How far along: 30 Weeks (almost 31 weeks currently)
Total weight gain: 17 pounds gained
Maternity clothes: I officially had to make some maternity purchases this month! I scooped up some Gap maternity leggings and they are beyond comfy!! Liz Lange for Target also makes some great fitting tanks (they kind of hide your belly button if your rocking an “outtie” like me) and I also bought one pair of Hudson wide leg maternity jeans from ebay. Im hoping to make do with these items for the next 8 weeks!
Stretch marks: not yet! (still knocking on wood)
Sleep: Sleeping is getting a bit more uncomfortable. Turning over is quite the task and baby “A” is very particular about which side she prefers me to sleep on (my diva in the making haha)
Miss Anything: Went to Katsuya (sushi) last night with some girlfriends and REALLY made me miss sashimi and cocktails! Although the bar tender made my favorite drink without the alcohol and cant tell you how excited I was!
Movement: Girlfriend is ALL OVER THE PLACE esp in the evenings. As many times as I have felt her movements it still puts a smile on my face. It is just such a trip that I could have a daughter in 8 weeks!!
Cravings: Still not to many. I think I have jinxed myself by saying I don’t crave sweets because the last couple weeks i’ve started having a bit of a sweet tooth.
Symptoms: As previously mentioned my eye lashes are practically gone! Most days I dont even bother putting on mascara because 3 coats dont even make a difference. (I have to sport some falsies for special occasions) I also am SUPER tired now. I didn’t really experience that to much in my first and second trimester but as soon I hit 7 months a nap in the afternoon became mandatory!
Belly Button in or out: Out
Mood: For the most part pretty HAPPY! I was a bit anxious the past couple weeks with settling back in and trying to get stuff organized. Now that we have some huge things checked off the to do list and I found a doctor here I like (which was major) i’m feeling much better. Nothing like moving mid pregnancy! Still hoping this little lady doesnt come early because there are so many things to do still! Also throughout my pregnancy I haven’t been very emotional. I hear a lot of women are but i’ve been just been very irritable…my husband will agree 😉
Looking forward to: My third trimester ultra sound today and baby shower this weekend!!!! We’re doing it a couple months early so my mom won’t have to fly across country back to back.
Exercise: Many of you have asked about my exercise and nutrition plan during pregnancy. As for exercise, the first 6.5 months I was jogging a couple times a week for about 40 minutes and doing some strength training twice a week (reduced form my pre pregnancy working out 4 days a week). At around 6.5 months I got a really bad cough/cold and couldn’t workout for a couple weeks. Once I started feeling better I did some light jogging again (around 7 months). The next morning I woke up coughing like crazy, so that was the end of that! I definitely don’t want to do anything to chance getting sick again or to send myself into early labor. Now that i’m on track for the pregnancy weight gain range I want to be in (25-30 lbs) i’m just doing some granny/pregnant style walking a few days a week and taking it pretty easy.
Nutrition: I’ve touched on this before but I haven’t been in the “feeding for two mentality”. I’ve kept my eating pretty much the same during the first and second trimester. I just added a couple hundred extra calories. Now that i’m in my third trimester I have definitely been adding 300+ calories a day. It seems to be working for me as i’m gaining about a pound a week. My husband however would prefer me to eat cupcakes and ice cream every night. He comes to all my doctor visits and likes to inform her that he thinks i’m not gaining enough weight…to which my doctor tells him my stomach and weight is measuring right on track 😉