27 Weeks, and in the final countdown!

Wow, I cannot believe that I am in the 3rd trimester. It’s a very surreal feeling, I think because the first trimester  went by SO slowly (between a combination of m/c fears and nonstop m/s), I expected the rest to go by slowly. Then the second trimester flew by, and now I’m thinking HFS, my EDD is exactly 3 months from today!

It’s definitely becoming more real to C and I every day that there’s a real live kiddo in my belly. RockStar is kicking so hard lately that it kind of creeps Char out to have his hand on my belly at times – I told him to try to imagine that force from the INSIDE! Our little soccer player. 🙂

theBump is still saying that RockStar is approximately the size of an eggplant… that’s 13.6-14.8″ long and weighing in at 1.5-2.2#. We had a small realization the other day that as hard as it has gotten for me to put my shoes on lately thanks to the size of my expanding belly, this kid will likely be putting on another 4-8# before he/she decides to join us. That is kind of scary and cool, all at the same time! 

I was up to 174# this morning – up 1.5# from last week, up 13# overall. I seem to be averaging about the 1#/week that the midwife recommended at this point, so that’s all good. I have about four weeks of work left and then I’m going to have to make a lot more of an effort to work out at home the last couple of months so that I don’t explode. Eek! As you can see, my regular non-maternity tank tops are definitely getting too short at this point. I ordered a couple from OldNavy yesterday that are extra-long maternity tops – hopefully they fit a little better!

Also, my belly button is starting to convert to an outie I think. Visually it still looks in, but if you graze your hand over my belly this past week it’s definitely starting to stick out. All the little changes sure add up!


  1. Okay, the belly is definitely popping more every week. You're looking great!

  2. Yeah for the third trimester and the home stretch. I can't believe how close we are to meeting our babies!!

  3. Congrats on the 3rd trimester! You look great!

  4. 3rd trimester! Yay!

  5. Wow you are almost there! cRaZy 🙂

  6. Oh my gosh…you're so close now. If even I think it's unbelievable I can't imagine how you feel.Listen, there's nothing wrong with a pregnant women rocking a crop top…don't knock it till you've tried it. 🙂

  7. I can't believe you're in the 3rd trimester already! It seriously seems like just a few weeks ago that you started growing this little one. It's getting really close now!!!!! 🙂

  8. I still wear my maternity tank tops! They are awesome! :-)(I also still wear my belly band. If you haven't bought one of those yet I can't recommend it enough! They are a LIFE SAVER! Especially as you get bigger by the second in these last three months!)

  9. YOU ARE SO CUTE!!!!

  10. Lookin' good! I can't wait to be beat up from the inside. Not much longer…yay!!

  11. Awww…you look AMAZING! I can't wait to be cute like you!!!

  12. Josey, you are such a precious little mama to be! Pregnancy looks great on you! I can not believe how fast this journey has gone by for both of us!!! I can't wait to see pictures of you, Char, and you little Rock Star!:)

  13. 3rd trimester already??? wow! that's so fast! you look so good. i'm seriously impressed with how well you're monitoring your weight gain.

  14. I can't believe you are so far along!!! From afar, it really feels like it is going so fast!!!

  15. Well you totally nailed it again. First trimester is terrifying and the second went by in a blink. Now I hardly know what to do with myself! Invest in slip on shoes I suppose…Glad to hear everything is going so well!

  16. Hot mama! These weeks are just flying by!

  17. You look cool!

  18. My how you've grown!! You look great. It all sounds good from here! Keep those soccer kicks comin!

  19. Wow, you were MEANT to be a pregnant lady Jo…you look fantastic! I'm in shock that this is the start of your third tri..with the holidays coming (and CO!) it's really going to fly by. HFS!!

  20. Holy Crap! 3 months left…WOW! Looking great!

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