August 23, 2016

It’s pretty fascinating to feel the difference between trimesters. From the moment the clock hits 12am on the day you transition over, I swear your body knows it. I felt a huge change from First to Second, what a bliss that Second trimester was! So far the beginning stages of the third trimester (started on week 27) has brought me back to feeling tired with certain cravings throughout the day. I am still all about that sweet life. Pancakes, ice cream, oreos, you know… the good stuff.

This past weekend, JJ and I had an amazing staycation at the Omni Montelucia, which I will be sharing details about soon to the blog… but unfortunately, I hurt my lower back Saturday night. The left side of my lower back/upper butt has had random moments of pain/a strained feeling throughout this pregnancy. Nothing too painful to worry about so I kind of left it alone and figured it just came with some extra weight on me. You know how beds in hotel rooms are super tucked in? Somehow, our dog Lucy fell off the end of the bed and was stuck between the mattress and sheet at around 5am. Noticing the fall immediately (because she’s my child) I abruptly got up to save her from any unnecessary trauma and more than likely officially strained my back. Sunday was the worst. I had difficulty walking let alone relaxing at the amazing spa day that they had set up for me. So, I’ve been constantly icing and using a heating pad on my back the last couple of days.¬† Ps. Lucy is fine ūüôā She spent the rest of the morning sleeping in my arms.


Due Date: October 25th

How far along:¬†31 weeks…. THIRD TRIMESTER!!!!

Size of baby: 16.2 inches and 3.3lb., current status is the size of a broccoli stalk

How many days to go: 64

Total weight gain: No update

Maternity clothes:¬†Yes and embracing maternity! There’s no escaping it.

Stretch marks: None. Citrine Beauty Bar recently gifted me with the Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm and it is amazing!

Sleep: Sleeping 7-8 hours a night.

Best moment of this week: Staycation at Montelucia with JJ, Lucy and King. Had an amazing spa day on Sunday that I wish I could do all over again.

Miss anything: Sushi and a chilled glass of wine/champagne on these hot summer days

Movement:¬†Rolling, kicking, punching… all the time and loving it.

Food cravings: None to note

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing.

Have you started to show yet: Yes

Gender: GIRL!!!

Labor signs: None

Belly button in or out: Depends on her position, but pretty out there.

Wedding rings on or off: Unfortunately, off. This pregnancy has made me have a terrible reaction to my wedding rings.

Happy or moody most of the time: SO happy!

Looking forward to:  San Diego this weekend and our last ultrasound next Tuesday! So excited to see her again.

Be Kind,