Second Time Around: The Third Trimester

Take a peek at what it’s like to be pregnant the second time around in your second pregnancy. This time with a toddler at home, symptoms of pregnancy are exacerbated. Then again, we still managed to go on a baby moon. All the details you ever wanted to know about pregnancy the second time around, in the third trimester.

Third Trimester Week by Week

Week 28– We get another look at Baby Brother on the ultrasound. Things look good and baby is estimated at a healthy 1.8 kilos.

Week 29– We decide to take a last minute trip to Chile! Crazy packing, lots of family time, taking things nice and slow. Annoyingly, I have a recurring bloody nose- oh pregnancy!

Week 30– Family time keeps me distracted from my ever-growing, very heavy stomach. Sciatica on and off as usual, we get home and it’s back to reality.

Week 31– Belly officially resting on thighs. Also I think my thighs got bigger. The kiddo is sitting so low (up to the bone) that I can’t really use a support belt without squishing him.

Week 32– Insomnia! Along with middle of the night bathroom breaks, I’ve acquired an inability to fall back asleep. Baby Brother looks good on the ultrasound and is still flipping around like crazy!

Week 33– Feeling heavy. Lots of nesting: organizing in the house, preparing for a new housekeeper and the changes of the next few weeks.

Week 34– The belly button could not be any more stretched out. And it hurts.

Week 35– It’s sad when you need to retire maternity pants and you’re still pregnant. That is all.

Week 36– Kicking near the ribs (the first time I have felt that, ever really). More frequent Braxton-Hicks. Still obsessing over coconut water.

Week 37– Feeling HUGE. We saw two doctors this week (old and new). Baby Brother is estimated at 3 kilos, fluid levels looking good. Insane back pain. Baby is posterior and I’m doing everything I can to turn him around.

Week 38– Went from trying to get everything done mode to don’t want to do anything mode. Seriously bad back pain at all hours of the day. In good news, the kiddo flipped around and everything is still looking good. The ultrasound tech estimates I still have another 2 weeks or so.

Week 39– Evening nausea and fatigue is setting in. Time to SLOW DOWN. Some crampiness. There’s no more room in there!

Week 40– I am scheduling this post to post because, you know, it’s time. If I have not given birth yet, I’m sending an eviction notice.

And if you missed it, here’s the details on the first trimester, and second trimester of this second pregnancy. 

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