How far along? 29 WEEKS!!!!
Total weight gain/loss: +18lbs. Averaging about a pound per week and hopefully it stays that way. I’ve been walking when I can to stay active and keep the baby weight off. I’ve hit that point in my pregnancy where i’m uncomfortable all the time and its just an uphill climb from here. Sticking it out, remembering why i’m hurting, and how much I love the sweet little baby already keeps my mind in check. In the end, its all worth it. Funny how you forget the challenges the third trimester brings. I suppose thats a good thing!
Maternity clothes? YEP! Just ordered some more of my favorite maternity leggings and a capri version to get me through the warmer summer months that are coming. The two pairs I have are starting to get worn out and Gap.com has them on sale for 40% off. YES PLEASE. Even if your not pregnant, these are the best leggings I have ever worn! I’m super pumped to try the capri version.
Stretch marks? Nope! I’ve upped my moisturizing game. Slathering on the Mustela Cream and a basic CocoaButter Lotion every chance I get.
Sleep: We are surviving. Sleep doesn’t exists anymore. But that will be the norm once Baby arrives anyway. I am able to lay down and nap or at least put my feet up to prevent swelling when Reagan goes down. Other than that, we are in survival mode. I’m honestly trying to have a better mindset and attitude about it then that. Its all mental at this point and each day that i’m uncomfortable means baby is getting one more day of putting weight on and growth and development in my belly. That in itself is worth every second of being uncomfortable. ***Wondering how many effin’ times i’ve typed the word “uncomfortable” in this post. This must be the essence of pregnancy at this point in the third trimester.
Best moment this week: I finished up my first deep cleaning project successfully and was able to get five Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada freezer meals put away for when the baby arrives. To read the post and get the recipe click HERE! I wasn’t sure I would actually accomplish my goal of doing these tasks, but i’m glad I toughed it out. It felt so good to cross this off my master “Baby To Do List.”
Have you told family and friends? Yep!
Worst moment this week: SWELLING!!!! EVERYWHERE!!!! I don’t remember having this much swelling at this point in my last pregnancy, but everything I read says it is completely normal. I have no history of toxemia or preeclampsia and they check me every time I go to the doctor. SO…i’m assuming its just normal swelling and pregnancy symptoms at this point. I’m trying to stay off my feet as much as possible and will continue to keep an eye on it.
Miss Anything? Not today. I’m simply trying to live in the moment and enjoy the belly I have. I really do love seeing my pregnant belly in the mirror and i’m trying to soak up the feelings and kicks of baby moving around.
Movement: Baby is active in there for sure. I started doing the kick counts this week just to make sure that everything is consistent and strong.
Food cravings: Pink Lady apples and ice water!!! I’m thirsty all the time and can’t get enough!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling GREAT!!!!
Symptoms: STILL feeling all the feels.
Have you started to show yet: Yep, feeling BIG for sure. And puffy! 🙁
Gender prediction: I’m officially switching to team BOY!!!
Labor Signs: Nada
Belly Button in or out? Out. Reagan thinks its very amusing to push my belly button and say “Ba Ba.” So cute watching her little brain try and process why Mommy is looking funny these days.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but super emotional these days. Random outbursts and uncontrollable crying are slowly sneaking their way into my life. I know its hormone related and usually occurs around the same time of day. 5pm is the witching hour and I can mentally prepare and work to calm myself and keep stress triggers at a minimum. A HOT epsom salt and lavender bath usually does the trick.
Looking forward to: Being 30 weeks and hitting single digits in terms of weeks to go.