I had to take a break from blogging for the last month. Between all of the house decisions, the pregnancy chaos, the holidays and work… I
needed to had to check out for a bit. Now, I cannot promise that I am back consistently quite yet, but I will give it a good shot.
With that being said, let’s do a pregnancy bumpdate! Because this pregnancy is flying by and apparently these are the times I need to capture and reflect upon later in life.
How far along: 31 Weeks! 9-ish more to go! Crazy right??
Gender: It’s a girl! Lorelei Elizabeth! We had such a fun gender reveal party a couple of months ago. I cannot wait to hang up the “reveal artwork” that our family created in her bedroom. (Also, when does a kid’s bedroom become his/her bedroom? Why is a nursery called a nursery and not a bedroom?)
Weight gain: At my last doctor appointment I was very surprised that I had lost 5 pounds. I was still clocking in at 30 pounds heavier than I was prior to being pregnant though. On January 3 I started a Whole30. Yes, while pregnant. And honestly, it was the best thing I could’ve done for myself this entire pregnancy. I am FINALLY feeling more like myself. My body THRIVES on clean eating. I wish I had just fought through the sickness and miserableness that were the first two trimesters for me – but the thought of veggies made me sicker. Would I recommend a whole30 while pregnant? We will discuss this later this week in a blog post all of it’s own. But before some of y’all go crazy on me for “dieting” while pregnant, I’m really not. Let me assure you that I am eating A TON of food – all.day.long.
Sleep: It’s just okay. Honestly, if the border collie pup would stop chasing the cat all night long, that would be really helpful. These last few nights I have woken up sleeping on my back – and it’s been marvelous. For some reason they say not to do that while knocked up. So I have been avoiding it. (Plus, I normally sleep on my sides anyway.) But more recently, my hips are screaming at me in the mornings. A bit of back-sleeping has made me feel more human.
Oh, and I have had to start taking afternoon naps when I have time. I feel like
life sleep as I know it is officially over.
Best moment this week: While it was a bit weird, my family all went to a 3d ultrasound place this week. My mom and sister were over the moon excited. Michael, my dad and I were all kinda so-so about it. I did learn that Lorelei is still breach, she’s super content just chilling in my rib cage and she has the energy level of a slug, even after I drank two sweet fruit drinks! (Pray she flips…)
Additionally, another highlight of this week was celebrating my college roomie and her baby girl! She is approximately 2 weeks further along than me. You can’t help but wonder if our girls will be friends and/or potentially college roommates like we were!
Worst moment this week: Just trying to catch up. I’m completely overwhelmed with stuff. I just don’t feel like I can catch up. I feel like I spent the entire week juggling doctor appointments, meetings, work, cooking clean food and trying to catch some solid zzzz’s – but in the end, I do not feel like anything was actually accomplished. Again, I feel like life as I know it is officially over.
Miss anything: Cheese. Crazy right? I cut it out because of the whole30. Normally, by the end of a whole30 my body doesn’t crave anything I have cut out. This time, I’m beginning to wonder if baby needs more dairy than I have been giving her. Monday is the last day of the Whole30. I will be adding cheese back, minimally, next week.
Movement: Still very, very little. I learned that I have an Anterior Placenta. Guys and gals, I feel almost nothing! I seriously have a SLIGHT muscle spasm maybe once a day on my side… but that’s it. Part of me thinks it is because God knows that, while I think pregnancy is a beautiful thing, He knows I’m 95% freaked out by the fact that there is a tiny human inside of me. So He has given me what I can handle at this point… which is feeling very little.
What I’m Wearing: Now that I am almost done with a Whole30, I am actually able to fit into a few things that were super tight on me at Christmas. Sweet right? That being said, I’m still voluntarily wearing mostly leggings and dresses. They are both more comfy than pants.
I’m beyond thankful I work from home and do not have to have a complete work wardrobe too!
Cravings: Cheese and ice cream. (Both pregnancy approved. Neither whole30 approved.)
Symptoms: Thankfully, after 23ish weeks, the morning sickness finally hit the road with an occasional episode every now and then. At this point I would say that I’m feeling pretty great – but as I have already hinted at, I’m starting to get achy and sleepy.
Happy or Moody: Moody. But there’s a lot on my plate right now. And don’t even mess with me if I haven’t eaten. Pregnancy gives new meaning to the word Hangry.
Looking forward to: My baby shower next weekend! I am so excited to celebrate Lorelei with a bunch of amazing ladies!