Happy Holidays! I hope your Christmas was spectacular and you were able to spend it with people you love. At the very least, I hope you were able to get some rest and enjoy one of my most favorite times of the year.
How far along? 28 Weeks. Welcome to the 3rd trimester! – The baby is the size of an eggplant and weighs approximately 2.5lbs!
Total weight gain: Enough to cook a proper baby boy.
Bump Alert: FULL alert!
Maternity clothes? With the exception of a few t-shirts and workout tops (thanks for the loan, Dan), I am wearing 100% maternity clothing. It’s been a bit difficult finding something appropriate to wear because the Florida “winter” has been unusually warm. Most of my size-appropriate wardrobe is not temperature-appropriate.
Stretch marks? Still moisturizing and still luckily stretch mark-free!
Sleep: I have no problem falling asleep, but the little bundle of joy has started kicking and pushing on mommy’s bladder around 3:00am these days. I find it difficult to fall back asleep, so I’ve been getting more reading done in those wee hours of the morning.
Workouts: I walk everyday and still have a 15,000 step-a-day goal with my Fitbit, and I do two or three strength training sessions per week. I have dropped all weights when I do low-body exercises (squats, static lunges, sumo squats, curtsey lunges, mat work) and do everything with just body weight. It’s still a great workout.
Best moment the week: It has been wonderful to have a two-week break from work to get a lot accomplished around the house. The best moment related to baby was when he had (what I assume to be) hiccups. My belly noticeably shifted in a rhythmic pattern for about 10-15 repetitions. It was adorable and I absolutely swooned.
Food cravings: Nothing out of the usual. I’m still all about the salty foods.
Labour signs: No!
Symptoms: Slightly swollen feet and dry skin around my tummy.
Belly button in or out? Still an innie despite the belly growth.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Baby Stuff: The nursery is starting to take shape!!
My husband and I painted the nursery a delicate shade of gray to match the bunnies in his grandma-made blanket. It was a lot of fun because it was our first painting job that we worked on together. Afterwards, we added to two dressers, rocking chair & ottoman, and crib.
**Interesting history of the dressers** My mom purchased the two dressers shortly after she moved out of her parents’ home when she was around 20 years old. They were an avocado-green color, very 60s, and they remained that way as they served as the furniture in my own nursery in the 80s. After that, my dad and I stripped the paint and stained them a dark chocolate brown in the early 2000s. About a month ago, my dad painted the two dressers the cream color they are today to match the crib. I am so in love with the idea that these dressers have been in our family for so long, and hopefully will become a treasured duo for our son one day.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and tired
Looking forward to: Ringing in the new year!!