Eeek!!! I'm 27 weeks today which, according to my apps means that I am in the 3rd trimester. Freaky. While it is normal to think I have 13 weeks left, I understand that sometimes, babies have different plans. I could give birth in 10 weeks! Or 8! That isn't an invitation, Baby D, to arrive early but I'm fully aware that I have no control over my labor starting, early or late.
Due to the unseasonable warm weather we are experiencing in Northern California (70 degrees through next week), my allergies have already started to arrive. I've had a horrible sinus headache and pain the last two days. Usually, I go through this and then my body adjusts and I feel fine but it is tough not being able to take good medication to stop the annoying pain.
In baby news, my apps say she is about 2 lbs and 16 inches long. I'm feeling her kicks more frequently throughout the day now which is really nice. She really gets going at night when I'm laying in bed. It isn't at the painful or annoying stage yet and I might be eating my words in a few weeks but I can't imagine being annoyed by her movement. It is magical, especially now that her kicks have become flips and turns. If I sit very still and place my hand on the side of my stomach, I can feel her entire body moving around. That part is a bit creepy! :)
Now that the dreamy 2nd trimester is over, I'm wondering what the 3rd will bring. My nausea didn't go away until week 16 but after that, I felt pretty incredible. I no longer gag while brushing my teeth. My fatigue at night still exists but being tired is just something that I'm learning to live with. My appetite is normal and I really hope my weight gain isn't out of control at my next appointment. I still haven't had any huge cravings or food aversions. I even started eating sweet potatoes roasted in the oven. For someone who hates all vegetables, this is a big step for me. I ate them 3 times last week!
As the weeks go by, I am starting to get really excited about what this kid is going to look like. If she will have hair that starts dark but turns blonde. What color her eyes will be. I can't wait to see her little facial expressions and to hear her cries. To know that this little person was created by us gets me very emotional. The next 13ish weeks are going to bring a lot of changes as we get closer to meeting our daughter. I can't wait to see how it all pans out.
As always, thanks for reading!