I just realized that I haven’t taken a belly pic in a couple weeks now! I definitely need to soon because I can see a big difference the last few weeks. My digital scale isn’t working right and I actually just gave my sister my old dial scale recently, so I don’t have a weight update, which is actually kind of freeing. 😉 

I have been having so much upper back pain, SPD pain and shortness of breath whenever I’m standing or walking. Really what it boils down to is I’m feeling less of the second trimester bliss as I’m getting closer to the third trimester. I bought some kt tape yesterday (the name brand instead of the generic, since I was having skin irritation with the generic stuff) and applied it today. It feels amazing and all the pain has lessened significantly. I’ve been on my feet almost all day and have hardly been out of breath at all. 🙂 Fingers crossed I don’t develop irritation because I never want to take this stuff off again! 😂 

I did my glucose test this week and I don’t have my results back yet but I feel pretty confident that I passed. I didn’t feel as bad as I usually do from the orange drink although it tasted worse than I remembered. Probably because it wasn’t fully chilled. I went ahead and did my other prenatal labs at the same time which ended up being 8 vials. I was so happy when DH picked me up and we could go get some actual food! While he was waiting with the boys, they went to the store and the boys talked him into buying  light up Spiderman shoes and ice cream. He’s such a pushover. 😂🤣 I’m glad they had a better time than I did though. That evening, my brothers found morel mushrooms in the woods at my parent’s house and I tried my hand at frying them up. They weren’t as good as when DH’s family makes them, so I must have done something wrong. But for wild fungus, they were alright. 

I guess this week has been pretty low key, which is fine with me! It’s about time for things to settle down so I can get to my nesting. 😊 I’ve been getting lots of little projects done bit by bit but I find I just don’t have the energy most days. DH’s new shift is great for our family time but I’m getting less sleep and have to spend more of my evening taking care of the kids without help. I’m sure we will all adjust with a little time. I just feel like August is coming right up! 

Dear God, thank You for a good week and for helping up to get safely this far. Please bless the rest of this pregnancy and help us to all be healthy and safe. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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