How far along: 27 Weeks, 2 Days
Maternity clothes: Target has some awesome long shirts for only $9.99, so I stocked up on those and some workout clothes from Ross. I am trying to not buy anything too expensive but the comfy shirts and workout pants are a necessity right now.
Stretch marks: Not yet, but this week my stomach is feeling EXTRA tight (like she doesn’t have any more room to grow!). She is a growing girl!
Fitness: Well, bad news is I didn’t pass my glucose test. Good news is, they are telling me to work out more. That has triggered me to work out every day for more than a half an hour. I took it pretty easy the first trimester and would definitely go back and up the treadmill and elliptical time, if I wasn’t so paranoid about losing the baby. First time mom here…hehe.
Sleep: One word: Insomnia. My friend Jenn says that it’s natures way of preparing us to be up all night with the baby. What a cruel, cruel thing.
Best moment this week: I am not going to lie, there was really nothing too exciting about this week, and if it was, it wasn’t the “best”. My mom sent us a rug and bumper with cute little bugs on it that I put up in the nursery. Way cute. Also, I am loving how excited Mike is getting about things. He keeps going into the nursery and sitting and looking at everything.
Miss anything: Due to the fact that I do have gestational diabetes, I REALLY REALLY miss sweets, and bread, and anything virtuous or lovely in the food department. She is worth it though!
Morning sickness: No, but I have been pretty nauseous not having the usual meals that I eat. Also, it feels like my stomach has shrunk. I am guessing little girl is taking up so much room, I don’t really have room to eat anymore.
Movement:I think she is moving to position right now because her normal “stomping grounds” have become different. She is definitely doing something down there. I can’t tell her hands from her feet though.
Symptoms: Sore back, stomach ache, major leg cramps at night, indigestion, stuffy sinuses, you name it…it all started this week. Welcome to the third trimester!
Food cravings: ICE CREAM!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I made some sugar-free mini cupcakes with my Babycakes maker and they made me so sick!
Have you started to show yet: Very dumb question.
Gender prediction: Girl. With a twinge of thinking it COULD be a boy.
Labor signs: I feel a little tight on the belly when I am working out. I know Braxton-Hicks is common from here on out.
Belly button in or out: Still going strong and staying in! Woohoo!
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody. 😦 I am going to work on happy this week. I have a cold and have been uncomfortable, but Mike has been very patient and helpful!
Looking forward to: Getting this baby out of me!! And the duathlon that Mike will be doing on Saturday. 🙂