Although Ellie girl has been with us for 9 weeks now, I wrote this post a few days before she arrived and still wanted to share. Some of you might not care to read this after the fact, but I probably will want to look back on this later on! Here are my answers to FAQs I received during the third trimester:
For the vast majority of the third trimester I felt really good. I was able to continue doing CrossFit 4-5 times a week and going for long walks. The biggest daily struggle for me? Getting out of bed. Not from being tired or anything like that! Just physically getting myself out of the bed was really difficult. Once I was out, I was good to go.
Around week 38 I started to experience sciatic nerve pain out of nowhere that made walking quite painful and getting out of bed and rolling over even worse. The OB said at my last appointment that the baby was just chilling on my tailbone so he said it should go away shortly after birth. Also around that time my energy levels started to decrease. I relaxed a bit more these past couple of weeks.
I feel like a million bucks! I genuinely love being pregnant. I am so thankful for this miracle.
Just the sciatic nerve/tailbone pain! Fortunately, I didn’t experience that until the last couple of weeks.
Not really at all! I loved making myself a s’more at night before I went to sleep but I didn’t necessarily crave that. I learned that if I didn’t have something sweet before I went to sleep, my blood sugar would be high in the morning. Another favorite of mine was Yasso bars, specifically the chocolate fudge one. Anytime I eat one my sugar is just fine when I woke up so the doctor told me to keep on keepin’ on.
35-37 pounds depending on the day.
Not really at all. I feel like I’m as mentally and physically prepared as I can be. I share the resources I’ve used to prepare throughout pregnancy in THIS POST. I’m looking at it like a marathon. I just have to remember that there IS a finish line. One that includes a much greater gift than finishing a marathon.
Probably way better than I should be. I’ve never been the type to wake up to pee in the middle of the night and I know this is very abnormal for most pregnant women but I still very rarely wake up to use the restroom even in these last weeks of pregnancy. There have been a couple of times that I’ve gotten up around 4 am and haven’t been able to go back to sleep but overall, I’d say I’m sleeping pretty darn well. I’m using THIS pregnancy pillow. Stephen hates it because it makes us so far apart but I love it because it helps me sleep like a baby. 😉
Any time someone asks me this question I respond with, “I’ll be SHOCKED if it’s a boy!” I’ve received two prophetic messages about how this baby inside of me is a girl (I’ll share more on this later!). One of those messages included the name we’ve had picked out for years (that only a couple of people knew about) if it’s a girl. So yes, I’ll be absolutely shocked if it’s a boy but overjoyed either way!
We aren’t doing a nursery in our SC home because we’ll be moving to Mississippi 6 weeks after this baby’s due date! Our bedroom is ready to go though with a bassinet, changing table, and glider!
I really went into detail about this in THIS post. The summary of it… Soak up every moment, expecting mama or not! Life is so short. I’ve been trying my best to serve Stephen and hold onto this season as best as I can while it’s just the two of us. Soon it’ll change forever! In the best way, yes, but it’s still change and sometimes I feel sad about that.
I hope you enjoyed reading this third trimester update! We can’t wait to meet our little one. Message me if you have any other questions! Stay well, friends.