I know I just blasted you with all sorts of bump pictures in my post on Tuesday, but I can’t believe it’s seriously already been 3 weeks since I last posted a bumpdate, so I’ve got to get this out there today (not only for you guys, but for myself too!). Because time is a-flyin’!
Baby is just over 27 weeks today and is about the size of a head of cauliflower. And just for fun, here’s a little comparison to where I was at 27 weeks with Lucas!
HERE’S WHAT BABY HAS BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK:
- Baby weighs almost 2 pounds and is about 14-1/2 inches long with his legs extended.
- He’s sleeping and waking at regular intervals.
- He’s opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers (aww!).
- With more brain tissue developing, baby’s brain is very active now.
AND HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING WITH ME THIS PAST WEEK:
Weight gained: Not sure, but I’ve been pretty consistent at about a pound a week. I have an appointment today, actually, so I’m sure I’ll find out.
Workouts: Going well! I’m still averaging about 4-5 workouts per week, including a mix of strength training, light cardio, and barre. I have noticed that some of the workout I’ve been doing have sections that are starting to get a little tougher to do, but overall I haven’t had to make too many adjustments yet.
And P.S., isn’t the workout top adorable? For Two Fitness® sent me this Sweating for Two Racerback Tank Top to review and I just love it!! (long time readers may remember that I also have a Training for Two tank from For Two Fitness® too).
The tanks are great, and are made of a super soft and lightweight fabric and stretches and hugs the belly perfectly. They have basic neutrals and bright colors that pop, and I think their slogans are perfect for pregnancy announcements, and for feeling great in your ever-changing body. I wear these two tanks ALL the time when I work out lately! Thanks, For Two Fitness®!
- Still some stomach discomfort, which varies from day to day and comes and goes randomly.
- A bit of a bloody nose…so gross.
- Ravenous one day then not much of an appetite the next.
- Some Braxton Hicks contractions
- Starting to get tired more easily
Movement: All the time! He’s a mover, just like his brother was. And he seems to really like to get active around 9-10pm at night, usually when I’m laying down for bed.
Food Aversions: Not many that I can think of?
Food Cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary, but a few, including carbs, blueberry-lemon, red meat, cookie dough iced coffees (hehe), lemonade, cereal, peanut butter, melted cheese, and vanilla yogurt with chocolate chips.
Sleep: So-so. Things are starting to get a bit more difficult in the movement department and I usually wake up 1-2 times per night to pee. I think I’m going to have to break out my body pillow soon!
Stretch marks? Nada. Just the veins.
Miss Anything? Being able to bend over with ease, a waist, wine (no surprise!), regular clothes.
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: Nothing out of the ordinary, really. The most exciting things I suppose have been making progress on our basement so we’ll finally have a playroom for these little guys and can clear some of the toys out of the living room.
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but starting to flatten out a bit.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and emotional, not so much moody. Some days I think, ok awesome, I’m ready to be a mom of two! I’m ready to tackle the newborn stage again! And then other days I think…holy hell, how I am I going to DO THIS?
New Baby Items: Diapers! My parents surprised us with three big boxes of newborn and size 1 diapers last week and even though they said it “wasn’t anything exciting,” I beg to differ. Not having to buy diapers is basically like winning the lotto. Well, okay maybe not that great, but still…
Looking Forward To: Meeting him and being able to figure out a name!! Also looking forward to moving the furniture into his room and getting Lucas set up with a new bed that mayyyyybe he’ll sleep in (as opposed to the floor). But I doubt it. ;)
Question for the Moms (same as my question at 27 weeks with Lucas!):
Do you/did you feel like your bump was big/small/average throughout your pregnancy? Did it have any correlation to the size of your bundle of joy when he/she was born?