Let’s backtrack to 4 months ago

Let’s backtrack to 4 months ago when I was pregnant with my third baby boy. It was the last day of being pregnant that I knew it. Our third little guy gave us a few scares in August and I think September, with two emergency visits to the labour and delivery ward – should have been a signal in my head that he’d be on his merry way quite early, but little did I know.

This photo was taken pretty much 23 hours before my water broke. It’s like my body subconsciously knew to take one more pregnancy shot since I didn’t document my belly much this time ’round. I took an everything shower that day, picked up my Rx’s at the drugstore and did my hair for the first time in ages.

I know it’s been ages since I sat down and wrote a post, but I ended up writing this post below on the day of my first (and last) NST for this little fella. From there I’ll publish more posts about the birth story and whatnot. But for now let’s backtrack to November 2023.

November 14, 2023:

I had my first NST of this pregnancy today – many more in the second trimester because I was sent to the hospital for monitoring a few times to double check everything is ok.

I had grand plans of keeping my older two occupied. Headed to target and bought the boys a new toy. For my HOUR LONG appt. Also downloaded audiobook from Hoopla. If you haven’t downloaded it (for free) do it. I usually play a kids audiobook for them while they take a bath and honestly it’s super relaxing forboth the boys and I. If you have two boys you know how loud the house gets. Adding water and a calming British voice reading us all a classic Peter Rabbit classic is absolutely game changing and relaxes them for bedtime + stories thereafter.
K….on a rambling.

Wow, I totally thought I had written more than that. Apparently not.

I recall having a lot of stomach cramping and an overall feeling of being off, and couldn’t pinpoint it to one thing. I remember thinking it was simply because I kept having to hulk-move my middle child constantly since he was always running away from me and me having to chase him down and launch him over my shoulder to walk him back home. The NST didn’t show much of anything but I did mention to the person doing my NST that I’d been having what she just described to me as braxton hicks. Who knew less than 20 hours later I’d break my water….that’s another story for the next post. Stay tuned.

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3rd pregnancy and entering my 3rd trimester

3rd pregnancy and entering my 3rd trimester, here are some thoughts.

I started having acid reflux in my 20-somethingth weeks of pregnancy this time. It came on a lot quicker than my other two pregnancies, and even hit me throughout the day instead of just at night. Oof. So I’ve been sleeping with my head propped up with my back almost upright for nearly two weeks since it’s gotten worse. At least this is temporary.

I finally met my new Obgyn.

Backstory: I switched to a new Obgyn because my other one… to put it plainly, I felt like I was a total bother to her. A little drama on that end. At the time my car was out of commission so I could only visit the clinic when Scott was working from home two specific days a week. One half of those two days per week I work at my son’s school. So I’m working on only a day and a half per week being able to see that doc. Coinsidently is she doesn’t work on one of the two days I was free. Good grief.

I subtilty asked to switch providers. Provider was booked up with patients. Next appt I go to with the OBGyn she brings up the fact she saw I wanted to switch doctors. Awkward. I eventually said yes and she agreed with my scheduling. Good thing. Cause as soon as I met my new Obgyn last week, I felt immediately comfortable around her. Such better bedside manner, didn’t rush my appointment, and I felt as if she truly listened. I also asked if certain days I could bring my middle child in with me, if my appointment was scheduled for a day I couldn’t leave him with Scott. She was actually delighted at the thought to meet one of my kids. Whereas the other doctor basically told me she doesn’t usually allow it and she could make an exception if necessary. So basically no lol. Wtf. Fantastic mannerisms, I tell ya.

Anyway. Glad I switched cause if I irritated that doc just by my scheduling differences I definitely don’t want her in charge of bringing my new baby into this world. Jeewhiz!

So that’s the update for now. I feel like I need to stop eating suppers and just have more frequent meals earlier in the day because come supper time ….food isn’t appealing and I can already visualize the acid reflux in my throat. So nasty.

Sidenote, got a new bassinet in the mail over the weekend, and assembled it yesterday. Can’t wait to talk more about it in another post.

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What I’m wearing in my 3rd pregnancy

I got rid of everything baby related items from 0-12months, maternity wear, and I think most of the baby gear too. So I’m on the hunt for only the essentials this time around. I still want to get a rolling bassinet for the baby, and then for the clothes we still need a few more items. We have time! I think!

But this time around I knew what I wanted to wear. I don’t tend to wear many maternity tops and just stick to oversized tees and sweaters. But considering how big my belly gets with these ten pounders I knew I wanted a specific style of maternity pants. I bought these leggings from Target, love ’em. But I bought them a bit too big and they do slide down throughout the day.

I am an avid lover of all things Blanqi Girls makes, so I reached out to them a few months back and they sent me a lot more than I asked for which ….isn’t that the best? I already did my social posts for them and they have no idea I’m writing a post about their leggings but honest to golly their maternity support leggings are the absolute must-haves in my opinion. They just FEEL different on the belly, and that’s because they have some magical built in belly support band that makes my belly feel completely weightless and does not slide down. If you’re pregnant and not knowing what to put on that Christmas and Holiday wishlist this year – thiiiiiiis is it.


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