Baby #2: A Third Trimester Update!

Family, Motherhood, Pregnancy
third trimester update

I’m 38 weeks today and that means I’ve got about 2 weeks until this baby arrives.  Well, I think she’s coming in 2 weeks, but the official medical due date is May 29th. She’s always measured a little small. All our ultrasounds have shown her to be about 4-5 days small and even my belly measures almost a week small, so I’m pretty confident in my June 2nd due date.

Either way, this baby is coming soon! As I’m coming to the end of my pregnancy, I thought I’d give a little third-trimester update. If you need to get caught up, you can read about my first trimester here and my second trimester here. So here’s what’s been going on these last few weeks of my pregnancy!

Cravings

I have been craving chocolate like crazy! Easter got a little interesting when there was an abundance of chocolatey options around. A bag of pastel coloured M&Ms might have disappeared and had to be replaced before the bunny came.

But I do have other, healthier cravings. Watermelon has been hitting the spot for me, as well as strawberries.  I’ve also been eating a lot of tomato and cucumber salad. I actually think, my husband’s starting to get sick of it, but it’s healthy and I’m loving it!

Say Cheese!

3rd trimester update - maternity photos with family Last pregnancy, I did my own maternity pictures. I set up the tripod and snapped away one afternoon in the comfort of my own home and then later in a field as the sun set.

This time around, it was a little more complicated with a toddler. We decided to spring for some professional photos. The first ones we’ve had taken since our wedding and even then we had a student. So this was super exciting for us.

We picked a spot not far from Sté’s parent’s house that has some cool rocks and a little waterfall. We met our wonderful photographers Mel and Michelle from Scrappy Sisters Photography and we had so much fun. I’m not going to lie, I loved it! I felt like a total princess. A very pregnant princess but a princess none the less. Alexie did amazing but came home with a serious cheese craving (maybe because we had her say cheese so many times). I think the pictures turned out amazing and I can’t wait to get all of them in the next few weeks!

3rd trimester update - maternity photos with family Nesting, Nesting, Nesting…

These last few months have been super busy for us. We did some travelling, celebrated Easter, went to a wedding and a baby shower.  I also hosted a bachelorette party and bridal shower for my sister. Add in the nesting instincts and it’s been a little crazy. I’ve been cleaning, re-organizing more than I think I ever have. I’ve been busy getting Alexie’s big girl room ready and moving her in there. There has been lots of painting of furniture, putting up artwork and making her room happy and bright, just like her.

Then there’s the nursery that needed to be completely reset. While the furniture and the walls will stay the same, we’ve picked a new theme which means some new decor elements. And I’ve unpacked and rewashed all the newborn clothes. I think the nesting is coming to an end since I’m running out of tasks to do, but I don’t know if my brain has figured that out yet.

Annoying Symptoms

3rd trimester update - maternity photos with family I’ve been suffering from bouts of insomnia. The nesting brain strikes every now and then and It’s making sleeping a little tricky. I fall asleep fine, but if I get up in the middle of the night (which of course happens every night because this kid keeps jumping on my bladder) there’s a chance I won’t be able to fall back asleep. I’ve tried a few different things but not much helps. I’ve even gotten up in the middle of the night and folded laundry or done another small task just to put my mind at ease.

Can I also say that I’m feeling huge? I remember being big with Alexie, but this is a whole other level. I know that it’s common to be bigger for your second child and that it’s because I’m growing a little human but I can barely get in and out of my car. Trying to keep up with a toddler is getting harder and harder. I’m literally dragging myself off the floor every time we play together. But this baby is coming soon and hopefully it’ll be the start of getting my body back…at least a little.

3rd trimester update - pregnancy progressionI’m so excited to meet this little girl! I can hardly wait! Her nursery is set, the hospital bags are packed and I think we are all ready. Now we relax and wait for her to decide to make her appearance.

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