use a warm-mist humidifier in your bedroom, which will moisten your airways and help keep them clear. Soon enough, the two of you can start getting your much-needed rest.”


Jellybean is moving more and more.  Every movement is like a little gift and puts a smile on my face.  One night she was kicking from 3-4am and I loved every second.  Luckily it was a weekend so I could catch up on some zzz’s the next day. :)

Maternity Clothes

Same as the 5th month – 90% maternity clothing with a sprinkle of my old clothes, sweat pants/shirts and the husband’s shirts.

Missing Anything?

Sushi – Specifically a spicy tuna roll.  WANT … like it’s going out of style.

Happy Hour –  And not really the drinking part, but the social aspect.  You might be thinking “you can go to HH when pregnant, just don’t drink”, which of course is true.  But honestly, for me,  HH just isn’t the same pregnant.


24 week ultrasound – with my little sister.

Making progress on the nursery – We’ve picked out a paint color and purchased a dresser/nightstand.

Looking Forward To…

Meeting our little one! 

Finishing the Nursery.


Labor – Yup, still nervous about delivery!  And still pretending like it isn’t going to happen.

Sophi – adjusting to life as a big sister.  My parents always tell the story of my childhood dog, Shanna, hanging out under the bed for a 2 months after I was born.  Apparently she would only come out from under the bed to eat and go to the bathroom.  I worry Sophi is either going to become a little monster in protest of no longer being the baby of the family OR she will get depressed.  Either way my two babies are already bonding a little bit or so I would like to think!  Here is Sophi cuddling with the baby (belly) …


With the 6th month over we have officially entered the third trimester.  Seriously, where has the time gone?  Just 12 weeks +/- until Jellybean makes her debut … I can’t wait!

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