How Far Along: 27 weeks! This week marks the beginning of the third trimester! I’m 1/3 through!
Size of Baby: Baby is about the size of a head of cauliflower and should weigh in around 2 pounds! That’s pretty big! He’s moving around all the time, and I’m PRETTY darn sure he is responding to Tera’s voice most often. She will come running up and jibber jabber to me, and then he will kick! Tera has refused to feel him move so far, so I’m still waiting for that moment!
And, yes…we do have a name picked out! It’s a little bit unusual and we are not sharing it until he is born. We absolutely love it and can’t wait to announce it, but we are going to be keeping it to ourselves for the next 13 or so weeks!
How I’m Feeling/Symptoms: Wow, hello pregnancy. I’m feeling fairly large and it’s getting hard to be comfortable, no matter where I sit or what I do.
Another pregnancy symptom: my skin! It might be glowing and healthy…I don’t know…but I have noticed these crazy spots that keep popping up. I’m working to get into a dermatologist because I was a little freaked out at first, but then I remember that pregnancy will do that to you. Isn’t that crazy? You can grow new moles and skin spots simply from all the hormones flowing through the body.
I’m having a harder time sleeping now, which is unfortunate. I’ve always been a great sleeper, so I’m hoping this is just a stage, or a side effect of how dang hot it has been lately!
And on that note: the heat! Each day this week has been in the 90s and we don’t have air conditioning. The reason we don’t have air conditioning is: 1. It saves A TON of money and 2. Neither of us mind the heat! Until this summer. Man, this pregnancy has made me a total wimp to the heat. I’ve been sleeping with ice packs and the fan directly on me, and most days Theo follows me around with the box fan plugging it in wherever I go. Haha!
Another funny “symptom” is my husband! This entire pregnancy, he will complain about an ache or pain that he has, and I just have to look at him and blink a few times, because what he is describing is EXACTLY how it feels to be pregnant. I don’t mean that I scoff at him because he has no clue, I mean that his body seriously seems to be taking on the pregnancy along with me! He gets these funny cravings and says the funniest things, too. And he’s nesting like crazy. I found him scrubbing out the spot under the sink earlier this week. Ummm, babe…aren’t I the pregnant one? Haha.
Total Weight Gain: +15 pounds. Can I just say that the human body is amazing?? I am growing a human. Only two pounds of that weight gain is human, but the rest of it is my body housing that human. It’s insane.
Food Cravings/Aversions: I’ve had NO aversions this week! Which is fabulous…but also…not fabulous on the scale! Ha! I had a blast in DC, but I didn’t eat the best and now I’m paying for it. I need to build some better, healthier habits around snacking, especially curbing this insane sweet tooth! I have NEVER been a sweets/dessert person. But these last few weeks I just want to stuff sugar in my face. It’s so bad for me, and I know it actually doesn’t make me feel better, so I’m going to be working on enjoying my cravings in moderation.
Best Moment This Week: Getting back home to my babes! I was only gone…3 days. Hahahaha. Tera and Theo came to the airport to get me at 2 am…and when Tera saw me she did a total happy dance. It was the cutest thing!
Worst Moment this Week: It’s actually been a rather rough week for me. I spent Monday in DC, which was fabulous, but arrived home at 3 am on Tuesday morning. That one night of wild and crazy traveling was enough to throw off the whole week. I’ve been exhausted, dragging and feeling like I will never catch up on household chores and blogging (for the record…I write and schedule posts in advance, so all the post that went live this week were written at least two weeks ago. I have nothing scheduled for next week!). Of course, when exhaustion hits, it also seems that mental discouragement hits and that’s sometimes harder to deal with than the physical exhaustion. My poor Tera-girl also came down with a fever and has been under the weather for a few days. Poor thing.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Family reunion next week! Tam’s wedding the weekend after that! Tera’s birthday party the week after that! And then…nesting! Preparing my little home and our little hearts for this baby boy’s arrival. Oh, AND I’m SO, SO, SO looking forward to having my parents back in the States in October. It’s going to be fabulous! I cannot wait!!!
Exercise This Week: Eh. I’ve done better. Lots better. I’m really looking forward to all the events that I have coming up, but I’m so craving having a routine back. I’ve just been dragging this week and haven’t been able to get myself out of bed in the morning to wake up. I’ve done one morning workout and I’ve gone running once. We have gone for a family walk every single night this week, though! So that’s a win! It’s something I plan on doing from here on out for the rest of the pregnancy.
If you are a pregnant woman along with me, I highly recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day (unless, of course, you are on doctors orders not to!). Pregnancy is so hard and we throw out so many excuses as to why we can’t do that, but it will be so much better for you in the end. Go for a daily walk, do some yoga…anything that gets your body in motion. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
Aaannnd, that little pep talk might have been aimed at myself. 🙂