The third trimester is here!
*So far this third trimester has been an emotional one. I have cried more in the last week or so than I have the entire pregnancy leading up to this trimester combined. I’ve been crying about the smallest things that normally wouldn’t even bother me. I’m learning—> It’s okay to be grateful and struggle at the same time. It’s okay to feel what we need to feel and cry when we need to cry. Besides just the fact that my hormones are all over the place, I think the added stress/emotions/struggles of 2020 have built up in me and just kind of exploded out the last week or so. I am down to about 70ish days until I get to meet this new member of our family and all of those running mantras I’ve used over the years (I CAN DO HARD THINGS) are translating nicely over to dealing with how emotional I feel ALL of the time right now. I’ve been very open to talking to Andrew about how I’ve been feeling and my doctor so we can all keep an eye on where I’m at emotionally:)
*I am cooking things with all sorts of smells… I remember during the first trimester thinking that I would never ever cook anything again in our home because I couldn’t handle the smell. I’m so happy to be out of the ‘smells’ stage!
*We had a doctor’s appointment on Monday along with the glucose test (I passed). I have a feeling my kids would LOVE that drink so much judging by the fact they want to drink otter pops before we put them in the freezer. I’m guessing the two are very similar.
*I am just so amazed at how well my doctor and nurses can keep a secret! I’m sure it says the sex right on my chart and they haven’t said a word. At each visit we get to have an ultrasound and I make sure that Andrew doesn’t look at the ultrasound too closely ha because I’m worried he will be able to tell.
*Running is still going well but I think I’ll probably be starting more run/walking soon! For some reason I don’t need my belly band anymore to run with and I definitely did at this point with the girls’ pregnancies.
*Sports bras have come a LONG way since my first pregnancy! With Brooke’s pregnancy I had to wear 2-3 sports bras at a time to comfortably run and now Brooks has the best running bras and makes it so I only need one at a time. I do not miss those 3 sports bras at a time days!
*It really is interesting to me but my body naturally wants less junk food when I am pregnant compared to when I am not pregnant. You always hear about all of the pregnancy cravings of ice cream or fries or potato chips and sometimes I have those but more often those are my cravings when I’m not pregnant. Give me a big stir fry for lunch and you have my heart forever. Fresh fruit has definitely been my biggest craving and I have been eating cantaloupe every day for a while now.
*I get up at least 3 times to use the restroom during the middle of the night but luckily I fall right back to sleep afterwards. I am so grateful that I have been able to sleep well this last week!
*A few times a week I’ll take a 20 minute nap and that has made me feel really good!
*Nesting has kicked in and had me doing things like organizing our pantry! It has also made me want to cook a lot more meals at home for some reason which I’ll gladly take because I am not usually one to enjoy cooking.
*I’ve had a few people ask if I am planning on having an epidural. I did with both girls and I am planning on having one again with this one BUT I’ve also heard that your 3rd one tends to come FAST so who knows what will happen!
Those of you that have been pregnant—> Did you feel more emotional during pregnancy? A little or a lot? Did you feel other emotions stronger during that time too?
Short labors, long labors, somewhere in between?
Those of you with 3 or more kids… did the 3rd one come faster once you were in labor than the others?
Epidural—> yes or no for you?