Thoughts and Feelings – Overall, I’m feeling really great! I’m sleeping well, eating well, and although uncomfortable at times, have quite a bit of energy. It is really starting to hit me that I only have 4 work weeks left until July, so I’m working really, really hard to get everything done. I’ve been working late on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which I love being the office is so quite and I’m able to focus. All in all though, I’m feeling really good and I’m really excited to have this baby!
The Bump –
Movement – Baby is still moving a lot in the afternoon and in the middle of the night. I can tell he’s starting to run out of room, but he’s still moving quite a bit.
Symptoms – This week, to the right of my belly button, I developed a sore spot. It feels like I have a bruise there. My doctor said it can happen if the baby is constantly pushing on one spot and is nothing to worry about. I’m not in pain, but it is definitely sore to the touch.
Pregnancy Brain – Well, on Monday we went strawberry picking and I made my FAVORITE strawberry rhubard crumble…. except, I totally forgot to add flour!!! I pulled it out of the oven and was like “WHAT THE HECK”. It is essentially baked oatmeal… Fail!
Third Trimester To Do List Progress – I am going to work really hard this month to have everything prepped before July 1. I’d love to hit July and just be able to relax until baby arrives. I have narrowed down my to do list, created monthly goals for June, and am going to use our weekends wisely!
Things left to accomplish this month…
-Call insurance to make sure they are aware of my upcoming delivery
-Organize baby’s clothes and store
-Wash burp rags, swaddles, crib sheets, and blankets
-Wash baby gear and set everything up
-Install the baby’s car seat base into our cars
-Pull out leftover baby diapers from when we had Magnolia
-Buy additional of diapers
-Move Magnolia’s play area down to our finished basement and set up that space
-Move baby’s gear into our main living room (rock n play, changing area, etc.)
-Get my hair done before baby
-Plan outfits for newborn photo shoot (Neal, Ashley, Magnolia, and baby boy)
-Pack hospital bag (use this bag as an example)
At Work by June 29
-Finalize maternity leave plan
-Create a plan for return to office after short term disability leave (6 weeks)
-Wrap up projects and to do list prior to departure
-Clean my office and mini fridge
Appointments – I had an appointment yesterday and it went well. It was a really short appointment. They checked my weight, urine sample, and measured my belly. I asked the doctor a few questions and I was done. My next appointment is at 36 weeks and then I’ll move to weekly appointments. CRAZY!
Diet – Gosh. I have no idea. I think I’ve eaten pretty well, but honestly, I wasn’t focused on my diet this week. Work is really, really busy and I’ve just been fueling my body as best I can, while not sweating the small stuff. I usually have a healthy breakfast at home, pack my lunch most days, and then eat dinner with Neal and Magnolia. I had a few work events this week that provided lunch and those were delicious! We had BBQ on Wednesday and I had some BBQ chicken, mac n’ cheese, roasted veggies, and 2 mini cornbread muffins. Yesterday we had California Tortilla. Although I ordered a burrito the salad they had totally hit the spot! I had two servings of salad, chips with guacamole and queso, and a delicious chocolate chip cookie. I then had my burrito for dinner in the office since I worked until 8PM. All in all, I’m feeling good and my weight gain has actually stalled, which is nice.
Food Cravings – CAVA! Mediterranean flavors, pickled things, and protein. I did not have a taste for coffee this past week, which was interesting.
Thursday – Rest day
Friday – OrangeTheory
Saturday – Lots of walking!
Sunday – Lots of walking!
Monday – OrangeTheory with Neal
Tuesday – Rest day
Wednesday – Rest day
Sleep – I slept really well this week! I’m still going to bed really early, which my body (and mind) need. I’m really trying to sleep and nap as much as I can before baby arrives. A mistake I made before having Magnolia.
In case you missed them, my pregnancy updates so far:
First Trimester Comparison
Pregnancy 1 – Week 16 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 16
Pregnancy 1 – Week 18 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 18
Pregnancy 1 – Week 19 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 19
Pregnancy 1 – Week 20 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 20
Pregnancy 1 – Week 21 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 21
Pregnancy 1 – Week 22 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 22
Pregnancy 1 – Week 23 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 23
Pregnancy 1 – Week 24 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 24
Pregnancy 1 – Week 26 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 26
Pregnancy 1 – Week 27 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 27
Pregnancy 1 – Week 29 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 29
Pregnancy 1 – Week 30 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 30
Pregnancy 1 – Week 31 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 31
Pregnancy 1 – Week 32 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 32
Pregnancy 1 – Week 33 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 33
Pregnancy 1 – Week 34 ~ Pregnancy 2 – Week 34