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Pregnancy Diaries: Hello Third Trimester

Hi there! I still can’t believe baby boy and I are in the home stretch. Today I turned 28 weeks and it’s officially the start of our third trimester. Not going to lie, things are drastically changing from second trimester to now. Everything I imagined pregnancy to be has been that with a side of gross. Yes, I feel BEAUTIFUL, but at the same time I’m belching and all of these weird things are going on with my body. It’s insane, like a beautiful insane. So here are a few updates to put some things in perspective.

Cravings update: We are still in love with chocolate ice cream. But now I have a weird craving for rice bowls and dipping a spoon full of cream cheese every day. I’m not sure what’s so satisfying about eating a spoonful of cream cheese but I love it.

No belly oils: Honestly, I gave up on the concept of belly oiling/moisturizing a long time ago. Why? Well I had stretch marks on my belly long before I got pregnant, ha! A few tiger stripes have never stopped my show … so I just roll with it.

Indigestion is NO joke: A few weeks ago I had a huge scare. I’d never experienced indigestion before so I had no clue what was going on. All I knew is that I was in a lot of pain and I was about to make HD drive me to the hospital. Luckily my mom was around and shoved a Tum down my throat and told me to calm down (drama queen.) It was just indigestion, but a really bad case of it. I was experiencing sharp hot pains in my stomach and chest, and I felt awful. Lying down to feel better was probably the wrong idea and is ultimately what caused me to vomit my delicious dinner I had just consumed. So now I sit up after I eat and I try to stay away from greasy foods later in the day. So painful!

Pregnancy brain can cost you: No, like really cost you money. I find myself not being as alert or attentive to detail like I normally would be. Often leaving things behind or forgetting to do stuff. Last week I accidentally parked in the wrong park (a park that I use every single day), and my car was towed costing me $200. *Sigh*

I’m so sleepy: I felt like during my second trimester sleep was a breeze. I snuggled up every single night on my pregnancy pillow and was knocked out within minutes. Now insomnia has set in and I can’t get more than 2 hour cat naps at a time. I’m either running to pee, or feeling baby boy kick and wake me up all night long. I’m hoping for more sleep in the near future.

Moving while pregnant is hard: HD and I need more space for when our baby arrives, so we are on the hunt for a new house which is tough in ATL. The market is all over the place and school is starting back so the options are pretty limited. It’s been a little stressful, but I’ve learned to be content and practice “what’s for us won’t miss us.” So keep us in your prayers because I’m not looking forward to decorating a nursery while having a new born at home.

Overall I feel excellent! Baby boy and I are both very healthy. Today he’s the 2.5 pounds and about 15 inches long, comparable to the size of an egg plant! I can’t believe I’m carrying around a whole little being inside of me. As always, I’ll keep you guys informed on the journey.

Xx, Triena

1/2 Way Baby Update

Today I’m 23 weeks, and baby boy is flourishing. So much has changed since my last update. The second trimester is much different than the first. I’m not as exhausted as I was in the beginning, but sometimes I push myself too far. I have to learn to keep it cool because my body is working over time baking baby boy.

I have experienced some weird pregnancy symptoms like, new cavities and dental issues. It’s been horrible. Apparently baby’s taking extra calcium from me so it’s time to up my intake. Other than that I feel absolutely fine.

So far everything has been amazing, and I’m so thankful. I feel great, I look great (everyone keeps telling me lol), and I am the happiest and most nervous I’ve ever been in my life.

So a few quick updates:

  • I have a doula! I’m so excited to have an extra advocate in the room so that I can focus on laboring and delivering, and HD can focus on me and baby boy.
  • I’m craving cereal and chocolate ice cream, neither of which I ever liked before.
  • I started doing prenatal yoga to really stretch and open my hips so that I can have some sort of relief with labor.
  • I can physically feel baby boy’s kicks without guessing if it was gas or movement, dad can now feel his kicks too (if I’m laying flat on my back). It’s amazing.
  • We learned that he has ver long legs … dad’s first reaction was “Scholarships!”
  • He has a name, and it’s beautiful! I can’t wait to share it with you guys in October when he arrives.

Well that’s it for now guys. I’m so so happy to have you all join in on this journey with us. It’s been a fun ride so far!

Sundress is from Forever21+ (wearing a 2x for comfort and to last me through my entire pregnancy, could have purchased a 1x)

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