How far along: 27 weeks 2 days
Growth: Per DH, baby girl is as big as a head of cauliflower! My uterus is as big as a basketball! I think she weighs a little over 2 pounds.
Symptoms: heartburn and indigestion is lessening; hip pain; possible braxton hicks (still not 100% on these); leg cramps; swelling in ankles
Total weight gain: 11.5 pounds
Maternity clothes: The first maternity shirts I bought are becoming very faded and tight, so I've bought a couple more that are more comfortable and that I can grow into to! My scrub pants are very tight and very uncomfortable!! Eeck!
Stretch marks: No new ones, but thinking that I need to start using some creme or lotion again, just in case.
Movement: She has her days. Some days she's super active and others, not so much. Some days I feel her kicking towards my back and some days towards the front! I haven't grasped her size yet, so when she gets the hiccups, I'm totally surprised that I can feel her hitting both of my sides at the same time.
Sleep: Not the greatest. No longer sleeping on my back. Sleeping with a pillow between my legs to help with my hip pain, so rolling over and changing positions is getting more difficult.
Best moment this week: Did lots of shopping and booked our maternity and newborn photography sessions!
Food cravings: Still thoroughly enjoying my Biscuits and Gravy!
What I miss: Drinking! Ok, I said it. Yes, this week I've wanted to have a cold dark beer so bad! Or a mixed drink... yumm. After a stressful day, I just want to be able to go to happy hour with my hubby, drink a cold one or two or three, and RELAX! I miss those days!
What I am looking forward to: Getting my 1 hour glucose test results back. I'm nervous that I failed. :(
Milestones: I guess I've hit the 3rd trimester! Some say 27 weeks, some 28 weeks. You know me, I always go with the later of the dates, so I'll do my official celebrations next week! :)
How is daddy? He told me this week, he's ready for her to be here. Awwwwww! I melt when I hear him talk like that! Men are so funny. You never know how they are really feeling, and FINALLY after 3 years I know he wanted this as bad as me!! -- He has also read that he can hear the baby's heartbeat by placing his ear on my belly. He tried it the other night and said he only heard the gurgling of my stomach!
How are the grandparents? Still busy, but so ready for May! MIL and FIL addressed, stuffed, stamped, and mailed off 90-ish baby shower invitations this week! Wow.
Last week's belly pic.... 26 weeks 4 days.....
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