Monday, April 22, 2013

28 Weeks Pregnant

I can't believe I am officially 7 months pregnant already! Just about 83 more days to go.

28 weeks and 1 day today!
     According to some sources, now is the official start to the third trimester, while others say anywhere between 25-28 weeks. Super confusing! Regardless, at this point I'm in the third trimester and I have slowly started to see a difference. The second trimester was a breeze and I was feeling better than ever. I rarely had anything to complain about besides the leg cramps I would get when I slept.

How I'm Feeling Physically:

     Exhausted. There can be multiple reasons for this other than just growing Liam. Calvin doesn't have a set work schedule. Being a General Manager for nine different concepts in the airport, calls for him to be at work at different times of the day depending on whats going on. Sometimes he has to go in at 4 A.M. and sometimes he has to go in at 9:30 PM.With that said, he also is a DEEP sleeper. When I say deep, I mean I could splash cold water on his face and he wont budge. So when his alarm goes off, guess who wakes up to basically wake him up? ME! Also to make matters worse, deep sleeping comes with INTENSE snoring. This is my nightly formula: Tired Mommy + Snoring Daddy + Active Liam + leg cramps + trying to find a comfy position + 3 fur babies on the bed + Daddy's alarm going off non stop in the morning = a very sick and tired preggo. I'm basically the last to sleep and the first to rise. So for everyone's advice on trying to get as much sleep as possible, I'm trying but its extremely difficult. Even with the naps, I can't nap too long because then I really can't sleep at night and I need to start cooking around 5:00 to be able to eat at a decent hour for Liam.

     I've also been experiencing more headaches. I have read that headaches can be a bad sign in the third trimester and could be a sign of preeclampsia if paired with the symptoms like high blood pressure, swelling, and protein in the urine. My blood pressure has been fine, no swelling, and the headaches I'm been experiencing feel more like sinus headaches. I feel a lot of pressure, especially when bending down. This past week I've had it twice and it was not pleasant at all.

     I'm also a lot hungrier more frequently which worries the heck out of me because I've been trying to watch my weight gain. I am trying to make a more conscious effort with the foods I eat. I try not to go out to restaurants if we don't need too. I've been cooking a lot more and definitely staying away from fast food. Of course every once in awhile I may have a fish filet and fries from Mc Donalds, but I'm happy to say I've stayed away from In N Out and their delicious animal style fries for a few months already!

How I'm feeling Emotionally:

     I am a big mess of emotions! They weren't kidding when they say that your hormones go haywire

     For the most part, I have been in a great mood and I love being pregnant. This is such a joyous time in my life and its a time I have dreamed about since I was a child. There are so many things I can't wait to teach and show Liam. I am excited and anxiously awaiting his arrival! I love feeling him kick, move and hiccup in my belly. Usually when I'm feeling down, I just need to feel him move and it makes my life so much better. There are a million and one different things going on in my life right now that are probably contributing to feeling down, but that's a different story. When it comes down to it, nothing else matters except my love, Liam.

Baby Buys:

     Calvin and I were able to pick up some stuff this past week! 

We purchased some bedding and decor for Liam's Monster's Inc themed nursery and his first cloth diaper! Yes, we have chosen to cloth diaper our love. I'm actually working on a post right now on our decision so keep checking if you're interested!
Monster's Inc bumper, changing pad cover, crib mattress sheet, a boa blanket, and a Charlie Banana cloth diaper
We went to the mall this past weekend and picked up matching shirts from American Apparel for Liam and our dog Gus Gus. I can't wait to see the two of them hanging out! I hope they become the best of friends.

Oh! We also celebrated Calvin's birthday this past week! Yay! Happy Birthday Daddy-to-be! 
Our little Tan Family, just missing Meeko and Nemo
 So that's pretty much how I'm doing in a nutshell. Any questions or comments, feel free to drop a line below! Anything you want to hear about next? I love getting the feedback :)



  1. lol do all your fur babies sleep with you? XD Anthony and I keep saying we need to upgrade our bed because Remy sometimes sleeps PERPENDICULAR between us.

    Love seeing how happy you are. :) Here's to an easy breezy third trimester! <3

    1. Haha yes, my babies are spoiled! The cats aree ok because they usually sleep by our feet or at least not in the way. But I totally feel you and Anthony because sometimes Gus sleeps perpendicular too! It also doesn't help that he rubs off of Cal's snoring and snores just as loud! Hehe

      And thank you so much! Its such an awesome feeling to be truly happy :). Thank you so much for the well wishes! Hoping this last trimester goes smoothly!

    2. haha I love it! I think some people judge us for letting Remy on the bed, but hey, he's better than any electric blanket come winter time, LOL

    3. oh i totally agree with you! We call Gussy our little mini heater :)

  2. I love reading all about you, Cal and Liam. Love you from far away.

  3. Yay for another great blog post and for being at the 7month mark! Little Liam will be here before you know it, so exciting! Sending over hugs in that you're able to get some rest in before he arrives, despite all of the extra circumstances (snoring, overcrowding of the bed, etc), lol. Extra hugs for the headaches to go away and that it isn't anything too serious. Also sending over lots of love and support on those days that you're feeling down. You are loved and a truly amazing mommy to be! :)

    1. Thank you! I appreciate all the well wishes and all the love and support we receive from you each and every day! Thanks for helping brighten our lives! We love PB&J <3

  4. Did you get the results from the orange drink test yet?

    Sorry that you haven't been feeling your best lately, but I hope that this last bit of pregnancy is a breeze. *hugs*

    1. So far I haven't had a phone call from my doctor regarding my results. I have heard that no phone call is a good thing because that means there's nothing seriously wrong where i need attention quickly. I have my next doctor's appointment next Thursday, so hopefully I will finally hear the news that I'm negative for gestational diabetes!

      Thank you!! *big hugs*