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The Return of Morning Sickness and other New Pregnancy Symptoms- Third Trimester

7 Feb

How can this be happening?  I thought morning sickness usually only lasted during the first trimester with the few unlucky people experiencing it for a few more weeks.

This past week I have been hit twice with morning sickness.  I looked it up online and apparently around week 27 your hormones start to surge again and with your stomach pushed up so high and the baby’s position, it can cause a return of my least favorite pregnancy symptom. 

For a while now, I’ve had to eat small meals frequently and lots of smoothies because eating more than that is very uncomfortable and I always regret it.  But now with the return of morning sickness I really need to eat smaller portions and honestly  I could do a smoothie twice a day.  Thankfully they are tasting amazing to me right now.

My first episode of morning sickness happened on Sunday morning.  Out of the blue when Keith was making himself breakfast I started not feeling so well.  That’s all I’ll say as we all know what happens with morning sickness.  Afterwards I felt really weak and actually had to lay down for an hour.

My second episode happened yesterday.  I had just woken up and had a quick swig of water and the next thing I new I was running for the toilet.  I was going to head into the gym and do intervals/cardio for 20 and then weights but I found once again I needed to rest a bit so I had to head into my workout a little late. 

I hoping these two random bouts of morning sickness are just isolated cases and I pray I don’t start getting it routinely again.  This pregnancy I was hit much harder with it then with Cameryn.  I had it from about week 6 through week 16 and then a few random bouts including in Minnesota over Christmas I was hit with it randomly once. 

I keeping my fingers crossed it is over with, but I wont be holding my breath.  Who knew morning sickness could return your third trimester after being in the clear for so long.

Onto other not so fun pregnancy symptoms:

Back Pain- OMGosh you guys, it is so bad.  I’m not sure if it is pregnancy related or I just slept wrong but all day yesterday it felt like it was going to give out.  I haven’t had much back pain with this pregnancy, nothing like I did with the last but over the past week it is getting worse by the day.  I was nervous to pick up Cameryn yesterday as I didn’t want it to give out.  This morning I was hoping it would be better but it isn’t.  So I think I’m going to spend some time really trying to stretch it out today.  I’m not sure what the cause is but maybe baby finally went head down (I highly doubt it though).

Cramps and Braxton Hicks-  These are so not fun.  I’ve been getting waves of cramping on and off that don’t last long but usually get them a few times a day.  Braxton hicks come and go and I’ve decided the more hydrated I am the less I get them.

Pregnancy Insomnia-  Yep.  I have it.  If I wake up during the night to use the loo, there is pretty big chance once I lay down again I wont be able to fall back asleep for a while.  My mind starts racing with all my checklists to get done before baby gets here along with feeling his movements makes it so hard to fall back asleep.

So there you have it, my newest and latest pregnancy symptoms.  Totally not fun, but totally worth it!  I can’t wait to have my baby boy snug in my arms and I can’t help but think he could be here in as little as 7 more weeks (when Cameryn was born)!  I am getting beyond excited and the uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms are starting to kick in.  I have a prenatal appointment next Thursday and I can’t wait to ask her what position the baby is in.  I read 80% of babies will be head down by week 30.  Well, I turn 30 weeks on Monday and so far this little bubba isn’t head down.  I’m glad he still has plenty of time to get head down so I wont start worrying for another couple week!  Smile

 

Question:  Did anyone notice any new pregnancy symptoms in the third trimester?

 

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28 Week Sizing Ultrasound + Daily Recap

29 Jan

Hey guys!

What a day today has been.  It has been one of those days that has seemed both long and short.  Do you ever have those days?

We started our day off bright and early when Cameryn got me up at 5:30am telling my she was hungry and needed to eat. 

Our next stop was Baby Boy Conrad’s ultrasound at 8:30am!  We had the first appointment of the day and Keith and I were both so excited.  Since both the baby and I were measuring big the doctor wanted to get new sizing measurements to see if he was still measuring big.

The ultrasound tech said he is around the 61st percentile now while before he was in the 82 percentile.  That is okay with me since I was getting worried we were going to have a HUGE baby boy!  I didn’t want to push out a ten pounder!  She said he was right under 3lbs right now (2lbs 14 ounces) so if he continues to grow according to standard estimates he could be around 8 1/2 pounds if he makes it to 40 weeks in there.  I’m hoping he comes around week 38.  The baby was also scrunched up into a crammed ball with his head right up on my left side by my ribs.  I totally thought he was head down as I felt hiccups really really low last night while I was falling asleep.

I’m not sure what day my doctor delivers babies on (the doctors each cover a day and you just end up with whatever doctor is on duty the day you give birth).  I was lucky last time and had my own doctor so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this go around too.  I don’t think I’d be super comfortable delivering a baby in front of a man doctor I’ve never met before.  Anyways, if Baby Boy Conrad would come a few weeks early I’d be very happy!  Smile 

The rest of the day was spent getting odds and ends in order around the house and making phone calls.  Keith got home pretty early so we took the kids for a walk  Quincy wasn’t happy that Cameryn wanted to walk on her own and not be pushed in the stroller as our walk was a little shorter then he would like and way too slow.  But that’s okay since it will help wear Cam out a bit. 

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WORKOUT

Workouts this week have been good.  Here is where I stand:

  • Monday- 45 minutes cardio + planks
  • Tuesday- 20 minutes intervals + weights, dog walk
  • Wednesday- 45 minutes cardio + squats, dog walk

I haven’t done any yoga yet this week so I better get my booty on the mat soon.  My back has actually started hurting since the baby turned from being sideways so I really need to get my yoga on. 

This week I’d still like to get in 3 more workouts, 3 more dog walks and 4 yoga sessions.  I can do it!  Smile

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EATS

I started journaling my eats again today as I’ve been snacking a bit too much lately.  I need to check myself and start reaching for water instead of snacking whenever Cameryn snacks.

So here are my eats from today, I’m still cleaning them up so they aren’t the best ever today:

  • Breakfast:  1 small scoop peanut butter, decaf coffee and a pineapple, mango and orange smoothie made with unsweetened plain almond milk and sun warrior vanilla protein powder
  • AM Snack (post workout)- small apple, a handful of tortilla chips and a small bar
  • Lunch- vanilla Greek yogurt with 1 scoop of almond butter and chia seeds
  • PM Snack- More tortilla chips <—the salt was tasting so good!  1/2 hot chocolate (made at home)
  • Dinner- Brown rice with a little soy sauce, salmon and sautéed spinach in minced garlic

So there they are.  Not the best ever, but I’m working on getting rid of the garbage.  The whole day I’ve been craving sweets like no other but the hot chocolate did the trick for not so many calories and grams of sugar.

I’m hoping tomorrow looks even better than today.  I started meal planning for next week and am trying to find some new snacks that are easy to grab or make yet still taste great.  I’m totally in the snacking throughout the day vibe right now so anything snack like I’m hungry for.

*I would really like to cut out dairy or cut back on it big time.  I was starting to before I got pregnant but yogurt is tasting so good right now that I decided to just go with it while pregnant and then once I have the baby start cutting back on it again.  It is just too easy of a snack and source of protein right now when most meats and proteins don’t sound appetizing.

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Before I leave you guys here are some cute 3D and 4D pictures of the baby at 28 weeks!  I am already so in love! 

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Here is one picture of Cameryn at 31 weeks.  Do you think they look alike?  I think their noses look similar and I think he has Keith’s mouth. 

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