What's the hardest thing about the third trimester?
The absolute hardest thing is the waiting. Now we're so close but there's still some weeks left and the closer it gets the more I'm dying to meet my son. Otherwise the hardest thing is probably being so restricted and heavy. The weather is so nice now and I'm really pushing myself to take a long walk every day. Some days I manage to walk for an hour without problems while other days I get out of breath in five minutes.
Are you gonna continue blogging when the baby arrives?
That's the plan, yes. I'm not sure yet about how I feel when it comes to showing my baby a lot on social media, but I'll definitely continue blogging as long as it feels good. I really wanna share life as a young mommy since I know there's a lot of readers who go through the same life situation as I, and I hope my blog will be a feel good place for all mommies and people overall. :)
What do you eat in a day as pregnant?
Right now my eating looks something like this...
Breakfast: Porridge with a banana and soy milk & a glass of juice
Lunch: Whatever I made as a lunch box the day before (I have a hard time remembering to eat lunch so it's the best way to actually get it done)
Snack: A chocolate bar/a protein yoghurt/a smoothie depending on my mood
Dinner: Right now my favorites are vegan lasagna/different pasta dishes with soy meat/steamed vegetables with soy proteins
Night snack: I usually have some fruit and something "unhealthy" before I go to bed. So it can be an apple and a cinnamon bun for example hehe.
Do you count calories?
No. In the beginning of pregnancy I did since I was super nauseous all the time and didn't get enough nutrition. Now I feel very comfortable with what I eat and I don't feel the need to keep track of calories etc. I feel that my body is getting what it needs and my weight has gone up well, which means the baby is doing great and growing as he should.
Are you going to "get rid" of your pregnancy weight asap after giving birth?
Both yes and no haha. I've gained 15kg so far and still have 2,5 months to go, but most of that weight is stuff that is going to disappear by itself after giving birth. And I feel like I've been gaining a lot of fluids these last weeks, since I feel more swollen than heavy most of the time. So I do believe that my body will lose most of the weight on it's own. But on the other hand I was still underweight and 6kg away from my target weight when I got pregnant, so the ideal thing would definitely be to get to my target weight after pregnancy, but not below that either.
Best advice to someone who's also young and pregnant?
I was overly anxious during the first 5 months of pregnancy (I still am a bit, but nothing like before) and it was the most unnecessary thing to put my time on. I could lay in bed for hours worrying and googling about everything that possibly could go wrong. So my advice to anyone who's pregnant is to NOT google anything, call your midwife if you have questions!
Then about being young and pregnant: for me it's been important to have people around me that have families of their own AND people (most of my friends haha) that haven't. It's super important to feel that you have people you can talk to about pregnancy and baby stuff that understand what you're going through and can relate to your life situation. But it's also been important for me to be with friends that, obviously are supportive and understanding, but have a whole different life situation themselves. That gives you some time off from all the baby thoughts and worries and makes it easier to not get trapped in that circle where exactly everything is about the baby. So I'm really happy to have the best of both in my life. <3