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Third Trimester – Part 2

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Sarah

    Both your pics made me laugh!

    The meme about leggings being pants at 9 months pregnant is pretty accurate. I felt the same way, haha. I think I only wore leggings and maternity tights from 36 weeks until I gave birth. Then I wore leggings and flip-flops home from the hospital.

    The picture about the bladder hugging baby was also pretty funny because my daughter used to creepy massage my bladder with her fingers when it was full-ish (because a pregnant lady’s bladder is full with like a teaspoon of pee). After I gave birth, she used to do the same creepy finger massage motion on my shoulder when I’d carry her!

    I’m soooo excited for you Lisa! 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hahaha! I’m totally picturing the creepy finger massages. LOL

  2. Ingunn

    I’m so excited for you!! We didn’t have much of a birth plan, but since I wanted to go natural, I asked that no one would air the idea of an epidural unless I asked for it first, and we also added that if we did end up with a c-section, we would do skin-to-skin afterwards anyway (unless either the baby or I were in distress, of course).

    1. Lisa Eirene

      At the hospital I’ll go to they do skin to skin with c-sections but instead of immediately like vaginal birth it’s within 3-5 minutes (per the childbirth class we took). They do their best to do it as soon as possible, which is good.

      Did you end up avoiding the epidural?

  3. Lori

    You sound very organized and ready for the birth!

  4. Elaine

    Did you pack ear phones? A must-have! Good luck! Like your wedding prep, it’s been fun to follow along on this adventure.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good tip! Thanks for letting me know!
      I am definitely a type A planner. LOL Thankfully I’ve been a little less type A for this than our wedding I think. 😉

  5. Yum Yucky

    Wait. How did the baby grow in your fast? I swear you just got pregnant last week! My daughter’s birth plan flew out the window on the very first contraction. We tease her about it now.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      In some ways it feels like it went fast and in other ways it feels like it’s been a hundred years!!! Haha

  6. Biz

    I have to admit that the women who have elaborate birth plans are typically type A people who plan everything. One woman I worked with planned it down to the last week. Friday, last day of work – Saturday – have the baby. The following Saturday, start workouts. Gah.

    It’s all unpredictable and I love your “have a plan but go with the flow” approach. It will come out one way or another, and all that’s necessary is that you and the baby are healthy! 😀 Eeek – getting so close!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I used to be SO type A. This pregnancy has either mellowed that out, or made me just lazy and not care. LOL I haven’t figured that out yet. I mean, when we go on vacation I plan everything. I do research on hotels, best places to stay close to things we want to do, make a list of things we want to do, make a list of restaurants we want to try, etc. Michael makes fun of my lists. But surprisingly, this pregnancy has me pretty list-free!

  7. emmaclaire

    A little late to reply, but just had to pipe in and tell you that you look great, but very ready to have a baby! With all your plans in place and things pretty much ready to go, all that’s left is trying to get as much rest as you can. How long are you planning to work? As for what to wear home, I have to say I took my roomiest sweatpants and one of hubby’s button-up shirts. I didn’t look very glamorous, but I was sure comfy. Should have asked my mom not to take any pictures below the waist, though – I look like a slob! Good luck these last few weeks and can’t wait to hear how everything goes!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you! That’s very sweet. 🙂

      I plan on working up until the end. Whenever that happens to be!

      We got our crib mattress last night so now the nursery is completely finished and that’s a relief. Thanks for the tips on the clothes. Comfy sounds best to me.

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