How far along? 27-28 Weeks Pregnant
Total weight gain: 26.9 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Exclusively (other than Daddy’s shirts to sleep in that I can still fit into ;0)
Stretch marks? A few small ones…we’ll see if I can keep it that way
Sleep: I wake up/roll around a LOT and get up to use the bathroom a lot. The pregnancy pillow helps, but there’s only so much it can do lol. The usual: About 6-7 hours a night then 1-2 naps a week.
Best moment this week: 1) Making it to our 3rd Trimester!!! 2) Our tour of Labor & Delivery (the real one). We received some great information and got to tour the areas that we didn’t see before. It’s only made us more and more excited for them to arrive! Hopefully they stay put for at least 8 more weeks though! 3) Getting all of our nursery items down from the baby showers and finishing out the Amazon registry! It’s so fun watching everything come together and everything is starting to get more and more real and exciting!
Worst moment this week: At 26 weeks 2 days we had a bit of a scare when Mommy’s “Braxton Hicks” contractions started to get worse and my back started cramping really bad. After calling my doctor we were told to go straight to the hospital. After staying in L&D triage until about 10:30 at night they decided to move us to a room and keep us overnight. I was having contractions, but I didn’t seem to be in active labor and they still wanted to monitor me. The babies were NOT huge fans of the monitors infringing on their space so they checked us about every 30 minutes until 3am when they decided to let me get a little sleep with just the contractions’ monitor. Wednesday morning I received another ultrasound to measure me to make sure my body wasn’t going into labor and once we were given the all clear we got to go home! It was very scary, but we’re so thankful that I didn’t even get put on bed rest. I’m to take it easy to be my own guide for now. Hoping they still stay put until August!!
Miss Anything? Not really. I LOVE being pregnant and am so thankful that I get this amazing opportunity. I do miss cooler weather! Savannah is miserable in the Summer as it is….
Movement: LOTS!!! Daddy has started playing with Logan & Emma and feeling them move in response to his touches and pushes on the belly. It’s so neat to watch their bond developing already and i’m so blessed to be married to an amazing man that’s going to be the best Daddy ever!
Food cravings/aversions: GETTING HUNGRY A LOT!!!! Craving sammiches, french fries (potato anything) and fried pickles still. LoL Oh, and horchata. NO real aversions.
Symptoms: Feeling great but getting really sore off and on. A little bit of back pain and quite a bit of stretching sensations and soreness.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The usual: Cigarette smoke and strong cologne/perfumes.
Labor Signs: Contractions are coming off and on but nothing new or steady so hopefully they stay that way. My body can get read all it wants as long as they stay put for now!
Wedding rings on or off? On, except for at night because my hands swell more then. A few times during the day i’ve had to take my rings off for a little while.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy still I do get emotional, but i’ve been mostly happy
Looking forward to: Maternity pictures!! I haven’t set them up but i’m so excited to document this journey Also, our final, 3rd Trimester 3D ultrasound is coming up! Then we get to finish off the registries and get the nursery set up for real! After that: it’s the countdown to the birth!