Pregnancy Update

Pregnancy Update


August 4, 2020

It’s been a while since I’ve provided any sort of life update, and since my life feels like it’s been revolving around my pregnancy, I figured I’d make that the feature of this post. 🙂

I’m one week away from entering my third trimester (which in and of itself is a crazy thing to say out loud!) and I couldn’t feel better! The first trimester was one of the worst experiences of my life – truly – and I can’t believe all that nausea was already over three months ago. Now I understand how mum’s “forget” the torture of the first trimester and readily have a second (or third or fourth…) child. The only trouble I faced in my second trimester was unavoidable acid reflux. Most of that has passed, thankfully, and I’m feeling practically 100% myself. So much so, that I almost forget I’m pregnant (except for the protruding tummy, of course).

Pregnancy Update
Pregnancy Update

This little munchkin also reminds me that I’m very much pregnant with constant and ferocious kicks… lately, right on my bladder. Yay…

What were once little butterfly kicks have quickly become shockingly strong blows all around my tummy. I dare to think what they’ll be like in just another month!

Whilst my pregnancy (since the first trimester) has been smooth sailing, the overall experience has had a wee cloud over it with the pandemic. I had visions of how my pregnancy would go. This included swimming (which I’ve heard does wonders for pregnant women!), being able to do some more vigorous exercises with the respite of A/C, attending prenatal yoga classes to meet some other mums-to-be, getting a prenatal massage (God, I’d kill for a one already…), having Eddie at all of my appointments (he’s been to none), etc. Unfortunately, COVID has put a damper on all of this and left me wanting just that little bit more… I imagine everyone reading this has been affected by COVID in one way or another. Whether graduation cancellations, wedding postponements, or job alterations, etc. This has definitely not been a fun time for anyone!

Pregnancy Update

This week I have my gestational diabetes test which involves drinking a (supposedly nasty) sugary drink prior to the test. I’ve heard terrible things about this test, so I’m hoping I can keep the drink down (*gulp*) otherwise I’ll have to reattempt the test!

The nursery has slowly been coming together with the help of family & friends alike and I’m feeling that much more nervous, yet excited, for what lies ahead. Baby books are still being read and parenting classes at the hospital start this weekend so I’m sure confidence will eventually creep into the mix!

I’m keen to see what the third trimester will bring – at the very least an outie belly button and stronger kicks!

Love,

Saffy

xxx

12 Comments

  • Mum
    August 4, 2020

    Lovey post!! Toulouse is too cute too 🙂

    • SimplySaffy
      August 5, 2020

      Little stinker was cute for all of 2 minutes so glad we managed to capture it! 😛 xxx

  • Rebecca
    August 4, 2020

    Ahh! You look adorable! I’m so happy
    You’re feeling like you and getting that nursery ready. Can’t believe how quickly time is flying. Sending all three of you (+ Toulousse) my love ❤️

    • SimplySaffy
      August 5, 2020

      Thank you so much, my love!!! <3 Time really IS flying by just so so quickly! I'm sure I'll regret wishing he was here already (esp during sleepless nights haha) and should've just soaked up the joys of pregnancy (post - first trimester) more! We send all our love to you right back! MUWAH! :* XOXO

  • Jonno
    August 4, 2020

    Can’t believe how time flies! Can’t wait to meet baby boy!

    • SimplySaffy
      August 5, 2020

      It’s absolutely bananas, right?! I feel like my belly has already grown so much since you were here two weeks ago (& baby boy is kicking even more ferociously!). I know he can’t wait to meet his fun uncle already!!! 🙂 x

  • Claire
    August 4, 2020

    Aww you look so beautiful! Treat yourself well and you and your hubbs enjoy all the moments before baby comes! Baby will be here before you know it! Good to see your post! Take care! Ps. Curious if you’ve read the Ina May gaskin guide to childbirth book by chance? Really helped me to feel empowered and relaxed before b-day. Also if you’re knee deep in all things pregnancy, a fun podcast to listen to is BIRTH KWEENS.

    • SimplySaffy
      August 5, 2020

      Ahh, Claire, thank you so so much!! 🙂 I currently have Ina May’s book on my nightstand as we speak!!! Been loving reading the birth stories and am in (constant at the moment) awe at what the body can and will do when necessary! It’s sooooo insightful! XO

  • Lori
    August 7, 2020

    You look radiant! We are so excited for you and your family. Lots of love and well wishes for a wonderful third trimester and birth, of course. Looking forward to seeing that little babe’s face and find out his name 🙂

    • SimplySaffy
      August 9, 2020

      Thank you, Lori! We’re also excited to meet him. A few more months still which is exactly what I need to still get fully prepared and feel ready to bring him into this crazy world!!!! xx

  • Sara von Waltsleben
    August 15, 2020

    You look absolutely beautiful darling! Glad to see you guys are doing so well! Lots of of love from us here!

    • SimplySaffy
      August 17, 2020

      Thank you!!! Really loving the Ina May book you gave me! It’s the 2nd or 3rd book you gave me I’ve gone through now! 🙂 xxx

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