Third Trimester

Holy shamoley week 28 is almost complete and we’re officially in the third trimester! Little dude is moving around like crazy (especially at night) and we’re getting so close to meeting him…by close I mean like 11 weeks…but that feels close. I’m currently weighing in around 146 pounds (up 16 ish from my pre baby weight) and baby is 2 lbs 13 oz. He’s now in the 70th percentile for size instead of the 90th. Maybe he won’t make it to the NBA? That’s OK, after watching Wimbledon this week I’m hoping he takes to tennis.

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My belly button 

I had my glucose test on Monday and it came back negative for gestational diabetes (hallelujah). That drink they feed you is not great but sometimes you gotta suck it up and be a woman. Sam came with me and sat in while I got my blood taken because I wasn’t sure how much they’d take/if I’d pass out/throw up. None of that happened and it actually went pretty smooth.

I did discover I’m a- blood type so I had to get a shot for that. I also had to get a shot for whooping cough/hepatitis which will help protect baby wakey until he gets his shots. HOLY EFF my arm was sore. It felt like The Rock punched me a couple times.

Sam also sat in on my ultrasound and got to see the little guy wiggling around. My doctor also took some 4D pictures and they are INSANE. You can literally see the babies face and it got us so excited…however Sam still thinks he looks like a little alien. I say he looks like a cute little bundle of love.

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Our Boy!

As far as this week has gone, things seem pretty alright. Again my hip/calf cramps are still hanging out and I keep waking up at like 11:30 pm and can’t fall back asleep. Also my neighbor is like screwdriving something together right now (it’s 7:45 am) and it’s V annoying but whatever.

I’d say my back has started getting a little more sore and I can’t see my feet. Sam made me test this out by standing up and looking down. Def couldn’t see my little toesies until I showed him if I widened my stance I could for sure see them. He gave me an eye roll and walked away. Amusing I’d say.

Bending over to pick things up is getting just a titch difficult so soon I’m going to need like an extendable arm or Sam to just follow me around everywhere. Oh and my brain seems a bit loopy lately. I seem to be a little more forgetful. Yesterday I went to get a malt for lunch and ended up ordering a shake because I forgot I wanted a malt. Man oh man I tell ya.

Cravings this week have been salty and sweet. Like give me all the potato chips and Malts (or shakes). My family and I went to a MN Saints baseball game last weekend and my sister and I got chocolate malts and that’s exactly what started this downward spiral. I didn’t even get a hot dog because I was so into the malt I forgot (again, foggy brain).

Side note, the game was a blast. I’d probably go to a Saints game over a Twins game because they are smaller and felt more intimate. They also had a ton of kids activities which will be great for the future baby wakey. Oh, and not a bad seat in the place.

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Not a bad seat in the place!

Okay, back to cravings. Like I said, salty and sweet. I made a rhubarb crisp on Monday and since Sam still can’t eat solid food due to his wisdom teeth extraction, I’ve already consumed 3/4 of the 9×13 pan. YOLO.

I told myself to just enjoy these next 11 weeks and eat whatever I crave because soon, I’ll have to start being more mindful of what I put in my mouth. I also had a hamburger every day last week because my parents grilled about 25 pieces of meat last Saturday for 5 of us and my mom sent me home with a huge plate of leftovers. Again, blaming Sam for this one since he couldn’t help me eat any of it. I took it upon myself to finish off all the burgers 🙂 No waste here!

Friday for lunch I decided to indulge in a healthy meal of chocolate shake (which should have been a malt…see above) and a basket of sweet potato fries. This was the best combination ever and made me very happy.

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Extra whip plz

Being active last week was pretty alright. I got in a couple runs (did 3.5 miles this am!), some nice walks, an Alchemy class with my best gal pals, and a few great workouts at the gym. I did this little diddy yesterday and really enjoyed it:

4 rounds for time:

Run 400 m

20 wall balls (12 pounds)

20 Swings (25 pound KB)

Then I did some barbell work and called it a morning. Fun times at Anytime Fitness.

Ruthie has been extra tired lately due to the heat so I’ve enjoyed some snuggly moments with her. The other day I was relaxing on the couch and she hopped into my lap (mind you she’s a 50 pound Pitbull) and put her little paw right on my belly shelf. I melted. Ugh she’s such a doll.

Now what’s on tap for this lovely Saturday? Sam and I are going to go blueberry picking in a little bit and then hit up the most amazing ice cream shop Nelson’s! I am so excited I could tinkle. They have the best flavors and the kid size is literally a cup that has probs 6 scoops of ice cream in it. OMG I’m so excited. Third stop on our tour of ice cream. I will probably get Monster cookie and birthday cake. Or maybe the raspberry chocolate truffle flavor.

Sam and I also are hoping to get our wall decals up in the baby’s room so we can figure out what color paint to get. I’m leaning towards a nice teal color. Sam also started building a chain link fence for Ruth (lucky girl) yesterday so he’ll probs work on that later while I mow the lawn sit in the sun and finish my book (HIGHLY recommend Into the Water).

Have a really great weekend! Eat some ice cream and have a margarita for me!

XO

-Hales

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