I’ve finally reached the third trimester with this baby girl! And let me tell you, I started this trimester with a bang!!! I was officially 28 weeks on Tuesday and it was a busy day. I went to the bakeshop and helped out in the morning, which meant dragging our kids out of bed at 5:30… right after daylight savings… Serena had also offered to watch the kids so we could have a date night at the temple that evening. It was wonderful and very much needed, but also made for really long day. I just remember feeling really tired when I fell asleep that night.
Next thing I remember, I was laying in bed, looking at the wall, and I suddenly saw a GIANT spider crawling up the wall next to our bed. It had to be as big as my hand if not bigger, and that sucker was moving fast! It crawled up the wall and was over my head before I could react. Instinctively I knew I had to get as far away from that thing as possible, so jumped onto Daniel’s side of the bed (and “coincidentally” onto Daniel who was still fast asleep), climbed over him, and ran full speed out of our room!
I don’t really remember much else between jumping on/over Daniel and waking up in the kitchen. I was a sobbing mess. I couldn’t stand on my left foot (I thought for sure it was broken) and my right knee was stinging like crazy!
Turns out I had a nightmare that caused me to literally run for my life, while half asleep, in the dark. I’m still finding bruises and sore spots all over my body. I must have fallen, probably when I jumped out of the bed, because my right knee was skinned pretty bad. It was such a vivid dream I think my body was in shock after because I was shaking for a while before I could fall back asleep.
The next morning I felt like I had been hit by a bus! Luckily Daniel was able to work a little from home and take care of the kids while I rested. I think I slept almost the whole day Wednesday. And only got out of bed to use the bathroom, because it literally hurt so bad to walk!
I called my obgyn office and the nurse wasn’t too concerned until she asked my pain level, which I said 8. She told me anything over a 6 and they suggested I go to labor and delivery to have things checked out. Now I’m not usually someone who goes against what a doctor tells me but my gut told me that the baby was fine. I felt her moving, I didn’t have any unusual bleeding or anything, my pelvic muscles were just was really sore. Every time I turned over in bed I felt like death, but Daniel had given me a blessing and I just felt calm about it all, which is not my normal at all. I’m a worrier.
Fast forward to today, and I woke up feeling sooo much better. I’m still sore but I was able to get my normal tasks around the house done without much of a problem. I also went in for my first 28 week check-up at my new doctors office in Orem.
Can I just say, why on earth did I wait so long to switch doctors?!? My experience between my new doctor and my old one were night and day. Who knew I could actually like my obgyn? Does that sound so horrible? My old doctor was fine, but I like my new doctor a million times more. Anyways, it was good.
Baby Turley #3 (sorry you still don’t have a name baby) is measuring right on track at 28 weeks. Her heartbeat was 128, which was perfect. As for me, my blood pressure was normal, but my weight gain has been astronomical. As much as I’d like to blame the baby, I know I’ve been eating so much junk the last month, that it’s totally just me being gross. Soooo I’m going to try to eat more intentionally this trimester to make sure the rest of my weight gain is the good kind! We’ll see how it goes, my cravings for all things sweet and sugary runs deep! Haha