Here’s to being a few weeks into my third trimester! We are so smitten with this boy and he made out like a fat rat thanks to some Black Friday/recent sales.
In case you’re curious …
- A Snuggle Me Organic lounger
- A beautiful Solly Wrap (obsessed with this print!) and newborn set from Mimi
- Some Rags from their mystery sale … I can’t wait to see what surprises we get! Plus, they have another AMAZING sale right now – Rags down to $25 and buy 2 get a cardigan for free!
How far along: 31 weeks
Gender? It’s a baby brother in there!
Weight gain: I finally did a check in – 173 pounds is my current weight. In the spring when I finished my last race I was in the low 140s but I know by the time baby was on board I was probably up 10 pounds. Quarantine led to a lot of baking, lol! So overall I’m up 25 pounds I’d say.
Sleep: Pretty rough. If it’s not discomfort it’s low level insomnia. Like, right now it is 2am and I’m wide awake plugging through my to do list.
Best moment this week: Baby had hiccups and it was the sweetest! Jem was with me and was able to feel it all!
Worst moment this week: It’s my own fault, but I 100% know I’ve been doing too much. Basically I’m just run down. Thankfully I passed my gestational diabetes test but also found out that my iron is extremely low. It’s all catching up and a few down days (weeks?) is definitely in order. The rest of December and January and, well, up until baby arrives is going to be pretty calm I hope.
Miss anything: I was silly and ordered a Trunk Club recently. This is Nordstrom’s Stitch Fix-esque service … but better because you can request things and actually chat back and forth with your stylist. Of course most things didn’t fit … or they fit funny. All that to say, I miss normal waistbands. Just the same, I know I will miss this sweet baby bump immensely in just a few weeks. If you need a little winter pick me up, schedule yourself a trunk – newbies get $50 for free no strings/subscriptions attached!
Movement: All the time! Literally bouncing off the walls … of my insides, lol! I love every little jab though. I can tell he’s getting big!
Cravings: Not a ton. Which apparently “lack of appetite” is a symptom of low iron. I do love a warm cup of cocoa, cider, or creamy decaf coffee and soon I want to make a batch of cinnamon rolls. Or just buy a good one to save myself the time and energy.
Queasy or sick? Not a bit. So grateful this has passed.
Looking forward to: baby snuggles! I’m much less fearful of labor than I have been in the past (I mean, I have survived four times) and thus I’m putting 99% of my thoughts towards the sweet newborn phase. I also can’t wait for the big kids to experience a new baby. Jem remembers bits of when Eli was little (she was 7 then), but Max and Reid don’t. They’re going to be the best big siblings!
What Jemma says: I’m pretty excited to have a new baby in the house!
What Max says: It’s going to be so cool to have a fourth member of the “wild brothers”.
What Reid says: I like the baby.
What Eli says: I WEALLY WUV DAT BABY. He’s sooooooo ‘dorable!