Hellooo third trimester! To all the moms that warned me that your second pregnancy flies by…you are so right! Here’s an update on my current prego life. 

First off, things have been kinda crazy lately. Last week I was able to travel and spend the week with my husband, KID FREE! I traveled to Richmond,Virginia and Washington, DC for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. I missed Addison but it was so nice to get away. It was a much needed break for sure. 

I returned with a ball hangover. Not an actual hangover (because 28 weeks prego)  but the sad, tired feeling you get after a fun trip. You know when you skip out on reality for a days and then BAM it just smacks you right in the face. On top of it all I wasnt even able to talk with my husband for another week due to his military training. Then on top of THAT we are waiting for duty station orders. At this moment I don’t know where in the world (literally) I am going to live in the next few months, let alone know where I am going to deliver this baby! So you could say that I’m a bit anxious about things right now. BUT I doing my best to keep my big girl panties on and not act like a psycho pregnant lady. (Wish me luck)

With everything feeling a bit out of control, my eating wasn’t so good this week. Workouts are still going strong because they are like my medicine! 

Now that I am in my third trimester, I’m going to reevaluate my current diet. I know there were a few days when I didn’t get ENOUGH calories. Eating too little can be just as unhealthy as overeating, especially during pregnancy. It’s an estimate that you need an additional 300-500 calories a day in your third trimester. Making a baby is a big job and it requires proper nutrition and extra calories. Not an extra 300 calories from junk food but extra calories from good, nutritious food sources. I personally will be increasing my protein and healthy fats for this last trimester. 

My Favorite proteins: 

  • Egg whites (every morning, yall)
  • Grilled Chicken 
  • Lean cuts of steak
  • Greek Yogurt 
  • Protein Shakes 

My Favorite healthy fats: 

  • Whole eggs
  • Avocado
  • Peanut butter 
  • Whole Nuts 

Weight gain: Up 15 lbs. I’m definitely going to gain more weight this time. My first pregnancy with Addison I only gained 19 lbs. I’m pretty sure I’ll gain more than 4 lbs in the next 12 weeks: 

Swelling: No swelling at this point. Let’s hope it stays that way! 

Gender: Boy! At first I was kinda nervous over the thought of having a boy. I love everything about having a girl and really don’t know if I would be a great “boy mom.” Thankfully, those feelings have pasted and I cannot wait to meet my little man. 

Clothes: Yoga pants for life! I’ve also fell in love with these faux leather leggings from SPANX. They are actually really comfy. They aren’t maternity but I just sized up. 

Energy: slowing fading away. I’m hoping that I’m still recovering from last week’s trip but I’m definitely feeling a lot more tired at the end of the day. 

What I’m looking forward to the most: Getting settled in our new home (where ever it may be) and getting a nursery set up. 

Here’s to the third trimester! One weeks closer to meeting my little guy. 

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