My Pregnancy Week 27
Time to get organised.
My pregnancy week 27
Third trimester and it’s time to get organised. I’ve had a few friends send me lists of what they got when they had their bub, and it’s been really useful.
I’ve collated my own, sent it off to my sister for approval (she’s all over this stuff!), and starting to get the bits and pieces we need.
I have the best friends, I really do.
I’ve been given so much helpful advice and items to borrow. The only thing I’m feeling a bit of overwhelm about is the pram.
I’ve been offered second hand prams to borrow, but being the fitness lover that I am, I feel I’m going to use the pram each and every day for a very long time.
If there’s one thing that is a priority to me to get the right one, it’s the pram.
In saying that why are there so many options!? Oh my! Can someone please just provide me the top three and I can choose from there.
I have turned into a pram expert though!
You know when you go to buy a mattress for your bed, and by the fourth shop you go into you already know every finer detail you want.. now you’re just looking for all that at the best price?
Yep, well, I feel like I’m at that point with the prams.
I’ve watched that many YouTube reviews and read about a billion reviews.
I think I’m set on the one I want. I think I am. I know I am. I just gotta do it!
What’s the healthy alternative?
It’s not often that I’m craving junk food anymore.
Mainly because I’m continually eating through the day and I’m pretty successfully avoiding that hungry stage.
BUT, occasionally I get caught up, forget to eat and then BOOM, that I-need-ice-cream right-now-or-the-world-will-end kind of feeling comes on.
You know the one?
So, given I’m going to be heavily pregnant throughout our summer, I figured I better workout some ice-cream solutions.
It’s like any junk food, it tastes amazing when eating it, but afterwards, I just don’t feel so great.
I asked and I received.
A whole bunch of healthy ice-cream recipes, and I tried them all! I went to the shops, bought every frozen fruit possible (blueberries, raspberries, mixed berries, mango, banana, passion fruit). I equipped myself with ample coconut milk, and I was set.
In my little blender I put in two fruits, a little bit of coconut milk, blended it and placed it in my icy-pole container. Because it was already frozen, it was ready for me in a few hours to enjoy!
I made Mango-passion (totally my favourite!), Mango-Banana, Mango-Berry and a Berry-Special.
Because it’s not just now that I’m going to want this stuff, post the birth of our gorgeous little bubba, I’m going to need to nourish and fuel my body with the good stuff. So I’ll make sure there’s always an icy-pole in there for me!
Where is time going?
I honestly cannot believe I’m in third trimester! It’s been a big mental shift for me this week to get organised and to stay healthy.
First trimester was hard, second trimester was fun and now into third trimester (with some very hot summer days ahead), I just need to stay mentally strong and physically well.
I’ve always included a balance in my exercise and wellness routine. I know a lot of people who don’t though.
Going hard all the time just can’t be good on your body, and I know for a fact it’s not good for your body in third trimester.
It’s super important to be able to relax, it’s what helps set your body up ideally for a good birth, and realistically, what you need as your baby grows and takes more and more of your energy and nutrients.
I’m enjoying my yoga, my naps, my relaxation audios. I’m also enjoying my walk every day and including my strength routine.
And I’m forever grateful I have a passion for helping pregnant women and have created an awesome PregActive for Pregnancy online program – that includes everything listed above each week, and I’m following along!
My Pregnancy Week 27 Tips
1. Take the advice of others, and formulate your own way of getting organised that doesn’t overwhelm you.
2. Now you’re in third trimester, it’s a good time to write down the lists of what you need. Ask friends or support groups for advice, but don’t be persuaded, just take it with a grain of salt.
Every baby is different and no one can tell you what is 100% going to work for you and bub.
3. Find a healthier alternative for any cravings you are having.
My rule is, if I’m craving it, I try a healthier alternative and if that doesn’t work, I’ll get whatever it is I want.
Trust me, it’s going to help you recover better post-birth if you fuel your body right.