While I didn’t think I would be doing weekly baby updates, I am surprised that I haven’t done more bump updates. True be told, my pregnancy has been pretty uneventful and I’m certainly not complaining about it!
How far along: 27 weeks. Baby K weighs about 2 lbs. It feels surreal to say I will be in third trimester next week!!
It feels like time has flown by, but at the same time, it’s felt like it’s taking forever for us to meet our little girl. Does that make any sense? Chris is so anxious to meet her and I have to remind him NOT YET!! I am happy to let her take her time and make her arrival when she’s good and ready.
Sleep: Every night, I climb into a mountain of pillows in an effort to get myself to sleep on my side. I imagine I look like a hot dog between pillow hot dog buns. Inventively, every morning all the pillows are on the floor and Jaxon looks like he’s lived through a hurricane ( that’s the risk he takes for sleeping on the bed I guess!)
Maternity Clothes: I am obsessed with maternity pants. I remember early on in my pregnancy looking at maternity clothes thinking how will pants that fit up to my boobs EVER be comfortable!?!? 20 + weeks later and these pants are my ride or die.
Cravings: Just call me the cookie monster. Chris had to tear a box of Girl Guide cookies away from me because he needs snacks for the road. That only left me with 3 boxes of my own HA HA. I was a bit surprised when I passed my gestational diabetes test. I had heard that if you are eating more sugar than usual, you can fail.
Weight Gain: I have no idea! I stopped weighing myself a few weeks ago. According to my Dr, I am measuring exactly where I should be which I was happy to hear since I have been told I have a small bump.
Food Aversions: None!
Baby Purchases: We have bought the stroller & car seat, the crib and some clothes. My babies shower is in January so I am holding off on purchasing certain items. We also need to decide on a glider and a painting plan for the dresser.
Movements: Lots! (see video below) Little miss is most active right around bed time. She likes to make her presence known every time I roll over. I have been doing the polar bear pose once a day as she likes to sit really low on my pelvis ( super uncomfortable).
Thoughts that have been on my mind:
- My thoughts behind delivery have completely changed as the weeks have processed. Early on in my pregnancy, I would proclaim that I was FOR SURE getting the epidural. Now I am on the fence. Realistically, I know I will probably end up getting the epidural but like I explained it to Chris, I don’t want to go into delivery pre-decided that I won’t be able to handle the pain. After all, this is my first pregnancy so I have no idea what to expect. How can I make a for sure decision without knowing the experience? I also know that there are many factors that could possibly prevent me from being able to get the epidural. I know my that my natural reaction is to become stressed when things don’t go according to plan , therefore, my decision is to keep an open-minded have no birth plan.
- With only 3 months left of being a family of two ( plus Jaxon), I really want to make sure that Chris and I take the time to slow down and enjoy being just us. Obviously, we will continue to work and invest into our marriage even once our little one is here. But as opposed to living for the future, I think it’s really important to enjoy moments in real-time, as they happen.
- My boss and I have been talking back and forth about how long I will keep working. As of right now, my plan is to work until to a week before my delivery date. It’s hard to gauge how I will feel in 2 months or even one month ( again, this is my first rodeo). Thankfully, I have a very understanding boss who has three kids of his own so he understands how things can change.
- Maternity photos. I’m 90% sure I am going to get them done, but I still have a little uncertainty. It feels like there have been so many photos lately. Engagement photos, followed by SO MANY wedding photos and then to add maternity photos, followed by newborn photos. Is it overload? I guess I don’t want to regret not getting them. Any thoughts?
Best Moment(s): Going for the second 3D ultrasound, anytime I get to hear the heartbeat, all of the protective Daddy comments Chris makes.
Looking Forward To: My baby shower, Christmas ( because it’s so much about family), continuing to work on the nursery.