Well now that I’m officially in my 3rd trimester, I figured it was time for another pregnancy update!
So far everything has been progressing normally and with ease. I’m very grateful for that. Uneventful doctor appointments are the best.
I’ve said this already but this pregnancy has been more physically taxing than either of the first two. I’m not in any pain, but I just feel like my belly is huge and I’m out of breath just walking up the stairs at a normal pace. My back gets sore after walking only a mile or so at the gym so I’ve been taking it easy.
I’m still sleeping great, and my appetite is normal except for a distaste for Pei Wei or PF Changs. I’m craving apples, specifically Granny Smith, which is exactly what I craved when I was pregnant with David. I’m taking more baths than usual, which is very new for me, but it’s mostly to relax my back at the end of the day.
I have zero feelings about whether this baby is a boy or a girl. I had a dream I was having triplets but that’s obviously not happening, so even my dreams aren’t giving me any clues! I wonder if it’s a boy because my pregnancy has been similar to my other boys, but I also know that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.
We have made little to no progress on names for this baby! And we only have 10 MORE WEEKS until he/she is here so we need to seriously get our act together. We do have a boy name that we like but girl names are proving to be a bit more difficult. I want to have 2 solid names before we go to the hospital because I’m not the type to wait until I see the baby first. There are a few front runner girl names, but so far we haven’t found one that we love!
On that note, because I get a lot of questions from readers asking if I’m “hoping” for one or the other, I must admit I truly am not. I thought upon getting pregnant that I might be leaning towards a girl but that just hasn’t happened! I was thrilled to find out Luke was a boy since he and David are so close in age, and with this third baby I think either one would be wonderful. A girl would be fun and new, but a boy would also be fun and familiar. So, believe me or not, I genuinely do not feel a draw towards either sex and would be equally happy if I have a daughter or another son.
At random times during the week David will stop what he’s doing and come over to talk to my belly. It will only be a brief moment or two of chatting, but I think it’s sweet that he’s noticing and wanting to talk to the baby! Luke has upgraded to his big boy room, and that transition has been incredibly smooth, so now he calls his old room “the baby’s room.” I think the boys realize more than I give them credit for sometimes, and I’m excited to see them meet their little brother or sister when the time comes.
Regarding the nursery, we are updating it a bit with fresh paint and some new decor, but keeping all the same furniture we’ve had since David was in the nursery! I’m going for a baby animal theme, and adding in other decoration with texture to warm up the space a bit. You know I love a neutral nursery, and I’m so glad I got so many grey and white crib sheets when I was expecting David because I can continue to use them for this baby!
I’ll wrap up with just a quick note of thanks. While I feel like I look more pregnant than I actually am sometimes, many of you have left incredibly sweet comments on instagram images that I’ll post of the bump and that really blesses me. Thanks for taking the time to join in the excitement of this pregnancy, it means a lot to me!