I’m definitely in a third trimester slump right now. I feel completely normal, except that new normal is like a truck hit me. Doing basic tasks involve heavily weighing my options. (Do I really need to walk all the way to the kitchen to put this LaCroix can in the recycling? At this very moment, no.) I’ve been taking a lot of time lately to enjoy the moments when I do feel energized to be productive, and other than that, it’s been way more couch time than usual, which has been kind of nice. I’ve been spending a lot of extra time reading to Liv on the floor propped with pillows, playing make-believe with Livi and her dolls, or at night, watching Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on the DVR.
I am a sugar monster. I think it definitely has to do with the lack of energy, but sweets are amazing right now. That is, until the crash hits.
I was also a bit of a cry monster, though it was nothing close to the great shrimp meltdown. I was weepy and pretty emotional last week, and had a couple of cry sessions that existed because I was so tired. I wanted to do things, didn’t have any energy, and felt frustrated. There are so many amazing aspects of pregnancy, and every day I’m so thankful for this experience and that sweet beeb growing in my belly, but in the spirit of keeping it real, there are some challenging parts, too. This second pregnancy has been harder on me physically -everything happens so fast the second time!- and emotionally (with the baby’s VSD and my low-lying placenta. Thankfully all has almost resolved -and in the grand scheme of things, they were smaller issues- but it’s been an emotional roller coaster.)
I’ve finally had more dreams about little miss and what she’ll look like. In my dreams, she looks very similar to Livi as a newborn, with dark hair and eyes. I read this Buzzfeed post with birth photos and just about cried my face off. It’s such a magical moment, and I can’t believe it’s almost here. Also, I’m surprised that no one guessed her name in the last post, even though you guessed quite a few of my favorites. We had a tricky time deciding because I wanted it to go with our last name (aka Harper Harney would be a little rough) and I also didn’t want anything similar to Olivia, or with an “A” at the end of the name. Charlotte was one of my top picks, and I also loved the name Natalie. But, the Pilot had a high school girlfriend named Natalie so that would be a little weird. Here’s another letter to add to the guessing game: E
Weight gain: 31 lbs
Belly button status: out for the count!
Workouts: have been pretty tame, but consistent. I’m modifying the 21dayfix workouts right now as a way to switch things up, in addition to TRX, walking on the treadmill, and lots of barre. Barre has remained my favorite class to teach and take this pregnancy since it still feels like a challenging workout, but isn’t painful in any way. I just modify the heck out of the core sections, and plan to continue teaching until the end of the month.
A “going home” outfit (like a cute onsie/jumper that looked super comfy)
Glider for the den. We were looking at this one from Crate & Barrel, but I was on the fence since we haven’t seen it in person. I looked on Amazon, and ended up finding this one, which is usually $$$, for $700 off the full price. Done. The shipping on Amazon was also free (C&B is $99), and we can return it if it gets here and doesn’t work. I didn’t have much luck on the glider/rocker front last time, so fingers crossed this one is a win. 😉