And just like that, I am officially on the final stretch of my third trimester, and baby girl will make her arrival by next week! (if she doesn’t decide to come sooner on her own) So soon I will officially be a mother of TWO!!
I have been all in the feels these last few weeks. I was already aware of what a huge life change adding a new baby to our family would be, but I didn’t quite expect for it to hit me so hard. I am celebrating the fact that I get to meet MY DAUGHTER so soon and get to love and squeeze her as much as I possibly can, yet at the same time I am mourning the fact that Scarlett is no longer going to be my baby baby and only child. I cannot even tell you how many times over the last few weeks that I have cried thinking about that fact. Our lives are changing. I know they are changing for the best, but it still feels so bittersweet that this stage in our lives is coming to an end.
Trying to imagine a life with TWO KIDS just seems so surreal to me! But it will be my reality beginning next week! And life will never be the same again! ❤
A: Lower Back/Hip/Sciatic Pain – This lovely symptom has come and gone all throughout this pregnancy! The more active I am, the worse it seems to get. And since I am in currently in nesting mode, wanting to get every little thing in order before her arrival, I have been FEELING it! Literally last night I was laying in bed crying over the pain… This symptom is the sole reason I am ready for this pregnancy to be over!
Fatigue – I have felt EXHAUSTED this last trimester!!!! Taking little naps on my breaks at work and going to bed at the same time as Scarlett have been my go-to moves! I know it’s going to be much worse once she gets here, so I guess I am just getting my practice in now! haha
Heart Racing/Dizziness – I am not sure exactly why I have been feeling this, but my heart has been racing/fluttering a lot this trimester! It may be because of the medication I am on? I’m not sure!
Braxton Hicks – Been feeling a lot of these lately!!! Still not painful at all to me, but my body is definitely prepping!
A: Crazy movement!! Baby girl was breeched for the longest time but finally flipped sometime in the last couple weeks, so now I get to feel all those crazy kicks to the ribs! She tends to rest on my right-side, so I am constantly tilting to the left to alleviate any uncomfortable movements she makes! haha She LOVES to wiggle around 10 pm every night… so we may end up having a little night owl!
Q: Food Cravings?
A: Still no crazy cravings this pregnancy!!
Q: Food Aversions?
A: Nope! I love it all!! haha
Q: Gender Prediction?
A: It’s a girl! ❤ So excited to bring another little lady into the world!
Q: Have You Started Showing?
A: Absolutely!!!! I feel sooooo much bigger this pregnancy! Although, I was looking back at pictures from when I was pregnant with Scarlett and I feel like I look pretty much the exact same as when I was pregnant with her… So who knows! All I know is I feel like I am just carrying around a big basketball every where I go, and it is nearly impossible to pick anything up off the ground without squatting! haha
Q: Best Moment So Far This Trimester?
A: I would say one of my favorite memories from this trimester is when my husband and I got together with our favorite photographer and got some intimate maternity pictures done! Just him and I! Of course having Scarlett in the pictures with us would have been special, but I am so happy that we chose to do the pictures by ourselves! It was such a fun and magical time just being able to celebrate our growing family with the man that I love!
Q: Worst Moment So Far This Trimester?
A: I don’t know if it is just because I have been in crazy nesting mode, super distracted or what, but I cannot recall a bad moment this trimester!
Q: Looking Forward To?
A: I am so beyond excited to meet our sweet girl! What will she look like?? What kind of baby will she be?? Ugghhh I still cannot believe that we get to meet her so soon!! But I think the one thing I am most excited about is Scarlett getting to meet her baby sister for the first time!! I honestly cannot even process it in my mind. The fact that they will never remember a day without one another in their lives just makes my heart race!
Thank you for following along on this journey! I am signing off for now! Next time you see me, I will be introducing you to my daughter!!