Second Trimester Recap: Weeks 24-26

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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We’re moving right along! I can’t believe how quickly the past 3 weeks flew by! This baby is going to be here in no time! Well, in like 3 months”¦ haha!



None really. I’m still really digging fresh fruit, but, other that that, no specific cravings. Do cookie dough Oreos count?


Pretty much the same as before, but no new ones.


Frequent urination: Same as before. I’m still a peeing machine, but I’m getting used to it now.

Morning sickness: I’m still sick at night. There were a few days that it mostly went away, but it’s back again. I guess I’m just one of those “lucky” women who have morning sickness for their entire pregnancy.

Restless sleep: I’m still waking up every night between 3:00 – 4:00 AM and tossing and turning for awhile, but, overall, I feel like I am sleeping better. The Snoogle definitely takes credit!

Crazy emotions: I had my first pregnancy/hormone-related cry-fest last week. I was taking a shower after CrossFit, letting my mind wander, thinking about Baby H., the registry, and other baby-related things, and, all of a sudden, I felt totally overwhelmed by it all and just lost it and broke down in tears. Thankfully, Mal was home and made me feel better, but, whoa, it came out of nowhere.

Weight gain: At my doctor’s appointment last week, I was up 28 pounds (only 2 more than my 22-week appointment), so my weight gain has definitely slowed down, but I am still ahead of the game. (My doctor actually said she was happy with my weight!)


I’m still trucking along with my CrossFit workouts! Here are my weekly workout recaps from the past three weeks: 24 weeks, 25 weeks, and 26 weeks. I’m still feeling pretty good and haven’t had to make any major exercise modifications””although, I might start using dumbbells instead of the bar soon. I’m still doing cleans and snatches, but the bar gets pretty close to my belly. Thankfully, we haven’t done any heavy-heavy stuff lately (in preparation for the Open), so it hasn’t been much of an issue since I can maneuver the lighter weight, but, of course, my form is probably suffering a little. I’m a little hesitant to make the switch because I know once I ditch the bar, I won’t go back to it for many, many months, but I know it will need to happen sooner than later.

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Mal and I went on our babymoon! We went to Savannah for 4 days, and we had such a nice time. Full recap here!


I had my second trimester glucose test. The test wasn’t all that bad, and I passed with flying colors!

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We’re making progress in the nursery! Mal actually finished painting last week, and we’re starting to look at furniture and other furnishings this coming weekend. It’s so exciting! (FYI: Nursery post coming soon!)

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We started our baby registry and, holy cow, my brain hurts. For such a tiny person, Baby Haupert needs a lot of stuff””or at least it seems that way.

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We have a small house, so I am really trying to be selective with what we register for, but it hasn’t been all that easy. Truthfully, I don’t really know what a baby needs and there’s so much out there to choose from. I was definitely feeling overwhelmed at first, but I spent a lot of time online Googling, reading product reviews, and watching videos as well as calling my sister (a lot), texting Caitlin and Lindsey for their recommendations, consulting CrossFit friends who have kids, and stalking Elizabeth‘s and Jen‘s registries to see what they registered for, so I feel like I am in better shape now, but I had no idea a baby registry would be such a big project!

Question of the Day

For the moms and dads”¦

Regarding registry stuff, what’s one thing you’re glad you registered for? What’s one thing that wasn’t worth it/never got used?


In case you missed them, my pregnancy updates so far:



  1. Totally worth is – bottle warmer (works for quickly warming up frozen bags of milk, too).

    Not worth it – wipes warmer (just dries them out) and diaper genie. Don’t go crazy with clothes either – they just puke all over them and then outgrow them in a month!

    We’re expecting our 3rd and it’s amazing how much you pair things down to the essentials with each subsequent kiddo!

  2. one good piece of advice i got, was layer the crib sheets. always have two on there. waterproof pad, then sheet, then waterproof pad, then sheet. that way in the middle of the night, if the baby gets sick or leaks out of the diaper you dont have to fumble around to put new sheets on the matress. that has saved us a couple of times!!

  3. I just saw another post about books. they are expensive. for my shower, on the invitation it said in leu of a card, please sign a book. so we started with so many books, and every time we read them we know who they were from. it was such a great idea!!

  4. Aden + Anais have the best swaddle blankets around! They’re big and hold well; we used them every night until we stopped swaddling C. You can never have too many footie pants/PJs – register for multiple sizes. And the bouncy chair and swing have both been lifesavers at various times. One thing to keep in mind is that babies change CONSTANTLY – C loved the bouncy seat for a couple weeks then couldn’t be bothered for about 2 months. Now he loves it again. He HATED the swing until it became the only thing he’d nap in. A white noise machine is great. Bibs and pacifiers (with the clips to fasten them to Baby H’s clothes) will come in handy eventually – C didn’t use either for almost 3 months and now they are staples.

    Forget burp cloths – they are too small and you’ll just end up using receiving blankets. I never needed as many towels or wash cloths as the registry checklists say either, since I do C’s laundry at least twice a week. You will absolutely want lots of sheets, changing pad covers, etc. – you’ll go throw TONS of them.

    Also if your nursery is on the 2nd floor, plan to have a changing station on the 1st floor also. Even if your house is small, you may not have the energy (or ability) to go up and down, back and forth, etc. after a tough labor & delivery. We put a hand me down pack and play (with the infant insert) in our living room and we’ve left it there because it’s so convenient.

  5. I have a 6-week old boy. Some of the best things that we registered for and received were the Rock N Play, the Nose Frida, Adias and Aden blankets and Dr. Brown’s bottles.

  6. Aden & Anais swaddle blankets are by far a must have they are the best and versatile. My son is now 7 months and we still use them I love to throw them over me when nursing. We never used a swing and I didn’t want one because our house is small as well. The baby did fine on his mat or in his little bouncy chair which is so much smaller than a swing.

  7. I have a 3 month old and agree with everyone else. They really don’t need a lot. People love those Rock n Plays, but I didn’t get one because I’ve heard horror stories about transitioning away from them. I had my son in the crib in his room at 3 weeks old. My son has reflux and the doctor told us to just elevate the mattress. Not everyone is comfortable with that though. I would look into the Fisher Price Sit Me Up floor seat instead of the bumbo. It folds totally flat, has more support, and is more fun. The Halo Sleep Sacks are awesome but you don’t need the newborn size. The Small size will work even when the baby is teeny tiny. We would just fold up the bottom extra material and then swaddle. Worked perfect and those aren’t the cheapest. I only had one but two would have been nice.

  8. Ok here is a weird suggestion. My kid was not a good sleeper his first year of life. A lot of it had was due to constant ear infection, but even after putting in tubes he still woke up alot and wanted one of us. At 18 months his uncle sent him a fish tank for his room…and i dont know if its the fish tank ( that makes a constant humming noise) or coincidince but all of a sudden he was the best sleeper ever. I can just lie him down in his crib say good night and leave and he sleeps on average 11 hours a night!!! So my suggestion is a fish tank or some kind of white noise machine for sleeping!

  9. The very best thing we registered for was a Graco Pack and Play. That thing was WELL used and was starting to fall apart by the time we were done with it. The most useless thing was a baby-wipe warmer. We literally used it for 2 days… 🙂
    The “pleasant surprise” gift we received was a few packs of cloth diapers…Not to use as actual diapers, but as burp cloths, or changing pads. Pack a few in your diaper bag, so if you have to change a diaper out and about you have something soft and absorbent to lay the little one on. Wishing you and Mal the best!!

  10. Early on, the swing, boppy, Aden + Anais blankets, halo or summer infant velcro swaddle blankets, and our simmons bassinet (with sheep mobile!) were must haves. Old navy socks are awesome too. When we transitioned to the crib (sometime after 4 months, later than we’d intended), I’d say our serta organic mattress cover and mobile were crucial. My little goof still won’t sleep in the pack and play when we travel unless I carefully wrap a fleece blanket around the “cheap” mattress it comes with…he smacks the mattress like “mom, what the heck is this?”

  11. Would you be willing to share your short list of most recommended items for the baby registry? We are expecting our first baby in August and although we are house hunting, we are in a small 1 bedroom apartment currently and don’t want to go crazy with large items. Thanks and congratulations!

  12. I have a 3 month old and our snug-a-bunny swing has come in handy SO often! I would also highly recommend the Miracle blanket – our little guy could bust out of every swaddle and sleep sack under the sun until someone recommended this. I received the book “Cherish the First 6 Weeks” (from my dad of all people!) and I swear it is the reason my baby started sleeping through the night at 10 weeks – highly recommend it!

    But even if you register for things, most of what you receive will probably be clothing – because let’s face it, how fun is it to shop for baby clothes?? Just remember – no matter what you think, you can NEVER have enough onesies!

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