By peoplestaff225
Updated July 15, 2005 11:04 AM

Today is the official start of my third trimester. Like clockwork, my body is responding with some of the typical third trimester symptoms such as back pain, increased exhaustion and swollen feet and ankles. The baby kicks on a regular basis and as she is getting bigger, fatter and stronger I feel it much more now. According to a pregnancy calendar that I read, she is currently approximately 15" long, the size of "a bag of flour," and weighs around 2 1/2 pounds.

I have a new boyfriend, or at least that’s what my husband calls my new body pillow. It’s fantastic- I put it between my knees to help with my back, wedge part of it below my belly and wrap my arms around it. It makes sleeping a lot more comfortable but I think Josh is jealous.

We finally registered for gifts. We still have yet to pick out the stroller (though we are probably going to go with the Inglesina Zippy with the bassinet attachment or the Bugaboo), car seat (depends on the stroller), but today we are going to finalize our furniture decision (we’re leaning towards the Bratt Decor Dick Crib and matching dresser/changer). We’ve registered at BuyBuyBaby for basics, Babystyle for clothes and Pottery Barn Kids for the bassinet.

As a reminder (since everyone asks each time), I am due October 5. The baby is a girl. We haven’t picked a name yet. When we do, we will not be announcing it until the baby is born.