Monday, July 29, 2013

27 and 28 Weeks

I have noticed a huge difference in my body these past 2 weeks!  I didn't have a huge shift from trimester 1 to trimester 2- my nausea went away around week 10 and I slowly started feeling normal again.  My belly was slowly getting bigger, but I think some people just though I was fat (awesome feeling btw.. not).
Anyway, the noticeable shift from second to third trimester happened almost to-the-day.  I woke up at about 27 weeks and 4 days to WOAH, hello body changes.  Here are some things I am feeling now!

  • Round ligament pain and the whole "relaxin" thing is out of control.  I seriously feel like my pelvis is broken!  Definitely not contractions, just this feeling that my hips are being ripped apart (I have had hip issues in the past so I think that makes it worse).  It mostly happens at night, or when I have been out running around all day.  When I get out of bed to pee at night, I feel like I am about to fall over!  But, sleep always makes it much better.  Been doing some stretches that have helped, too.  I think my body is finally feeling the extra weight it has to support-I carry it all in front and can definitely tell!
  • Braxton Hicks!  A few weeks ago random people and the OB were asking me if I had had any and to watch for them- I always responded with "Um, I don't know?", which told me I probably hadn't had any.  They just started, too.  Nothing to write home about-maybe 1 or 2 every other night and they last maybe 20 seconds.
  • I know I said this at 26 weeks but her movements!  So fun.  I used to have to lie on my back to see them, now I can see her moving while I am sitting, standing, laying down.  It's so much fun (did I already say that?).  My OB taught me how to feel and figure out how she is positioned (I'm a dummy and I just cannot tell), so we do that every once in a while.  Passing kick counts with flying colors and kicking me in the boobs still.  The dog pounced at my belly once and she kicked him back.  So cute!
  • When she asks what I craved while I was pregnant (doesn't every kid do that?), it will most definitely be fruit.  I eat so much that the doctor said I could cut down a bit if I wanted to (I think I was eating 6-8 servings of fruit every day)!  I haven't been the best about vegetables (even though I really love them), so we've been changing our diet a little bit.
  • We finally finished the wainscoting in the nursery, so we have just a bookshelf to build and some decorating to do!
  • None of my clothes fit.  Like, we've got maybe 6 outfits going for us.  I refuse to buy anything else it is dirt cheap.  My uniform consists of leggings, a tank top, and a cardigan.  Every. Day.
  • We have everything we need for the hospital now, but we have 2 more trips before the end of August (and need our luggage), so bags are not packed yet.
  • We attempted maternity pics.  We might have a handful that are acceptable for use, but I cried the whole way home because I look HUGE in them.  So glad we used our own camera and didn't pay someone to do them.  Note to self- even real pregnant people don't look like the "pregnant" models in magazines!
  • We have all of our baby showers this month!  Can't wait.  Showers are so much fun!  I'm going to do a post on our cloth diapers soon before we possibly get any at our showers so you can see what we purchased an how we afforded them.
As different as the third trimester feels, I just love it all.  I can't wait to meet my little girl and love her like crazy!


  1. Girl, invest in maternity pictures! There's no way a tri-pod or a non-professional can do your beautiful self justice! :-D

    1. We bought a really nice camera and lens and I just cannot bring myself to pay for pictures when we have $1000 worth if equipment in our hands. We had some friends take them and I guess I have only seen them through the display screen so we will see! If I'm going to pay someone i would rather wait until she is here and get ones if all 3 of us!


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