Friday, October 19, 2012

27 Weeks - Third Trimester!

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Lucy helping Dad put the crib together
How Far Along: I have officially entered my third trimester at 27 weeks - 13 to go!
Size of the Baby: Little girl is weighing in at over 2 pounds and 16 inches in length. About the size of a head of cauliflower? However, at my doctor's appointment yesterday - I am measuring at 29 weeks (2 weeks ahead of schedule -gulp).
Stretch marks: Not yet! I keep dreading their appearance, and continue to slather on coco butter every evening.
Weight gain: I think I've gained right around 20 pounds! I read that the average weight gain at this point in pregnancy is between 17 and 24 pounds - so I'm smack dab in the middle.
Best Moment of the Week: Passing the glucose tolerance test! I was required to drink 10oz of this extremely sweet liquid in five minutes time. It's so sweet it burns your throat. Then I had to wait for an hour in the waiting room before they drew my blood to determine if my body processes sugar efficiently. About 20 minutes after drinking it, I started to feel cracked out. I got really hot and fidgety and hated it. About 10 minutes after that, my blood sugar crashed and I cannot explain how tired I felt. After they drew my blood, I sped home and fell asleep for two and a half hours. I woke up with a lingering headache, but I got the call from my doctor that I passed! No gestational diabetes for me :-)

They did tell me that my blood work shows I am anemic, and recommended I start taking an iron supplement. This would explain why I feel so tired and sluggish all.the.time. I guess I just assumed that I had normal pregnancy fatigue :-)

Movement: it is truly the most amazing feeling. Her movements are getting stronger by the day. They are no longer just quick little jabs, but it's like she's stretching and pushing on the inside of me. Brandon and I watch my stomach move every night. I love that he can feel her every day now.
Belly Button in or out: it's still an innie, but it's getting wider and flatter :-/
Labor Signs: None. While we were traveling, and running from one gate to another, my stomach would tighten and feel kind of uncomfortable. I'm wondering if these sensations are Braxton Hicks?
Wedding ring on or off: On normally, but I didn't bother wearing it to St. Thomas since the humidity made me swell up like a whale.
What I am looking forward to: My baby shower is in exactly one month - I'm so excited!
Nursery: The nursery is all painted and the crib and dresser are set up! I'm still on the hunt for a glider, and then it will just be decorating the walls, and getting the closet organized. I'll share pictures when there is more to show! 



Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

I LOVE that crib (of what I can see) :)!! So excited for you!

lo @ crazy ever after said...

You are going to rock as a momma. Love catching up on what you're up to, and seeing the progress with Baby Gray. :)

Justina F. Lee said...

So excited for you! Lucy is adorable :-)

Emily said...

I can't wait to see this nursery! And I too love these updates. But - how has your pregnancy gone this quickly? It feels like your just revealed the news.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

So so happy for you two <33 I love reading your updates :)!

nicole. said...

crib makes it so much more real ;)

super duper cute you are.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Look how cute you are and YAY for setting up the crib!!! :)

Sue said...

I love your baby updates. You look great!

Sue said...

I love your baby updates. You look great!

Anonymous said...

You sure don't look like you've gained 20 pounds! It's all baby!!

My iron was low when I was pregnant, too, but the supplements I took made me really nauseous. I ended up having to change my diet a bit to get more iron in through food instead! But it still helped me not be so tired!

Fran said...

You are SO cute! and I love that Lucy was helping w/ the crib, too cute :)

Laura Darling said...

I love the crib! I bet the nursery is going to look great!

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