Wednesday, January 2, 2008

3rd Trimester

Yes folks, my 3rd trimester begins today. I would write a joyous post on how this thrills me, however I feel as if my body has decided to revert back to the 1st trimester and no one wants to tell me.

I feel exhausted, hot/cold (it depends on the minute of the day), hungry, then nauseas and to top it off... larger than I should be. Actually, I am not that large. I bought boy stuff, for the shower, on Monday and the woman at the checkout asked how I knew it was a boy so early (I seriously could have kissed her) to which I informed her I am 6 months preggo. She just smiled and said, "Wow! Your pretty small!" I liked this comment greatly! I know my baby boy is healthy inside his momma, so the less I have to lose when my man enters this world, the better!

24 weeks - Your baby's growing steadily, gaining about a quarter of a pound since last week, when he was just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), that makes a pretty lean figure, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon put on more baby fat. Your baby's skin is thin, translucent, and wrinkled, his brain is growing rapidly, and his taste buds are developing. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" and cells that produce surfactant, a substance **that helps the air sacs inflate easily.

Not to mention I feel like I am coming down with a cold, which greatly saddens me, simply because my NY Shower is this weekend, and I want to be my spunky self! For some reason, all this shower talk, has really started to get to me. I am having 4 showers all together, but the issue is, my mom hates showers, my mother-in-law lives for them, and I am somewhere in the middle. Excited about having them, but don't need to stress out about them before they are even here.

It also came to my attention (about 2 days ago) that in NY you are supposed to have something called a Wishing well and the preggo gal is supposed to sit under some frilly umbrella (excuse me while I gag.) I told my mom I didn't think this was necessary, since it was lunch, and there would be men there, but she informed me, "we must!"

Whatever! I just want to go there, eat, open gifts and fly back with no hassle.

If any NY readers know about these bizarre things and could possibly give some insight... I would appreicate that! Hope you all have a great week. Don't know how much I will be posting with all the festivities :D


Clueless Cat said...

Happy new year!

Congrats on the 3rd trimester - good luck at the baby shower! I've never heard of that wishing well thing...then again I've only ever been to one baby shower and it wasn't in NY. haha

Have a great time :)

A Martini Always Helps said...

If yo'ure a wishing well, do people throw pennies at you? It's all fun and games until a pregnant girl takes a penny to the eye.

Katelin said...

i don't really have any pregnancy advice, but yay for the 3rd trimester!

Julie Q said...

Happy 3rd Trimester day! (sorry don't know the pregnant slang!)

And Happy New Year :)

Michelle said...

have fun at your showers! :)

elysa said...

I tried to google this wishing well business so I could see what you were talking about, but no luck. I can not see you sitting under a frilly umbrella but hey there is a first for everything. Either way you will have a great time.