|John busted me diggin into the ice cream!|
It really does seem like this pregnancy has just flown by yet when I stop and really think about it, It seems like that August day in Mexico when I found out I was pregnant was an eternity ago... Either way I am on the home stretch of this pregnancy journey.
My 1st trimester really drug on forever. I was not even 5 weeks pregnant when I took that 1st pregnancy test, so those first few weeks really went by slow. Like I have mentioned before, I am one of those women who gets that horribly awful morning sickness so being sick on top of having a very active 1 year old really made the days drag on forever...
My 2nd trimester on the other hand really flew by! Maybe it has to due with the fact that I was sick until about 20 weeks and for some reason I just associate the whole "sick period" with my 1st trimester (even though it carried on well into half of my 2nd trimester). Luckily, by about 18 weeks I could get off the couch and start showering & brushing my teeth again (which my husband was very grateful for). And from then on I have been feeling pretty good! I will admit that I have been a lot more tired this time around, but I just found out I am Anemic so hopefully the iron supplements the doctor prescribed will give me a little energy boost along with some other not so fun side effects :(
This pregnancy, my weight gain has been a little interesting. I some how went 21 weeks and did not gain a single pound (I am sure it was because of the morning sickness) Well, no need to worry at my 25 week appointment the nurse informed me that I had made up for lost time & I had packed on 14lbs in just 4 weeks!!!!! My doctor definitely brought up the growth spurt lol He said I did need to catch up since I hadn't gained weight the first 5 months, but he also said I should not make it a habit to gain 3-4lbs a week haha Ooooopppsss. Apparently the second my morning sickness vanished my appetite came back in full swing. I have now vowed not to eat 2-3 ice cream sandwiches a day (since I do not want to follow in Jessica Simpson's foot steps!!!) Even though the 3rd trimester is when you usually blow up like a whale, I am hoping to some how grow at a slow and steady pace this last trimester (that may just be wishful thinking).
I do have a slight idea of what this 3rd trimester may have in store. If I remember correctly back aches, sleepless nights, growth spurts, swelling, exhaustion & even more bathroom trips are all just around the corner! I also remember some pretty painful baby kicks in the ribs and bladder that were not too fun. But all those not so fun pregnancy side effects mean that my little princess Julianna Faith is almost ready to make her debut into this world Yippee!!!! The 3rd trimester also means the finished baby nursery (which I am currently working on daily!), maternity pictures, registering, baby showers & lots more fun. When I think back on some of the best days in my life I think about asking Jesus into my heart at age 6, passing my drivers test at 16, getting engaged, my wedding day, buying our 1st house, finding out I was pregnant, Josselyn's birth & I can not wait to add Juliana's birth to the list.
I will be sure to keep you all posted on both the fun and not so fun adventures I face these last couple months of my 3rd trimester!