Monday, October 17, 2011

Weeks 24-27

Since I was gone for a few weeks, I´m playing catch up a little bit with the pregnancy posts. I´ll just answer the questions for this week and then show the pictures from the last few weeks!

How far along: 27 weeks

Due date: 1/16/12

Gender: BOY! Lucas Alexander will be his name <3

Symptoms: Still just occasional sciatic nerve pain (lower back)

Total weight gain: About 16/17 pounds I think...

Food cravings: Nothing really

Food aversions: None, really

Movement: Lots, especially in the morning and at night, I love feeling his kicks and Abe can feel them now too! And I like watching my belly move when he kicks :-) I love it when he gets the hiccups too, so cute!

Stretch marks: None so far, thank goodness...

Maternity clothes: Most definitely, this belly is continuing to grow and regular clothes just don´t really fit anymore!

Sleep: Not nearly as great as it used to be :-( I´m a stomach sleeper, which is impossible at this point in the pregnancy, so I rotate between my two sides with tons of pillows surrounding me and between my knees. I also get up to use the bathroom anywhere from 3-5 times a night...

Belly button–in or out: On the verge of popping out, I think it will happen soon!

Best thing that happened this week: Getting the results back from my 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Gestational Diabetes for me!!! :-) Also, coming back home to my husband and kitty after 3 weeks away

Any baby-related purchases this week: Stroller, carseat, gym/play mat, diapers, breastfeeding supplies, crib sheet...lots of new stuff!

Milestones reached: 3rd Trimester!!! And about 90 days until this little guy makes his appearance! :-)

What size is the baby: According to the Bump, he´s about the size of an eggplant, weighing about 2 pounds and about 15 inches long

What I miss: Wine, playing soccer, dancing Zumba, eating cold deli meat sandwiches, sleeping on my stomach

What I am looking forward to: Getting over being sick, a good friend´s bridal shower and upcoming wedding, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Belly picture:

24 weeks

25 weeks at my Baby Shower back home

26 weeks

27 weeks...3rd Trimester! :-)


Hi everyone! I know I haven´t updated in a while, but I went home to Charleston for 3 weeks and just got back on Saturday night. And of course, I´m sick :-( Bad sinus/chest infeaction, but currently on medication, so hopefully I will feel better soon. Anyway, I had a fantastic time back home. It was very relaxing and so nice to see all of my family and friends. I also had my first baby shower, which was awesome! Here are some pictures from my trip:

My parents´ sweet dog Buster, who was my best buddy while I was there :-)

My mom with Buster and Jackson. Jackson is my brother and sister-in-law´s dog, also super sweet :-)

Trip to Folly Beach

Opening a gift at my baby shower

With my college roommates at the shower :-)

My mom and ¨sister¨ <3

Church BFFs