Time is flying! In honor of entering the third trimester, here's a little blogland-style pregnancy update.
Bump watch: Finally here! The bump started obviously growing, to me anyway, at the 20-week mark. But it really popped out in the last couple weeks. I love it!
|Left: 24 weeks + 1 day. Right: 28 weeks +1.|
|26 weeks on Easter. See what I mean about popping in the last couple weeks?|
Sleep: I can never seem to get enough. That whole blissful second trimester business was lost on me this time, and I miss it!
Best moment so far: Jake just felt her kick this morning! And even though I don't think he gets what's going on with the whole "there's a baby in mommy's tummy" thing just yet, he squealed when she kicked his hand and I loved it.
Movement: She is an active little gal! It's so fun to feel and watch her kick and move around throughout the day. She is most active at about 11:30 p.m., though, so we might be in for some midnight playtimes in the not-too-far-off future.
Exercise: Ideally, four or five times a week, Jake hops in the BOB and we go for a little three-or-so-mile run (if you can call that slow pregnant-with-a-jogging-stroller pace a "run"). Of course, that's when the Utah weather cooperates, which hasn't happened as much lately so the base gym's ellipticals and I have had to make friends. I've always been a classic "cardio queen" offender and am trying to work in more weights as well. I have a dream of graduating from girly push-ups to real push-ups post-baby.
Cravings: As per usual, I love fruit and ice cream, but I can't say I've been "craving" them. I tend to have food aversions while pregnant more than anything. Oddly enough, I have a strange aversion to water this time -- it doesn't seem to matter whether it's cold, room temperature, from the fridge, or from a bottle. I really like water and obviously need to stay hydrated during pregnancy, so the whole "water tastes gross" thing has been terribly inconvenient.
What I miss: Feeling human, having energy, not being nauseous... you know.
What I’m looking forward to: Holding this little girl and completing our little family of four! And soaking up the final few weeks as a family of three. Life is good.
Just for fun, here's a post about the 28 week milestone with Jake.