27 weeks pregnant. 13 weeks until my due date. The amount of discomfort I’m feeling is growing, but so is my excitement!
Baby D is now about the size of a cauliflower, measuring 16 inches and weighing 2.5 pounds. I’m so glad my little one is finally accounting for some of the lbs I’m packing on
And, according to What to Expect, I’m finally in my THIRD TRIMESTER!!
How I’m Feeling
Maybe it’s my eternal optimism, but I’m feeling well! Not to say I haven’t noticed some little changes here and there.
I think at times, mostly after exercise, I am experiencing some round ligament pains. I feel stretching and pressure on both the lower sides of my abdomen, which are uncomfortable.
Also, after a long day on my feet, I feel more pressure in them and feel the need to put them up. They haven’t looked swollen yet, but sometimes I feel like they are.
And finally, my abs are disappearing. When I’m in a reclining position, 99% of the time I have to roll over on my side and prop myself up, rather than just sitting up like a normal person. It makes me feel quite like a turtle on his back.
I’m feeling my giddiness grow, though!! We finally started baby classes and it’s making it all seem so much more real, and like it’s coming… SOON!
What I’m Eating
I won’t lie, this past weekend’s indulgences made me one very happy pregnant lady! But now that we’re back to a normal week, I’m back to eating normal as well… although I made HEAB’s lactation cookies to bring to Susan, and ended up eating 1-2 myself… so DELICIOUS!
Speaking of Susan, doesn’t baby Caden just give you a bad case of baby fever?? Meeting this cutie just got me that much more anxious to meet our sweet little one.
I don’t have any crazy fun cravings to share, but I do notice that there isn’t as much room for food in my belly. I can’t tackle large portions the way I used to… but that’s probably a good thing!
How I’m Workin’ It
I’ve switched things up a bit! Now, instead of 30 minutes, I’m shooting for a 3 mile distance on the treadmill with various inclines. I tend to walk anywhere from 3.0 miles per hour (when I feel muscles pulling) to 3.7 (when I’m feeling tough). So I’m walking 3 miles in just under 1 hour about 4 times a week.
I’m sticking to weight training, too, but focusing on upper body. I actually feel like I’m gaining muscle in my legs just from carrying around extra weight.
I’m also sticking with yoga, even though I missed last week, I’ll return on Thursday! I’m loving my new yoga pants, though- so COMFY!
Weight Gain: About 20.5 pounds. I’m interested to see what the doctor’s scale says next week.
Movement: I felt my first kicks under the ribs! They aren’t painful, but imagine they may get that way eventually. But to me, it’s just another sign that Baby D is growing like s/he should!
On the Horizon: Glucose test, 3d ultrasound, first baby shower… lots of exciting posts to come!!