Third trimester baby! One of the best things about making it this far is that there is a good chance of this little one surviving if she had to be born now, it’s scary to think about her coming so early but everyday she is getting bigger and stronger.
Baby is now the size of:
The size of an Eggplant and over 2 pounds now. One of the best things about making
Sleep: Sleep is getting worse, I have trouble being comfortable and rolling over is getting harder.
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: I have been pulling out some of my old sweatshirts to wear over my athletic clothes lately, it’s a little comical, especially when I wear my “Marathoner” sweatshirt. Clearly no marathons are happening in the near future.
Mostly I am just looking for comfort and starting to worry about what will fit through the end of this pregnancy.
Symptoms: So much shortness of breath! Walking up the stairs, especially when carrying Cannon is seriously difficult. I even became short of breath when trying to talk too much while teaching, my poor students probably wonder what the heck is going on.
Cravings, aversions and favorite foods: Eating has been weird and difficult this last week. My heartburn is worst in the late afternoon and evening. There are many nights that I don’t eat dinner because I am not feeling well enough ( I am getting plenty to eat earlier in the day). When I do feel well enough to eat I have been craving a lot of salads, so much better than the chocolate ice cream I couldn’t get enough of a couple weeks ago.
Exercise: Feeling pretty good about getting into a better routine fitting in cardio and strength training. Workouts have been feeling pretty good and I hope to stay as active as I can safely until giving birth.
Mood: Pretty good. I get tired by the end of the day but I am relishing all the baby kicks, flips and jabs. She is so much more active than Cannon ever was! I am also trying to relish all the time I can with Cannon as an only child. His world is about to get rocked, and while he will point to my belly and say “baby” (so cute), he has no idea what is coming. I get emotional thinking about having to split my attention from Cannon but I remind myself that he is pretty independent and that he will be gaining a sister to love and a friend for life.
Missing: Wine, running on the trails, my normal clothes and breathing.
Best moments: Going to the pool with Cannon.
Worst moments: Having to take Cannon to the doctor Friday night for weird symptoms. Turns out everything is fine but it’s so easy to worry.
Buying: Finally caved and bought a pregnancy pillow after hearing how great they are.
Dreaming About: What those first few days will be like.
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