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Third Trimester Update – Closetful of Clothes

Wow. I can’t consider I’m already in my third trimester. I feel like I simply came upon I used to be pregs. Truly, typically I wake up and rush to really feel my belly and remind myself I’m not dwelling the nightmare of infertility.

Thought I might do a being pregnant update now that I’m officially in the remaining stage of pregnancy and reply all the questions I’ve been getting lately.

How are you feeling?

EXHAUSTED. I imply exhausted to a degree that I have by no means skilled previously, even once I was getting zero sleep with new child James who fed every 5 secs. Wanting again, I was in all probability this exhausted the primary time around, however it was somewhat easier to telephone it in at work. I had an enormous job, but I wasn’t the boss, so I allowed myself to be worthless some days and I might. Now I have so many more selections to make, meetings and events, and a lot to do to prep so things run smoothly whereas I’m gone that I can’t really telephone it in. That coupled with not with the ability to simply sleep and chill on the sofa after work and on weekends, because oh yeah, we’ve got a toddler to entertain and chase round, has in all probability made this being pregnant more exhausting. I don’t really get any down time, I can’t sleep in, and I’m making an attempt to do all these enjoyable issues with James before he has to compete for attention with a new child, grow this weblog earlier than I’ve much less time to dedicate to it and strategize, and so forth. and so forth. Oh, and did I point out we’re making an attempt to maneuver and renovate before child arrives. However aside from that, I’m feeling great. I mean I’m undoubtedly noticing that I’m winded more easily, starting to walk slightly slower, and my ft are killing me at the end of each day, but actually just being lifeless tired all the time is the most important change I’ve felt recently.

Are you shifting earlier than the infant?!

We try to! We knew we would have liked more room and needed to move earlier than the infant got here, but we agonized over whether or not to stay in the metropolis or transfer to the burbs and which suburb even. We even toyed with the thought of shifting somewhere distant where the pace and way of life can be simpler. But we realized we weren’t fairly ready to give up our careers in NYC and uproot our whole lives with no compelling purpose drawing us someplace new. I am going to dedicate a whole weblog publish to our shifting plans and the place we decided to go and so forth. as well as our renovation plans as soon as we close on our new place, however in the meantime, nothing is about in stone and I don’t need to jinx it. (Apparently, I’ve turn into a really superstitious individual.) However I promise tons of residence and shifting content material coming quickly.

How are you prepping James for Child #2?

As I mentioned in my last replace, we’re misplaced as to how to do this. Proper now, I’m principally targeted on making probably the most of our time with him as a family of three and doing really particular issues with him this summer time, particularly issues that could be onerous to do for the first few months when we’ve a new child. It doesn’t matter what we do, I do know this is going to be a troublesome adjustment for him. He’s been the center of our universe (nicely, together with Dakota) since he was born, and I know he’s not going to love sharing the eye and it’ll be exhausting in those early days when newborns demand a lot consideration however I’m positive I’ll start studying about all of that when we have now the infant and he’s appearing up. I wish I had more time now, however I’ve been targeted on learning learn how to get him absolutely potty educated and getting tantrums underneath control (oh, and the right way to buy a house and adult). Any recommendations are welcome!

Are you holding your nanny?

We are. She factored heavily into our shifting choice, and she or he goes to return with us. I’m so grateful as she’s superb and it’ll assist provide some consistency for James, which hopefully, will make the transition simpler on him. He loves her. It’ll also make returning to work quite a bit simpler for me, as I gained’t need to fret that my youngsters aren’t in nice arms. We are very fortunate to have discovered such a tremendous individual to help us look after our household.

How a lot weight have you gained?

Sore subject. I had thought I was doing so properly in the weight achieve department this time around, and then I’ve began packing on the kilos. My last visit, I was sure I had gained just a few kilos, and boy was a I shocked by the quantity on the size. I’m most targeted on a wholesome being pregnant and supply, but I additionally am pregnant in the course of the summer time, so I actually didn’t need to feel like a whale at the seashore and had these goals about being that cute pregnant lady at the pool, which if this continues, gained’t be me. The funny factor is that while I’ve been hungrier than normal/given into extra of my cravings here and there, I’ve really been fairly healthy and good about my eating regimen, so I feel this is just how my body handles being pregnant. Slash perhaps this is what being pregnant is. It’s so bizarre although how you can be eating the same as ordinary and exercising (although not quite as vigorously) and just achieve all this weight. Often when you’re going to realize a bunch of weight, you want it to be value it like once you go on trip to Italy and simply indulge on all this superb meals, however truthfully, I haven’t even accomplished that and the size keeps going up and up. I need to hold it real here and be trustworthy that I don’t love gaining the load, that I want I might be one of these cute pregnant ladies who just will get an cute belly while all the things else is tiny, and that I’m nervous about shedding it, especially since I didn’t do an excellent job final time and already had an extra 10 pounds from fertility remedies. However it is what is is, and at the finish of the day, I need to be sort to my physique and begin making sure I’m setting an excellent example for my youngsters and their body picture by not obsessing over the quantity on the size or basing my value or my enjoyable on the seashore this summer time on how I look in a showering go well with at eight months pregnant.

Do you’ve gotten names picked out?

Ahh! Another sore topic. We’re having a hard time discovering a name we each love. Like there are some that I like however nothing I’ve found that I actually love and am like that’s it or that I might see ourselves calling our baby. Half of the issue is that we had a reputation that our pals stole. In fairness, we weren’t pregnant at the time they usually have been so we just stated it casually however now we’re like can we use it or wouldn’t it be weird. How good of pals are we and the way typically would we see each other? Nevertheless it’s additionally simply figuring out that it’s their baby’s identify that is making it really feel less interesting to us. Help! Anybody hear any cute baby names these days?

What symptoms have you been experiencing?

As I mentioned, I’ve felt out of breath after strolling up stairs extra simply or chasing James. I have additionally gotten lots of charlie horses just lately, which can just be dehydration, but I used to be never notably susceptible to them pre-pregnancy. I awoke with one so dangerous this morning I was screaming and it legit nonetheless hurts. My ft have additionally been SOOO sore. Like I’ll put them up any probability I get and after I put James to mattress, I want to only sit with my ft up (and ideally being rubbed). After which as I complained about already, exhaustion. I’m feeling a lot more movement and kicks, which is enjoyable, and I’m undoubtedly getting so much greater. There isn’t any hiding this bump any longer and typically individuals even rise up for me on the subway now!

Where have you been shopping for maternity garments?

I am not a huge fan of maternity garments, but I’m loving the Madewell maternity jeans I purchased this time (I additionally love these jeans I had from my final pregnancy). Aside from that, I’ve picked up a couple of items from my fave maternity model Hatch, maternity tees from ASOS (the worth can’t be beat and I really like the size), and swimsuits from Gap and Previous Navy (significantly how cute is this go well with?). Then I’m supplementing with roomy clothes from Zara, Doen, Tory Burch, Ganni, and Dodo Bar Or.

Any cravings?

Sure and no. I haven’t had any consistent ones actually, however on a given day, I’ll actually need guac or chocolate or a burger or one thing random that I usually wouldn’t eat. While I’m making an attempt not to indulge each sweets craving, personally, I’ve found being pregnant cravings a lot more durable to resist. Like if I need a Levain cookie, I have to have it like right that second.

Any problems together with your pregnancy?

I came upon I’m anemic this pregnancy, which can account for some of the exhaustion. I’ve been taking an iron complement and making an attempt to eat extra leafy greens and pink meat. But one of my associates was anemic together with her second pregnancy too and stated her doctor stated you lose blood together with your first delivery and it could actually take a long time to get again. Who knew? Aside from that though, I haven’t had any main issues or problems.

Have you packed your hospital bag?

No. I simply entered my third trimester, so I have some time. With that stated, I didn’t truly pack a hospital bag until we determined to go away for the hospital final time around, so I’m hoping to be more organized this time round. I’ll truly do a submit about what I want I had introduced in my bag because I legit brought all the improper things.

What are you going to do with James once you go into labor?

Good query! We should always in all probability figure that out. Will in all probability have a combo of my nanny and in-laws watch him, but we undoubtedly may have a recreation plan once we get nearer.

Are you having braxton hicks contractions?

Not yet. I don’t assume I really had them till fairly close to the top final time, and even then, I didn’t actually have them a lot, although in fairness, James was a couple of weeks early.

Are you having a bathe or sprinkle?

Yes, my pricey greatest good friend is throwing me one in July. Tbh, I felt just a little weird having one and registering since I had such a stunning bathe the first time around and our friends and family have been so beneficiant with so many superb presents and hand-me-downs for James. However in any case we went by means of to have this baby, I decided to let myself take pleasure in it and have fun. Plus, it’s such a good way to see pals that we sadly don’t see enough of earlier than we have now the child and are thrust into survival mode for a couple of months.

Are you going to have more youngsters?

I might like to. I need to have like ten youngsters if it have been as much as me. We struggled so much this time that I don’t know what the longer term holds for us and Andrew can be proud of two, however having an enormous family has all the time been essential to me and I don’t easily surrender, so my plan is to do no matter we need to create the large family I’ve all the time needed. With that stated, I couldn’t be happier to have one other child and sibling for James, and I

Okay that’s it for questions this time, however be happy to ship me more. I’ll attempt to reply them all in my subsequent update. I’m going to try to do no less than another before

On me: Gown (on sale!) – additionally love this one; Sandals