Third Trimester Update: Weeks 27–29

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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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Say hello to the third trimester!



I can’t believe how much my shape has changed in the past few weeks! And I still have 10 more weeks to go! I can only imagine how huge I’m going to get by then! Haha!

The past few weeks have been really good, but I’m definitely starting to feel the third trimester. I normally have a decent amount of energy throughout the day, but now I feel a little dragged down every once in awhile. It’s funny because I’ll feel like my normal self and have plenty of energy to burn, but then it’s like I’m hit by a truck and need a nap or something. My energy levels are definitely all over the place, but I’m just going with it””taking advantage of those burst of energy and then taking it easy when I need to.


I am still loving apples and now applesauce! I can’t get enough of them!

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


Frequent urination: Same as before. I’m still a peeing machine!

Morning sickness: I was finally starting to feel a little bit better at night, but now my nausea is now coupled with a new symptom”¦

Indigestion (and burping): My indigestion usually starts right before I go to CrossFit, which is, um, fun, and continues until I go to bed. I asked my doctor about it the other day, and she says it only gets worse in the coming weeks. Good times. She recommended that I try TUMS, so I bought some yesterday afternoon, and I guess they help a little?

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Clear skin: My skin has been awesome lately””zero breakouts, soft and glowing! After dealing with some serious acne in the first and second trimesters, the third trimester is treating me well!

Restless sleep: I had a rough few days of restless sleep during week 28, but I’m starting to sleep better again. Once again, the Snoogle is definitely to thank!

Weight gain: At my 30-week appointment on Monday, I had gained 31 pounds. I am still ahead of the game and have a good feeling I’ll surpass that recommended 35 pounds with flying colors!


I’m still trucking along with my CrossFit workouts! Here are my weekly workout recaps from the past three weeks: 27 weeks, 28 weeks, and 29 weeks.

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I’m still feeling pretty good and haven’t needed to make any additional exercise modifications at CrossFit. My energy comes and goes in waves, so I take my workouts day-by-day and take it easy when I am just not feeling it. However, there are still times that I mostly feel like my old self (minus my 30-pound weight vest/”basketball under my shirt”… a stranger actually said that to me the other day). For instance, I finished a couple of CrossFit Open workouts without too many modifications (one I actually did Rx), which was awesome. If you told me I would be doing 185-pound deadlifts and 95-pound cleans during my third trimester, I would have never believed you, so I am more than happy that I have been able to keep up my fitness level.


I bought a dress for my baby shower! My sister and I went shopping a couple of weekends ago, and I found a nice dress that is both comfy and flattering. I might even be able to wear it after Baby H. arrives!

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We bought furniture for the nursery. All of it came from IKEA (crib and small cube shelf). We still need to buy the dresser since it was sold out when we were there last time.


Mal (and Murphy) put together the crib. Pugs are always so helpful.

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Baby Haupert is a movement maniac.

Baby H. is flipping, rolling, and kicking all the time! Sometimes he will move so much, it will stop me in my tracks. I feel like I need to wait for him to get comfortable in there. Haha! My stomach also moves and grooves based on his shifting around, which is cool to watch and, whoa, sooooo sci-fi. Alien baby inside!

My range of movement is shifting.

My belly is finally getting to a point where I notice it in everyday activities. When I sit down and lean forward, it rests on my lap. Standing up after sitting on the floor or even getting out of bed is always an adventure since my center of gravity is so different. I also get out of breath doing the smallest things, like putting on jeans or leaning over to tie my sneakers. I actually find it kind of funny. (Mal definitely does!) And I hear it just gets more and more awkward until the baby comes! Haha!


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