26 weeks is here! Two more weeks until I’m in the third trimester and hopefully that trimester is just going to fly by;)
A few new things to chat about from this week!
*I am pretty sure I have had a runny nose for the past 22 weeks. I haven’t had a cold or anything like that but I think pregnancy brings a runny nose for me and I’m not sure why!
*While I’m on my runs—> a song, a sentence said on a podcast, a thought, a memory, you name it = tears just start coming. I can never predict when it is going to happen but when it does, I just hope there aren’t a bunch of runners around me. The hormones are out of control currently. I told Andrew just to plan on me crying once a day, not because of anything he has done but purely because I just feel really emotional.
*I have done the statistics and 80% of runners/walkers that I pass in the morning while I am running stare right at my belly:) Sometimes it makes me feel weird/awkward but then I feel hardcore and think they must be cheering me on in their heads.
*I AM SO BUMMED that I don’t have Brooke’s newborn things anymore. This onesie of hers was my favorite (a sweet reader sent it to me). Also, I sold Brooke’s crib (pretty much gave it away actually) 1 month before I met Andrew because I had officially given up on the idea of saving it for another baby. We are currently shopping around for one this week!
*Sandwiches have been sounding really good again. My doctor just told me to cook/heat up any deli meat that I use and boom… I get a delicious sandwich. Also, tuna still sounds amazing. I want all of the fruit and cereal… ice cream has taken a back seat again (but froyo is delicious). Besides those things, I don’t really know what is sounding good and not good these days until about 10 minutes before meal time. Cold water always sounds good which I am so thankful for because for a while there I didn’t want to come near water and had to force myself to drink it. Oh and a glass of milk with most meals… yes, please.
*The fullness has started to occur. We were out to eat last week and I told Andrew that I was so full I couldn’t eat another bite and then Knox said, ‘but once we get in the car you are going to say you are hungry.’ Yep, he understands. I get full really fast but then I’m hungry two seconds later. I am not one to usually have a ton of leftovers after a restaurant but now I do and I take them home and eat the rest once I get home ha.
*Isn’t it funny how you forget how hard something was… aka the first trimester. The other day I was thinking about how pregnancy really isn’t that bad. Those were DEFINITELY not my thoughts during the first trimester. I’m pretty sure every hour felt like a marathon for a few weeks there when the nausea was bad. Good thing we forget about the really hard stuff in life sometimes.
*I feel like I am out of breath a lot. Not during my runs but if I go from sitting to walking up the stairs, once I reach the top of the stairs I am breathing like I just did my 8th yasso. Going from resting to moving = I am so out of breath ha.
*I needed a new swimsuit for my Las Vegas trip (my last pregnancy one doesn’t fit anymore) and I got this one and love it. I also got this shirt, this baseball t-shirt and this dress… ASOS has really cute maternity gear and they have great deals!
One thing that I’ve learned this pregnancy is HOW DIFFERENT each pregnancy can be and how silly it is to even try to compare one pregnancy to another. I’ve had a few days where I’ve been really frustrated with myself for not running like I did with Brooke. I think I did my last half marathon with Brooke was when I was 33 weeks or something and still kept up some double digit runs after that. I can tell you now, my double digit runs are long over until probably next April or so:) Seven miles is pretty much my max and that is okay! My paces were faster with Brooke and I just overall felt a lot better when I ran and all day long too. This pregnancy has brought a lot more sickness and fatigue compared to when I was pregnant with Brooke. I think the biggest thing we have to remember during pregnancy (and any time of life) is that we are all just doing our best. It really is impossible to compare pregnancies. PS I had major mom guilt during that first trimester of this pregnancy… let’s just say the kids saw more movies in those 15ish weeks than they had in the previous three years of their life ha. When you are sick, you just go into survival mode. When I would tell my mom about how bad I felt for having the tv on so much and being in bed all of the time, my mom reminded me that they will never remember that stage… and she was right, they already forgot all about it ha.
We all carry kiddos differently, we are different heights, our body handles each pregnancy different and we are all in different stages of life with each pregnancy. It’s impossible to compare any pregnancies, each one is so different but the end result is more than worth all of the highs and lows along the way. If you find yourself comparing yourself during pregnancy (or anytime) whether to your own previous pregnancies or to people around you, you aren’t allowed to anymore… look for fun similarities that you might have and focus on the prize you have up ahead (<— keeping my eye on the prize up ahead is what got me through the really sick months and the heartburn right now:)
And a random picture from longer than 3 years ago but when we used to have a Jason’s Deli (I miss that place so much) just a few weeks before I had Brooke.
Parents with more than one kid… how were your pregnancies different from one another?
Do you feel pretty emotional while pregnant or does it just depend on the trimester etc? I feel like right now my eyes don’t stay dry for long even though I KNOW it is hormones and not real life.
Readers that are pregnant right now… what sounds delicious to you and not delicious to you currently?