Saturday, January 2, 2016

Bumpdate | 27 Weeks!

Well, keeping up with bumpdates clearly didn't go as well as I had intended. 

So much has happened since my last post! We have heard baby's heartbeat many times and we got to see our sweet baby on an ultrasound. I am in love. It's so crazy that I can love a tiny little person so much, especially when I haven't even been able to meet him or her yet!

Baby moves a lot and I feel kicks constantly. I love to poke my belly and feel baby poke back. It's also precious to me when baby hasn't been moving and I just happen to rest my hand on my shelf of a belly and baby starts to move. I especially love it when Stefan does the same. It makes me feel like baby knows we are mommy and daddy and wants to say hello :)

It's amazing how much my heart feels for my little family. I knew I loved Stefan but I never realized that I could ever love him any more than I already did. Hearing him talk about me and our baby makes my heart soar. I appreciate him more every day. He will be so great and I can't wait to witness it in a few short months!

So here is the scoop as of late:

How far along: 27 weeks and five days || almost to the 3rd trimester!

Size of baby: cucumber {15 inches, 2.2 lbs according to WTE}

Must have items: I can’t get enough sparkling grape juice lately –I call it my sparkling sparkling and Stefan laughs at me every time. Lol!

Cocoa butter – not because I’m worried about stretch marks but to help with the dry itchy belly!

My boppy full body pillow.

My ABH contour palette {my face has definitely been blessed with some extra lbs… hahah gosh}

TUMS… equate brand though because I’m a money saver.

Total weight gain/loss: Eeek! I went down in the first trimester but I sure made up for it in the second! I’m up 20 or so pounds at this point… but really, who is counting?!.... besides my Doctor…

Maternity clothes: A teacher I work with gave me some jeans and some dressier pants to borrow… seriously so nice it made me cry. I’ve purchased some maternity jeans, a couple dresses/skirts, and some tops but really I’ve mostly been reworking my own wardrobe. SO glad leggings are a thing right now.

Sleep: Oh sleep, how I love thee. I wake up during the night to use the restroom and toss and turn quite a bit but it’s not been horrible. Sleeping on my side was starting to really bother my hips and back but I bought a boppy fully body pillow this past week and it has been amazing. I LOVE it and it already is well worth the money in my opinion. I did get mine on sale at babiesrus and I used a gift card one of sweet students gave me for Christmas so I paid next to nothing out of pocket but I would’ve sooner had I known how much comfier it would make my sleep. I love that it can be used in different ways!!

Challenge of the week: Three words… Glucose Tolerance Test. Haven’t received my results yet and hoping everything went well! Also, I’m measuring ahead which has me a little riled. I’m excited to meet baby but the thought of our sweet one coming early is nerve-wracking as is giving birth to a hog baby. LOL! My Doctor believes that baby may have been just chilling in a funny spot so we’ll keep on eye on that at the next appointment and go from there.

Comments: "Wow you really look pregnant now.” “I can’t decide if it’s a boy or girl based on how you’re carrying.”

Best moment this week: Celebrating the holidays with my hubby knowing next year we will be a family of three :)

Symptoms: Frequent urination, pressure, baby kicks and flips, heartburn/acid reflux

Food cravings: I went through a sweets phase but that has passed. Basically as long as my belly is full I am happy.

Food aversions:  red meat.

Emotional Moment of the week: They never stop.

Story One. Stefan went with me for my glucose test but he had to work after so we drove separate. When we were leaving, he turned left at the light to go to work and I continued to go straight to go to the store. When his truck disappeared from my sight I LOST IT. Full blown emotional breakdown because we were going different directions and I couldn’t see him anymore and I just wanted him to be everywhere I am at all times for the rest of eternity.

Story Two. I went to the Mcd0nalds drive thru for breakfast. Drove away. They didn’t give me the hash brown I ordered. Game over.

Story Three. There is a song we've been loving. My heart can't.

Fears: Failing my glucose test. Whatever is causing me to be measuring big. Baby coming before we are ready. Delivering without medication is starting to scare me more.

General Mood: Happy! When I feel a certain way though I feel it ten times over.

Gender: Still not finding out!

Labor signs: Nope. I think I’ve had Braxton Hicks contractions a few times.

Belly button in or out: It’s just kinda hanging out in between. It’s just there. Lol!

Things I was surprised by: How quickly the 2nd trimester went!

What I miss: Being able to sleep on my back and belly. Deli sandwiches. Being able to switch positions without feeling the need to grunt from my lack of belly muscles.

What I'm looking forward to: Celebrating baby. Taking some classes at the hospital. Getting our crib bedding in the mail. Finishing the nursery. Picking out take home outfits. Meeting baby in just over 12 weeks!

Baby Movement: This child never stops it seems!

Bump: Oh yeah!

Milestones: Baby’s over two pounds and longer than a ruler!

What I think is really cool and crazy: Baby can hear quite well by now. I’m pretty sure he or she has a favorite song right now. Every time I sing it baby  goes nuts!

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