So, since it's been 10 weeks since my last post about this pregnancy, I figured I owed you all SOMETHING. I'm just about 29 weeks along at this point. I've got some compare and contrast photos to show our progress with our darling girl -- and also a few pics from my pregnancy with Riley so you can see how DRASTICALLY different a "paleo/primal pregnancy" is from a "standard American diet pregnancy."
Before I dive into the pictures, I'll give you a quick rundown of how things have been going symptom-wise. As I enter the 3rd trimester, I JUST started getting a bit of heartburn. Dizziness and light-headedness is pretty much gone (other than if I get a bit dehydrated or forget to eat). Sleep has been OK...I remember sleep being more difficult with Riley at this point, but my belly really hasn't bothered me much. Second trimester was probably worse because my knees and hips were aching a lot as I "expanded." Our little girl is so low in my belly that my lung capacity hasn't suffered too much at this point. She is head down (at the moment) and I hope she stays that way for the duration. I can feel her movements so much more clearly than I could with Riley (probably because I'm so much smaller -- I only JUST hit the weight where I STARTED the pregnancy with Riley)...it's awesome when she sticks her little bottom up against my ribs. Of course, by awesome I mean unpleasant and slightly painful. Anyhow, that's the rundown. Things are going well and we certainly hope that they continue on the same trend through her successful delivery.
|19 weeks with Riley (left) and Baby Girl (right)|
|28 weeks with Riley (top) and Baby Girl (bottom)|
Still tracking for a 31 July due-ish date. I'll keep everyone posted as things continue to progress.