Back again with the third trimester update. 4 weeks away from my due date. Granted the third trimester is not over, but I figured I would write an update now before Baby G arrives.
This trimester we have had two baby showers and have another one this weekend. Let me tell you, Baby G is loved and I’m soaking up all that love for him. Makes my heart full!
The hubs and I also did a maternity shoot. I hadn’t planned on doing one since our main goal is to save for baby and continue to pay off debt (thanks Dave Ramsey), but the hubs convinced me I might regret not having photos.
In other news, remember when we took that leap of faith and moved to a tiny apartment? Up until now we have lived comfortably in that space (less than 800 sqft) and had planned to make it work with an infant. God had other plans and thanks to Him a lot of things have aligned for a lot of people and it has allowed us to move into a 3-bedroom apartment later this month. The extra bedroom means Baby G will have a nursery and we’ll finally have a dining room table again. It’s the little things in life lol My only concern now is the actual moving and unpacking since my due date is close to our move date. I know everything will happen as it’s supposed to, but if you could pray Baby G stays put until after we’ve moved that would be fantastic.
I have spent the last few weeks preparing for maternity leave from work and think I am about ready to turn over duties and projects. This transition as been mentally challenging because I don’t know what to expect as a mom and work has driven a large part of my life for so long.
Now onto the usual trimester recap…
I think the biggest change between the second and third trimester is my constant peeing. I feel like if I have two sips of water I am running to the restroom. I had a tiny bladder to begin with, but with Baby G’s growth it’s more noticeable.
I find myself moving slower and getting tired quicker. Some swelling in my feet/ankles, but that’s usually after a hot day where I have been on my feet more than usual.
Cravings…anything sweet! Aversions…well I can finally eat vegetables again without wanting to throw up so that’s positive. I still don’t want to menu plan, grocery shop, or cook and I have a feeling that will continue until the hubs and I get into a parenthood rhythm. We have talked about using Freshly for at least the first month. Unlike other services, Freshly meals come prepared and you just heat them. If you have had any experience with Freshly, please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
I still sleep pretty well. I get up to pee a lot, but it doesn’t interrupt my ability to go back to sleep. I have noticed I roll from side to side to get comfortable, but again, it doesn’t impact getting back to sleep.
The bump is growing by the day. Mia is still obsessed with it, while Lexi has yet to acknowledge that it exists. I believe this is foreshadowing for their future relationships with Baby G. I continue to use Earth Mama Belly Butter for moisture and to relieve itching.
What I miss
Being able to bend over! Some times I forget and lean over like I can actually reach something on the ground. When the bump stops that movement I realize I have to come up with an alternative method or whatever is on the ground will stay there lol
What I am looking forward to
Meeting Baby G of course! It has been fun to feel him move around and now that the hubs can feel it too it makes it even more special. From the very beginning he has been a wiggle worm and continues to be. I am ready for the hubs to hold him. Being pregnant is really special and I’m sad the hubs doesn’t get to experience it in the same way I do. Special experience only moms can understand.
I am not sure when I will blog again. As I shared in my last post, I thought I would have more to talk about and more fashion to share, but in reality I have struggled a lot with clothes as the bump has grown and haven’t felt like sharing anything. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and until next post…xoxo Becca