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It’s definitely not a lie when people tell you that pregnancy flies. I don’t know if it’s just me but these weeks are passing me by. It’s insane to think that I’ll be in my third trimester shortly. Pregnancy weeks and months are always confusing to understand but I believe the third trimester starts around weeks 27-28 according to different sources but either way I’ll be 26 weeks tomorrow and it’s still shocking. If you ask me I was just sitting in my bathroom finding out I was pregnant.

If you’re wondering how pregnancy feels at this point, I have lost all visual contact with my lady parts, yup, I can’t see my vagina anymore but hey that means baby is growing, growing, and growing.

Back aches and heart burn are just…Well let’s just say when they kick in this gif explains my mood, and please don’t let them kick in at the same time, it’s a recipe for disaster. Morning sickness is gone, it disappeared around weeks 12-13 when I entered my second trimester but nausea has decided it’s sticking around. If you ask me, feeling sick all day is far worst than actually throwing up and getting it over with. Headaches come and go, some days worst than others.

Not to mention today I was introduced to nose bleeds and I thought I was dying. I like to believe I’m not as dramatic as I sound but it was pretty scary. I was brushing my teeth and for the last couple of days I’ve been getting sick, the usual sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, head pressure, runny eyes, etc. so I coughed up a little mucus, coughed as if I was going to throw up and BOOM blood bath. It was like a faucet was turned on, so yeah I had an interesting start to my morning. I immediately called my mom in the bathroom. I felt like freaking out on in the inside but managed to keep my composure on the outside. It’s safe to say you shouldn’t sleep with the heater on when your nose is already stuffed up, the thing is I had just got up and turned it off because I felt my nose was dry and clogged but apparently I was too late. The bummer is I can’t do much but drink tea and let the cold pass.

Baby boy now moves a ton and I can actually see his movement, I no longer have to convince him “to do a flip” he moves on his own and sometimes quite a lot to where I’m starting to think he’s in there having a party. Nevertheless it’s amazing to experience and I love when he moves, especially when he responds to me placing my hand on my stomach or purposely jabbing his place of residence to get him to move around. He’s stubborn when it comes to letting me record him move but I was able to get one short video for keepsake so far. He has about 14 more weeks of me harassing him while he’s in the womb and a lifetime to go once he’s born. As far as anything that involves bending over like tying shoes, clipping toenails, and picking up things that have fallen, it’s became a hassle and I’m not even carrying that big. I went from wondering when I’d have a baby bump to “well hello there,” I’m officially a side sleeper; some days my stomach is bigger than others, it’s all apart of the process. Oh and the swelling is real, my ankles and lower legs have been welcomed to the “sit your a** down club” because that’s what you’ll need to do.

As far as what’s to come, I have yet to take my sugar/glucose test, I’ve heard varied feedback on that, some people are able to drink it quickly, some gag, some throw up, some take their time and get it done. I’ll be finding out in 2 weeks, fingers crossed I’m not one who throws up. I will say my pregnancy has been smooth sailing thus far besides the random aches and pains but the first trimester is always the hardest I feel like with the constant all day sickness I had. I still get tired and will opt to sleep over anything else but not as bad as it was in my first trimester. I’m approaching the third trimester and I’m a mixture of scared and excited. Scared because shortly I will officially be someone’s mother and excited because well, I’ll be someone’s mother. Such a big responsibility but I have faith that things will be A-okay. All in all pregnancy feels like a ton of different emotions and feelings (both mentally and physically). Some days you will have all the energy in the world and others you won’t feel like doing anything but crashing because trust me getting out of the bed in the morning is a job itself these days; growing a human is hard work.

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”

– Anne Christian Buchanan

Want to read on how I found out I was pregnant and some of my first trimester symptomes? Check out “Bit by The Baby Bug, Now What?” and “First Trimester – The I Still Can’t Believe It Stages of Pregnancy.

Also be sure to read my first interview with a Mommy who shared her own experiences with motherhood “Discussing Motherhood with a Mommy with Attitude.”

Last but not least, being as though I am expecting and I am a soon to be mama, I had to represent for the little ones. You can now shop for baby clothes with me @mumstyledme on Instagram! Stay in the loop by following the blog Instagram @chooseyoualways.

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Thanks for reading, Be Blessed & Stay Humble. As always Choose You Always!

The last 4 weeks of pregnancy:

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Just a small girl in a big world chasing an even bigger dream. Philly girl trying to make a difference in the world. Why not start with a blog right? So enjoy while you’re here. 19 years young attending Temple University just trying to make it out and share my journey along the way. It’s rare to find females who still value themselves and possess morals and goals in this day and age but there are a few who still exist. I was given the gift to live, write, and feel free to express myself and so. . that’s what I’ll do. Welcome to my world, welcome to my life. Feel free to take a window seat and watch how it unfolds. Feedback is appreciated. I’m here to help, motivate, and share pieces of myself. God bless and best wishes. "There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who isn’t thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences; who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and move on."

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