32 weeks… it really does start to feel like we are on the home stretch now! I can also say, 100% this is my favorite part of pregnancy so far. I’m tired but not as bad as those first 30 weeks and the nausea has really calmed down. It’s fun to see my tummy grow a lot each day, running feels better than it did before and I have way less mood swings than the first 2/3rds of the pregnancy.
Photo taken by Knox:)
*My biggest food aversion currently would be red meat. It hasn’t been this way the entire pregnancy but this last week it has been a big no for me. If it is mixed into soup or something I could eat it but a steak or hamburger sounds awful right now.
*Getting up in the middle of the night to eat has begun! I remember doing this a lot with Brooke and it has just now started during this pregnancy. If you are bored at 3 in the morning just text me because I’ll be up at my kitchen counter eating some sort of fruit, cereal or bread.
*Apple EVERYTHING please. I just want to carry around a jar of applesauce everywhere I go. I am getting a caramel apple today no matter what. It’s more of a must than a want.
*41 miles of running last week! Running is still going great and feeling good. It puts me in such a better mood. I am positive my entire family is extremely grateful that I’ve been able to run during this pregnancy. My bladder tells me I need to stop every .3 miles but other than that, things are feeling great. Still working on keeping my shoulders back and back straight throughout the run because of the added weight up front makes me start to hunch forward while I run.
*They get so excited to feel her kick (and I may exaggerate ‘kicks’ a bit by pushing my stomach out quickly when they put their hand on my stomach).
*I posted this on my Instagram story but I thought I’d share it here too. I am positive her favorite game is ‘sleep while mom is awake and moving around and then the second she tries to rest, pretend I’m running a marathon in her belly.’
*My belly button is something else in this stage of pregnancy. Pre-pregnancy= I already have an outie belly button plus a nice little hernia in that spot too! Now that there is a big baby pushing out that belly button even more… it is quite intense.
*My love for carbohydrates runs so deep lately. I could honestly live without any other food group at this point in pregnancy and be thrilled. Carbohydrates are where it is at right now. On that note, this picture is making me go upstairs to make another waffle.
*I can’t wait to sleep on my stomach again. I’ve told you that before but each night as I’m trying to find a way to get somewhat comfortable, I dream about sleeping on my stomach again. I think Andrew is pretty excited for our bed to not be 90% covered in pillows at all times.
Andrew and I are both really excited for this little girl to get here. It’s going to be really special to be able to have the chance to do this just the two of us, together, full-time. Sharing kids isn’t easy… we need to write a book about it;) It’s going to be a really fun experience to be able to do this parenting thing 100% together and just us. I asked him to write up a little something about pregnancy so far and he came up with an AWESOME list of things to not do when your wife is pregnant! I’m not going to tell you which ones are a slight exaggeration and which ones are so beyond ridiculously true for me;)
Hi everyone!! So when Janae asked me to do a post of course I agreed. I thought long and hard about this pregnancy and I thought about things I have learned about our relationship, family and mostly things not to say or do when your wife is pregnant. Janae says I love a good story and sometimes exaggerate to my own advantage a bit…. I don’t think so ;) Well let’s jump right to it, feel free to share with your husbands so they can learn from my mistakes!! FYI these are in no particular order, MINUS number 1.
1- This is number one for a reason… Avoid this one at all costs. ABSOLUTELY don’t talk about having another baby, while she is pregnant, NO. NOT. EVER. I don’t think an explanation is needed for this one.
2- Just don’t touch the thermostat, there is no way you know what temperature they want.
3- Don’t make complex meals. Any meal prep must take under 10 minutes because if it’s a second over, there is an 83% chance she wants something different, if it’s more than eleven minutes just throw it away and ask for a new suggestion. (FYI the timer starts as soon as she decides on something that sounds good, not when you start)
4- Don’t answer those lose lose questions. You know the ones that they ask and there is no possible way to come out on top with any answer. You have to decide between damage control or declaring a bathroom emergency and run for it.
5- Don’t eat Cheetos or anything in bed that makes a crunch… This one might be good for just about any couple at any time. Don’t judge me, Spicy Jalapeño Cheetos just sounded killer to me at 11pm at night.
6- DO NOT forget the one thing she is craving on the grocery list. Sometimes you need to just get over yourself and actually make a list for the grocery store. It is of utmost importance to get the latest craving, it will save you two trips to the store. I have made this mistake a few times.
7- There is no such thing as moderation. Just accept it. I know this is a DO NOT list but its an important one to acknowledge.
8- Don’t cook smelly foods. They can smell through 3 sealed doors, even with all the doors and windows open. Made this mistake a few times. This is a trial and error experiment. Sorry you are on your own with this one.
9- Don’t watch sad movies and shows and to add on to this one, avoid scary ones at all cost. It’s impossible to determine what emotions are going on and the super human strength they might be at that hour.
10- Don’t delay your shower. Just because you don’t think you smell after a workout, doesn’t mean anything. Just proceed right to the shower after a workout, it’s definitely the safe choice 100% of the time.
11- Don’t fight the phrase, “I’m pregnant” It trumps everything!! END. OF. STORY.
12- Don’t let her skip her afternoon nap, even if she insists. Naps cure almost anything!!
13- Don’t let the dog sleep in the same room as her, her nose and hearing have super human strength.
14- Don’t tell her how much time she has left. Any amount of time is too much. Focus only on the now.
15- Don’t try to get her to go camping, she is already uncomfortable enough. Don’t push the envelope.
Any other DO NOT DO things to add to Andrew’s list during pregnancy?! This might help a lot of men out there… please share:)
Pregnant readers—> how far along are you!?! What are your current cravings or aversions?
Favorite carbohydrate… I am really loving talking about carbohydrates lately.