So sorry for the late post everyone! We had a great time at the beach, and then headed back to our old house where we have no internet, so I am a little behind with everything. Week 26 has been interesting, I feel like I have hit the uncomfortable 3rd tri a little early. Take a look below.
Oh boy. I am having a tough time swallowing the fact that I just can’t do things like I used to. I can’t ride in the car as long without my back screaming and feet swelling, I can’t clean or pick up the house without getting out of breath, and I get mentally exhausted way more often than I should. Things are getting tougher physically, and the thought that it’s just going to get harder until Baby M arrives is something I am in total denial about.
Symptoms: Forgetful (I forgot my phone in the bathroom in Destin). Back pain if I sit in any position for too long or do any bending over like trimming bushes, etc. Foot swelling when I ride in the car 2+ hours, tired, feeling slow and run down most of the time. This scares me for what the third trimester will feel like! A new big symptom has emerged in full force this week: Heartburn. It was really bad at the beach, and tums have been my BFF.
Baby’s Size: Head of Lettuce
Maternity Clothes: I got two tops and skirts from the Destination Maternity Outlet in Florida, I was seriously lacking on things to wear to church.
Stretch Marks: Nothing new
Sleep: Some nights I only get up once to pee, some nights 3-4 times. I was exhausted every night at the beach so I had no trouble falling asleep. Only a couple of times did I struggle to get back to sleep.
Miss Anything: Feeling like an athlete, feeling in shape, etc. Is this what it feels like to get old? I’m not a fan.
Cravings: Cold, sweet things like fruit, slushies etc. It’s VERY warm down here in the south now so I am hot most of the time.
Aversions: Still not a big fan of chicken or beef. Or veggies.
Looking Forward to: Next Friday I go to the dr. and am having another ultrasound!
What I’m Loving: Baby kicks, getting comments and congratulations from people (the nice comments haha).
Workouts: Walked on the beach every day I was there, also walked a lot around the outlet mall. Other than that I took it easy.
QOTD: Mamas/mamas to be, did you get discouraged when you started to slow down during pregnancy and couldn’t do the things you used to?
What is your favorite beach activity?