How Far Along: 27 weeks and 5 days
Meds: All taken daily – prenatal vitamin, Omega 3 + DHA, Ranitidine (2x/day), Magnesium (250g at bedtime as per my chiro’s recommendation), Gaviscon for heartburn as required (which is OFTEN!).
Baby is the size of: a bunch of bananas or a papaya
Best Moments This Week:
- Finishing the antique dresser for the baby’s room
- Finding a steal of a deal on crib bedding
- Nesting – I cleaned the spare room and part of our storage room. I ❤ organization.
Worst Moment This Week: I felt like I had a major growth spurt – sore tummy, bloated, bad acid reflux. By Friday, my body was so sore all I wanted to do was have a bath. I attempted some yoga and stretching, but my acid reflux prevented me from doing too much. I also visited by Physiotherapist who told me I had a rib out on the right side (BUT, my pelvic floor is doing awesome now!). Fortunately, my Chiropractor fixed it this morning. She was shocked I didn’t have a sore neck as it was really out of line. I guess when the rest of your body is more uncomfortable, you don’t notice the little things. Overall, I’m feeling much better at the start of this week. I think not sitting at my desk all weekend may have helped. I’ve started sitting on my exercise ball for a few hours each day just to be more comfortable.
Total Weight Gain: up 1.2lbs this week for a total of 10.2 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: The comfier the better. I haven’t worn much besides loose or stretchy cotton in weeks. In fact, it’s been 3 weeks since I wore jean shorts. Not sure I could get them on right now.
- Heartburn and acid reflux – still there, ugh!
- Hungry for small snacks.
Sleep: Haven’t been sleeping great this week. Lots of crazy prego dreams and having a hard time getting comfortable. I get up to pee multiple times, then toss and turn all night.
Food Cravings: Black cherry ice cream, plain ruffled potato chips
Anything making you queasy or sick: No change here – just eating too much or my acid reflux. The good news is I only puked 2x this week! WHOHOO! Best week yet!
Movement: Lots of movement. My husband got to feel him having a dance party on Sunday morning. I love sharing those special moments with him. ❤ Our baby also moved quite a bit when I was driving this week and the song “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker came on the radio. I laughed as my little man moved to the music, “Rock me Momma like a wagon wheel…“.
Stretch Marks: Still mainly below the belly button, but I’ve got a few white ones above.
Baby Bump: Growing and growing… still rocking a slight B which stands for Baby Boy Bump. 😛
Labour Signs: Too early. I can’t quite figure out if I know what Braxton Hicks feel like yet.
Belly Button In or Out?: Innie but I noticed lots of stretching and pulling around my belly button this week.
Wedding Rings on or off?: Off due to the heat.
Happy or Moody?: Same thing – lots of ups and downs. Some days, I’m super happy, content, and loving life. Other days, I’m an emotional mess – contemplating life, relationships, and all the why’s. Overall, I’m fairly stable, but I did just have two emotional days in a row. Major lesson: don’t fight the naps or let myself get overtired.
Purchases for baby: Crib bedding, a few onesies
Purchases for Momma: Nadda this week
Miss Anything?: My husband has made it quite clear he misses sex this week! I had some major heartburn and felt massively bloated (i.e. growth spurt), so he’s been out of luck. Sorry dude.
Looking forward to: Reaching the 3rd trimester… which I’ve decided I’ll start counting at week 28. 🙂