How far along? 27 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain/loss? 153 +19-20 lbs
Gender? A sweet baby girl ❤
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep? Slept well most of the week but had a couple of nights that were not so good (aka – TERRIBLE!). I have officially lost the ability to sleep on my right side due to the nerve or ab damage on the right side of my upper abdomen. I will roll over to my right side in the night, without knowing it, and I wake up almost paralyzed with ripping, burning, stinging pain. I know this sounds very dramatic but seriously, it is the worst pain I have ever experienced (and I have gone through A LOT of physical pain).
Best moment this week – Snapping out of this cold and my hermit-like state. I have ambition and energy once again! This happened just in time too as we had tickets to take our oldest nieces to Medieval Times for their Christmas gift. Now that they are older we try and give them “experience gifts” (god knows they do not need anymore toys!!). They didn’t always know what was going on and got a little fidgety but for 6 and almost 4, they were great to sit like they did for 2 hours! My girlfriend had her baby! She didn’t know what she was having but guessed another girl and she was right 🙂 Baby Eva arrived last Sunday just before noon. We met her yesterday and she is the sweetest little thing. Tiny defined features and tonnes of black hair. So cute. I was able to talk to my SIL about shower plans and let her know that a big party style shower after the baby’s arrival wasn’t really what I wanted to do. She was totally cool with it and so she’s going to plan a ladies only, springtime themed shower for March 29th at my MIL’s house.
Miss anything? I don’t know… I guess I will continue to miss a good sleep at night from now until our kids are grown hahaha. I am starting to miss cross country skiing. We’re in the thick of winter now and I am missing being able to do things to do outdoors.
Movement? This baby has been a crazy moving machine for most of the week but yesterday and today she has changed positions or something and I barely feel her at all. I do feel her though so I am not too worried about the change. It seems to be a cycle of hers. She is very, very active for several days and then she takes a few days off and takes it easy. This morning though she did wake me up with a good hefty kick to the old pelvic bone or cervix – good morning to you too!
Food cravings? The over-the-top sweets craving has finally passed, thank goodness! I am still on a kick with oranges and I want salad all the time. I also still love those Brookside chocolate covered blueberries and pomegranate pieces.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No, nothing this week.
Symptoms? Round ligament pain and side stitches.
Labor Signs? Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Stretched but not popping. I don’t know if I will pop actually.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time? Happy and “lovey”. I feel like I’m in my own little “love bubble’. It must be a nesting thing. I just like touching my belly all the time and rubbing it. I can sit and watch it move and shake for hours and love just spending time focusing on my baby girl.
Looking forward to? Looking forward to the nursery being done continues…. Chris is working on it as I type this so that is nice. I don’t feel as crazy about having it done right now but I am looking forward to it. I have an OB appointment tomorrow. I am guessing I’ll get my GD results. Everyone seems to be getting a 30 U/S so perhaps I’ll get a requisition for this? I know it’s super early and in the same breath I use to say this I also say “but don’t come now!” I just really want her here. I wish her due date was now and not 2 and half months from now hahaha.
I feel very “blah” about these pics. I feel like I’m ugly. Taking the photos at night with terrible lighting doesn’t help either. They say “girls steal your beauty” and I’ve really been feeling like that for a bit now.
Photos from when I started this journey to this week… (there is hope I will feel like myself again one day) hahaha.