Only a few more weeks to go!
I’m feeling pretty good, but up until now, I really hadn’t felt pregnant in the uncomfortable way. Sure, I felt bigger and heavier during my CrossFit workouts, but the day-to-day stuff didn’t bother me at all. A lot of the time, I’d even forget that I was pregnant! Well, I definitely feel pregnant now, and I’m starting to experience some of the common aches and pains and general discomfort of the final weeks”¦
After a long walk with Murphy, my lower back usually feels tight.
My feet, ankles, and fingers are starting to get all puffy and swollen.
Putting on my sneakers instantly puts me out of breath.
Shaving my legs takes some serious coordination and balance in the shower.
Sleeping feels like a workout since I roll from side-to-side all night long trying to get comfortable.
All of these things are minor, and I know they will resolve themselves once Baby Haupert arrives, but I figured some of the moms and moms-to-be might be able to relate. And, of course, I know all of these discomforts will be well worth it once Baby H. is finally here!
I am having a lot of the same cravings from previous weeks: fresh fruit, smoothies, juice, yogurt, ice cream, and egg sandwiches.
My appetite has been pretty normal lately, but I’m still eating ALLTHECARBS since my stomach is still queasy from lingering/never-ending morning sickness.
Frequent urination: Same as before, but I’m a lot more thirsty, so I’m drinking more water than I usually do.
Morning sickness: Yup, still have it. Some nights are worse than others, but knowing that I’m in the homestretch makes it easier to deal with.
Indigestion: It comes and goes depending on what I eat, but it hasn’t been bad at all.
Sleep: I wake up non-stop throughout the night (frequent bathroom trips + tossing and turning to get comfortable), but I can usually fall right back to sleep.
Clear skin: Still looking great!
Colitis stuff: Better. I’m probably at about 90% with my symptoms.
Signs of labor: Some cramping, but other than that, nothing.
Weight gain: At my 38-week appointment yesterday, I had gained 38 pounds.
I’m still working out, but a whole lot less. Here is a recap of last week’s workouts: 37 weeks. As you can see, my workouts were a lot more low-key last week with just two CrossFit workouts, one at-home workout, and a bunch of long walks with Murphy. Most exercise just feels uncomfortable now””like it takes so much effort to do.
I’ve stopped wearing real pants.
Even my maternity jeans feel so tight and uncomfortable now, so I’ve been rocking yoga and workout pants pretty much non-stop for the last week or so. Real pants are so overrated.
I let out a grunt or groan almost every time I need to stand up.
My belly is just so big now, it definitely takes some extra effort to do certain standing up things, like getting out of bed, getting up off the couch, getting out of the car, picking up Murphy off the floor, standing up from sitting, pretty much any exercise at CrossFit, etc. Haha!
The painting in our house is finished.
Mal and I wanted to freshen up the trim in the nursery and have our new doors painted as well as some ugly dark wood, so we hired a painter for these projects. He spent last weekend painting away and finished up yesterday, so now everything looks so nice. It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do!
I have Fred Flintstone feet and sausage fingers.
I’m retaining so much water. I feel puffy everywhere!