Happy Monday - my favourite day of the week!! Anyone else?? I love that"fresh start" feeling, and a chance to work towards goals, projects, life, etc. I also love that Monday means I officially enter a new week of pregnancy - wahoo, really!
Today I am exactly 28 weeks pregnant, and now in the third trimester! WHAT THE HECKING HECK?!?!! The first trimester was absolutely miserable, and I cringe at the thought of having to go through it again for future pregnancies, but the second trimester was a breeeeeze! I forgot I was pregnant most of the time. I was lucky to be able to eat how I normally would, and exercise like normal (for the most part). These past couple of weeks I have slowed down majorly though. My belly is growing at warp speed, and I'm feelin' it! Baby boy is apparently 16 inches and 2 1/4 lbs!
This week nausea decided to make it's debut again. It hasn't been 24/7 like it was those first 3 months of pregnancy, but it's been on and off, and I'll often wake up with sudden urges to throw up? Normal?? Whose to say.
Sleep is getting uncomfortable now too (haha I know it's only going to get worse as the baby gets bigger), but I toss and turn all night long trying to find a comfortable position. I'm still carrying pretty low, but I can tell he's getting bigger because my lungs also feel so squished when I sit down. It still feels pretty hard to breath at times.
I don't have any *intense* cravings, like "I'm going to kill everyone in this room if I don't eat this RIGHT now", but this week I've been wanting a lot of smoothies! I'm looooving a scoop of IDEALRAW'S chocolate protein (10% off with SWOLE, if you want to try it!), 1/2 a frozen banana, and almond milk at night. It tastes like ice cream! I'm also loving Jamba Juices' pumpkin protein smoothie (made with pumpkin, almond milk, chia seeds, whey protein, and cinnamon).
Workouts have been good-ish, but, like I said, I am reeeeeally slowing down now. I feel grateful that I've been able to continue exercising throughout my pregnancy (minus during the first trimester), and it feels good to still do SOMETHING, even if it's not as intense as what I used to do. I want to get frustrated sometimes, because I am mentally ready to do certain workouts, but I have to remember that my body is working HARD as is, and growing a baby takes a lot of energy and strength out of you. It's important for me to still exercise though, because I know it's keeping my body strong and capable, it's so beneficial for my baby and giving him the healthiest start to life, and it'll help so much postpartum. **I'm still logging in my workouts every week HERE.
My hormones have felt CRAZY this week, and I've had a hard time with it all, plus feeling nauseous again, and not sleeping very well. Some days I just want to burst into tears for no reason at all, and other days I'm so annoyed over absolutely nothing haha. I just feel these intense emotions with no reasoning behind it. I'd categorize myself as borderline insane right now.
This week has brought on a lot of different aspects of pregnancy, which has been a little difficult, but I know I will miss being pregnant, so I'm trying to soak up every second of it! All good things come with challenges, but his little (err actually not so little) kicks and wiggles never fail to put a smile on my face. I'm so lucky.