Woo hoo! I am into the 3rd trimester now! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be that much closer to meeting baby and only having 33% more of pregnancy left. 😀
I’m happy to say that the past couple of weeks have been a lot better than my previous few weeks. I seem to have figured out how to manage my not-so-fun preggo symptoms at work a little better. I also broke down and bought some new maternity clothes, so I’m not having a panic of nothing to wear every day. That alone has made a huge difference.
I’m also doing pretty well with my New Year’s resolution of taking better care of myself, which has a great impact on my pregnancy as well.
How I’m Feeling:
Better! I realize I’m not going to feel 100% for quite a while, but things have been more manageable recently.
Symptoms that are most noticeable now are…
- heartburn like NONE other. All the time. Tums are my candy.
- Feeling lots of pressure/heaviness in my belly
- very congested. Not sure if it’s just my sickness lingering or pregnancy congestion
- round ligament pain, especially if I roll or twist, kind of feels like burning too?
- pretty frequent incontinence (sneezing, etc.) – so fun!
- Braxton Hicks all the time!
Weight Gain: Had an appointment yesterday and confirmed I am up 18 pounds. That sounds like so much to me, but my doctor assured me I was with a normal range. If I gain an average of a pound a week until 40 weeks, I’d put on 30 pounds total. I’m hoping to be under that (25 sounds a lot better), but I think I’m at least on track to not over gain.
And since I’ve been depriving y’all of bump shots…
At the gym the other day. BELLY!
Maternity Clothes: you can check out what I’ve been wearing lately over here.
Overall, the new work clothes have been helping, but I do think I’m due for some new shirts now. First it was the pants not fitting. Now it’s like wow, I can only wear maternity tops. No trying to squeeze into my “big” t-shirts anymore.
Sleep: has been really hit or miss lately. My typical routine these days is to fall asleep on the couch at about 8, then wake up at 10-10:30 to go to my actual bed. I sleep okay for the first half of the night and then toss and turn for the second half.
I’ve also been waking up with numb hips/legs and arms if my arms are above my heart at all. I was assured this is also “normal.” Weird!
Fitness: If I had to rate how fitness is going on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not even working out), I’d rate it a 6.5 right now.
I am doing PiYo and enjoying the stretching and not using weights. But I am also not feeling it the next day either. I think it’s good during pregnancy or to throw into the mix but I don’t really know how you’d get amazing results from the program.
Exercising gives me Braxton Hicks, which are fine, but just uncomfortable. It discourages me from working out more often or harder though. I’m okay with taking it easy for now, but it’s just kind of “meh.”
Gender: I’m really not sure why these are on pregnancy survey posts. She’s a girl and it’s not like that’s going to change 😛
Craving: Kraft mac n cheese, vanilla ice cream/milkshakes, Cheez-its, Ginger ale, baked goods like muffins/banana bread
Food Aversions: veggies are meh, but I still try to eat them. I’m not really into much meat lately either.
Missing: running, a lot! Regular intensity workouts. Not peeing my pants
Movement: hiccups are noticeable now. I am definitely feeling movement and all over – top of my belly, right in the front, very low. She is most active in the early morning or late evening it seems.
New for Baby: eeeeee! We got a lot of new things within the last week – probably my favorites so far.
Some friends of ours came over for dinner and gave us these:
OMG. How adorable are these? But also practical. They are in 12-18 month size, so she can actually wear these when she walks!
And I also got my diaper bag off my registry (this one). LOVE it!
This bag is so versatile and useful looking. I will have to resist the urge to start using this right away as my purse! I can’t wait to use it.
I also got some new things for the nursery, but I’m going to save the details for that for next week when I reveal my nursery inspiration.
Most Looking Forward to: my baby showers – I want to see all my friends and get all the baby things! Birth, believe it or not. Lately, I think about meeting my baby girl all the time. I am just so excited for her to BE here!
Questions for You:
- What pregnancy symptom do you think you’ll least enjoy?
- Mamas: how did your 3rd trimester go?