So it’s been a month detox from this blog and it was refreshing 🙂
I’m re-energised and ready to rock n roll!
As it stands I’m due for baby #3 late-Sept 2019 – just 6 weeks or so away.
Read my update on my 1st Trimester – HERE.
Here are my main topics I’d like to follow up with throughout my pregnancy:
- Self care
In my first update I reported that it’s been the smoothest pregnancy so far!
Into my second trimester I can still say things have been really good for me pain wise.
Very little pain or soreness just feeling sluggish but I’ll elaborate on that in the next point.
The second trimester has scored an A+ 🙂
I continue to focus on things that make me happy.
I’ve been in the best shape physically and mentally in leading up to this pregnancy and continue to be in good health while I’ve been carrying.
I’ve made the goal to only put on a maximum of 15kg with this pregnancy.
Starting at 70kg my maximum weight I’m aiming for before birth is around 85kg.
More on that next time… 😉
Hmm.. what have I been focusing on to improve my energy?
I… WENT… TO… BALI… WITHOUT THE KIDS!!
It was only a 5 day visit and we left the kids with Nena we felt like teenagers again 🙂
I wrote about our little Babymoon vacay – HERE.
This 5 day recharge was a godsend.
Don’t get me wrong we love our children obviously but having some R&R time is highly recommended.
We travelled light and enjoyed things like getting in and out of a car without having to pack the whole house LOL
Passing through customs at the airport was almost a thrill rather then being a struggle.
Eating at a restaurant was drama free and we almost forgot what it was like to have adult conversation at the dinner table 😉
I’m sure you can relate Mama!
3. Self Care
My little guys are 4yo and 1.5yo and we have a midday nap together.
I really enjoy this time nesting with my kids 🙂
I feel really good.
I do things around the house to help with preparing for my new addition.
Cleaned up and put things away.
Reviewed our common areas in our house and rejigged our Montessori areas and updated it all.
All that activity in preparing my home ‘frees’ my mind from worrying and makes me feel comfortable in my little nest.
Feeling good is very subjective though.
It can mean different things to different people.
My husband Leki is a physio and he gave me a present… not sure if I asked for it but he gave it to me anyway.
A pregnancy brace.
The idea is to support my tummy to reduce the stress on my body.
I have to be honest I haven’t used it too often but as I get heavier I’ll definitely revisit it and make sure I use it more often.
Over 6 months along and going quite well.
I will be planning to have a Water Birth with baby #3.
I’ll do some more research and share with you about the planned water birth in the next update on my 3rd Trimester 🙂
Have a great day.