Great question! I have no clue but I’m willing to guess anywhere between 15-20. I go into the doctors tomorrow for my Glucose screening and 28-week check up so I guess I’ll be able to find out then. Although, I don’t think I want to. I’ve done great so far mentally with the weight gain that I don’t want to jinx myself now. As long as Im feeling great, baby is growing and doctor says all is well, that is all I would like to focus on. The number on the scale can suck it!
I’ve had numerous clients ask me these past few weeks if I’ve been hungry or eating a lot. To be honest, the answer is no, not really. Lately, because baby girl is growing and things are getting a little bit more crowed inside, I think my stomach is starting to get more and more squished in the process. As a result, my hunger levels have been lower. I get fuller much faster when eating so Im finding its easier to just eat smaller and more frequent meals.
Additionally, Ive noticed that pretty much all my aversions (veggies and chicken) are pretty much gone now. This has made me happy because I can finally start eating a little bit better and expand my plate a bit more.
As far as cravings go, still gotta have me some chocolate. Also, I recently experienced a craving of salad with Ginger dressing (the kind they give you when you are at a Japanese restaurant). ZERO clue where this one came from but Im not complaining about it. It is SO DARN GOOD!
Workouts are back on a normal basis now. Thankfully my foot feels 100% better and my hips haven’t been giving me hell so I’ve been taking advantage of being pain free. However, third trimester fatigue has slowly been growing on me these back 2 weeks so it varies from day to day. To help keep me motivated to work past the fatigue, I am setting out to get in 2-3 days of weight lifting and 3 days of walking each and every week. Of course, I am ALWAYS going to make sure I listen to my body first and foremost so if a day of rest is needed, then I will certainly take it.
Aside from the usual things I’ve been complaining about this pregnancy, I’ve started to experience a few new things. For starters, bloody noses are becoming much more frequent. Just this past weekend as I was getting ready for work, I noticed drops of blood beneath me and saw I had quite a runner going. Was actually little freaky but I’ve been reassured that this is VERY NORMAL. Just a result of extra blood flow happening to support my little one.
Secondly, with all the hormones in me to help loosen my hips and joints for birth, I’m finding that one area of my body is also getting affected by this: My teeth! Strange huh? They are more wiggly and just feel loose. Not anything extreme but enough for me to notice when I press my tongue up against them. Again this is something that also happens to pregnant women so its normal. However, I will admit this is one symptom I wish I didn’t have. I love my teeth so the feeling of them not being as secure gives me heart palpitations.
And lastly, insomnia is the newest addition to hit as of recent. I have been finding that I wake up around 2-3 in the morning and from there it is very hard for me to fall back to sleep. This has not been fun at all, considering most mornings I have to be up at 5:15 for work. Thankfully I have afternoons off so I always make sure to fit in a nap. I guess this is my body’s way of preparing me for baby?
Baby girl is doing wonderful. She did give me a bit of a scare last week when all the sudden I noticed that she wasn’t moving as much. I waited but after getting my stomach all in knots and anxiety through the roof, I called the OBGYN and was brought in for a emergency check up. Turned out baby girl was just in a position where I couldn’t feel her as strongly. Thankfully ever since then she has been been moving like crazy. Guess she just likes to keep her parents on their toes.
The nursery is coming along and almost fully complete. Only things missing are the crib, diaper genie, and changing pad. My baby shower is later this month so I’m hoping family and friends are generous enough to help me with those remaining things. Otherwise, everything is just about done. I’m starting to write lists of remaining TO-DOs, such as pediatrician, getting a breast pump from my insurance, making freezer meals and collecting things for both myself and baby after delivery.