27 Weeks

3/4 Sleeve Top / A Pea in the Pod * Pants (not pictured) / Gap Maternity 

How far along? 27 Weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: 22 pounds. (Pre-pregnancy weight: 110lbs-112lbs.)  When I went last Friday for a follow-up I has gained 2 pounds on the scale.  So I’m safe to say I’ve gained about 20-22 pounds.  
Maternity clothes? Yes.. even though I don’t have a whole lot of places to go that I need to get dressed for.. I look forward to my doctor’s visits so I can actually wear something other than my comfy t-shirts and pants.  Don’t get me wrong.. love them, but a girl has got to feel pretty sometimes, right?   
Stretch marks? Nope- but I’m watching my stretched belly like a hawk.  I thought I saw one the other day and I made Jordan confirm- not a stretch mark:)
Sleep: The Snoogle pillow is gold.  Literally.  I’ve never slept so good in my life.  Jordan came home with one this past weekend after realizing I was going to be in the bed for the next three months.. I had been fighting him against spending the $70 on one “I don’t need that – hello, we need diapers..” Oh, but how wrong I was.  Then: 7 pillows and never ever a full night’s sleep.  Now: One Snoogle pillow..and I slept 8+ hours consecutively last night (with the addition of 4 or 5 bathroom breaks, of course.)  
Best moment this week:  This past weekend was my first official baby shower, and how FUN it was.. my mom, dad, and little brothers came in town for a short visit, and I would have to say the best moment is when Sam (my youngest brother) got to feel the babies move in my belly.  He was so freaked out at the thought, almost with a grimace across his face, but watching his face practically light up in delight when he felt a baby part roll over his hand was priceless.  
Miss Anything?  The simple ease of taking a shower, blow drying my hair, shaving my legs, painting my toenails, eating pasta (I can literally get about 3-4 bites down before I’m a stuffed turkey).  I never noticed the actual growth in my belly until this week.. It gets in the way of everything.         
Movement: Babies get stronger by the day.  They keep me entertained while I’m laid up in bed.  I watched a little baby hand push out in the middle of my belly and it just about took my breath away.  I attempted to video it, but it is like they know when someone is watching.  After I got my camera ready they wouldn’t move a muscle.  They play that game with daddy all the time, but this was a first for momma.   Parker had the hiccups for the first time the other night, and I couldn’t help but giggle about it.   
Food cravings: Not really. Still enjoying the usual: fruit of all kinds, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter toast. We’ve had meals delivered every night for the past week, so I don’t get a say in what we are having- which has been better for me.  I will actually eat more than a couple bites.  I’ve decided that it all has to do with the fact that I am not the one preparing it.   
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.  With the Snoogle pillow I’ve even been able to sleep on my right side without nausea for a change in position and a relief on my left hip.  I still get very dizzy and nauseated when I’m on my back for longer than 3 minutes (sonograms/stress-tests).  I’m telling you- pillow gold.    
Labor Signs: Nothing painful.  I have Braxton Hicks contractions a couple times a day.  I’m still taking Procardia once a day.  I go to the doctor this morning, and hopefully she wont increase my dosage to more than once/day (You can take up to 4/day.. but my OB swears she will never make me do that.)
Symptoms:  Heavy belly, and up and down for trips to the bathroom 239576129465 times a day.   
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m a happy girl.  I have so much to be thankful for and this week was proof.  Between my husband running around like a crazy man to make sure everything is covered  so I don’t have to lift a finger, to the overwhelming amounts of love we received at the baby shower over the weekend, to the meals we have been brought to make our lives easier.. I can be nothing but grateful (and so happy) for it all.  
Looking forward to: A good report at the doctor this morning and staying home on bed rest.  I’m looking forward to the next couple of weeks.. keeping these babies cooking for as long as possible.  

September 27, 2012


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