Hi everyone! I can't believe it's been over a month hiatus for me here on the blog. Life has been crazy to say the least! I thought pregnancy would be a breeze, and here I am at 31 weeks/Third Trimester struggling to put my shoes on. I wanted to pop by and give everyone an update on my life and an update on the bump!
Cravings: Definitely not having any! Which is a huge bummer. I definitely thought I would want some crazy stuff but unfortunately, I haven't wanted anything out of the ordinary. I am definitely letting myself indulge on things I wouldn't normally have, but making sure that's only happening in moderation. For the most part I am only craving the foods I already loved like potatoes, cereal, and broccoli omelets.
Highs: Feeling the baby kick! He kicks me pretty much all day now which is fun and interesting if I am trying to have a conversation with people. It's definitely a feeling you can't describe and I love it. One of my favorite moments of this pregnancy was letting Ryan feel the baby kick for the first time. The look on his face was priceless, and I wish I could've recorded it! Another fun thing that happens when you're pregnant is that everyone is magically nice to you. People let me skip the line for food, offer me their seats, and everyone is extra smiley when they see a woman with a baby bump! I am totally taking advantage of this and enjoying every second!
Lows: For the most part I have had an amazing pregnancy. I have been feeling good, and my mood is extremely calm (which is not my norm). I would say the hardest thing I have dealt with has been trying to do things I used to do, and failing. Things as simple as tying my shoes, putting pants/socks on, and just running errands and doing household work. I get so exhausted so fast that sometimes I am out of breath just trying to do my normal routine. This is really frustrating so I have definitely tried to tell myself that I need to slow down. I am very independent so having to wait on others for help is definitely something I need to work on!
Things I Miss: SUSHI. Ryan and I are sushi-a-holics. We loved getting sushi for date nights, and sadly that hasn't happened since I found out! Poor Ryan has been missing out too, but he's been a trooper and is waiting it out with me! I also really miss working out (I have been doing some light working out, but nowhere near my old routines). My old diet is also a thing of the past. I was very healthy and strict, so I definitely miss wanting healthier foods, my palette has changed since finding out I was pregnant and I have not eaten many of the things I used to, not because it makes me sick, but because I just simply don't want it.
Fears: I'd be lying if i said that the thought of giving birth isn't completely terrifying. As much as I try to put it out of my head it's always there lingering. The thing that keeps me most calm is knowing that so many women go through this, and no matter what happens I have a great support system that will always be there for me. It also helps to know that doctors are very knowledgeable in pregnancies and they've seen everything under the sun. I am hoping that everything will fall into place the day of, and I know that I have no control over that, so I have to just hope and pray that it all works out the way it should.
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