Welcome to the third trimester. This pregnancy is really picking up speed and I know that the next few months are going to be quick ones. I am getting to that place where I really feel pregnant; I'm only comfortable lying down down in a fortress of pillows (the worst part of that is no middle of the night cuddles :( it's like summiting Everest to find each other), I get winded much more quickly than just a week ago, and I have punches and kicks saying hello all through the day... and night.
Although it keeps me awake at night, I actually love that this little girl is such a mover, she's already demanding my attention! Little Smith never moved that much, just a chill guy. That probably wouldn't worry me now, but with my first pregnancy I worried about everything, and lack of movement was on that list.
I'm still craving sweets and sugar. I mentioned this to my midwife, hoping she would endorse my continued indulgences, but instead she did encourage me to eat more healthfully. I am eating healthy foods, just capped off with chocolate bars and ice cream and cookies... isn't that okay?
Now that I'm entering the final leg of this journey, I'm really trying to appreciate each moment. This could be my last pregnancy, and while there are lots of uncomfortable side effects, it's truly is such a magical, insane, and fleeting time. I'm also enjoying those little slices of peace; an hour of silence during nap time, the stillness just after I've tucked Little Smith into bed... I know I'm about to say goodbye to those quiet moments for a while. I'm already tired thinking about it, but also so excited for those teeny tiny newborn cries.