Halfway There! // Baby Number 3, 20 weeks

February 1, 2018 in #GetFit,#MomLife,babies,busy mom,children,family,life with a toddler,mommyhood,Oh baby!,parenthood,pregnancy,workout

Wait, didn’t I just make our pregnancy announcement for Baby Number 3!? Sure as heck feels that way! But here we are, at 20 weeks and 5 days already.

And you know what that means?! It means that we finally had our 20 week anatomy ultrasound! Funny enough, the day leading up to the appointment was a complete disaster. I’ve had a nasty sinus infection for days and both kids were losing their minds (AKA – it was naptime). Oh, and Chad couldn’t make it from work, so I was flying solo.

But all of the crazy was washed away when I finally laid eyes on the teeny human who’s been kicking me from the inside!

If I’m being honest, for the first time this whole pregnancy, it finally felt really real. Like, I finally put a ‘face’ to this pregnancy. Does that even make sense!?

Well here’s what else is going on this pregnancy:

Nausea / Morning Sickness. 

Still frequent. It sucks. But it’s hit or miss, which I’m not certain is a good thing because it can take me down out of nowhere.

Cravings.

Still protein-packed foods like beans, beef, lentils, etc. Oh, and fish sandwiches. And chili. So odd, I know. Oooh! And avocados.

Aversions. 

Grilled chicken still. I think the thought of poultry just grosses me out, but when I eat one of Ari’s nuggets from Chick-fil-A, I’m like “eh, this isn’t bad at all.” Other than that, I’m mostly alright with food. I’m not overly hungry, but I’m also not starving myself.

Working out.

I’m not going to lie, this is pretty hit or miss; but it’s still more than I worked out with my other two pregnancies. I am still teaching cycling and still coaching gymnastics at the YMCA, but I’m also registered to take a bunch of fitness classes. My biggest struggle is getting to them because they are mostly in the evenings and I’m always wiped out by 6pm.

But chasing two kids around (and even MORE kids when I’m at work — sometimes 10 at a time!) is definitely keeping me active!

Exhaustion.

I. am. so. TIRED. I recently told someone that I totally underestimated how exhausting pregnancy is when you’re in your 30s and chasing around two kids under 5.

I totally underestimated how exhausting pregnancy is when you're in your 30s and chasing around two kids under 5. Click To Tweet

Guys, it’s EXHAUSTING. I’m so tired and I know there’s no end in sight (thanks to a soon-to-be earthside crying baby). I’m just kissing my sanity goodbye. Well, what’s left of it anyway.

Gender reveal?

Well I was team “green” for the first 20 weeks, but now I kind of want to know. I had the ultrasound technician write it in an envelope and so this will be “To be determined/discussed.” 🙂

 

Overall, it’s just really real now. I’ve always been happy, but now I’m really and truly excited! 

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Livi February 1, 2018 at 1:54 pm

This is so exciting. I miss being pregnant!! lol, and your cravings are awesome!!

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Shannon February 1, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Oh my goodness, I could NOT eat grilled chicken either! Your bump is adorable 🙂

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ashley peavey February 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm

You are getting so close! So exciting mama!

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Jess February 1, 2018 at 10:49 pm

Pregnancy is SO exhausting! I have two now. Hang in there, mama, and I hope it all goes smoothly!

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Lee February 2, 2018 at 7:41 am

Wow! I couldn’t imagine being pregnant in my 30’s with 2 small kids! You look amazing.

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Julie Hamilton February 2, 2018 at 9:58 am

Aw! What a special time! You are going to be so blessed with three sweet little ones very soon!

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Jennifer Maune | Maune Legacy February 2, 2018 at 11:59 am

Wow, what an exciting time with the anatomy scan! It does sound pretty exhausting though, good thing you’re getting all of that protein! (;

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Nita February 2, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Time certainly does fly when you’re pregnant or have children! Good luck and I hope all goes well!

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Kristeena February 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm

omg how exciting, mama!!In your 30’s pregnant with 2 kids under 5…Girl, you totally rock!

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Samantha-Raising Twincesses February 2, 2018 at 2:18 pm

So exciting! and congrats on hitting the half way mark! I hope you decide to do a gender reveal, they’re so fun!!! Keep me posted:)

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adriana February 2, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Ahh you’re getting close! You look great – congratulations!

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Angelle February 3, 2018 at 3:15 am

Congrats!! You look amazing!! With each pregnancy, I remember feeling more and more worn out. Haaa!! It’s taking care of kids and having one in the womb at the same time… all moms need a nanny!! That would make life a little easier!!

xoxo,
Angelle
http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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Merichelle Jones February 3, 2018 at 9:24 pm

Awww yay so so exciting! It truly is SO exhausting…taking care of kiddos while pregnant is no joke! Can’t wait to see if yall find out the gender!

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Debbi Berry February 4, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Hold out on the gender reveal. It will be the biggest and best surprise when you deliver. You look terrific, by the way!

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