Hi babes! I wanted to start this week off with a 23 week pregnancy update. You may not be into this, and that is totally ok! It is mainly so that I can look back on it for my own selfish reasons. 😊
I’m still pretty exhausted. I thought I would have tons of energy in the second trimester, like with previous pregnancies. However, this has not been the case. I am just as tired, and need a solid nine hours of sleep a night, at least. Even with that, I am still dragging through each day. I miss you, coffee. I’m still drinking 1-2 cups of coffee a day (my doctor ok’ed it for headaches) but even that makes me want to sleep.
Along with feeling exhausted, I am pretty damn cranky. I try to be happy and positive, but I think being so tired really makes me into a giant grump. Hormones probably don’t help, and I cry at the drop of a hat and snap so easily. I just don’t really feel like myself, ya know what I mean? Please tell me I am not the only who feels this way. It’s very surreal and I am trying to beat it by staying positive and happy.
I’m already super swollen thanks to a couple of super warm days. I can feel my legs and feet holding water and expanding. I’m trying to drink as much water as I can and keep moving! With my past two pregnancies, I swelled up like a whale. As in, I could only wear flip flops, and one of those times was in the dead of Winter. I’m still trying to get in workouts at least four days a week. These usually consist of Barre3 at least twice per week and hitting the elliptical a couple of days. If I can keep this up, I think I will be able to keep the swelling to a minimum! Plus, workouts have helped to eradicate back pain, increase energy, and just make me feel better.
My appetite is almost back to normal. I’m still not too into meats and seriously craving fruit and salads. I’m not constantly starving, which makes me feel better. Healthy breakfasts and lunches keep me going until the kids get home. After that, I splurge a little more on snacks and dinner. You only live once, right?
The baby is moving a lot lately, mostly at night or first thing in the morning. That is hands down, my favorite part of pregnancy. It is crazy how much I miss those feelings after birth! She just started moving, around 20 weeks. All of her movement feels very low, so I am not sure what this means.
I can’t believe I am more than halfway through this pregnancy! It sounds like I am a miserable, complaining pregnant person, but I really am savoring this one. I know this is my last, so I am trying to soak it all in, the good and the bad. Remembering every moment is very important to me, so I am keeping a pregnancy journal to look back on. I purchased this one and love it. If time could slow down, I would take it because this is all going so quickly.
Thank you for letting me vent and brain dump! -XO