Hello, 3rd Trimester! Tomorrow I’m 29 weeks, but this post is getting out as quickly as I could.
I started working on backing up photos and videos to multiple locations during the past week (yeah, Amazon Prime unlimited photo storage) in preparation for making more space on our computer for memories of you. In doing so, I’ve been reliving your brother’s first year in photos and videos. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve smiled, laughed and teared up in revisiting those precious moments. It makes me so excited to meet you and share all those milestones with you, your dad and your brother. Without trying to, this little project has replaced many of my worries about your arrival with contentment and excitement for you to arrive (for now).
I can only begin to imagine the memories we will make together.
Feeling: Productive and nesty some days, and tired and very pregnant on other days.
The summer to do list has seen some progress, but some days I’m starting to feel tired and not like doing anything overly productive. I’m still having those nesting moments, and I am loving how organized our office is as a result. No more digging through piles to find things. No more mail piling up. No more wasting time to put something away or find a necessary document. Everything has a place, and we have a system that even the husband is using.
Cravings: Nothing specific, but sweets and carbs sound good most of the time. I’m not experiencing any strong cravings though, so treating myself from time to time without overindulging has not been hard. The husband has been asking about ice cream way more than I have. In fact, he bought me ice cream one evening that I decided not to eat. It sat in the freezer for a week and a half, until he couldn’t handle it being uneaten anymore and he ate it.
Weight Gain: My last official weigh in was at my 25 week appointment. According to my scale at home I’m up 20-21 pounds. I’ll find out tomorrow for sure.
Symptoms: The same symptoms as before remain like being tired in the evening and heartburn at night on occasion.
New symptoms: Heartburn during yoga is back. Pregnancy brain is in full force. Feeling very large at the end of the day is also new feeling. Feeling like things are getting tight space wise has started and just feeling uncomfortable a couple of days a week seems to be the new norm. I’ve also had painful contractions a few times during runs. Walking has always made them go away. Other days I feel great no matter what I’m doing: running, hiking, errands, chasing a 15 month old. Worth all of these symptoms is all the kicking she is doing!
Exercise/Workouts: At 28 weeks I’m still feeling good on the run on most days. Some days don’t feel as well, and I cut it short or take a rest day or cross train. Other days I’ve ended a run because of time factors alone. I have had contractions a few times on the run and walking has always made them stop quickly. I will be mentioning this at my next appointment.
As a result of being out of town two weekends in a row my mileage was down a bit, BUT at 27 weeks I hit a big personal achievement. At 27 weeks, I exceeded the miles I ran during my entire first pregnancy. Every mile I run now is further than what I did during pregnancy number one. Considering how rough the first trimester was for me this time, I barely ran at all in March and April, I’m so proud that I made running during this pregnancy a goal and got back on track.
During my last pregnancy my “morning sickness” was much more manageable and came and went throughout the day with evenings being a break from feeling awful most of the time. Because of this I ran a lot more miles early on than this pregnancy. This time evenings were the absolute worst with nausea and throwing up, and I was also alone to care for my son while the husband was coaching baseball. Thinking back I’m not sure how I even handled it now. I also did not suffer from the near-migraine like headaches I had this time around that lasted for days and days at times. Most nights when the husband got home from coaching a run was out of the question and I was done for.
Here’s what the past couple of weeks looked like for me on the working out front:
Ran-7.5 miles (2, 3, 2.5)
Strength Training-1 arm session
Yoga-60 minute class
Looking Forward To:
After watching videos and looking at photos of Pierce from his first year, I am so looking forward to making memories with baby girl and hitting all those first year milestones and beyond.
Also, paint has been bought and baby girl’s bedroom cleared out in preparation for operation get baby girl’s room done before school starts! Stay tuned for photos of her room’s progress.