Hello, third trimester!

We’ve made it to 28 weeks! I have a feeling that time is going to absolutely fly by until we reach the due date. The baby’s movements have become much stronger and rather than just feeling the kicks and rolls, we can see them. My belly turns from being a perfectly round ball to some kind of warped shape depending on how he positions himself.

This morning I had the Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT). As previously mentioned I needed to fast for 12 hours before the test. That was probably the hardest part. I’m fine with needles so the 3 blood tests were a breeze though my arm is pretty bruised now. When I arrived at the blood collection clinic the nurse first took a sample of blood. I was then given the glucose drink that I had heard so many awful things about. It was about 300ml of clear liquid that contained an equivalent to 15 teaspoons of sugar in it. It was hard to finish but wasn’t unbearable. I came prepared with a book as I was told that I wouldn’t be allowed to leave the clinic until the test was over. Lucky for me, the nurse was lovely. Since I live 2 minutes drive from the clinic, he said that if I promised him I wouldn’t eat anything and that I would be back in exactly 1 hour for the next blood test then I could go home. So instead of sitting uncomfortably on the itchy chairs in the waiting room I got to go home and watch Harry Potter from a comfy recliner while I waited. I went back an hour later for the 2nd blood test and then again an hour after that for the final blood test. I won’t know the results until my next appointment with the OB next Tuesday but fingers crossed I don’t have gestational diabetes.

In other news, with the help of Candice’s Dad, we have started work on our backyard deck! It’s something that has been on our renovation wish list since we first bought this house and now it’s finally happening. All it took was realising how little time there is left until the baby is due. We figure that if it didn’t get built now then chances are it won’t happen for years. At 6m x 7m it’s going to be HUGE!

Here is where it’s up to at the moment – hopefully the decking timber can go on next weekend.

Other little projects have included decorating plain white onesies and painting/hanging the geometric shapes above the cot in place of a mobile. See pics below.

Lastly, another little sneak look at the nursery. I rearranged some furniture to accommodate a rug we bought and it feels much bigger in there now. Can’t wait for it to be finished.

Now that we’re in the 3rd trimester, we have started thinking more about having a baby shower. I think it will be a pretty small event. We don’t know too many people who like baby showers and don’t want anyone to feel obliged to attend so our guest list is pretty short. There’s 6 more weeks until I’m on maternity leave so I think we will have it around early September sometime. Candice has started work on designing the invites and I think they are super cute! There isn’t much else on my mind right now, so I’ll leave it there.

Oh, one last thing I forgot – the baby has started getting hiccups! I first noticed them a week ago and since then it’s been happening almost everyday, sometimes a few times a day. Only lasts a few minutes but it’s a bit cute.


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