Thanksgiving is in two days and I’m moving into my third trimester…crazy! Now that the holidays are here, this pregnancy is going by even faster. I can’t believe I only have three months left (actually, a little less than that)!
I’m still in slight panic mode about getting everything done (moving into our office and getting the baby’s room ready) among preparing for the holidays (especially since we are hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve), but as my husband says, one step at a time. In the end, I know it will all get done…somehow, but it’s hard to see that when there is just so much to do! Either way, I’m excited for the holidays and anxious to see if Keenan will have a little sister or a little brother!
Cravings: Still savory, salty foods like bacon, roasted potatoes, oven-baked sweet potato fries, eggs over easy and salami. I’ve also been craving air-popped popcorn with herbs and brewers yeast! I still get an occasional craving for sweet/savory desserts like peanut butter chocolate brownies or pumpkin cheesecake (which I just made for Thanksgiving!). I’m still eating plenty of veggies and forcing myself to eat enough fruit (since it hasn’t seemed appealing these days).
Eating: Good! My appetite has seemed to pick up again..
Emotions: Happy, though still a little stressed.
Skin: Continuing to stay mostly clear with the occasional blemish.
Weight gain: I’ve gained a total of 23 pounds so far, which is still within the healthy range, but I’m not sure what to think since I only gained a total of 27 pounds with Keenan. My midwife estimates I’ll gain about 35 pounds, yikes!
Workouts: I’m still doing CrossFit four days a week in our newly finished garage gym! I tried pull ups last week for the first time since June and I realized how much harder it is with a 23 pound weight vest, ha! I’m still running, rowing, lifting, squatting and I feel great!
Sleep: Dreams are still crazy and all over the place, but I’m continuing to sleep well (crossing my fingers it continues!).
How are you staying stress-free this holiday season?
For all of you veteran mommies, how much weight did you gain with your pregnancies? Were you concerned?