Hey there, royal watchers, can you believe that Kate Middleton is in her sixth month of pregnancy?
She looks good, too. Wow.
6 months means Kate is approaching the end of her second trimester and we’re halfway to meeting Britain’s newest royal.
So what does that mean for Kate (and the others of you who are preggers)?
Kate is most likely
- experiencing an increase in energy and is over her morning sickness;
- feeling the baby move, especially when she’s trying to sleep;
- gaining weight (which means it’s time to shop for maternity clothes!); and
- having cravings.
Kate could also start having Braxton Hicks contractions. She might also be fretting over the future and her new role as a mother.
All of these are extremely normal behavior for women, but sometimes they can make pregnant women feel uncomfortable and frustrated. So Kate, if you are, we have a couple of tips:
1) Try eating healthily and drinking a lot of water. Even if your body is begging for pickles and ice cream, try to maintain a healthy diet. The weight you gain is normal and can be easy to lose after the birth, but giving into your cravings for sweet and salty foods still isn’t beneficial.
2) All the changes you’re facing might confront you with just how real your pregnancy is. A lot of mothers begin to doubt themselves and worry that they will struggle with taking care of their child. However, this actually reveals that the bond between mother and baby is already developing. Talk to your baby. Take pictures of your belly and progress to show your baby later. Build your relationship before he or she is born. You’ll probably still have a few healthy concerns, but you’ll feel closer to your child and will connect with him or her.
3) Journal. Get your thoughts out of your head and down on paper. It’s a great way to make sense of what you’re feeling. Plus, it will help you record little things about your pregnancy and life that you can share with your child later.
4) Enjoy your pregnancy. Start nesting and preparing for your child’s arrival. Get excited. It’s not much longer now!