My Third Trimester Checklist

My Third Trimester Checklist

Uhhhh…didn’t I just announce I was pregnant?!

How am I in the third trimester already?! Of course to be honest, I’m super thankful to be in the last phase of pregnancy. This pregnancy has been SO much better than my first (maybe there’s some truth to the whole boy vs girl pregnancy symptom thing?!), but I’m still not a super happy pregnant lady. I love the baby kicks, the fact that everyone helps me with things, and that I don’t feel terrible eating throughout the day (I’ll feel bad that I did that after the baby is born and he’s not 40 lbs…but whatever). But I’m EXHAUSTED (I’m in bed at 8 writing this), I wake up multiple times a night to pee, and if you saw my Instastories and a recent Instagram post, I keep waking up with the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood theme song stuck in my head, and then I can’t go back to sleep. It’s just annoying.


And I’m waddling. But I think I had the pregnancy waddle start a while ago…..

Anyway, now that it’s getting a little more real, here’s what I’m planning to do these last few months!

Here’s my third trimester checklist:

Hospital Registration

This is so important if your hospital takes preregistration! My first pregnancy, I registered when I was like 12 weeks (unnecessary). When I went into labor, I called the hospital and they had all my info completely ready to go. I literally did ZERO paperwork or anything when I go there, water broken with a towel between my legs.

Go Through Neutral Baby Clothes

We didn’t know the gender during my first pregnancy (which was awesome, and I really encourage you to have that experience if you’re considering it!), and so we got a lot of plain/neutral onesies. I need to go through all of those that I saved, that would be relevant for a baby boy!

Have the Necessities READY

This sounds a lot easier than it will be. We’re moving right before the baby arrives (I know, INSANE. But that’s pretty much how we roll I guess…more on that in another post!), and I just know everything will get completely discombobulated in the move. I need to pack everything up and label it in HUGE black letters with “BABY” all over it!!!!

Pack the Hospital Bag

I need to get my bag ready, but in all honesty I probably won’t do it until after we move (maybe….). I’m going to a do a separate post on what I pack, because this time around I’m going super minimalist, after my first delivery experience!!!!

Get a Prenatal Massage

YES. So my first pregnancy, I got a Groupon for a prenatal massage. That experience was terrible. The woman basically talked to me for 30 of my 45 minute massage about her doula business, then stretched my legs and THAT WAS IT. But of course I was too dumbfounded to say anything. And then I hit a yellow parking poll as I was leaving. It sucked. This time, I’m making sure I never buy Groupons for weirdo places, and calling ahead to make sure it’s a legit spa with the bed with the hole in it so I can dump my stomach and get a nice back massage!

Get a Pedicure

I got one before my daughter was born, and had my toenails painted pink and blue since we didn’t know what she was! It felt so good getting my feet done because I basically couldn’t even touch my toes at that point, hadn’t shaved my legs in months…probably I sight to behold, but I’m sure they’ve seen worse. This time around I want blue toenail polish and another repeat of my shameless hairy legs, because let’s be more honest…I stopped shaving them about 5 weeks ago and so far my husband hasn’t noticed, or is too nice to say anything about it.

So those are my top picks that I’ll be checking off my list for the next few months! What did/do you have on your list?!

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    • Meredith
      February 3, 2018 / 3:28 PM

      Thanks Belle!

  1. February 2, 2018 / 10:52 PM

    This is such a great checklist! The last week before I was due I had a massage, hair appointment, lunch dates, and all things Me booked and my girl came a week early! Not such great planning, lol.

    • Meredith
      February 3, 2018 / 3:29 PM

      Oh no!!! Awwwww!!!! Hopefully you still got some fun stuff in 🙂

  2. February 3, 2018 / 7:42 AM

    Great list for moms to be!! I love the graphic page you made! how did you do that?

    • Meredith
      February 3, 2018 / 3:29 PM

      Thank you!! I made it in Canva 🙂

  3. February 3, 2018 / 6:50 PM

    Great post! I definitely agree, Especially the prenatal massage and pedicure! I definitely took advantage of some “mommy pampering” before baby arrived! Congrats 🙂

    • Meredith
      February 4, 2018 / 8:41 PM

      Thank you!!

  4. February 5, 2018 / 10:37 AM

    I’m definitely not at this point in my life, but having a check-list has to make it easier! Best wishes and congrats on the little one!

  5. February 21, 2018 / 6:39 PM

    Thank you Meredith for My Third Trimester Checklist post. An enjoyable read. I especially like the idea of pampering yourself with pedicure and your carefree attitude of “repeat of shameless hairy legs” lol 🙂

    What’s your favorite part of being in your Third Trimester?

    • Meredith
      March 1, 2018 / 7:22 PM

      Haha yes!! I honestly cannot remember the last time I shaved them!! Right now I think my favorite part is definitely feeling the baby kick and move inside!! It’s the best experience 🙂

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