Wait…What? Third Trimester?

Every Thursday, without fail, I am genuinely surprised to see a message from my Baby Center pregnancy app pop up on my phone, alerting me that I am another week closer to having 3 kids.

With the exception of the first 14-15 weeks, this pregnancy has flown by faster than I can even comprehend. It doesn’t even feel real somedays.

Well, I mean, it DOES because I can really feel the baby nearly constantly. (HUGE difference between having an anterior placenta for my last 2 pregnancies and a posterior placenta for this one. Makes it feel like I’m pregnant with a constantly spinning egg beater.)

But I guess the beauty of being experienced at this by this point is I don’t have to give it much thought? I’m familiar with all the aches and pains. I know what to expect, though I keep reading the What to Expect app for fun… or possibly out of obligation? It told me today that I’m entering my 3rd trimester this week.


I yell at my phone a lot.

This is… not possible? We haven’t done a thing for this kid. We haven’t even really nailed down names. I don’t even have a Pinterest board for them yet! Poor, neglected little soul.

And my Baby Center pregnancy app (which, btw, I really love), shows a picture of what appears to be a fully formed, yet small baby inside me. When I imagine this baby, I’m still thinking a cluster of cells that’s somehow able to morph into a powerful amoeba and ram itself into my bladder 200x a day.

27 weeks. This shit is bananas.




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  1. I love this belly shot something fierce, Jill! Yay for the 3rd trimester. Crazy how fast pregnancy goes by, right? Same w/the kids growing up. Sigh. Btw, now I’ve got Gwen Stefani’s “Hollerback Girl” stuck in my head! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! ;-P

  2. Crazy.. I have a feeling that’s what it’ll be like for me.. The first 11 weeks seem to be crawling by.. and suddenly it’ll be November and I’ll have a baby and nothing will be ready.. :S
    🙂 Great belly shot btw.

  3. This is how I felt when I was pregnant with my 2nd. Then she decided to arrive 2 weeks early! I so wasn’t ready. I still had furniture in boxes in her room that needed to be put together (thank you Dad!). And I’d only had my baby shower 6 days earlier… nothing like waiting til the last possible second! But it all worked out in the end. She has a bed to sleep in, diapers and clothes to wear. And we couldn’t be happier. Now if she would just sleep through the night…

  4. That’s exactly how I felt with my second. The first time around you spend so much time just basking in your pregnancy or freaking out about the fact that you’re about to become someone’s mom. The second time around you just occasionally have 3 seconds to wonder how you’re going to keep up with another one. I imagine with the third, that’s cut down to about 1.5 seconds.

  5. I am 31 weeks tomorrow and once I entered the third trimester it was like a slap in the face with a wet rag. Holy crap. I still can’t wait to be done with this pregnancy (non stop nausea, desperately low iron which makes breathing impossible, inability to consume alcohol…wait, that’s a different story), but it feels so real now. And unreal at the same time. Can it get any more confusing? And we have no idea about the name. Nothing. We are not even trying to find one. We don’t talk about it. We are fully ignoring it. We just suck at names. Unless it’s for cats.

  6. Stephanie Fraley on

    I’m 30(?) weeks with my third. Except I might be 29. Or 31. I really can’t remember. She has a name, but carseat? Place to sleep once home? Nope. The nursery is still under revocation (like our entire 1911 house. It was supposed to be for the now 21 month old and we never finished it for her. So yeah, not a good chance of getting it done for poor third baby either. Oops…. At least I’m confident we will get around to the carseat and at least set up the pack n play. After that? Eh. Who knows. Obviously, not me . Wish I knew how much time I had left, lol.

  7. Briana Burns on

    That gives me hope, since the first thirteen weeks with this one have CRAWLED along. It could be potentially because I’ve been deathly ill with morning sickness all damn day, though!

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