Hello third trimester! I feel like I should write a post complaining about all my annoying pregnancy symptoms, but honestly, I don’t have any. I’m a little peeved with the weight gain – 20 lbs at 28 weeks, but that’s just irritating my self-esteem. When I’m not pregnant, I gain weight in my thighs and butt, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that those parts are growing now. My summer vacation indulgences of ice cream cones and microwaved s’mores are contributing to the problem, so hopefully those treats taper off with school starting this week.
I’m still aiming for forty-minute workouts, four times per week, and most weeks, I can make that happen. I was focusing exclusively on cardio, but a couple weeks ago I added weights back into my routine. I overdid the squats the first time and limped around for a few days, but now I think I’ve found a good balance.
My belly is just big enough to get in the way. We played mini-golf the other night and I almost put Mr. Tricycle on “get my ball out of the hole duty,” but I decided that the bending over was good for me, so I sucked it up, or rather sucked it in, and bent over every time to get it myself. I can’t shave very easily any more, and painting my toenails was a challenge, but otherwise, no complaints.
Everyone on the boards seems to moan about the third trimester, so I’m holding my breath, hoping I continue to feel great. I’m only a couple weeks into it, so there’s still plenty of time for lots of annoying issues to creep-up, especially now that I’m headed back to work.
How did you feel during your third trimester? At what point did pregnancy become super uncomfortable?