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Well I’m officially in the 3rd trimester. This is where I start to feel tired and exhausted again, I feel bigger than a whale, I have a lot of heartburn, all of my maternity clothes start to get really tight and those stretchy pants that were comfy to wear at home now become a regular part of my everyday wardrobe and I wear them everywhere. Its when you start to think about all of the food that you’ve been missing out on (I can’t wait to go to sushi train again and eat whatever I feel like! ), when will you go into labour (hopefully not before my c/section date) and it’s also when you have to get a move on and get ready to bring a baby home. Oh and you start to spend a lot more time waiting for your OB or midwife as your appointments start to get more regular.
One of my favourite things to do in the 3rd trimester is pack my hospital bag. I wrote a post a few years ago about what I pack in a hospital bag. I like it as a nice excuse to get some new jammies. Always pjs for me because I have to wear support hose for a few days after. A new dressing gown and slippers is always nice and another great tip that I love to share is a breastfeeding cushion so that you don’t have to prop baby up with pillows while learning (or mastering) breastfeeding. I just love having the pillow there on hand with me and learnt that with the twins.
Oh and don’t forget a cute going home outfit for your new little bundle. I’ve had a few winter babies which means rugging them up all nice and warm in woollens…………here was the last time we brought a baby home from the hospital. So cute.
Another thing I tend to pack are my pregnancy Multivitamins like Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold. During Keira’s c/section I lost a lot of blood and I remember the midwife got me to show her my pregnancy vitamin pack to read how much iron was in there and whether I’d need a supplement or not. If you are breastfeeding then t’s a good idea to keep taking your multivitamins even after baby is here in the outside world to keep up your vitamins while you are breastfeeding. Of course you should always check with your Dr or midwife. I’m not a big dairy or meat eater so tend to take them for a while after just to make sure I’m on top of everything.
So in 8 weeks I look forward to sharing our new baby with you………..in the meantime I’d love to hear what your top tip for surviving the 3rd trimester is. The winning comment will receive a Mum’s gift pack from Blackmores to treat themselves with. Full terms of my giveaways can be found here , competition is open to Australian residents and entries close 5pm 24th June 2014. Thank you!