Good afternoon! How’s everyone’s week going so far? Mine’s off to a great start!
We’ve got about 9 weeks (!!) left until Judith makes her big debut (single digits already?!), and I wanted to recap the last month.
Energy level: Still pretty good, but I’m napping more. When I’m drowsy in the afternoon but have an appointment to go to or another reason I can’t nap, I put a few drops of Joyful Blend and/or Frankincense essential oil in my palm and rub my hands together, then cup them over my nose and take a few deep breaths. Then I’m on the go again, with a lot more energy!
Sleep: It’s been OK until this week…I’ve been getting up early (5-6am) and having trouble going back to bed. I don’t mind because I can read/pray/do yoga in the quiet early hours…it’s really one of my favorite parts of the day! This little pregnancy pillow has also helped a LOT with falling asleep and staying comfortable.
Pain: Holy round ligaments and mid-back! I never noticed those parts of my body as much as I do now. LOL! I found out that on days when I lift weights, my pain goes wayyy down–Sunday morning I did a strength training session in my living room and the rest of the day my pain in both of those areas was maybe a 2 out of 10. I’ve also been taking capsules 2-3 times a day with equal parts Marjoram and Frankincense essential oils to ease the pain.
Food: I’ve been craving more fruits & veggies lately, and I’ve been starting each day with fresh juice. I wash and chop the ingredients twice a week and fill individual baggies for 3-4 days’ worth of juice. Lately I’ve made juice with carrots, celery, ginger, apple, and cucumber. Drinking juice on an empty stomach seems to be helping my digestion. I still take digestive enzymes before every meal and probiotics at least once a day and I feel a big difference if I don’t take them!
There you have it! Weeks 26-30 are in the books!