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We are PREGNANT!!! YAY! Since we found out, we cannot think about anything else. Pregnancy is such an exciting time. We have been praying for this little miracle. And when the test finally turned positive, we couldn’t believe it. We are going to be parents!!! 🙂
Before we could catch our breath, we had so many questions about our pregnancy. From doctors’ appointments to all the beautiful things happening so quickly to our bodies (#whospregnant #dadbod). By no means are we experts in this field, but we thought it would be fun to share everything you need to know about our pregnancy! Filled with all our UPS, all our DOWNS (yikes!), and everything in between!!! Here are the links to our blog:
Your Baby: By the end of your third trimester your baby will be the size of a watermelon!!! Isn’t that just a miracle??? We remember the moment we downloaded our first pregnancy apps (“What to Expect” and “Pregnancy+“) and looking up the size of our little baby girl: A poppy seed. And now we are sitting here 39+6 weeks pregnant, holding a watermelon to take our 39-week pregnancy progress photo. While there is lot’s of growth happening inside of our “tummies”, there is also lots of growth happening for the outside… Especially over the last 4 weeks of the third trimester my baby bump has really popped out. And we LOVE it!!! In addition to the cute bump, our baby girl’s kicks and movements have become pretty strong. She loves to tickle me with her big feet and even rub them against my ribs every once in a while… While it doesn’t really hurt, I like to push against her wiggly feet to get them out of my rib cage. She will then start wiggling around with her booty and it’s just a fun little playful game that her & I are enjoying while she is still in my womb. Often, when Douglas will say a little prayer or wishes her a goodnight, she will start kicking him gently on his cheek as if she is saying “Hi Daddy” to him. It still brings tears in my eyes every time we get to feel her move together. Other than that we are VERY lucky. She is letting me sleep through the night (except for multiple bathroom breaks). She rests at night and usually is very active between 8 – 10 AM and in the afternoon / evening. A few kicks right when we go to bed, but then she will sleep through the entire night. *Can this please stay this way once she is born?*
Now, only a few days (or maybe even hours) away from meeting her, we are getting so very anxious to see our baby girl for the first time!!! What hair color will she have? Is she going to have daddy or mommy’s nose? Oh how we cannot wait to kiss her beautiful face for the first time!!!
Your Body: That bump is definitely showing now! YAY! Your body is not only preparing your little one for the BIG DAY but also your very own body… And with that, as soon as we hit the 3rd trimester, I experienced some major pains for the first time during the entire pregnancy… First, I started to have a 24/7 headache that was super painful. And even with tylenol there was nothing that seemed to bring any relief. On top of that I started to also develop very painful sciatic nerve pain in my right hip… I tried heating patches. Ice. More tylenol. Rest. But nothing seemed to help. So we decided to get help. We found an AMAZING chiropracter and I started prenatal chiropractic treatments, first 3x / week, then 2x/week, and then 1x every other week. He was able to bring so much relief and within a couple of weeks I had a 70-80% improvement of my pain and movement in both my head/neck and hip. Now, I am completely pain FREE!!! If you live somehwere in North Dallas / Frisco, you have to see Dr. Mark Taylor (Taylor Family Chiropractic).
While your body is fully preparing and training for the miracle of delivering your baby, there are some typical symptoms you may be experiencing during your last trimester of pregnancy:
Throughout our entire pregnancy we have been taking weekly bump pictures. Every Sunday after church (*perfect timing because we love to get dressed up for that*) we’d spend just 10-15 minutes to put on my Lulu’s dress and take a quick bump picture. Sundays are also our grocery store days, so we’d pick up the “fruit of the week” showing the growth of our sweet little baby girl.
Here is the link to shop it directly from Lulu’s website: Lulus White Long Sleeve Lace Dress.
Your Doctor Visits: Your doctors visits are now every 2 weeks and then you 1x / week during the last 4 weeks of pregnancy. While there is not a lot of exciting test going on during the third trimester, we continued to LOVE listening to our baby girl’s heartbeat and hearing all the medical professionals reassure us that both mommy & baby girl are doing great!!!! This is also definitely the time to prepare a birth plan and ask your ob/gyn all the questions you may have about labor and delivery.
Shopping: Time to finish up the nursery and do some (more!!!) baby shopping!!! We have put together our baby registry must-haves and also our nursery [coming up soon] for you to see the items that we LOVED for our baby girl.
If you want to read more just follow along our pregnancy story here: