Monday, December 21, 2015

Third Trimester Update

29 weeks! Where has the time gone?

Well these days Nugget is rockin and rolling in there. 
I swear this peanut is every bit if not more active than my two kiddos. I can actually see it wiggling around in there as we speak. 

And speaking of seeing it, we had our 4D ultrasound last week. Little stinker was cozied up to her placenta and was playing Tarzan with her cord, so we didn't get the greatest views. But the ones we got were adorable. He or she had the sweetest little cheeks and nose. And he crinkled his little face up when I popped some Altoids. They must've been curiously strong. 

I also had my gestational diabeetus test, which I totally passed like a boss. I'm such a weirdo. I don't typically have a sweet tooth but when I'm pregnant I actually like to drink that sickening sweet sugar drink. I pounded that beast. 

In other news our holiday travels are upon us. I have roughly 46 hours of driving ahead of me in the coming weeks for my baby brother's wedding. Hopefully my uterus takes a chill pill. Last week I had some gnarly Braxton hicks contractions. One day I was actually timing them because they took my breath away and were 20 minutes apart consistently. But I drank a ton of water and rested and they died down. 

The only other grump I have is my hips. They are KILLING me. I bought a maternity support belt but it doesn't help. I might try another kind because some days I can barely walk. It's way too early for that crap. Come on baby! Get out of my pelvis already. 
Ooh but I am happy to report that my children's book based on our surrogacy journey is almost ready!! My amazing illustrator sent me the cover today...

I'm so in love!!

I'm thinking it'll be just a few short weeks before it's ready for publication! I'm beyond excited. So stay tuned for that. 

Other than that things are just moving at warp speed! Just 10ish weeks left until D Day! I know it's going to just whiz by faster than I know. 

Feliz Navidad!