Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bumpdate: 27 Weeks


size of the baby: Rutabaga  (1.5 to 2.5 lbs.) 

total weight gain: 17.5 lbs - I was expecting another "growth spurt" after a weekend away

gender: Baby Girl - Miss Olivia Rose 

maternity clothes: I finally found maternity jeans that I love from Old Navy! They're a little distressed, cropped to the perfect length for sandals & have just the right amount of stretch. I'm really hoping that they'll last the rest of my pregnancy because they're perfection. I also got a pair of distressed boyfriend shorts from Old Navy - I had Super Cash to burn! - and I loved them when I tried them on too. {I sized up in these because I hate having shorts that cling to my thighs.} I just need it to be warmer than 50 degrees again so I can test them out...

movement: Tons! Olivia is a maniac! People are starting to ask if they can feel her, which weirds me out at times, but I generally let them. 

missing: The ease of bending over. Don't take it for granted people. I literally grunt every time I have to bend over to pick something up... so embarrassing! So far Eric is the only one who has said anything about it, but my co-workers are bound to notice soon enough! 

craving: Salads. Big salads with a ton of meat and cheese. I know there are far worse things to crave, so I'm rolling with it. 

exercise: I'm still on a roll with my steps & it feels good to move. I'm adding squats, calf raises & a few other moves into my daily routine because I think my booty is sagging. Eric says it's all in my head, and it could be, but they don't both me, so I figure it won't hurt! 

symptoms: Still a lot of heartburn & I'm starting to get tired again. I remember the third trimester being the hardest for me last time around, so I'm trying to mentally prepare for it. 

Ella: is playing with lots of baby dolls in preparation for Olivia's arrival! 

looking forward to: pulling out all of Ella's old baby clothes & sorting through them! It's my main goal for the weekend to have it all sorted out & washed so that I can have her dresser fully stocked up! 

best moments: 
  • We went to my nephew Finn's Birthday Party last weekend & it was so nice to watch Ella spend time with her cousins playing. We don't see Finn very often either, so I took every cuddle I could get! 
  • Spending time with my mom & doing a little shopping. It's things like that that make me feel most "normal," so I'm trying to keep them up as long as possible. 

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