Friday, January 22, 2010

Looking forward to a great THIRD trimester :)

Here are a couple of pictures with Ansel back at the 28 week mark, the week he was born. It's pretty exciting to be past and still feel so good! I've only gained 8-9 lbs. so far, even though I think it looks like more than that! (Whereas with Ansel from 15 weeks on I gained 12 lbs. a month due to all the water weight!) What a difference it makes to not feel so sick! I can't believe I only have around 8 weeks left. (And with nursing school going on I'm hoping it won't drag on too bad like I hear most people say it can!) Anyhow, I'm very excited about experiencing the third trimester this time and seeing the little guy move more! I realize I'm saying this before things start to get really uncomfortable, but it's still an experience I'm grateful for.
Speaking of nursing school, this was my first week. I felt a little panicked the first day wondering if this was really feasible with an extensive c-section and a new baby coming in the middle of it! I've talked with my instructors though. They all seem really nice and know the situation. They said I should be fine with the classes, but I might have to rearrange the clinicals a little, possibly to the point even that'd I'd be almost 6 weeks post surgery before I had them. (Meaning more time with my cute boys before I have to run off and do a few 12 hour shifts!) The nice thing is there is one long class I have two days a week, and it will end just 2-3 weeks after Eli is born, so then I'll only have one class a week before clinicals begin! (and first semester there are only four clinicals) So.. it seems like things are starting to fall into place. There's a girl in my class who offered to give me rides after Eli's born, until I can start driving again, so some of all the stress is subsiding! However, there is still tons of studying to do so I better get to it!

*Oh yes, and I forgot to mention that my three shots a day of heparin get me out of being practiced on once we start doing IV's on each other! I don't mind needles really. I'm just not keen of people practicing on me when I'm such an easy bleeder at the moment. I do feel bad however for the people I have to practice on! Hopefully I pick it up quick!

Oh, and just for fun, here's a 24 week comparison picture (for anyone who hasn't seen it, most of my facebook friends have).. just to show what a difference this pregnancy is!! For the record I started out at least 15lbs. lighter with Ansel than with Eli...crazy!


KAT said...

You look fabulous! I love feeling my babies move around inside of me. Enjoy every minute of being pregnant. It's such a miracle.

Tiff said...

I'm so glad things are going better for you this time around! I hope that your pregnancy continues to go well and that you get to fully enjoy those pains AND joys of the third trimester :)