27 Week Bumpdate

I passed the glucose test! My sugar level came back at 74, and they were looking for anything below 139. I should really thank my mom for my ability to process sugar quickly. However, I am anemic, so I’m now on iron supplements.

How far along? 28 weeks, 0 days today

Baby is the size of:  a rutabaga, whatever that looks like

Total weight gain: no idea. I’m guessing maybe 15 lbs

Symptoms:

  • So much sinus congestion. Allergies have been kicking my butt this week
  • Peeing more frequently
  • Achy lower back
  • Lots and lots of movement. This little girl is waking me up with her jabs in the middle of the night and entertaining me with her rolls during the day while I’m sitting at my desk
  • Still snissing (pissing a bit when I sneeze).
  • Oh and the other day I had a  coughing fit and it triggered my gag reflex and I barfed into my hand. Haven’t had that happen in a couple months now.

Food cravings: my appetite went down a bit this week. My allergies may have something to do with that. Still can’t consume enough fruit though. I go through blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and apples like there’s no tomorrow!

Things that make me queasy: not much these days. Coffee finally sounds good again and I’m drinking about a half a mug each morning.

Maternity Clothes: all maternity, all the time. Actually I have a couple of pre-pregnancy flowy shirts that still fit. I wore a regular t-shirt yesterday (with a cardigan over it) but it definitely was stretched a bit. Don’t want to fuck up my regular clothes, so I need to go buy some simple maternity tshirts and tanks.

Sleep: awful this past week, simply because of allergies. My Dr said I could only take Claritan or Zyrtec. Neither really do much for me, so I’d just use our Neti pot right before going to sleep, had the warm humidifier right next to my side of the bed, slathered Vaporub under my nose (sexy- needless to say my poor wife did not get any whoopie this week) , and I STILL couldn’t breathe through my nose. At all. 

Purchases for baby: None this week. Though we’ve gotten a couple of registry gifts in that my mom bought us. Super cute diaper bag that’s navy blue and orange and looks sporty. Some crib sheets, a changing pad cover, and a cute little head support cushion for the car seat. 

Purchases for mama: A much needed hair cut! My hair was getting way too long and I was sick of dealing with it. It’s now just above my shoulders with long layers. Would have loved to have cut it all off super short, but I figure now is not the time to have a haircut that requires a trim every 4-6 weeks. Also need to do something about my roots. I’m about 50% grey under my hair dye (started finding grey hair while still in my teens!) but I’ve been spacing out my root touch ups while pregnant. Our baby shower is in 2 weeks, so I should take care of those roots soon.

Best moment this week: passing the glucose test!

Miss anything: not much this week

Looking forward to: my sister arrives for a visit in a week and a half. My best friend who lives in NYC arrives in 2 weeks. Our shower is in 2 weeks! We’re hosting a very casual co-ed barbecue in our backyard. Lawn games, burgers, beer, pies. Can’t wait!!

The Bump: Belly button is officially sticking out a bit now.  

photo taken at 27w5d. pre-haircut

 


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