I'm documenting my journey to motherhood while sharing my favorites and tips along the way. I'm so glad you're here. 

third trimester recap

third trimester recap



My third trimester was been smooth for the most part. I had some more "pregnancy" symptoms: heartburn, acid reflux, lower ligament pain, right side uterine torsion, lots of back pain, and the occasional headache. Thankfully I worked on resting, keeping my feet up, and scaling back on trying to do too much. I noticed Braxtons-Hicks contractions every once in a while. Other than that my pregnancy symptoms weren't bad. 


Ice! I loved ice and couldn't get enough of very cold water and ice. When my mom and I took a short trip to Red Wing {about a week before I had Priscilla}, I kept asking our Air BnB host for ice. 


Nothing really :) 

New Things I Noticed:

I noticed that I was just more tired. Some days I had a usual amount of energy, other days I felt exhausted. I had a harder time getting around and doing my daily work + tasks because sometimes I felt so worn out. 

Weight Gain:

I gained a total of 25-30 pounds give or take the scale. 

Things I thought I'd miss but I didn't:

The burst of energy I had during second trimester. I, in some ways, welcomes the slowness of third trimester. Learning how to slow down was a good lesson for me in preparing for the newborn days. 

Things I miss but didn't think I would:

It's crazy, but I miss that big belly! It's hard to imagine that it was even there! 


I felt great during my third trimester! Occasionally I'd get annoyed due to being tired, but I felt great-- very much like my second trimester. 

What's New:

We put an offer in on a piece of land... we'll see! 

choosing her name

choosing her name

Priscilla Anne's Birth Story

Priscilla Anne's Birth Story