It’s been a while since I’ve done a pregnancy update–aka I haven’t done one since I announced I was pregnant on the blog at the end of my first trimester. Ha!
2nd trimester was much better than the 1st tri. My dizziness went away completely by the time I hit 20 weeks, and by 23ish weeks my fatigue was a lot better, too. I was able to pick up my workouts again and stay active, which has been so nice. I need that movement for my sanity! We found out we are having a little girl, which is very exciting. I’m still dealing with all the pregnancy yuck of hormones, an achy back, and general fatigue, but I’m feeling much better compared to my first trimester AND to how I felt when I was pregnant with Liam.
Utilizing my resources this time around with my workouts, trying to eat healthy, going to therapy, and staying on my medicine (with my doctor’s approval) has made a huge difference for me. I’ve been drinking my Shakeology every day since I started my second trimester and got over all the nausea I was having, and it has been helping my pregnancy digestion issues, my energy, and getting good nutrition in. Such a lifesaver! I vividly remember how depressed and insane I felt during my pregnancy 5 years ago and I am very thankful to not be feeling that way right now!
All that being said, I am making some changes during my third trimester. I have been making much more of an effort to be healthy this pregnancy, but I didn’t eat as healthfully as I could have/should have during my 2nd trimester and gained more weight than I wanted to. Now, I am a short lady with a tiny torso, so there’s not much room for baby girl to grow except OUT, and I held on to a TON of water when I was pregnant with Liam: I recognize that my body is probably just going to hold on to weight regardless of what I do. But I also recognize that I could be doing a lot more to help slow that weight gain down. I’m being more intentional about my food and focusing on veggies more and not eating fried things (sorry Joella’s and Chick-Fil-A–I still love you). At the beginning of this trimester I had a goal of gaining 10 lbs during this 12 weeks, so we’ll see if my body cooperates with my efforts!
I’m still staying active–I’ve got some amazing 20 minute workouts lined up for the end of my trimester. I’m planning on modifying all the things and just keeping it moving, taking rest days when I need to, as long as my doctor is still okay with it. I worked as a teacher up until the day I went into labor with my son, so I feel comfortable with continuing my workouts up until labor too!
I’m excited to give you my final pregnancy update–because then I won’t be pregnant anymore and will have a new baby to share!
I’m also working on a pregnancy guide, so stay tuned for that!