Sunday, August 7, 2011


I am now officially in my third trimester. Two-thirds of the way through this pregnancy. It feels like just yesterday when James and I found out we were pregnant, and then kept it a secret for two months. It is unbelievable to me that we will have a BABY, in our HOUSE, in three months. Talk about a game changer!

Let's take a look at how far I have come in six short months, shall we?

Here's me at seven weeks pregnant:

And here's me now, at 27 weeks:

I've gained 15 pounds so far. But with another 12 weeks left, I'll gain at least another 12 pounds, possibly more. So, I'm right on target to gain about 30 pounds. And if I do gain a total of 30 pounds, I will have increased my body weight by 26% in nine months. That's the equivalent of a 185 pound man putting on 50 pounds! No wonder I feel so heavy! I've really felt the additional weight in the last few weeks. It's much more difficult to get up off the floor without a helping hand, and I actually needed help getting out of a car the other day. My back is sore and I tire more easily. I spent an hour and half cleaning my house on Saturday, which is pretty typical, and it completely wore me out! Today, I went to the grocery store and then came home and made tuna burgers for lunch. I have spent the rest of the afternoon on the couch. It seems that any prolonged time on my feet is more difficult on me. I don't have a lack of energy, it's just that my energy doesn't last as long as it used to. My body is unable to keep up with my mental energy, and that is taking some getting used to. But I'm working on it.

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