Good Morning!! I hope you all have had a great weekend with your loved ones and a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a really nice weekend and a great Thanksgiving with family! We have a lot to be thankful for this year and with being SO excited for our little one to arrive, Nick and I did a little something fun for the two of us, we text each other each day this last week, something we were thankful for with each other. It was simple things like “I’m thankful you got up with the dogs last night” or “I’m thankful you take the garbage out every single week” or much more mushy gushy stuff, but it was a lot of fun and made the days even more special during this week of thankfulness. What fun Thanksgiving traditions do you do?
Today, I am sharing my third trimester experience with you all, it has been really fun hearing how many current and future mamas refer to these posts, and it makes them that much more exciting to put together and share the goodness! My due date is ONE week from today… WHAT?!? I really cannot believe how quickly this has gone. With that, I will say I am absolutely to the point where I am just ready to have her here and in our arms. I’m thankful not to feel really uncomfortable or miserable at this stage, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m just READY! So here we go with the 3rd trimester recap 🙂 Thanks for stopping by this morning, have a blessed Sunday.
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WOWZA looking at those pictures is kind of funny 🙂 Look at that belly!! Give me another week or so and this shirt will be a legit belly shirt LOL! But in all seriousness, I know I have said it probably too much, but now that I’m to the end of my pregnancy, I can’t believe what our bodies are capable of. The third trimester has brought on some expected aches and pains but even through that, I feel really lucky to be able to experience this miracle. During 1 of our 2304823908 conversations about this Little Miss this weekend 😉 Nick told me the one thing he regrets about this pregnancy is that we didn’t take enough pictures to look back on. Well, I disagree! I’m so thankful for my blog and documenting these life changing times in our lives to look back on in the future and share with our children.
Favorite Things This Trimester
My favorite things during my third trimester includes taking baths, cereal, orange juice, and my exercise ball. I have some other favorite things but these are what have been on repeat the most! Towards the end of this trimester, bath’s have been close to an every other evening occurrence. There is just something about the hot water that takes all the extra weight off my body for a little bit and let’s my muscles relax. Just like the 2nd trimester, I have continued eating cereal like it’s my job. I can’t get enough of it!! Orange juice has been really refreshing too! I am sick of drinking pretty much only water, so I have been having some OJ throughout the week and I love it. Lastly, my exercise ball that Nick got me. I have had some hip issues throughout this trimester and bouncing on my ball has helped to open my hips to help make room for baby and it seems to relieve some of the stress I carry in my hips.
The weight gain game has been real this trimester 🙂 I was 115 pounds when I found out I was pregnant and last week at my checkup I was 150 lbs. So I have gained 35 pounds so far! I guess that’s a healthy amount of weight to gain and I’m feeling good so I’m just listening to my Doctor that all is well.
I have been able to continue working out 4-6 days a week at this point. Workouts did change a bit this trimester as my Doctor advised no more jumping, so I had to take out all jump lunges, squats, and some other exercises I like to add in but that’s okay! The beginning of this trimester I did my usual 10 min cardio, followed my lifting. Currently, being I’m a week away from my due date, I’m stepping up the cardio game and doing 20-30 minutes of cardio before I lift.
Oh gosh! Lots of changes since my second trimester recap! I had a few weeks of having troubles breathing because this growing girl was so high and was constantly pressing up against my ribcage. Luckily, she dropped and it was a feeling of relief, followed by a feeling of pressure as she has dropped prettttty low. After one of my workouts one day, I had a pretty intense feeling of pressure on my pelvis bone, almost like a really bad bruised tailbone, but in the front. Turns out, I developed Symphysis Pubic Diastasis (SPD). It is nothing dangerous and is actually a good thing as it is helping prepare my body for labor, but my WORD, it is painful. This is where, usually in later pregnancy, the hormone relaxin causes the pelvis, particularly at the pubic bone, to loosen. Sometimes the separation is exaggerated and can become quite painful for the mother at the end of pregnancy or in the early postpartum period. As much as it does suck, it is tolerable and seems to be the worst when I first get up each day and gets better throughout the days. Thanks to my mommy friends, I was expecting some of the ache and pains throughout this trimester. Overall, I have felt really great and continue to feel pretty blessed for such a wonderful pregnancy both physically and mentally! OH, my waddle game is strong! It just is part of the experience right?! 😉
Some meats are still not sitting well with me.
Just cereal…. and waffles!
What is sleep?? 😉 I’m just kidding, I know I have not even started to understand what lack of sleep is being she is not even here yet. But, I am not getting much sleep right now. Between my mind constantly going, being a little anxious, and not being very comfortable when I lay down, I am up multiple times throughout each night. What I find odd is no matter how many times I am up throughout the night, I’m never exhausted the next day. Maybe my body is just trying to prepare me?? Who knows!
Looking Forward To…
Her arrival of course!! 🙂 Nick and I have been doing our best to not take this time for granted and enjoy these last weeks just the two of us, but who am I kidding! We spend a lot of time talking about her and what life will be like with her where we are just to the point of wanting her here. Any day now, she will come when she’s ready.
Well we know she’s a girl 🙂
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
Not so much pregnancy related purchases anymore. We made a lot of baby related purchases throughout this trimester to prepare for her arrival and finish up the nursery. I will do a nursery post sometime as well as my favorite baby items!
As mentioned I’m 39 weeks now, and this post was all about Trimester 3 so here is quick update for my current stage. She will hopefully be coming any day now! At my last appointment I was 70% effaced and not dilated at all. We will see what this weeks appointment brings. As anxious as we are, I am content knowing it is healthy for her to continue to grow and get stronger inside of me. Our hospital bags are packed and we are ready to go whenever the time comes. I do really hope we do not get to the point where I will need to be induced, but if so, as long as she’s healthy, that is all I care about! Here are some big mama 39 week pictures 🙂 this body has seen some major changes!
Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your day!!