WOW.. I can’t believe I am into my 3rd trimester. That puts things into perspective for me and my excitement level to meet this little baby boy is through the roof right now.
PREGNANCY UPDATE 27 & 28 WEEKS
The Baby is the size of an Eggplant Weighing about 2 1/2 lbs
It’s a BOY!!!
(Picture taken at 27 weeks)
My workouts these past 2 weeks have been great and I’ve been pretty consistent.
WEDNESDAY 1 hour Group Power Strength training
THURSDAY Fit For Life class & Boot camp class
FRIDAY REST DAY with a 25 minute walk with Cooper
SATURDAY 25 minute family walk
SUNDAY Full body weighted circuit plus 20 minute walk
MONDAY Fit For Life class & Group Power class, 20 minute walk with Cooper
TUESDAY 20 Minute walk with Cooper & Boot Camp Class
( at 27 weeks)
I must have jinxed myself with my last update when I had NO symptoms. At around 27 weeks I experienced a little round ligament pain which only lasted about 24 hours. On Saturday afternoon I also started experiencing foot pain on my right heel. I know the foot pain was due to wearing heels, tight calves from my workouts and from standing too long. The round ligament pain was expected at this point. I gotta imagine this little boy is growing at a faster pace and my belly needs to keep up.
After diligent stretching & massage on my heel thanks to Marc and a ball I roll under my foot my heel started feeling better after a week.
Besides that, I’m not achy and have been feeling pretty good. Fingers are crossed.
I don’t have any particular foods off the top of my head that I don’t want to eat but Marc mentioned chicken fajitas to me the other night and I gagged at the thought of them. I don’t like leftover green beans and I’m never in the mood for Chinese or Mexican food unless it’s home cooked chili.
Yogurt is my biggest craving and milk too with cereal.
- i love chicken, steak & fish
- Avocado on toast has been one of my favorite snacks
- along with peanut butter and bread!
- Breakfast is still my favorite meal
- Give me ALL the oranges
- Brownies After this past weekend of a little indulging, I was happy to be back to my challenge group of clean eating. I’m totally getting the unnecessary sugar out of my diet.
Sleep has been great! I sleep like a rock when my head hits that pillow. Marc and I have been rotating who gets up with Ava so that we can both get some extra sleep on the days that my work schedule allows it.
I haven’t gotten up to pee much these past 2 weeks which is shocking but as soon as my eyes open in the morning I have to go!
There were a couple nights I went to bed a little later due to the party in my belly. Baby boy has been moving up a storm
I love maternity clothes and I’m enjoying my pants more then anything. They are comfortable and allow my belly to breathe.
Do I Miss anything:
I miss exercising normally. Yes I still workout but I’ve made numerous modifications. Ab routines are out and so are any deep lunges/squats and jumping.
I miss a good cold cut sandwich and although I could buy organic cold cuts I can live without it but a nice deli sandwich would be good every once in a while.
The belly movements have become pretty fun for me. I love feeling this little baby move and it’s reassuring that he’s doing well in there. Some of his movements are crazy and it seems like he’s non stop at times. I used to call Ava the kick boxer but this little guy might be giving her a run for her money.
The other night I swear I felt a leg. I had never felt anything like that before even with Ava’s pregnancy and it kind of freaked me out.
Baby Items Purchased:
We bought a rug for the baby’s room but Ava loved it so much so we gave it to her haha. SOOO I guess no new purchases for baby boy this time. We are going to buy another one for him though, don’t worry. We are also looking for a new small crib that we can temporarily use until Ava is out of hers.
Wedding rings ON or OFF:
Belly Button IN or OUT?
My belly button is mostly an outie. I do not like this. It looks weird and feels weird!!!!!! I’m nervous for how it’s going to look in 2 months from now
I’m Looking Forward To:
I am looking forward to my next ultrasound. it’s always reassuring to see our baby boy and it seems like it’s been forever since we had that opportunity.
Yesterday I had my 28-week sugar/diabetes test. They basically give you a drink that has 100g of sugar in it (that’s about 4 1/2 tablespoons of sugar) and you have to chug it then wait an hour to have blood work.
I dreaded this appointment because I was so nauseous when I did it with Ava and almost threw up.
This one was actually WAY easier. The drink wasn’t as sugary and the nurse told me when I did it with Ava we had to fast before and I didn’t have to do it this time so that was great!
The baby is measuring right on track and his heartbeat was strong!!! All good news.
With just 12 weeks left I’m starting to get anxious, nervous, excited and all that comes with expecting a child. I know I’ve been through it before but it’s going to be different and it’s going to make things different. While I know change is good, change takes time for everyone to adjust and I guess that’s the part I’m nervous for. I know Ava will be a good big sister and Cooper is a pro by now so it gets me excited to expand our family.
I am going to try to soak up all the time I have now with Ava being the only child and let her have some fun this spring
For more pregnancy updates head over to my Baby #2 pregnancy page