A little almost seven months bump update for you all! I have to say that I had a REALLY good second trimester, despite my brief hospital visit (which I took full advantage of to book my bed for June!). I had tons of energy and generally felt good all around. That said, now that I’m in my last trimester, I’m definitely starting to feel the effects. I’ve been a little more tired again lately and if the house was clean between December and April, it’s now back to its usual mess (sorry guests!). I’ve also had a hormonal crank attack or two this week but I suspect that was due to a nasty headache that was a result of the cold I’m fighting.
It’s been getting difficult to get comfy too so my nights are pretty restless with some pretty annoying bouts of insomnia. My trusty maternity pillow has been helping a bit with the backache as is yoga but I’ve got to say, carrying this bump around has taken a bit of a toll on my back muscles. I try to take a few soothing baths in the evening to relax my muscles a bit and that’s helped too but other than that I think I’m just going to have to wait for the little mister to make an appearance before it gets back to normal. If you have any other tips on what might help, this mama will be very grateful!
In terms of preparations for the little one, we’re slowly stocking up and are pretty much all set in terms of baby gear. I haven’t gotten around to buying baby clothes just yet as we’ve been super busy but I’m hoping I’ll have more time to do that come May and June. The baby is due towards the end of June so I’m stil figuring out what would be best weather wise. It gets pretty hot here in Montpellier so I don’t want to stock up on too many things that I won’t be able to use after.
All in all, I haven’t actually entered the “baby is coming ” anxiety zone yet but knowing myself I’m pretty sure it’s going to happen in the next month or so and then… Well, let’s just say it’ll be fun 🙂