What Fruit are you? Baby girl is a cauliflower this week! Are these comparisons weird to anyone else? She’s sleeping in regular intervals now, opening and closing her eyes and possibly even sucking on her fingers. More brain tissue is developing now, so bring on those omega 3s!
We had our appointment this week and baby girl’s heartbeat was steady in the 140s despite her bouncing around. My blood pressure is 102/60. I also was sent home with orange glucola… next week brings the gestational diabetes test. Fingers crossed!
Due date: May 9, 2014
How far along: 27 weeks – THIRD TRIMESTER! Whoop!
Gender: Baby girl!
Total weight gain/loss: Up 19 pounds and growing.
Exercise: Honestly, I fell off the wagon a bit.In the last two weeks I have done…
– Dumbbell strength circuit & 10 minutes on the stair stepper (29 floors)
– 1.5 mile wog and an upper body circuit
– 3 easy miles on the bike
– 10 minute elliptical, 5 minutes stair stepper and a circuit workout
Yup, that average to about 2 workouts a week.
I fought a cold for a few days and took it easy, but am ready to get back on it this week. I know it’s not going to get any easier to workout and want to keep feeling strong!
Stretch marks: Nada.
Belly button: Ehhhh… ok, starting to poke out.
Sleep: Sleep is my friend! I went to bed at 8:30 last night. No, not to read, but head-hit-the-pillow-and-I-was-out. My eyes didn’t open again until 6:15 this morning. Glorious.
Food cravings: The meat cravings have finally subsided! Phew. I actually started on a new vitamin combo that has helped, plus it has omega-3s and with baby’s brain tissue developing right now, I’m glad for it! I know, I should have been better about taking such a vitamin all along, but I’m a work in progress.
I’m not craving anything in particular, though French fries never sound bad and I’m close to having to go out and make this happen. Overall though, my appetite seems to have slowed down a bit in the last week.
I am starting to test some freezer meals. Exciting and crazy that we’re getting to that point!
Symptoms: My back pain and overall tiredness has actually improved, but I’m having a few episodes now of queasiness. I’ve heard some first trimester symptoms can return in the third trimester, but I don’t remember that really happening with Hailey.
Also, my hips ache a bit more often.
For the most part, it isn’t bad. Just a reminder that we’re moving in the right direction.
Movement: Yes! I love being able to feel and see her so easily from the outside now. We’ve started the game where she will kick and I’ll push back. I can also tell when she rolls over and her back is on the outside of my belly. It feels so heavy! It’s fun getting to “know her” through touch.
What I miss: Not much really. Well, wine. I’m hoping to go pick out a really nice bottle to have a sip of in celebration of her arrival in May. Any wine (red!) suggestions are welcomed.
What I’m loving: Feeling like I can see the finish line. Sure, it’s wayyy in the distance, but we’re starting to make things happen. Hailey moved into her big girl room and bed last night (more on that later) and now it’s time to shine up the nursery to be ready for baby girl!
What I’m looking forward to: Making to-do lists and really starting to check them off. I need to take advantage of whatever nesting energy remains. Also, my mom is coming next week to visit and that makes me happy!
Hailey’s take: She’ll kiss my belly then give me the “shhh” sign. “baby is sleeping in mama’s belly” she will tell me. Maybe she’s starting to understand? Maybe?
Words of wisdom: Go to sleep at 8:30 whenever you want! I am taking advantage of it now while I can. Ahh, it was so nice!
For fun: 27 Weeks with Hailey
I’m an open book, so if you have any questions about the pregnancy or anything, ask away!
Have a wonderful weekend