Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Third Trimester Virgin

8 (long) weeks ago, when I started this journey on bedrest, my doctor was unsure of just exactly how long this pregnancy would last. He told us that 28 weeks would be a great goal to get to. I looked at the calendar and immediately decided that if I was still pregnant at 28 weeks I would eat a (delicious Costco) churro in honor of Cinco de Mayo. On the other hand if I wasn't pregnant at 28 weeks Spencer would proceed to call me his Third Trimester Virgin. Two pregnancies and I had never been there-- UNTIL NOW.
We didn't exactly spend the second trimester on a BabyMoon, setting up a baby nursery or enjoying the spring weather but I've made it to the Third Trimester- THE FINAL STRETCH! I feel liberated.  I feel calm knowing that if Spencer Jr. came now that his chance of survival is at least 80%. I feel strong and powerful. and I feel very FAT.
Lately I have been compared to someone incarcerated in a prison-- Looking forward to visitors and mealtime. I believe I gain weight just thinking about eating. My dreams lately have somewhat switched gears from the nightmares of doing my own c-section with a dull rock in a forest, to dreams of working out and walking. These appendages I once called "legs" are unfamiliar sausage-like-links attached to my body. Oh how far I have fallen (and that churro didn't help) I have already begun to plan my postpartum workouts and develop the "ULTIMATE WORKOUT" playlist. 
 (Yes, I am wearing one of Spencer's Mexico t-shirts- I really got into the theme of the day)

I am still trying my best to incubate this little one and keep him inside for a number of more weeks- but the thought of walking to the mailbox or outside to enjoy the beautiful weather is beginning to consume me. I've been told that bedrest is one of the hardest things you can do, and now I fully stand behind that statement. It may not be the "Perfect Pregnancy" but it is a pregnancy, which is what matters and what we are grateful for. However, the end is near and in a weird way we are both glad how long this bedrest phase has lasted (We hope for 12 more weeks of bedrest and a healthy baby boy, but lets be honest- I can't wait to NOT be pregnant).
 My dear Aunt Carol dropped off this lovely cake this morning in honor of reaching 28 weeks. I wouldn't mind if the 2 miraculously turned into a 3 over night. But if we're on the topic of wishful thinking, then I wouldn't mind if the cake had magic powers to help me lose 20lbs when I devour it.

[Thank you all for the packages, letters, and meals, and most importantly all of the prayers.]

27 comments:

Lana Dawn said...

YAY! i love you and updates!

you look soo good!!!

Casey said...

Amazing cake, cute pictures, and HOORAY!!! You've made it this far! I'll bet you can hold out longer :) I'll do what i can to make it enjoyable for you!

Ryan + Jess said...

Way to hang in there through the bed-rest! I can't imagine how hard that would be...we are so glad you are still pregnant!!

Love you!

Aaron and Stacey Salmon said...

Yahoo for 28!! We miss you guys, and we are thinking of you ALWAYS. Love you tons.
SS

Brandilyn said...

1.) you look amazing in that picture. the only part of you that looks big is a BABY BELLY, which is the best, most awesome, gorgeous kind of big.

2.) that cake's probably the cutest freaking thing in the whole world!

and 3.) if you haven't already, you should check out notalwaysright.com. it's hilarious and entertaining for hours and will hopefully help you pass some of your time on bed rest quickly!

byufish said...

Honestly....you look like a normal, happy, pregnant woman! Oh wait...you are!! It's just that little unstretching womb of yours... AND...I'll definitely tell CarolJ you LOVED her cake. Call me when you're going to eat it...or if you have and want to share!! Love you TONS!!

Paige said...

First, I LOVED CINCO DE MAYO 2007! i wish we were doing that again today haha

Second, you look freaking gorgeous!!! all that bed rest does a body good and i am happy to see you are still doing theme days.

thrid, that cake is hilarious!! i laughed really hard when i saw it i love the baby haha i think thats what your baby will look like haha with a little green hat and leaf diaper. but really im so proud of you, your the best little mamma! keep growing that babe! LOVE YOU!

Jenna said...

yay! i am so glad you are doign so well! love the pictures too! um send me some cake if you dont want to eat it all!

Courtney said...

Third trimester!!! ALMOST THERE! you don't look fat by the way. You look really good. Love you

Samantha said...

I am so happy for you guys. I hope things keep going well for you and your little guy.

Nicole and Ryan Wilder said...

Sara, every pregnant woman feels fat! lol you still look great! Ya for the final stretch!! Its so exciting! Love you!

Caleb and Jessica Sainsbury said...

Sara, you crack me up! Way to go for getting to 28 weeks. Just keep telling yourself that every day counts! :) And, by the way, you look better then most of the non-pregnant people out there. (from jess)

Wilkerson Weekly said...

I (sort of) know how awful it is to lay around doing nothing-- boring!!! But finals are done, and you are on the home stretch. Don't worry about your weight. You can think about that later (or never!) That churro sounds good. Berry smoothie to go with it?

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

That cake is so cute. I can't imagine what it would be like to be on bed rest that long. I can't wait to meet this little guy. Let me know if yo need anything! And Happy Cinco De Mayo!

A&K said...

That was such a fun cinco de mayo, prob. my best ever! I love that you dressed up in theme today. and um excuse me but bed rest does a body good, I don't know what your talking about. You look gorgeous and seriously glowing as cliche as it sounds! Congrats on making it to 28 weeks! YAY! keep that baby cookin'. Can't wait to get together with all the babies this summer!

US WEEKLY said...

We celebrated to!! Yummy mexican meal! keep that baby going! so excited for you!

.Ang. said...

28 weeks?!?!? you are getting closer!!! (that was kind of a dumb thing to say.. it's not like you are getting further away...) haha

I think you look pretty hot.


I love you !!!!

Bonnie said...

well to the casual observer you look beautiful!!! You're body is never the same after pregnancies and that's too bad, but worth the price in the end!! I love costco churros' now I want one!! we spent cinco de mayo having sister barlett teach the yw to make salsa and cheese empanadas! yum!! we love you and pray for several more weeks of bedrest for you!

Ashley Terry said...

Sara and Spencer! I am SO SO SO happy that you have made it so far! What a blessing.

P.S. Sara, you don't even look fat at all.

P.P.S. I love that you are so festive.

P.P.P.S. I really want to see you soon!

Love ya,

Ash

MB said...

AH! THIRD TRIMESTER!!! AND you got cake, oh my heavens. that looks delicious.

keep on going!

Linda Salmon said...

You look great. I was on almost bed rest (if that is a way to say it) for 5 weeks and I went crazy, but hang in there. You have some thing very special to look forward to, I didn't. We are is excited and happy for you. We look forward in seeing you and hopefully this new little one in July. Take care of your self and know that we are all praying and thinking of you. Love ya

KandyJill said...

YAY for 28 weeks!! :)
Haha Fish - your posts make me laugh SO hard. Good thing I'm on the third floor because I totally busted up! You are such a witty one ;) I love you dude. I can't wait to meet your little man. The next weekend that Brady has off of work I REALLY wanna come visit you!! Like REALLY badly! I love you. I miss you. Happy 28 weeks again! :)

melissa said...

Congratulations for making it this far! I hope the time goes by more quickly for you! I hope you are on bedrest for a few more months (sounds mean, but you know what I'm trying to say!) Good luck to you and the baby!

Kaiti Klara said...

yayy 28 weeks!!!!! You really do look amazing! I love you dearly, and I am gonna come visit you SUNDAY!!:)

.kaitlyn. said...

you are AMAZING and you look it too :) thinking of you and your little baby!

erin said...

well arent you adorable! Congratulations on such a huge hurdle. 28 weeks...i love tender mercies.
I appreciate your kindness regarding my blog...when really you are the inspiring one. Your story is amazing. I am really happy you are having this sweet little boy and know he will be greeted with so much love.

***and i honestly do not mind if you want to make any link to my blog, I hope it can help someone***

Anonymous said...

I wanted to be comment #28 on a post about 28 weeks. Way to go girl! Keep that baby in for a couple more weeks! xoxo