Okay. So I think Kristal is on to something about the baby bump looking much smaller with clothes compared to without clothes. Case in point: these two pictures were both taken after work yesterday. And yes, the second one is black and white to better hide my stretch marks.
Here's what's going on this week:
-About half of my pregnancy books now say that I'm in the third trimester (the other half say the 3rd trimester begins at 38 weeks). If you divide 40 weeks by 3, that's 13.333, which means that the second trimester should end at 26 and 2/3 weeks, so I'm just gonna go ahead and say I'm in the 3rd tri, mmmkay?
-Lizard now weighs about 2 pounds, and is about 14 inches long (over a foot!). Survival rate for babies born now is about 85%, with medical intervention. Because there's such an increase in brain function this week, some experts say that it's likely that babies begin to dream. Also, she's kicking the crap out of my cervix, and let me tell you...that is a WEIRD sensation!
-I realized a couple of days ago that in 10 weeks, I'll technically be considered full term, and had a little bit of a freak out. I so do not feel prepared or ready for this!
-Heartburn. Leg cramps in the middle of the night. Shooting back pain. Changes in vision. And remember that weird pregnancy rash I had? Yeah, that's gone, but now my skin is peeling off every place that the rash was. Justin also informed me that he thinks I'm developing a linea negra. Thanks babe!
-At the end of the month I have to take the 1 hour glucose test for Gestational Diabetes, and I am SERIOUSLY freaked out about it. If I end up having GD and have to eat a diabetic diet for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, I will flip shit. I am half considering eating a pre-diabetic diet for like a week before the test to make SURE my blood sugars aren't tweaked out, but I kind of feel like that's cheating.
-I am not exercising nearly as much as I'd like to be. By the time I get home and cook dinner, I am absolutely exhausted. More and more, I'm coming to accept walking around Target on my lunch break or grocery shopping as "exercise".