Hello Third Trimester! I can’t believe I’ve made it to the third trimester, I feel like this pregnancy is just flying by and I’m just sitting here trying to enjoy it as much as I can. I know a lot of woman if not all hate pregnancy, but I’m loving it! Growing a healthy baby is an amazing feeling, sometimes a little bit alien and weird, but mostly just amazing! Feeling my baby kick inside me and sometimes flip around like a tiny gymnast is a wonderful feeling, the baby has even started kicking for Carl, not on demand, baby still stops kicking as soon as Carl touches my belly, but when Carl starts talking to baby, the kicking continues.
Symptoms : I’ve been really lucky and I haven’t had any serious symptoms throughout this pregnancy (knock on wood). Maybe its because I’m feeding my body only good nutrients, not having any sugar and cut down on gluten, but I feel great! My mood has been a little iffy, I sometimes get irrational anger towards Carl and the weird things he does at dinner table. I’m sleeping pretty great and wake up feeling refreshed, I really hope it stays that way! Baby seems to sleep at night and kick the living daylights out of me during the day. I also made the decision not to have anything to do with stress, and not seeing any negative people that make me feel bad until this baby is born. Its been one of the best decisions I’ve made, I’m putting my baby’s health and my health first, and I’ve seen the positive way I feel since deciding this. I want to continue staying, healthy and strong ;physically and emotionally for my home birth in December! I’ll see you negative Nancy’s in December!
Cravings: I haven’t been craving anything really. I’m eating healthy meals, often. I did find the most amazing all natural peanut butter, that’s made with all natural ingredients, including flax seed oil that I haven’t been able to get enough of. Its just amazing! I recommend oh mega peanut butter to everyone! Its just amazing!
Exercise: I’ve been exercising every day for 30 – 40 minutes. Light Cardio, some weight training and Pilates during the week. On the weekend Carl and I like to go for a hour and half hike or walk.
Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to getting the nursery ready! I can’t wait to get into our new place to get painting and setting up for baby.
All in all, I’m feeling pretty great about the pregnancy, birth and becoming a Mother. I’m really excited to hold my baby in my arms and make our earthly adventure even more exciting.