Happy Friday and Christmas Eve Eve!
It’s the calm before the storm; hopefully wrapping paper is put away, shopping lists are checked off, and maybe all that’s left is a little cooking and traveling this weekend.
Whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s safe, healthy, and filled with joy!
Well y’all, as of this week, I’ve now moved into my third trimester! WHOOP WHOOP! Golly wolly I can hardly believe I’m 2/3 of the way through this beautifully miraculous experience. I anticipate these next few months are going to get a little challenging as my body, mainly my belly and son inside, start growing exponentially. Bring it on, buddy. You’ve got one tough mama, so I’m ready for whatever you have in store for me!
Here’s an update on how little McNugget and I have been feeling this past month and overall in the second trimester. Overall, the second trimester has been a piece of paleo cake compared to this summer’s fatigue and nausea and sensitivities of the first trimester.
And of course, I’d LOVE to hear about any of your third trimester tips and tricks that helped you survive those last few awkward months of waddling and wobbling around.
Aversions: Still NONE! I’m pretty much back to my normal pre-pregnancy palette…nothing seems unusually unappealing to me that wasn’t already unappealing.
Cravings: So there’s nothing unusual I’m craving, but I’m still LOVING these foods:
Sleep: Like a rock. With 8-9 hours a night and little waking up to go to the bathroom, sleep is still a wonderful thing (I know, enjoy it while I can!). The only new development is needing more pillows under my belly to help support my hips and back.
Weight gain: Not a huge change these past few months. From four months to six months, my weight gain seems to be slowing down (probably due to my appetite leveling out). As of my last doctor’s appointment last week, I’m now officially at about 18-20 pounds. I’m not positive what my weight was when I started this whole adventure.
Aches/Pains/Discomforts: Not too much to complain about here…
Appetite: Kinda dwindling actually. I find I need to make myself eat at times, and thanks to my growing belly, I find I’m getting fuller more quickly. I may need to start doing smaller, more frequent meals these last few months.
Workouts: Feeling GREAT! Some changes and adjustments I’ve been making are:
Mood Changes: Normal! My patience is back. My calmness is back. My irritability is gone (for the most part…third graders have that amazing capability to bring that out of anyone).
-Hefty Boy- As of last week, my son was weighing in at 2 pounds and 7 ounces, which is a few weeks ahead of where he should be (more like 30 weeks numbers instead of 27.5 weeks)…I can’t say I’m surprised based on the size of his father and the men on that side of the family.
-Like Mother, Like Son- To no one’s surprise, this little guy is ON THE MOVE. My OB asked me to start charting his movements (I use the Ovia Pregnancy app to do this). She said I should try to find his most active times of day, when I can track 10 movements in an hour. This boy can get 10 movements in under 10 minutes, which he does way more than three times a day. My favorite thing is at night, as I’m reading my own bedtime stories, he will kick my book and literally raise it off my stomach.
-Healthy Boy- Praise God! All of the tests, screenings, and sonograms show he is perfectly healthy…solid heart rate, beautiful brain, perfect bone development…thank you thank you thank you if you’ve been apart of the multitude of prayers supporting us both!
As I enter this last phase of the journey, your prayers and support are continuously appreciated! Prayers for both of our health now and in delivery, my husband and I’s transition at his arrival, and my son’s spiritual growth throughout his early life are biggies on my daily chats with God.
Alrighty friends, as I mentioned early, PLEASE leave a comment telling me any tips, tricks, do’s, or don’ts for the last few months. Anything or everything is appreciated! Be well, and stay merry y’all!
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
Come on, let's live a little!