I had to double check before typing this out because it didn’t seem possible but today marks the official start of the third trimester for this pregnancy. It seems like I should only be a few months in at this point but I think that’s primarily because I was so sick from Weeks 4 to 18 that they were a total wash. It was impossible to settle into the pregnancy at that point. Add to that the fact that with such a tough journey previously, I wouldn’t have been able to feel emotionally comfortable anyway. With Ryan, I was unable to relax during the entire pregnancy and couldn’t believe that we were actually having a baby until he entered the world. Oh, the joys of being emotionally damaged with regards to pregnancy. I have to admit that I tend to feel a bit robbed that I can’t just sit back and enjoy my pregnancy like so many can. I am scarred. Those scars run incredibly deep and while I am unbelievably happy to be carrying this baby, I despise the fact that I am always waiting for something to happen. I have vowed to try my absolute best to focus on the positive for these last several weeks.
How far along? 28 weeks today | Officially in the third trimester (whaaaaat?!)
How am I feeling? Physically, feeling really well. Sleep isn’t a major issue yet with the exception of some crazy pregnancy-induced dreams. I had forgotten all about that madness! Also, my hips are starting to ache during the night but the pain subsides as soon as I switch sides. Besides that, no big issues.
Aversions? Thankfully, still no major aversions. As I have mentioned previously, my love of cheese has waned a little…let’s not get crazy though. I still eat it constantly but don’t have quite the love affair going on as I did prior to this pregnancy.
Cravings? Cravings continue to be mild but the one that I hope sticks around post-pregnancy is my desire for fruit. I have never in my life craved fruit on any level. While I would happily eat it at a friend’s house or social event, the fruit in my own fridge would always go to waste. During this last couple of months, I have found myself reaching for cold fruits daily…especially strawberries and grapes.
Body Changes? The weight gain just went into full effect. I remember gaining most of my weight with Ryan the last two months or so and it seems that I am starting a little earlier with this little one. While I have the advantage of being tall, I am not the type of girl who stays leans during pregnancy. My hips take on a life of their own and substantial weight gain is inevitable. It’s just the way I roll. I gained approximately fifty lbs. with Ry and I’m on track to gain that this time around…cough, cough, at minimum. Prior to this pregnancy, I was not in good shape. I hadn’t worked out in years so my muscle tone was already pathetic and I had never come close to losing my baby weight from Ryan. Kudos to all the mamas who work hard and drop that weight post-baby…I did the opposite. Not to mention the fact that my husband opened a donut and biscuit shop during that time so let’s jus say that I lost quite a bit of weight initially but put it back on once I had access to all of that yumminess. Future goal? Dedicate myself to a workout program after the time around. Not for me, but for my kids. “Kids”…whoa.
Now that I have completed this post, it has sent me into panic mode. She is going to arrive in the blink of an eye and there is still SO much to do at home. I have to have every inch of this home organized before she gets here because I know myself and, if it’s not, it’s a slippery slope and soon the Hoarders film crew will be knocking on our door.
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Hope you are all having a wonderful week!