The baby: Mini's about 38cm tall and weighs a bit over 1kg. During this last week I've really felt how he's getting stronger and bigger since I now can feel every tiny movement he does. For example if I'm laying in bed and he moves from one side to the other it feels super weird in the belly haha. My Mini also has the hiccups all the time so several times everyday I can feel tiny "kicks", almost like a pulse, that is his hiccups! The baby is so developed at this stage that he could manage to breathe air, but would still need some help if he was born prematurely now. Also, if the baby would be born in this week he would have a 90-95% chance of surviving. These statistics give me some peace since I'm so overly anxious all the time. But I obviously hope Mini will stay in there until it's time to come out. <3
Mommy: If I lay down it's a real struggle to get up again. Which isn't that handy since I need to pee every 15 minutes haha. Also, dropping something on the floor means leaving it there since the bump has gotten so big that it's super hard to reach things and move in certain ways. I definitely feel that the third trimester is here! :)
I've gained about 15kg at this point and I have a feeling I'll gain a couple more before MIni is out. It definitely feels weird to be so much heavier than normally but it still feels OK and now it's only around 80 days left, so it's not that long until my bump will be gone. And then I'll probably miss it! So I'm trying to enjoy my preggy body even though it feels a bit uncomfortable at times.
Preparations: I had a parenting and mommy group booked in Finland but now that we moved to Sweden I haven't searched for any new ones. But I just realized I really should do that since (as I've mentioned) I've never taken care of a newborn! I've bought some books for me & lé husband but some things you need to actually try and not just read about. Like when it comes to how to carry a newborn, breastfeeding and burping. The closer we get to our due date, the more I realize I've been so caught up in this pregnancy bubble where it feels like FOREVER until the baby arrives, that now when it's only a couple of months left it hits me that there's a whole new chapter waiting just around the corner.