Baby 3: 27 Weeks

How far along: 27 weeks and officially now in the third trimester

Sex of Baby W: Male

Weight gain: I have gained a couple more pounds. I have been doing well with my workouts. Out of the three pregnancies, I definitely feel the strongest with this one.

Size of Baby W: My app says that he is the size of a camping lantern which seems debatable. How about a bunch of bananas or a cauliflower blossom?

Maternity clothes: Maternity clothes are the best and why don’t we make all pants with elastic high waist bands and shirts that go long?

Baby items: I have been getting a few items off Facebook Marketplace. There are only a couple things we still need to be fully ready for little man. It’s hard to believe he will be here in only couple months! Yikes! While we don’t have to get much more, we do need to organize his room. We decided this last month to put Daph and George in the same room. I will be sure to share about that transition.

Stretch marks: Nothing new on the stretch marks, but you can see all kinds of veins.

Belly button in or out:  It is flattening out. I’ve never had mine pop completely out, so it will be interesting if over the next 10 weeks this one does or not.

Sleep: Sleep is still not the greatest, but I am making it work.

Best moment the past few weeks: Today I got to celebrate my best friend and her first baby. It was so great to shower her as a new parent-to-be. And our little boys are going to be great friends! It’s been so fun doing this pregnancy together!

Worst moment the past few weeks: School started in the last couple weeks. Everything about it was weird and taxing. We have been asked to do the impossible in higher ed. Teaching a freshmen seminar class is really challenging right now, and I have a lot of anxiety that I am not doing the class justice. So there were a little more bumps in the road to start this year.

Miss anything: being able to sleep on my back.

Cravings/Aversions: I haven’t really had any cravings over the past couple weeks. Just when I want to eat, I need to eat soon. I still am not a fan of broccoli or chicken quesadillas but that seems to be the only thing that I am avoiding.

Movement: I feel him every day now, but mostly at night. George has felt him, and he thinks it is so cool. Daphne doesn’t think

Symptoms/how I am feeling: I have been feeling really good lately. I do feel really bloated most afternoons/evenings. I am having to go to the bathroom all the time. But doing pretty good in general. I love this stage of pregnancy though where my belly is big enough to rest my arms on, and I am pretty much rubbing it all the time.

Looking forward to: Getting more settled into our school routine. George has been doing great with kindergarten. We have some other things happening around here that will change our schedule too, so more to come on that.

You can read about George at 27 weeks here and Daphne here.

Bumpdate Week 27

Bumpdate 27

How far along: 27 weeks! This is the last week of the second trimester. Only 88 days to go to! (Approximately)

Sex of Baby W: Boy oh boy

Weight gain: I still haven’t gained any additional weight…

Size of Baby W: He should be about 2 pounds and 14.5 inches long. Or the size of a head of cauliflower.

Maternity clothes: This last week, the one pair of pants that I was still able to button failed me. I don’t really feel like I have gotten any bigger nor have I gained weight. However, with the realization that I cannot button those jeans anymore, I snagged a pair of maternity jeans from the consignment store for cheap!

Baby items: We are starting to accumulate more George things. This is getting real friends. We decided to register for a bed instead of make one. There was just too much going on for us to worry about that project. Plus with registering, we could look for a convertible bed that we can use long past baby stages. My mom is awesome and got that for us, and we have also had a few other items trickle in thanks to friends! We are super blessed. While my mom was here a couple weeks ago, she and I worked on all the bedding for George. Between her sewing expertise and my newbie skills, we managed to crank out some things out that I am really proud of. Once we put the crib up, I will definitely share pictures of the final products. They are so delightful!

Stretch marks: Nothing yet! Score for my belly!

Belly button in or out: Still in, but it is definitely working on flattening out.

Sleep: I have actually been sleeping fairly well, with only a few nights a week when I need to make a pee run. I have had to up the pillows around me, so it basically looks like I have a wall of cushioning around me while I sleep. It’s kind of sad because it alienates the dogs from snuggling with me. But, I can’t depend on them to stay still all night, so pillows it is.

Best moment the past few weeks: My mom visiting

Worst moment the past few weeks: I thought it was the glucose test on Monday to see about gestational diabetes. They had me fast for 13 hours (ugh I am a foodie!) and then stuck me in a room for 3 hours watching Rachael Ray cook delicious food. Torture. But the worst moment was definitely the next day when we had a scare that George may be arriving a lot earlier than we thought. After a trip to the hospital, everything checked out normal, so no one freak out on me. At the time however, I was terrified while we waited for all the tests and the observations they did on me and Baby G. It was way too early to be in a delivery room. He was just having a grand ol’ time playing around in there; he must be honing his Whitener pranking skills early. Oh, and they think I peed my pants and was just having normal cramps. Well isn’t that what every 29 year old woman wants to hear? (And for the record, I know they are medical professionals, but I am positive that was not pee!)

Miss anything: Being able to wear my favorite swim suits and feeling comfortable in them. I did buy a “mom” suit for the summer that I like, but it’s just not the same.

Cravings: Not really. I guess I am boring in this category…

Movement: Holy cow is he moving and grooving now. He rolls, kicks, punches, and everything in between. I felt him have hiccups the other day, which is adorable. I also think that he can hear music because I notice a difference when certain things are on.

Symptoms/how I am feeling: Besides the beginning of this week, I have been feeling pretty good. I am definitely feeling more tired though lately. I am trying to take advantage of energy when I have it. I also haven’t been able to wear my contacts all the time like I normally do. I have read in a few places that it is normal for your contacts to be dryer than normal during pregnancy. Then add allergy goodness to that=this girl in glasses more often than not. My emotions have been all over the place; pregnancy hormones are real people. I have been pretty snippy with Tom lately, and usually he calls me out on my BS, which unfortunately makes me flip emotions and sulk. I also cried over a spiral cut ham that was not cut to my liking. Like bent over the sink bawling…Dramatic much? Oh and there was a cheesecake that Tom ate in one sitting, that I didn’t get a piece of that made me shed some ugly tears. Seriously, why did you do that to your pregnant wife!? See emotions run rampant…

Looking forward to: Our baby showers and the weddings we will be attending in the next month. I can’t wait to see family and friends from all over!

Also, Tom and I are excited for our future of this. Undoubtedly with our child, there are some fun times ahead.