36 weeks is HERE! I am positive the first two trimesters were put on slow motion because they felt like they lasted a year but this third trimester is flying by luckily!
*She now weighs almost 6 lbs (Brooke was 7 lbs when she was born!). I have a doctor’s appointment in a few days and then I will have an appointment once a week after that!
*A picture I caught of Andrew talking to her… he likes to make plans and talk about the future with her.
*My mood has improved 500%. I am feeling like myself again mentally and that has been amazing. There were a few tough weeks there around 31ish weeks but things have bounced back for me. This part of pregnancy is making me think that I could definitely do this again (when for a while there Andrew wasn’t allowed to talk about having another baby after this one… now he is allowed to;).
*As far as running goes—> I’ve been doing about 3-6 miles a day (except on Sundays) and that is what feels best right now! Most of those miles also include walking portions too (i.e. run for .75 miles, walk for .25 miles). I’m either on the treadmill, running with Andrew or doing circles around our house right now because I don’t want to be 3 miles away from home and have my water break while I’m by myself or something.
*I had the most real dream (I swear all of my dreams feel like they are real and it takes me a while to remind myself that they aren’t) the other night that we had her and she was hanging out with us at home. I was SO BUMMED when I woke up from that dream. I woke up Andrew at 3 in the morning to tell him how sad I was about it ha.
*Another thing besides my mood improving, food is tasting much better again. Not as good as non-pregnant life but so much better than the previous months of pregnancy (where only 1-2 things sound good at a time). Salads have made a comeback (especially if the salads have fruit on them) and other foods I haven’t eaten much of while pregnant. I remember my first meal after having Brooke and how it tasted like gold so I’ve already prepared a list of what I want right after delivery because I am so excited.
*Oh and pie is tasting really good right now… just in time for Thanksgiving.
*I feel like I am carrying this baby lower than I did with Brooke. I remember my ribs hurting big time at this point when I was pregnant with Brooke because of how often she kicked me in the ribs all day… but this time, my ribs feel great because she hasn’t come near them with her kicking. I dropped with Brooke the day before I had her so either I’ve started dropping earlier or I just am carrying this baby lower.
*While I run, my breathing is pretty normal. BUT when I go up the stairs in our house, it sounds like I am on my last yasso of a workout running at my top speed. I get so out of breath. Turns out I have not included a lot of exercise during this pregnancy that involves going UP (hills, stairclimbers etc) and my body let’s me know of that every time I walk up the stairs.
*I watched a little clip on our local news channel the other day that included these tips to help women with postpartum problems! I’ll be doing my best to make these things below a part of my postpartum life!
*I cannot thank you enough for all of your tips/ideas about what to pack in my hospital bag. Those were such a huge help for me and because of you, I have my bag all packed and I feel so much more prepared this time around:) Now just to know exactly when she is going to come, how long I will be in labor for, how Brooke and Know will do while we are at the hospital and all of the other things that are outside of my control that I wish so badly I had control over ha.
*I have only had 4 Tums the entire week… my heartburn is a ton better too! I’m telling ya, this part of pregnancy has by far been my favorite.
I have a random topic to ask you (it has been on my brain a lot)! We are having this baby right in the RSV/flu season and I am really nervous (but working on not worrying too much) about her getting sick. Who else has had a new little baby during this time of year? With Brooke I was in California and it was August and so we were at Target just a few days after she was born but with this baby we are going to be home A LOT. Our OBGYN, pediatrician (when our kids went to see him) and my ER brother doctor have told us to keep her home as much as possible the first few months but I want to hear of any tips or things that you did to help avoid your little one from getting sick—> especially with older siblings that go to school!
Brooke and I at the beach when she was 11 days old… I definitely won’t be doing that this time!
I had a request for a list of the gear we have gotten so far for this baby! I’ll write reviews about everything as we use them but for now, here is the list (all of our nursery stuff is in this post):
*This is the car seat that we bought!
*This is the Pack ’n Play that we bought!
*We got this play gym for her!
*This multi-use cover (for the car seat and breastfeeding use mainly) and I think it is so cute!
*This diaper bag from Azaria!
*OUR STROLLER!! I will write a great review about this one but I am SO excited about the Mutsy Stroller and we will be using this all of the time (using my old running stroller for running but this stroller is for everything else).
*PS I have an older version of this jogging stroller but it still works great and I’ll use that for running with her later on.
*A lot of you recommended the Rock ’n Play so we bought this one! I can’t wait to test it out:)
*As far as carriers go—> we went with Boba!
When did you drop with your pregnancies? How did you carry your baby/babies during your pregnancies?
Anyone else have a baby right during RSV/Flu season? Have any tips on things to do to keep these little ones as healthy as can be?
Tell me about food during your pregnancy… did it taste SO MUCH better after having your baby or did it taste good throughout your pregnancy?