28 Week Bumpdate

Holy Toledo! I’m beginning my 3rd Trimester! I’m 2/3 of the way done! Only 12 more weeks until I meet my son….12 more weeks of teaching, Justin having classes and graduating college, finding a job, finding a home, moving….yikes. 12 more weeks.

Side Effects

– Exhaustion. That one seems to never go away. It isn’t fair.
– My fingernails grow quickly, but then they always break, regardless of the polish I put on them because they don’t have time to grow strong.
– I am officially in maternity pants. I have 2 maternity leisure pants for weekends, 2 maternity slacks, and I only fit into my maxi skirts/dresses now. I can still wear most of my shirts, thankfully.
– Rhys’s kicks have definitely been getting stronger. There are sometimes when he kicks so strong that it gets uncomfortable. The only way he’ll stop is if I get up and walk around with a little bounce–he already wants to be rocked.
– Constant, constant, constant peeing…about every 30-60 minutes I have to use the bathroom. Sometimes less if Rhys kicks my bladder in the right spot. Also, I’m starting to wake up in the middle of the night again having to pee.
– Flatulence. Seriously, this is the most embarrassing one! The trickiest part finding ways to deal with it while teaching! Please tell me others have had to experience this humiliating side effect!
– Still a sore back when I get up in the morning, even if I sleep with a pillow between my legs.
Food Cravings
– Sonic. Their sandwiches, their corndogs, their drinks. Surprisingly, not their chili-cheese tots, like I craved in the 1st trimester.
Other Things
– I am still worried about his size. At 20 weeks, he was measured average during our ultrasound, but I still worry about how big he’ll be (or not be) when it’s time to give birth.
– After I took the glucose test, I was told I had too much sugar in my blood and had to take the 2nd round because I might have Gestational Diabetes. When I looked it up, I was a bit nervous. Now, I consider myself healthy and in shape. I do have a family history of obesity and Type II diabetes (caused by that obesity), but I just barely weigh more than I’ve ever weighed (which is barely average for a girl my height). So seeing that I might have some sort of diabetes that could make it easier for me to become obese after pregnancy and develop Type II made me a little nervous. But, knowing that my son could be extra large during birth and be more susceptible to obesity and both types of Diabetes made me worry even more. I took the second test over the weekend and I still don’t know the results…..
– We are beginning to stock up on onesies and are beginning to look for cribs and furniture, etc.
– We found our middle name for Rhys and are so happy that his name is complete now: Rhys Michael Morrell. During a session at the Temple, I had a little inspiration and when I told Justin, he agreed with it. The meaning is important as Michael is Adam and was the first. Rhys is our first. He was willing to come quickly after we started trying. It fits wonderfully.
Next week, my in-laws will be in town since my SIL is getting married this weekend. We are taking advantage of that timing and I’m having an early family baby shower next week so they can attend. I’m pretty darn excited. I hope I’ll have a baby shower with friends closer to the due date.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • So much going on in the next 12 weeks, but it's all wonderful and amazing!! Life is such an adventure!
    I LOVE Rhys middle name! It's actually in contention to be the first name if we have another son. 🙂