27 weeks and some days and I’m feeling pretty great, overall. I’m anxiously awaiting my gestational diabetes test next week and our next appointment to see our sweet little babes. I can’t wait to check on them and make sure they’re growing appropriately. Almost in my third trimester and under 11 weeks to go, time is an odd construct at this point.
I’ve reached the point where Justin has to remind me that I wanted to gain weight. As the pounds continue to pack on and my belly continues to grow, I remind myself that I want to give birth to two 8 pound babies, so they do need to grow. It’s definitely slightly difficult seeing the scale continue to increase (just being honest) even though I know it’s for a great cause. I’m putting away the scale for the remainder of the pregnancy and will just deal with my updates at my doctor’s appointments. The weight of my belly is starting to impact my back, as well. Each day is a bit worse at the end of the day specifically, but I am trying different exercises and stretches to hopefully ease this pain slightly. I bought a belly support band last week and I think this has helped a bit, so that’s awesome!
I was lucky enough to have two baby showers this weekend in Kansas City and that was overwhelmingly beautiful. I felt so special and that these babies are so loved. The emotions were a bit out of control, but it was so good to see everyone. It was also extremely physically draining and I felt a bit off for the 24 hours when I go home. SO worth it, but interesting how things can affect you differently when you’re pregnant! We got a bunch of clothes at our showers which helped me visualize what’s going to happen. I had not yet purchased any clothes and it is pretty crazy to realize that I’m going to have two babies to fill all these sweet little outfits in under 11 weeks.
I’m definitely getting bigger; people keep saying “any day now, huh?” and depending on who it is, I either politely agree or vehemently scold them. My left ankle swelled up a lot on Saturday at one of my showers, but has since gone down, so I’m hoping that was a momentary lapse in dehydration and not an indicator of the weeks to come.
How far along? 27 weeks + 2 days.
Total weight gain/loss? Up…. maybe 25-28 lbs?
Maternity clothes? Ha. Yep. Or Justin’s XL T-shirts that are also growing tight on my belly.
Stretch marks? No new ones, still. I am getting itchy though, so I wouldn’t be completely surprised if any showed up soon.
Sleep? It’s going okay! Not great, but lots of vivid dreams which are fun. Like acid for pregnancy. (Again, never done acid, so I’m really making some guesses.)
Best moment this week? My baby showers. Seriously, I felt that those babies were so loved and I felt so special.
Miss Anything? Hmmm….nothing that matters. I’m trying to enjoy this as much as I can. I have been missing wine after work recently, but that’s okay.
Movement? Yes! Justin can feel them, too, which is amazing. I feel her significantly more than him, but I think that’s because of the way he’s sitting. I love feeling them moving and grooving. They really like chocolate.
Food cravings? No… I guess not. I have had blueberry pancakes more when I’ve been pregnant than in my entire life, but I wouldn’t call it a craving. I’m not normally a sweet breakfast person, but I’ve enjoyed making blueberry pancakes!
Have you started to show yet? Yes! Enough for people to apparently ask: Any day now?
Labor Signs? Nothing really. Still having BH, specifically after stressful days, so I’m trying to watch the stress. It will become more in the forefront of my mind when I have to do non-stress tests every week.
Belly Button in or out? In. It’s stretching more, but again, I really don’t think it’s coming out.
Wedding rings on or off? OFF. That’s a new development. 😦
Happy or Moody most of the time? Happy! 🙂
Looking forward to? Next week’s appointment and seeing those babies!
What I’m worried about this week: Keeping the babies healthy and happy.
That’s all for now!
Cheers and Love!