Less than 9 weeks to go!
Let’s chat about a few things that have been happening the last few weeks.
*The baby is around 3.5 lbs right now which is crazy to me because that means it still needs to double in size (Brooke and Skye were both just a little over 7 lbs) and I already feel like there isn’t enough space!
*Andrew said that if the baby decides to come a weekish early and arrive on Halloween that it will become his instant favorite child (I think he is kidding but I’m not sure;)
*WE HAVE NAMES!! Andrew picked a boy name and I picked a girl name so let’s hope we continue to love them:)
*36.1 miles last week. The temperatures are dropping which makes me feel more confident that I will probably continue to run throughout this pregnancy because the cooler temps help so much.
*My two current cravings that are quite different from one another but equally delicious…
Edamame with extra salt and…
Ding Dongs (2 at a time). I hadn’t had a Ding Dong for decades and then boom, one day I had to go to the store just to get them.
*Because I have an anterior placenta, I’m not feeling the baby moving as much as I did with my previous pregnancies so my doctor wants me to do kick tests throughout the day. This means under doctor’s orders I am supposed to go and do absolutely nothing but lay on the couch and count kicks a few times a day. I love it and I love that as soon as I seem to relax and slow down, I start to feel all of the baby’s movements.
*I’m thankful to everyone that helps me get up off of the bed or couch… a helping hand makes all the difference.
*I either want to be standing, reclined or completely laying down… sitting is already uncomfortable ahhh!
*I feel like Skye is the perfect mix of Brooke and Knox (with the way she looks and with her personality) and I’m wondering what this new one will be like!
This is a very random tangent but I wanted to see if this was the case for anybody else. For the two years leading up to getting pregnant again I tried ALL of the skincare products, went to a Dermatoligist, saw estheticians and felt like I had tried everything. My skin definitely improved during that time but I was still getting zits. And then I got pregnant and I rarely get one and if I do it is very small. I haven’t changed what I eat, I still sweat from exercise often and there have been a million nights that the only thing I’ve done is wipe off my makeup because I felt so sick so the changes can’t be from those things. I use my PMD weekly still (which was what I noticed helped me the most pre-pregnancy and overall just makes my skin feel so much smoother and alive) but I’m thinking that a lot of my acne problems were from hormones! Although during pregnancy I get a lot of brown dots everywhere (including my face) but they aren’t zits!
Anyone else have better skin while pregnant compared to before they were pregnant?
What have been some of the biggest hormonal changes you have noticed in your life over the years?
Pregnant readers—> Give me your updates. How far along are you and how are you feeling?