I have heard/read multiple different opinions on when the third trimester starts... 27 weeks, 28 weeks, even 30 weeks! I am choosing to believe that my third trimester starts at the end of this week.
Why? Because today marks the end of the 6 month of my pregnancy.
A "trimester" means one-third. One third of 40 weeks is 13.33... so, about 13 weeks and 2 days. So, at the end of my second/beginning of my third trimester I should be 26 weeks and 4 days in (with 13 weeks and roughly 2 days to go). I currently have 13 weeks and 5 days to go meaning Sunday will mark that magical day of 13-2. =)
It's kind of weird to think of myself as being in my third trimester. I don't feel THAT pregnant... and I don't feel like I've been pregnant for that long! But, with the realization that the third trimester is pretty much HERE I am also faced with the fact that I have a lot of really tough/weird/challenging things that are going to be coming about in my life and decisions that I have to make.
We have to find a pediatrician. We are taking some child birth prep classes starting in a couple of weeks. We have to register for baby gifts. We have to get the crib from my brother-in-law's place. My baby shower is happening. Our maternity photos are happening. I have to figure out my maternity leave. I'm going to go into labor. I'm going to have a frickin' BABY! lol And I'm going to have to bring it home and wake up several times a night and not know what the hell I'm doing and be freaked out at everything like thing that happens.
I remember my mom telling me that my dad freaked when I got the hiccups for the first time.
That is SOO gonna be me. lol