Tuesday, February 9, 2016

la petite bump @ 27 weeks

Why hi there 27 weeks!!!

Less than a week until I hit the third trimester with baby girl (hooray!) and remembering to do bump updates on the blog or even just weekly pics for my own record has gone out the window... Sorry baby girl. Being pregnant with my third is so different to the first, or even the second time although the bump is looking just as big. I feel like even though I'm having a girl this time, I still carry the same. Big and low. Oliver vs Austin vs Baby Girl at 27 weeks:

Believe me when I say we are counting down the weeks until May... This pregnancy has been hard physically. Part of it is because I have two tiny children at home who require my constant attention (and Mitch traveling the last couple of weeks has been exhausting) but I'm not kidding when I say I feel like my body is falling apart.

I hate being so whiney; I am so very thankful for our littlest blessing but this pregnancy has just been ugh. Where's the glow?!?! I've discovered you can have aches and pains in places I didn't even know was possible, and the symphysis pubis dysfunction pain (SPD) is frustrating and painful. It didn't start until after 30 weeks with Ollie, I barely remember having it with Austin but the pain started kicking in by the half way point this time around. Some days it's not too bad, but others - by the time the boys bedtime rolls around, I can hardly walk. Rolling over in bed is difficult not because of the belly, but because of the pain. I have to sit down to get dressed and put shoes on and getting in and out of the car can really hurt. Being someone who is usually quite active, I'm finding it frustrating. I want baby girl to stay put until full term (although please lets not be like your next biggest brother and never want to come out) but I'm also really looking forward to being done growing tiny humans and just have our littlest love here in our arms.

At the recommendation of my ob, I've started wearing a pregnancy support belt which helps delay the pain a few hours, but doesn't eliminate it completely unfortunately. I last went to the gym at around 18 weeks and I miss working out so bad. There is no way I could do any form of weights right now though and although I *might* be able to go and sit on a bike for an hour, I've just been too tired to get up early in the morning and go and nervous that it will make the SPD pain flare up earlier in the day.

Pregnancy aches and pains aside though - everything is looking great with baby girl. She's not as active as the boys were but I'm feeling her move more and more and Mitch and Ollie have been able to feel some decent kicks. She was measuring over a week and a half ahead at the anatomy scan and given our history of decent sized babies (8lbs 5 oz & 8lbs 9oz) I'm predicting she'll also be a chunker. I am feeling huge given this enormous bump but (even though I closed my eyes when the nurse made me step on the scale) my ob showed me my weight gain chart and said I'm right on track. Which being me, probably means I'll end up gaining 40lbs again no worries, but given how quickly I've lost it in the past, I'm not concerned. I'm pregnant; not fat.

My blood pressure so far has been good, it was an issue for my entire first pregnancy and rose dramatically at the end with Austin but I'm hoping it stays under control this time. I'd really like to avoid another induction. In the next week I need to do the glucose test, get a couple shots and my next check up will be the day before we go to Hawaii. Bring on the babymoon!

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1 comment:

  1. You look adorable! I'm sorry this pregnancy has been so hard though. :-/ My last pregnancy was so much harder than the others too - I totally think it has to do with chasing other kids around and (this is going to sound horrible) getting older as well. There were five years between my first pregnancy and my last pregnancy, and it makes a difference!


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