Weeks 27-29: Yeah I know, more like six and a half months, but the whole week/month thing is so confusing. Let's just go with it.
First off, let's talk about bumps. I took this picture to compare the two pregnancies:
|27 w: Finn left, Baby 2.O right|
The beginning of the third trimester was pretty kind to me. I had another great midwife appointment and my weight is still okay (and better than last time), up 22 lbs at 27 weeks. We are not having awful heat or humidity here yet, and I was still able to sleep okay. I actually asked my midwife if it was okay that I was still sleeping only halfway on my side and occasionally on my back. With Finn I remember those positions becoming very uncomfortable early on and that was my sign to stop. This time I felt fine. So I was starting off on my side but not always staying there.
Well I shouldn't have even brought that up because a couple of days later I was noticing this funny sensation when laying on my back. Hmm it was almost like I couldn't breathe? Turned over to my right side... hmm that's not very comfortable either, what the... oh yes... so NOW baby is telling me to stay on my left side. It was nice while it lasted. The lovely lower leg cramping thing started up a couple of days after that, waking me and sending me sitting straight up in bed and crying out from the sudden sharp pain of it. So now sleep is crap. Let's hope it's a phase.
The sweat factor aside, I will say that it's much nicer to be pregnant in the summer (I was pregnant the exact opposite months the first time around) in terms of maternity clothes. I'm living in mostly non-maternity skirts and dresses, which is nice. Ask me again when the humidity is off the charts in August.
Baby 2.O continues to be so very active, moving nonstop for ten and fifteen minutes at a time some days. He had the hiccups for the first (noticeable) time this month which was fun. I really thought he had moved head-down, but lately the movements are so all over the place I really have no idea. I'm anxious for my 30 week appointment to see if they can tell where he is.