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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bump Update: 28 Weeks

This week has been so hard. I have technically been a single mom for the past two and a half weeks. Just me and the kids and little to none outside communication besides Facebook and blogging. Matt has been out of town for work and military. I had a huge stress breakdown at church, in public, on Sunday. That was no fun! but I was thankful for the break I got sending the kids to nursery or class. Plus my heightened emotions and hormones didn't help much. I kept telling the other moms: "WHAT WERE WE THINKING! ADDING ANOTHER ONE?" My biggest fear came to pass at church. I was outnumbered with kids that weren't behaving and it was hard. The hardest thing I have been thinking about this whole pregnancy is the fact that we are going to be outnumbered. How do we do that? Anyways, it was nice to remember that I have friends here wanting to help me. 
YAY! For the 3rd trimester. I want to say the last trimester but it isn't. Since there is a 4th trimester too, after baby comes. But the last trimester before Elyse arrives! Normally for me these last 12 weeks go by a little slower. But we have some fun things coming up in our family that we are looking forward to! Mason's birthday, family vacation, school starting. Hoping that those things help make the time go by more quickly. (the past couple of weeks has really dragged by!) 
Total Weight Gain: 15.5 pounds total weighing in at 253.0 pounds. 

Symptoms: HEARTBURN! Lack of sleeping well. Still have to take 1 nap to make it through the day And round ligament pain from my pulled ligament I injured during my last pregnancy. Feeling HOT all the time! Oh and FEELING HUGE already! 
Baby’s Size: Cauliflower (~16 inches inches, 2.5 pounds)
Maternity Clothes: Yes, bottoms need to wear maternity or stretchy pants. Tops I wear maternity now and my bigger t-shirts. Wearing my new Fabletics sports bra in these pictures and LOVE THEM and the fun colors! A ton more coverage and super comfy!
Stretch Marks: I already have a ton that I got when I gained weight years ago. So nothing new. I am using Honest Company belly balm right now though to help my belly stretch so I do not get any new ones.
Gender: GIRL!!! 
Sleep: HORRIBLE! I have heartburn like crazy at night, so I am sleeping propped up. That is no fun and not very comfy for me. I have been tossing and turning trying to get comfy too, and I have restless leg syndromeI have been falling asleep to my hypnobirthing. And I am sleeping like a rock when I do that. Plus she is starting to move at night more and it wakes me up, or when I flip over it wakes her and she kicks me to tell me to go back to sleep. She is a feisty one! 
Miss Anything: Sleeping comfortably flat on my belly or back! Sleeping through the night. 
Cravings: Nope. I did enjoy a ton of Rainer cherries the other day, those were AMAZING! 
Aversions: Nope. But sweets taste too sweet for me, so I can only handle a little at a time.
Excited About: 3rd Trimester! TODAY is day 1 of 3rd trimester. YAY! I'm super excited for my hubs to get back home. 3 weeks without him is hard! This momma needs some me time which I am getting on Saturday, thankfully! Oh, and I have an ultrasound this coming Tuesday! It should be my last one. The doc who does my ultrasounds said "since you are close to the magic number you get an extra ultrasound at 28 weeks!" Ugh, just another reminder that I am turning 35 this year. Doesn't seem possible but I am! (did you know I was almost 35?) 
Workouts: AWFUL this week! I only got in 3 days this past week. I had planned on doing my regular Workouts which included: 21 Day Fix yoga & pilates Beachbody On Demand Active Maternity and Diary Of A Fit Mommy's Fit For Two 2nd Trimester workouts in daily. We have done most of the walks this week though. With Matt being gone I need to get the boy's energy out so they go to bed when I need them to! 
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