Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Third Trimester- Already?

Well, I'm headed straight into my third trimester.  Having been through this twice before, I know what's right around the corner.  Yep, my days of feeling comfortable and looking pleasantly pregnant are quickly going away as this baby grows these last few weeks.  I absolutely love the second trimester and am so sad to see it go.

Today is the first day where I actually feel (and look) swollen. I thought maybe because I'm doing this through the winter season, I might dodge this.  And I have to admit that I'm feeling better this pregnancy than the past two and am sure it has to do with cooler temperatures.

I'd love to hear some suggestions on what you do or did to help swelling.  It's not so much my ankles disappearing as just my entire body feeling stretched and puffy.  Would you rather be pregnant in warmer or in cooler months?

Waddling just a bit,

Jen Starks, Owner 


Anonymous said...

Oh so timely! Took my socks off today and thought "well shucks, I thought I was doing so well with water weight". When are you due? Early May here.

Kaitlin said...

I would much rather do 3rd trimester in winter than summer. I'm due March 1st this time, but last time I was due August 1st--during the hottest summer on record (111 most days). The swelling was awful and I barely managed to keep it at bay by drinking tons--maybe two 64 oz. containers of lemon water each day and tons of cucumbers.

Friends have told me that cucumbers and fruit help with swelling. This time hasn't been so bad for me, but if you're swelling, I'd try those first and maybe some lotion. Thanks to the cold, nothing really helps my skin as much as frequent lathering and a lot of water.

Hope it gets better for you!