Apparently hitting that 32 week mark in pregnancy opens the doors for people to just let you know how big you are really getting. Or maybe I am sensitive and need to have thicker skin. Regardless, in just 3 days since I hit 32 weeks on Sunday I have had he following comments:
- Lady, “It has to be anytime now right?”
Me, “No, I still have 8 weeks.”
Lady, “Oh dear!”
- Fellow swim lesson parent, “You are having more than one baby, right?”
Me, “Ummm no.”
Swim lesson parent, “You must have big babies.”
- Front desk worker, “How much longer do you have?”
Me, “I still have 8 weeks to go.”
Front desk worker, “There is no way you are going to make it.”
Me, “Well I will and I will be here teaching the whole time. And I will probably go a week over.”
I am not sure what makes people think it is okay to say these things, but they do and it makes me want to hide under a rock. There is no doubt I am getting big- I feel it. I am officially slowing down a little, but not completely– keep reading to find out how I am staying active and striving towards a fit and healthy pregnancy.
I have gained another 6 pounds in the last 4 weeks and have hit the 30 pound mark! I think my guess of 37 pound or more will be right on: that seems to be how my body works when I am pregnant.
Although I am feeling big, that is to be expected; after all, I am 32 weeks pregnant. I have stated this in every other post: I am not worried about my weight gain and neither are any of the doctors in my practice. In fact, last week the doctor asked me if this was it and I told him most likely. He said, “you know you can just keep going because you are really an ideal patient and set a great example for pregnant women.” I loved that he recognized that I work hard at taking care of myself and make my fitness and nutrition a priority (with a few ice cream cones of course).
You can read why I have decided to share my weight gain with my readers on my 12 week post here.
I truly still feel great. I do still take naps almost every day and go to bed early. What can I say, I have always loved my sleep.
I may be slowing down a little bit, but I can still rock some burpees (not ground-to-belly of course), air jacks, sprints, and heavy lifting. I am still going strong at 5-6 workouts per week. It seems to be that I workout 6 times one week and then the next week I take an extra rest day. I take more breaks during my classes that I teach than I used to, but that is to be expected.
I didn’t give myself a mile test this month as I have been sticking to some sprints and quarter mile intervals. I spent some time on my weekend in Georgia testing out some awesome, tough workouts for my first online bootcamp with my mom! I think she liked them– they were tough.
My FIRST ONLINE BOOTCAMP that starts on May 30th. I have just a few spots left and would love to have you join me for tough workouts, clean eating and daily motivation and accountability. Interested? Check it out here.
Food Aversions & Cravings
There are some days when my food aversions come back and I don’t want to eat meat. When it comes to food, I actually feel like I am eating more small meals and or snacks. I don’t have much room to get full these days! I still love lemon water!
My goal from now to the end of this pregnancy is to continue to listen to my body when it comes to working out and fuel it properly. I am excited to hone in on my nutrition even more with my Summer Strong online bootcamp ladies.
I go to bed with the intentions of getting 8 hours of sleep a night, but I am usually up three times to go to the bathroom (all that lemon water). I am still having a hard time falling back asleep when I get up around 1:30 or 2. Those afternoon naps are key for me!
Feelings & Fun
The kids and I took our last trip (I know I said that last post, but this its really it) this past weekend with my mom to visit my Aunt and cousins in Georgia. We had a wonderful time and to think that the next time we go back there will be 3 munchkins makes me so excited.
We have a busy couple of weeks coming up and then after that we are taking the month of June to just “be”… and maybe do a few preparations for the baby. The nice thing about not knowing the gender is it makes me much more relaxed.
C likes to tell everyone that I am having a “baby girl” and then tells everyone the name. When people ask, “what if it is a boy.” Then she says we will just have two babies and one will be a girl and one will be a boy. We might have to have a plan of action in case this baby comes out a boy to avoid a meltdown.
As for me, I have NO clue what this baby is. J still says boy, my mom says boy, C says girl, and M says sister because he knows no better. It wouldn’t matter what I say anyway: I am 0-2 in this gender guessing game.
Check out my other posts documenting the journey to baby #3:
Other than the frustration of people’s words, I am feeling great and am getting more and more excited by the day for this baby to make his/ her grand appearance. And just like that I only have 2 more updates to write… because we all know I will go past 40 weeks so I will be right here on July 3 to write my 40 week post.
Your turn- tell me!
What is a distinct memory you have from third trimester pregnancy?