Tuesday, July 30, 2013

27 weeks and 3rd trimester



 Dress: Liz Lange (Target $35) LOVE LOVE her line. I have a few of her dresses. So comfortable and I  can easily where them when I'm not pregnant. I think I'll pick up a few more now that I see they're on clearance!
 Baby boys crib. White, Soft grey, and light blue are the decor colours. Classy and simple.  I also have 5 Aden and Anais muslin blankets. I might have a small obsession. I just love how light they are as well as the simple prints they come in.
My first load of baby's laundry. Loved doing it. I'm more into the simple kind of clothing. Nothing to flashy that screams baby or kid. 

Holy smokes where the heck has the time gone! I cannot believe I am in my 3rd trimester already! To be honest, the last 6 3/4 months have been extremely tough. Sick and tired about sums it up! The growing belly has also taken some getting used to and the growing body. As someone who suffered through anorezia in my teen years this aspect of pregnancy has been tough. I keep telling myself it's all fine and that this needs to happen. I will get right back to the gym as soon as I can to get this baby weight off! 
Coming to terms with I'm going to be a mom soon has also been a mind twister. I'm so excited and I know that all I am going through now is going to be so worth it in the end and I can't wait. 
Here's a little breakdown of my last couple months:
If you've passed by my instagram  page you'll already know that we're having a BOY! B is over the moon about this of course. Of course I am excited too. I envision a lot of suspenders, bow ties, cardigans and Converse. This little boy has already been so fun to shop for. It's funny how I am not as interested in shopping for myself lately. It's all about finding the cutest things for my little prince!
I decided when I found out I was pregnant that I was going to do cloth diapers. My sister in law does it and it doesn't seem like that big of a deal. Not only is it good for the environment, but in the long run it's cheaper and it'll be less stinky for us as our garbage is only picked up once every two weeks. So it's kind of a no brainer. PLUS, have you seen the designs you can get? SO CUTE. If you're wondering I'm mostly getting Tender Tushies. I'm sure I'll try other brands too.
Boy this baby moves a lot. I heard of these stories of woman who are pregnant and you can see there whole stomach move in like waves. Well that's me all the time. I have to cover my tummy up sometimes. I'm not sure if I've felt hiccups yet. Maybe I have, but I have no idea what they feel like. Everything feels like he's doing aerobics in there.
These restless legs and legs cramps are out of control. They happen in the middle of the night. So sleep for me hasn't been good at all.  I'm getting about 2 leg cramps a week (up this past week from 1) and a few days afterwards I'm limping around when I walk. They're pretty intense. And when I don't have them my restless legs feel like they always need a big stretch only stretching never makes them feel better. My feet are swelling hence the flip flops I'm wearing. They are so sore by the time I get home from work. And the lower back pain! I'll be stomping into my office in the next few days with a pillow to put behind me on my chair. I still have another 3 months to go and more weight to gain!
I don't keep a scale at home, but at my last midwives appointment (last week) I was up 17 pounds. My skin has been horrible. Lots of breakouts. My hair isn't too bad. It's growing pretty fast - a little dry. 
My belly button is kinda half out and I can still put my wedding rings on.
That's about it! Sorry I have been away for so long and I don't think posting will be a regular occurrence, but I will when I can. I update photos on my instagram often if you'd like to keep track there.
Oh and PROPS to all you preggers and mama's out there. This pregnancy thing really tests the lengths of your mind and body! This ain't easy!
xo,
Carrie

10 comments:

  1. You are STUNNING! You seriously look so good :) And I know I've said it before but I LOVE your hair!!
    My friend is pregnant with her second and the restless leg hit her really early on in her pregnancy. We are doing the squat challenge together (I know, she's crazy!) and she said doing those right before bed helps SO much! Otherwise she is up stretching for over 3 hours in the middle of the night. So maybe doing something right before you climb in bed will help?

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  2. You look beautiful and congrats on having a boy! His room looks adorable.

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  3. oh, the room looks lovely! And you look amazing, just love your dress :)

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  4. looking good mama! Hang in there...its all worth it and you're in the home stretch now ;)

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  5. Love this maxi on you- you truly are glowing!!

    Xo, Hannah

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