Baby Number 2: Week 27 Update
First of all…I’M HOT.
I knew this would be my reality for a summer pregnancy. And it’s not like this was an accident (more of a ‘hubby says go’ I’m not waiting for him to change his mind situation). We try to stick to indoor activities lately since the heat index has been over 100 degrees and the humidity is putting a ‘damper’ on outdoor fun too.
Our air conditioning is doing its yearly acting up so our downstairs unit is completely broken right now, and the upstairs one is a hit or miss. So we usually try to stay upstairs when we can. My husband’s car was in the shop a good bit this past week so we really didn’t do much! A lot of being stuck in the house…which I don’t love.
Half of the time I resent all of the stairs in my house, but I feel like the fact that I am slacking on doing squats like I wanted to is getting made up for by the stairs. Cooking just makes me hotter, and usually irritable, so we have been living on easy meals, take out, and salads.
I can feel baby girl moving a lot more and I love that!! However whenever I pull out my phone to take a video she goes very still. How do these babies know?! Leopold was the same way.
I usually get heartburn lying in bed at night but lately it hasn’t gotten bad enough so that I need Tums, which is nice. I’m drinking TONS of water and trying to get in a good mix of physical activity and rest.
Yesterday I had my Glucose test, and today I found out I passed!
Apparently if your level is over 145 (or 180?) they make you take a second test. Mine was 88! That’s even after my cannoli the night before 😉 That means I’ll be scheduling an elective ultrasound for the end of the month since I was so disappointed with my photos from the last one I had at 18 weeks.
Leopold likes to lay on his baby sister and talk to her in my belly, it’s really sweet! My big boy also gave up his pacifier last weekend and I couldn’t be more proud of him!
How far along? 27 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: NONE! According to my weight when I went in for my first appointment compared to my weight now, it’s exactly the same. I’m sure it’s fluctuated though!
Maternity clothes? Just bought a couple of new t-shirt dresses from Walmart that I’ve been living in. Might need to go buy some more in other colors because I love them!!
Sleep: Started sleeping with a pillow wedged under my belly the last couple of weeks. Much more comfortable! I drink a lot of liquid at night so I do tend to have to wake up to pee a good bit.
Best moment this week: Having my sister come visit over the weekend and help get the nursery almost finished!
Name: I think we have nailed down a middle name, and I’ve shared it with close family and some friends…and a few random strangers. Not sure when I’m going to officially announce it yet!
Movement: Starting to feel a lot more! I can see her move on the outside a good bit, though no video evidence yet. James can feel her too but he isn’t as fascinated by it as I am.
Food cravings: Sweets! Cake, cereal, ice cream, etc. I also want deli sandwiches a lot. Like Grouchos or Firehouse or Panera.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not so much anymore.
Belly Button in or out? Still in but getting more shallow.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on!!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! My patience with Leopold is a little shorter just because I’m exhausted and he likes to act like a wet noodle when we are getting dressed or trying to do anything. But generally I’m happy!
Things I’ve gotten for baby so far: A LOT of clothes. Too many. It’s too easy to buy up all the cute pieces I find at Goodwill for a dollar or two dollars!! I’m writing up some ‘must have’ lists that will include most of the stuff I’ve collected so far.