27 weeks down, 13 to go

how far along: 27.5 weeks

weight gained: 11 lbs (oddly enough, the exact same amount i had gained with sweet cheeks at 27 weeks)

maternity clothes: yes and no. i have discovered that my non-maternity tunics work great with a belt over my belly. gives me a little variety with my clothes at least.

stretch marks: so far, NO! yippy. maybe my mustela does the trick.

belly button in: it's so on the verge of being out. so close. sweet cheek's thinks it is a funny sight to see

baby movement: wow does she poke and move. mostly poke. i often feel what i think is a foot or a hand poking me. of course as soon as i touch it, she moves. she also feels like she does flips in there. i will feel her totally all the way across from one side of my belly to the other. i think she is quite long already. she moves a lot though... morning, noon, and night! wonder if this is any indication to how she'll be outside my belly.

cravings: sticky rice is a favorite lately. not much else.

aversions: a local restaurant i used to get lunch from quite a bit but not now. suddenly just the smell of the restaurant bothers me.

next appt: feb 18th

update from last appt: no more placenta previa or blood clot. i am so excited about this. so for now, i am released from the perinatal doctor and go only to my regular ob. and if all goes well, i hope to be back on track for a vbac. fingers crossed! but of course i have learned in life that the best laid plans never really happen.

symptoms: oh. my. gosh. the charlie horses are killing me at night. they are a torturous way to be woken from sleep. i also could not count on both hands the amount of trips taken to the bathroom in one day. i really think she dances on my bladder and tries to get me to pee my pants. already a funny girl, right.

nursery: the husband, sweet cheeks, and i have all been working as a team to get the room emptied. we are quite close. my goal is to have the painter out next week. we'll see if we make it.

gear: a girl i work with had a sample of a skip hop via messenger. so yippy us, it's now ours. love the color and size of it. plus, i think it works for both the husband and me. isn't it cute.

sweet cheeks and i also cashed in on the babies r us great trade in event. we took in an old car seat and used the 25% off coupon on a new graco snugride 35 infant car seat in racer. so little by little, we are getting all the baby essentials needed.

me and my ever growing belly

belly close up!


Sara said...

You look GREAT!

Bettina said...

What a cute, cute bump. And you are not huge AT ALL.

Heather said...

Sooo happy for your family!!! You look GREAT!!!

JD said...

You look beautiful! Can't wait to see your nursery design!

Sarah said...

belly!!!! you know I still read this.