On the home run - trimester three

Last week, a friend of mine took some lovely trimester 3 shots of my pregnant self. If you compare these with my trimester 2 photos, you'll notice the dramatic change in seasons as well as how much my belly has grown!
Today, I want to share my thoughts about being on the home run. Read on if you're interested....

1. Up till a few weeks ago, I was consciously trying to keep the waddling in check. Then one day, I decided it's all too hard. Let the waddling begin!

2. A total stranger came up to me recently and asked if she could touch my belly. I know some mothers don't like it but I just laughed and said OK.

3. I feel baby's kicks and movements more than ever now, sometimes at the most inconvenient times (ie. when I'm about to drift to sleep), but every kick reassures me that baby is strong and well and I am grateful for it.

4. I feel so heavy and pregnant already and can hardly believe I have another 3 months to go - which means I will only get bigger and heavier!

4. The fatigue and moodiness I experienced during the first trimester has returned. The other day after a particularly long and hard week, I woke up at 3 in the morning and sobbed my eyes out for no apparent reason except I was feeling so sorry for myself.

5. Nursery set up starts this weekend! Our bathroom renovation is finally complete so the next few weekends will be dedicated to buying baby supplies. I just can't wait to put everything together.

6. Nesting instincts have well and truly kicked in. I spent most of the weekend scrubbing and cleaning the kitchen, living room and dining room. Everything literally sparkles now. And that makes me happy.

7. Just last Friday, I dreamt of my baby. In my dreams, it was a boy - the most beautiful baby boy I could ever wish for (though I might be biased, of course). He was tiny and had the brightest eyes and I cradled him in my arms and never wanted to let go. Mother's instinct or just a random dream? I can only wait to find out...

62 Responses to On the home run - trimester three

oomph. said...

WOW!! seems like you went from no belly to BELLY!! or i just haven't seen any in between pictures, lol! sounds like everything is going well :)

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Briseidy said...

oh my! this is so sweet! I'm glad to see you are doing great and enjoying your last months with your baby inside :)
you look so beautiful!

Natalie G said...

Aw you look GREAT, pregnancy suits you :)

Ms George said...

Aw! You look gorgeous! That is definitely a health bundle there!

lucent imagery said...

you are STUNNING!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

you look so radiant, trishie.

i am so excited for you.

Kim Alston said...

Well, you look BEAUTIFUL!!! Stunning really. I'm so happy for you. Just 3 more months until you have your little one in your arms. What a beautiful moment. It's ashame what expectant mothers have to go through. Hang in there.
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My Garden Diaries said...

Oh honey!!! You look so beautiful!!! WOW! I must say that I had dreams with all of my little beans and they all turned out to be right!!! I'm just saying!!! My friends and family could not believe that I knew with each one but my dreams were so vivid just like yours! So wonderful and waddling is all good!!!! Have a great time getting that room ready! Nicole

greenthumb said...

You are just glowing, great photos, I loved setting up the babys room also.

Tshering Yangzom said...

Awww!! You look sooo adorable my dear (:
xx

Iliska Dreams said...

The most important thing to do now is rest, and to take time out for yourself. Have a massage, get your hair done, anything to pamper your tired body which is doing the most amazing thing. Growing a human!

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Gaby said...

you look wonderful!

Anouka K said...

You look beautiful in these shots. Thanks for sharing your pregnancy experience. It must be a journey of discovery. xo

aliceinbo said...

Really beautiful words !

Tamara F said...

You're glowing! TIme sure is flying, isn't it? :) Can't wait to see how you've decorated the nursery :)
Don't clean by yourself anymore! Get a maid or some help once a week and rest. :)
I hope you'll have time to blog when the baby comes, I'd hate to lose a good blog I'm following. <3

Rebecca Ze said...

You look beautiful, wish i looked this good during pregnancy :)
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FASHION TALES said...

Such incredibly stunning photos of you here. I also love the navy outfit! And, how exciting for you though, Thanks for sharing! /Madison

Deanne Langford said...

You look absolutely beautiful, I loved being pregnant (I must have I did it 6 times!)- enjoy it while it lasts, because then the fun begins!!!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Getting pretty close now:) You look beautiful by the way, and yes, suddenly very pregnant as well.

Tina Bradley said...

What a touching, beautiful post--and you look absolutely fabulous--positively glowing! Long ago, when I was expecting my first child, I also dreamed of a sweet baby boy--and, that's exactly what I had! Joy + hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Shirley Tay said...

Reading your pregnancy post brings back so many memories..... only regret - I should've taken more pix :<

Susannah said...

Wonderful to see you looking so happy, healthy and well. What a lovely neat bump too. Baby looks a good size :). So excited for you, thank you for sharing this special time with us. It's going to be the best thing ever when your dream comes true. I used to hold and gaze at my first baby for hours. So grateful for that special time with him. Nothing beats it. And their hair smells so good!

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

wow, you look so beautiful!! talk about pregnancy glow :) your belly looks like its really heavy, but of course being pregnant is such an amazing feeling :)

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rooth said...

You look wonderful and I can't believe it's only three more months! Cannot wait to meet baby

Imogen Eve said...

You look absolutely gorgeous. And still wearing heels too!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

You're a beautiful Mama-to-be! Best wishes to you in your third trimester~

always, koru kate

Johanna said...

Enjoy the ride...it all happens so fast. You look amazing by the way!

OtherMix said...

The photo's are adorable, you look dashing! :]

Jenny Julian said...

Well you look fabulous, even if you do need to waddle now :)

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You look totally radiant Trishie! Hope the fatigue and moodiness will go away again.

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awwwwwwwww you look beautiful.

I dreamt of my sweet girl when I was pregnant. She turned out just as I dreamed her.

Blessings!

Sam said...

You look so radiant sweety, a truly glowing mum-to-be!

jo said...

Trishie, this is a beautiful post! That will be so nice if you have a boy and I can't wait to see the nursery.

xo Jo

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Imogen said...

You're beautiful. This is so sweet. Really interesting to read your experiences too. Wishing you the best of luck.

burntfeather said...

Ahh so beautiful, I think pregnant bellies look wonderful :)

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Trishie, you are glowing and so beautiful. I'm so happy you're happy with a sparkling house. Have fun setting up the nursery!! <3

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Wonderful!

Shayne ♥ said...

congratulations on your baby and for looking great :)

Feronia said...

Lovely photos! You look great!

Karina Dinda R. said...

You look so pretty! Nice post dear :)

Jemma said...

What a darling,glowing, vibrant and beautiful Mommy-to-be you are! I just love these photos. So exciting to be on the last 3 month stretch, actually it will go by faster than you think!
Happy Hugs!
Jemma

cquek said...

one word- gorgeous mom

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Lovely pics Trishie and thanks for sharing your insights - all the best for the last few months!!

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

You are just the loveliest pregnant mom ever--that navy dress look beautiful on you. Hoping your dream comes to pass soon and your last 3 months fly by--I'm sure it will :)
xo Mary Jo

pretty little things said...

super cute you look.
xo sabbi

Beauty Box said...

You look really amazing! Glowing with happiness and anticipation :) Yeah, I've given up and am waddling... there's no fighting it. Ditto on being emotional. My hubs bought me flowers when I didn't have a good day and I just teared up... was never such an emo monster before lol!

little t said...

Look at you! You look beautiful! xx

Vintage Coconut said...

You are absolutely GLOWING!
Your last 3 months will go by quick. Look you already did 6 of them. =p
I hope we get to see the nursery when it's finished.I can't wait till I get to decorate a nursery it's something I am surely looking forward to doing. (Maybe it's because I like to shop?!?) *hehehe*

Our Neck of the Woods said...

You look so beautiful! Positively glowing :) These are some great shots and I know you will treasure them forever. I wonder if your dream was random or if it really will be a boy!

Talisa Tossell said...

You look flawless!


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Gillian said...

What a lovely post. You look so beautiful and happy. The next three months will be challenging and tiring but magical too. x

Sam said...

It was great hearing your trend insight on my last post...Happy End Of The Week!

Sonia De Macedo said...

Nawwww he or she WILL be utterly beautiful. What a lovely post to share with us darling. I love how you always see the positives in everything, including baby kicks in the middle of the night. Hope you share with us the nursery when it's complete!

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Julia said...

You are absolutely glowing... just beautiful! Enjoy these last few months of pregnancy, the baby will be here before you know it!

Jane said...

you look lovely and your baby bump is beautiful! and your dream about your baby is so so precious!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

You look SO beautiful in these photos!!! Pregnancy certainly agrees with you :) Good luck with the last little bit until you meet your little one!

Jay said...

You look so well and healthy, how exciting to start to put the nursery together, I'd love to see photos!

helen said...

you are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck on your last few months!!! nesting has totally kicked in for me too. i spent most of this past saturday in a cleaning frenzy! :)

Willow said...

I popped over via Tammy's blog ...aww you look beautiful!
Best Wishes
Willow

Stephanie Lula said...

Oh my GOODNESS! Your belly is absolutely stunning! You will have one healthy baby, this is too much :)

Pink Ronnie said...

Oh yeah, bring on the waddling! :)
Ronnie xo

Jane - Soon Maternity said...

Looking amazing Trish! Is that one of our dresses?