Here we go into our 3rd trimester! Weeee! I'm feeling great, just as I have through out the majority of my 2nd trimester. We haven't had any complications and I've been really lucky up to this point. The energetic little monkey in my belly hasn't even been keeping me awake at night. It probably helps that I'm always so tired at the end of the day that it only takes me a few minutes to fall asleep.
As far as food is concerned, I haven't had any real cravings. My favorite things to eat have been watermelon, apples and peanut butter (all natural of course after draining the oil), and red seedless grapes. Even though I have my favorites, everything edible looks good to me these days. Even being around meat hasn't grossed me out too much. Marc and I cooked salmon with black rice and veggies for dinner tonight and it was beyond delicious. We are cooking at home a lot more than we did in the first trimester. I was so grossed out by smells that I was repulsed at the thought of smelling food cooking. But smells haven't bothered me so much for quite some time, and I'm enjoying learning how to cook more things from my self-taught teacher. Marc is a real gem in the kitchen, and I have a sneaking suspicion that he enjoys the benefits of teaching me how to cook!
I'm exercising 5 days a week and plan to continue for the next 12 weeks til our little hurricane arrives. It's tons of fun to hear the cheers and applause from others as I truck it up and down the santa monica stairs. I must admit that I find that very motivating and it makes me feel a little like a rockstar. There are other pregnant gals doing those workouts, but I have yet to see someone else quite "this" pregnant making those same rounds. Hundreds of stairs are a lot of work for someone who isn't pregnant, so it's kind of awesome that I'm keeping it going....even though I've reduced my 13 sets to a meager 5.