If you’ve been around a really long time, you may remember my pregnancy updates with Kennedy and Caroline. It’s crazy to me that I’ve been blogging that long, but most of my readers and followers have been around post-Caroline. I also can’t believe how much better my photos have gotten, haha.
I thought I would bring back pregnancy updates because this is officially the last baby I’ll ever have and I probably would kick myself if I did not document it somehow. So, if nobody reads this, that’s okay. But, obviously, I’m happy to share my journey with you.
I went back to read some of my older pregnancy updates and I like the way I formatted them, instead of the usual survey you see going around on blogs. I used to type out thoughts, feelings, and key moments of the week, and that is how I’m going to update this pregnancy.
Anyway, today I am 12 weeks. The very last week of my first trimester! Yay! And now that I think about it, for my last two pregnancies… a “new week” begun on a Friday, as well. How in the world did we manage to conceive three babies on the same day of the week? That’s pure magic, y’all. (Wait, that’s how it works, right?! LOL)
I loved this pic we shot on Monday at Devil’s Thumb Ranch so we’re just going to go with it as my 12-week photo! I literally don’t look any different 4 days later. Haha. There really isn’t much of a bump to show, just a little bit of me pushing my belly out.
Thoughts This Week:
- We should know and reveal gender to the world very soon. I’m being very vague here for a reason. Like I mentioned in our reveal post, I had my blood test on January 28 and the benefit of doing that early testing is getting to know gender super early. Our plan is to reveal to the girls in a fun way, tell our family, and then announce it to everyone else!
- I really miss breathing properly through my nose. Along with the classic pregnancy rhinitis, I caught a sinus infection that ended up progressing really quickly. It’s made breathing even more of a challenge. I thought it was just a cold but then my fever spiked and I felt like death so I went to an after hours urgent care. My thought this year is that we’re hitting our out-of-pocket max with insurance so even if I’m on the fence about going to the doctor over something, I’m going to go (or take my kids). I’m glad I went because upon examination, my ears and throat looked infected (although thankfully it was not strep or the flu) and they put me on amoxicillin. I felt so much better in the span of just a few days.
- Traveling this past weekend was super fun and a wonderful getaway! We went to Winter Park, Colorado and had the best time. I’ll have more details in a blog post and video coming up soon, but I didn’t really feel sick or gross throughout the trip. There were moments where I had to take it slower and I definitely went to bed earlier than normal, but I did great! I traveled a lot in other pregnancies, and this one has been easy, too. I will say, though, the one thing that was terrible when I was pregnant with Kennedy and Caroline was that I had extreme motion sickness on airplanes. Every time during the descent I would get extremely nauseous and sometimes puke. This made me nervous flying to Colorado but I did not get motion sickness at all! Thank goodness.
- Snoring was something that I did the last two pregnancies, but started in the third trimester. Apparently I started snoring – and I think a lot of it had to do with the fact I got sick last week. But, I bought a wedge pillow to elevate my head some more and prevent Greg from having to move upstairs. After sleeping on it for the last three nights, Greg has reported I have not been snoring! Hallelujah! I plan to use this pillow through the end of my pregnancy.
- I haven’t really gained any weight at all the entire first trimester, despite my extreme exhaustion, not eating that great (or not eating much), and not being active. I am really hoping to pick up my activity in the second and third trimester. When I was pregnant with Caroline, I went to the gym up until just a few days before I had her. I think it really helped with recovery and not gaining too much weight for my frame.
- As far as being sick, I think I’ve felt the worst with this pregnancy, but like I mentioned before, it’s still on the easy spectrum. My main “symptom” is exhaustion. Pure exhaustion. But I do feel really lucky that my girls are so self-sufficient and older that I can really take the time to rest if I need to. Much different than having a 2-year-old in the house.
- The things I miss the most right now are Botox and breathing through my nose. Call me vain (and I literally don’t care if you think I am) but man, I’m starting to look tired. Haha.
- We aren’t 100% decided on names, but once we do, we will not share publicly until he/she is born. We did that with Caroline and I am glad we did. It really avoids the weird conversations where people try to tell you their ill feelings of your name choices. I just don’t get why people think their opinion will change your kid’s name, but at least when they’re born there is less of a chance of that.
- I got a call today with some blood work results and apparently I have low thyroid function and a Vitamin D deficiency. My doctor is going to re-test my thyroid in my second trimester and advised that I take an extra Vitamin D supplement to help with that deficiency. No wonder I’ve felt so tired!
Happy Friday, friends! Hope you enjoyed my first official pregnancy update of the third baby! Yay!