I’ve finally made it to the third trimester! Since this feels more momentous than starting the second trimester I felt like I needed to mark the occasion. Have I told you guys that we’re having a girl? We’re really excited and have already started getting her nursery ready. I meant to write a post about it a while back, but then I probably feel asleep… exhaustion has been pretty constant for me throughout the pregnancy, but I know that things could be MUCH worse, so I’m trying to remember to just be grateful.
So far my diet hasn’t been an issue, though I did have to start taking iron supplements. It isn’t necessarily related to diet, as anemia is really common in pregnancy. Your body produces something like fifty percent more blood, so it’s more difficult to get enough iron for all the fluid. At least I think that’s how it works. The first day I took them I was really sick as soon as I ate, but since I’m waking up so much in the night anyway I just take them then and haven’t had anymore problems.
Right now I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever, and I also feel like I’m not ready to actually have a baby. I can’t believe that in just under three months we’ll be meeting this little girl! Though I feel like I’m kind of getting to know her because she’s been kicking up a storm. Ryan and I felt her move for the first time on our wedding anniversary – she already has great timing. She squirms a lot, and it’s pretty crazy to see my belly moving under my clothes.
I’m trying to relax as much as possible as I’m not able to do much else at this point. Standing for more than ten minutes is usually more than I can take, I think mostly because my body just isn’t used to carrying this extra weight. And I’m feeling like there’s no more room for her to grow even though she’s going to at least triple her size between now and birth. My organs already feel so squished that I’m baffled as to how that’s going to work out, but I guess it will!
I’m eating about half of what I used to, and I feel twice as full. I have no idea how people gain crazy amounts of weight during pregnancy because I always feel so stuffed. Though I guess I should wait until all is said and done before I say that. I still have time to pack on the pounds, and I’m definitely hooked on cookies, chocolate, ice cream and any other sweets you can think of. This kid’s gonna come out wanting a piece of cake, just her like mommy.