Oh Hey, Third Trimester!

I’m now two-thirds of the way through my pregnancy – what in the world?! I truly don’t believe it. It seems like just yesterday I held that positive test in my hands and walked straight over to my husband with tears in my eyes.

The past 12 weeks have been better than I thought they were going to be, but the second trimester is always a breeze (at least from what I’ve experienced and heard from others). Even though my stomach is a little bigger this time around, I haven’t hit the uncomfortable point yet, which I’m trying to make last as long as I can. I’m sure  I’ll be singing a very different tune a month or two from now. 🙂

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These days, I’m really loving my pregnant body, which I also didn’t expect because my belly is bigger this time around. Sure, I miss having a flatter stomach and being able to fit into everything, but I truly feel good and am embracing the fact that I’m carrying our little boy. Comfy, one-piece clothes like these overalls from Gap definitely help me feel my best. I plan on wearing these at least three days a week from now on.

Now, on to little boy… he moves all of the time and is measuring a little bigger than average, which slightly terrifies me. Our daughter was 8 pounds 9 oz, which isn’t small, so I’m kind of cringing at the thought of giving birth to a baby bigger than that! Who knows though, they thought she was going to be small, so it could go either way.  Also, I love the fact that we know who he is going to be. We were surprised with our daughter and while I loved the anticipation of not knowing, I think I prefer to know beforehand. It’s just been fun being able to say his name and refer to him as a “he” instead of “IT”.

I’m still trying my best to run and stay active, but lately I’ve only been running a mile or two at a time. I’ve started to feel pressure near my groin/pelvis after I run, so I ended up ordering a belt and plan to use it every time I run from now on. In the next month or so, I’d like to post about running throughout each trimester, so stay tuned.

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As far as the blurry little girl in overalls goes, she’s been developing so much lately and we’re so proud of the big girl she’s become. She really needs to stop growing – my husband and I tear up all the time when we talk about it.

I’ve stopped thinking about what she’ll be like after the baby is born because it’s out of my control and fearing the unknown is never good. I’m going to have faith that she’ll be a rock star and the four of us will get through the good and bad moments together!

Thanks for following along on my pregnancy journey – I’d love to hear from the rest of you who are expecting, have babies or are trying to get pregnant. Feel free to comment below!

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