The Home Stretch...aka The 3rd Trimester

I’ve been pretty much MIA the past week due to the extremely slooooow WiFi where we were.  It’s been difficult being away, especially when I have so much on my mind from spending time with my family to reminiscing on childhood vacations and visits to my Grandma’s house in Ft. Myers, Florida. What a week it has been! But that’ll have to be saved for another post. 

On a bigger note (no pun intended--you'll see why if you keep reading), we are in the 3rd trimester, folks! This morning we were given another ultrasound woo hoo!! because at my last appointment they told me they lost my first ultrasound...

Oh, that's too bad, I guess I'll see my baby again, *sigh*...  :) 

She has grown so much in the last 10 weeks, and she is absolutely beautiful and has totally stolen our hearts. We got to see her swallow fluid, stick out her tongue a few times, her eyes open, her arms flailing everywhere, lots of hair, and even at one point she looked right at us and I felt a connection only a mother and her child could have. It was UH-MAZING! 

Oh, and the ultrasound tech said she weighs 3.5 lbs and my due date is more like September 3rd! 

Excuse me!? 

We've got a big girl on our hands! When she told me this I started freaking out a bit... 

What about Lindsey's wedding in August in Indiana? We have 2 months until September 3rd, we're soooo not ready!! Ohmygoodness! I'm hyperventilating!! 

Ok, it wasn't that bad, ha! It was exciting though to think she'd come around the 3rd, especially since that's Travis' birthday! After we talked with the doctor, she reassured me that the due date is still set for September 19th considering I'm still measuring at 28 weeks and based on my last menstrual cycle. So whether she comes around Travis' birthday or mine (on the 21st), more than one Jonesie is going to have a very Happy Birthday! 

How far along? 28 Weeks and 1 Day
Total weight gain: 21 lbs
Maternity clothes? Most of the time
Stretch marks? Nope J
Sleep: Sleep is ok, crazy dreams every night, and a little sore in the mornings from sleeping in one position.
Best moment this week: Spending time with my family in Florida and having them get to finally feel and see her moving! And of course seeing her on another ultrasound and hearing that she's growing perfectly!
Miss Anything? I know this isn’t really pregnancy related but I really miss my sister, Stefanie—she is currently on her way to Uganda for the next 2 ½ months to serve with YWAM.
Movement: Several times throughout the day and night…she’s most active during the night and sometimes when I wake up to use the bathroom it's hard for me to fall back to sleep because of all the movement—we’ll need to change her schedule when she arrives lol
Food cravings: Sweet
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks—they’re a little better this week
Symptoms: Back and rib pain, Braxton Hicks, peeing, shortness of breath, forgetfulness
Belly Button in or out? Outie!
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finishing my last bag for a friend :)


 I see you!


  1. You look so so adorable in this picture!!!

  2. Thank you, you're so sweet--this picture was taken right before we left Florida, 7 in the morning, immediately after waking up....so by you complimenting me that was a huge confidence booster since I felt like I looked like death warmed over (not exactly sure what that phrase means but I felt like it fit here lol!)