How far along: 27 weeks! Can’t believe it is the last week of my 2nd trimester…
How big is baby: About the size of a rutabaga (?? What is that??)… 14.4 inches long and weighs about 1.9 lbs.
Gender: It’s a BOY! This is still so hard to believe.
Movement: Yes. Lots and lots of movement. He has moments of really high activity (usually when I’m laying in bed) but I also feel him throughout the day. The movement never gets old.
Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good. The lingering congestion from my cold last week/pregnancy congestion is annoying. I feel like I’d be sleeping even better if I didn’t have to breath through my mouth all the time. But seriously cannot complain in the sleep department.
Symptoms: Still fighting the remnants of a nasty cold/ear infection. I also have experienced some weird light-headedness and feeling faint this week. It’s like my body will shutdown for a little while. I’ve tried to up my water intake even more so and can’t really tell if that is making a difference but never hurts to be more hydrated. Also still having the pubic pain and lower back pain.
Cravings/Aversions: Still craving fresh fruit, french fries, and pop-tarts. I do feel like I’m getting better at eating small more frequent meals and my meals are getting healthier – slowly but surely.
Maternity clothes: Yes and no. I am mixing and matching. I love all my new Old Navy maternity shirts and I’m happy to have more options for work.
Workouts: No workouts and have been told very strictly from my doctor and physical therapist to take it easy. I am “exercising” though if you call my 3-5 minutes a day of PT homework exercising. I’m just grateful to be triggering muscles again and to hopefully be triggering the right muscles to help with the pain.
Nursery: Umm.. I started going through some stuff last night? And I’ve kinda figured out where my office will relocate too. A trip to IKEA is in our future.
Mike: He had a birthday this last weekend! It was so fun celebrating him even though we couldn’t do much with my mobility. But I love taking any opportunity to celebrate him. It’s so hard to believe that this year we’ll be bringing a new little life into this world. I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else.
Missing anything: I miss being active.. I miss being able to be on my feet for longer than 20-30 minutes without rest. But it will all be worth it.
Best part of the week: Celebrating Mike’s birthday and just having him home.
Looking forward to most: Next week is the third trimester! I am looking forward to working on the nursery more/reorganizing our life to make it the most functional for when the baby comes.
Worries/Concerns: None! Doctor says everything is on track and looking healthy.