Third Trimester Recap: Weeks 33-34

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Hi, I'm Tina!

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 in the homestretch! Less than 5 weeks to go (unless Baby H. decides to come a little early)!


(I already think I am massive. I can’t even imagine how much bigger I am going to get!)


My morning sickness is back in full swing, so not much sounds appetizing to me lately. It’s not as bad as it was in the first trimester, but it’s still pretty awful at times. Mal had to cook a few meals for himself last week because I couldn’t stomach the thought of some of the foods. Same goes for meal planning this week… nothing sounded good, so I just winged it at Whole Foods. My diet recently: fresh fruit, smoothies, juice, yogurt, egg sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mac & cheese, banana bread, froyo, and ice cream. At least some of it is healthy, right?


Ugh, like everything. Well, it’s not like things gross me out (like in the first trimester); it’s just most foods aren’t very appetizing.


Frequent urination: Same as before, but I’m a lot more thirsty lately, so I’m drinking more water than I usually do.

Morning sickness: I’m still battling morning sickness throughout the day and night. Blah.

Indigestion: It’s pretty much gone! I think Baby H. “dropped” or something? I dunno, but I haven’t needed TUMS in a couple of weeks now!

Sleep: I’m still sleeping fairly well. There were a couple of nights when I woke up and had trouble falling back to sleep, but for the most part, I’m sleeping well. Let’s hope it keeps up!

Clear skin: My skin is still looking great!

Cramping: I am still getting period-like cramps, but on a regular basis now””pretty much everyday. I mentioned it again to my doctor, and she said it’s totally normal. My uterus is just practicing!

Weight gain: At my 34-week appointment last week, I was up 31 pounds.


I’m still CrossFitting! Here are my weekly workout recaps from the past couple of weeks: 33 weeks and 34 weeks.


I’m still feeling good for the most part, but I’ve taken it down a notch. Third trimester exhaustion has definitely set in, so I’m listening to my body and not pushing myself too hard. I’m doing step-ups instead of box jumps, opting for regular Squat Thrusts instead of over-the-bar movements, and taking a lot more rest during WODs. I’m also starting to “cherry pick” my workouts a little bit. For instance, “Nancy” was programmed last Friday at 781 (5 rounds for time of: Run 400 meters + 15 Overhead Squats), and I knew all of that running just wasn’t going to happen for me, so I didn’t go. I’m a little sad to miss fun workouts like that, but I’m honestly just happy to be at CrossFit and moving around. And, of course, I will see “Nancy” again!

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Mal installed our car seat

Installing Baby Haupert’s car seat definitely made things even more real. He’s going to be here so soon!

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I picked up my FREE breast pump

Thanks to Affordable Care Act, moms-to-be can get a FREE breast pump through their health insurance provider. Just call your health insurance company and tell them that you’re pregnant and would like more info about getting a breast pump. (Just a heads-up, you’ll probably need to get a prescription from your doctor before you can pick it up.) My health insurance company (Harvard Pilgrim) told me about the available options and where to get them. The two places they suggested were less than 15 minutes from my house, which made it super easy. There was also an option of having the breast pump sent right to my house.

Some health insurance companies only allow you to rent a hospital-grade breast pump (or also give you that option) and some have rules about when you can get your free breast pump (i.e. one month before your due date, after you give birth). Things vary between different health insurance companies, so just call and get the details from yours!

We are making some serious progress in the nursery!

Mal and I hung Baby H’s wall library!

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New (shower) curtains were hung!

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And new doors were installed!

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

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