This week, baby measures over 16 inches long. She weighs about 3.3 pounds (like four naval oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath her skin.
My 3rd trimester annoyance = carpel tunnel in my right hand! Seriously, the dumb thing falls asleep all the time! There were 2 nights in a row that I just didn’t sleep because of the numb hand so thanks to my OT friend Layne I was able to get a sling on it really fast to help with sleeping at least. So now am I walk around as a swollen pregnant lady with a sling on my arm. Andrew must think I am so hot right now…… Good news is: 2 months and 1 day until baby girl’s is due!
I am loving my pregnant network. I have a few friends who are pregnant along with me and one of the brilliant ones told me this weekend she bought a baby pool to lay around in all day since it’s too hot to do much with a belly. She told me “why don’t you turn your hot tub into a cold tub?” I couldn’t even respond… WHY HAVEN’T I THOUGHT OF THAT??? I came home to tell Andrew and he was as embarrassed as me for not having thought this up before. So low and behold, happy mamma-to-be in the cold tub with a Pina Colada (virgin of course). A little white trash but I couldn’t care less!