3rd trimester!

As of last Thursday, I am FINALLY in the 3rd trimester. At present, I have just over 11 weeks until my due date (11/5.) For some reason, it feels like this pregnancy has lasted forever! The good news is, we’re less than 3 months away and I am still feeling great. I really have nothing earth-shattering to report. I’m still walking a fair bit and have started swimming laps 2-3 times/week. That’s doing wonders for my mental health and my fitness level, which is well below what I’m comfortable with. No insomnia as yet (unlike last time), although the heartburn has come on with a vengeance in the past few weeks. I’ve been chewing papaya enzyme tablets like crazy!

My belly feels HUGE (and no, I’m not planning on posting any pictures of it anytime soon!), although weight gain seems to have slowed down a bit. That’s a relief- I was beginning to think I’d pack on 60 pounds during this pregnancy. I’m eating pretty much like I normally do, with a slight increase in cheese/bread intake and a lot more fruit. Luckily for me, this year we’ve had a bumper crop of all sorts of great, local fruit- from cherries to blueberries- so it’s been easy for me to get my fix.

In a few weeks, I’ll get another ultrasound to determine if that pesky placenta has moved out of the way. Otherwise, I am definitely starting to nest. Cooking like crazy, organizing random areas of the house, and actually doing some reading about childbirth/labor. Now we just need to decide on a couple minor things- like where we’re having the baby and what to name him/her. Better get on that!

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