Monday, May 2, 2011

Third Trimester Jitters

So the third trimester is finally here. There are 8 weeks and 6 days til my due date, not that I’m counting or anything. Will be 8 months on Sunday! At this point I’m experiencing the crappy symptoms of this wonderful trimester: unbearable heartburn, endless bathrooms breaks especially during the middle of the night, backaches, swollen feet and cankles (or as Travis calls them my fat feet), and restless nights of sleep. On a positive note the baby is moving a whole lot which is awesome and wonderful to feel except when she is laying on my ribcage. Feeling her hiccup and move around is something I will miss after she is here.
Anxiety and jitters are starting to settle in, and my thoughts are running wild with some scary thoughts. I just have so much going through my head that needs to get done, and I’m nervous it won’t get done before Baby Yee is here.

Some of my anxious random thoughts are:
~Will the nursery be ready on time before she gets here? We are painting and having new carpet installed the third week of May.
~Will she like her name? I don’t know why I’m so concerned about it, Travis said she doesn’t have a choice. And yes we have her first and middle name picked out, but we are waiting til she is born to reveal it. We’ve actually had our children’s names all picked out since our Engagement.
~ Preterm labor? The one thought that has been invading my head the most since the third trimester hit. I’ve been told that I’m high-risk for preterm labor and it may happen, but at this point my OBGYN thinks I may go full term which I’m praying happens. So I will be trying to take it as easy as possible for the next 2 months, easier said than done.
~What do I pack in my hospital bag?
~Labor and delivery. Definitely nervous about this and how difficult it is going to be. We are taking a Birthing Class in the beginning of June so hopefully that will offer some insight into the process. I’m sure that will all fly out the window though when the time comes.
~Will I have a flare-up after delivery?
~Can I handle a newborn, Graduate School and working full-time all at once?
~Will Travis and I be good parents, and how in the world are we going to know what to do? As time inches closer, I’m terrified that I’m not going to know what to do. I heard your instincts just kick in, I just want to be the best mother possible for my baby.

Those are just some of my crazy thoughts. The positive thoughts/updates about Baby Yee is that she is definitely growing. Trust me, I feel like a house so she better be growing in there! At my last ultrasound she measured at 2lbs. 15 oz which my perinatologist told me is right on track as to what she should be weighing at this point. She also has a lot of hair, and is developing very well! From this point on she should be gaining a good amount of weight every week or so until she is here! On that note, I would like to end this entry with a note to our sweet Baby Girl.

Dear Baby Girl,
Mommy and Daddy can’t wait until you are here. We talk about you every day and how wonderful you already make our lives and you aren’t even here yet. God has blessed us in ways we couldn’t even imagine, and we can’t wait to hold and have you with us. I pray for you every day, and hope that you continue growing so you will be soon and healthy when you enter this world. We love you, and so does Stella Lu (she can’t wait to meet you too!)
Love Always,
Mommy & Daddy

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