Tuesday, February 15, 2011

27 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 27 Weeks
Size of Baby: 2lbs and about 14.5 inches long. About the size of a head of cauliflower
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 14lbs, but hopefully that should be changing soon (I'll explain later)
Maternity Clothes: All pants and dresses are maternity now. Still wearing some regular shirts if they are long enough. I finally had to stop wearing regular dresses because the dress was pulling so much in my rear end to make room for the belly :)
Gender: Still a surprise!!!! But I'm still going with boy because I'm carrying the exact same way and had all the same symptoms as the first (just a little worse). Pretty much everyone thinks it's a boy, again, I'm just boy-mom material!
Movement: Lots of movements! Last week when I had to do another glucose test the baby about knocked me out of my chair he/she kicked so hard! Guess it was all the sugar. Luckily, I don't feel much movement at night so that doesn't keep me awake. Cole was the exact same way which is so funny!!!
Sleep: Starting to get uncomfortable, especially on the sides of my legs. I toss and turn all night long! When I was pregnant with Cole and going to the chiropractor regularily he told me to use a rolling pin on the sides of my legs so Nick is helping me out with that again this time and that helps a lot!
What I miss: Now....being able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want.
Cravings: Nothing really lately, my funny cravings are pretty much gone now
Symptoms: Feeling really good lately! Still really tired at night but that's nothing new. Last week I was having crazy heart palpitations that wouldn't go away so I went to our nurse at school to have her take my blood pressure and she said I was dehydrated! I guess I wasn't surprised with that because when I'm pregnant for some reason, I NEVER feel thirsty and don't drink enough water.
Best Moment of the week: Baby Kaylee Brooks Holler was born on Sunday and that was super exciting! This is Ryan and Casey's 2nd little girl and she was a BIG GIRL!!! 8lb 140z. I was at the hospital with the family for the day so it was a fun experience!

Last week I had to go take a 3-hour glocuse test because my first test came back "slightly" high. The 3 hour test sucked, I had blood taken 4 times and I couldn't eat or drink anything for like 18 hours. Well, the doctor called back and said my 2nd hour blood draw was again, "slightly" high but my numbers weren't high enough for them to call it gestational diabetes (ugh, I hate that word!!) BUT, I do have to go to a dietician and get on a stricter diet. I guess I'm not completely surprised because throughout most of my pregnancy I've been living off of carbs and that's definitely a no-no. I just really have to monitor that each meal and snack has the right amount of carbs/proteins because their only concern is that the baby will get too big. They said that is probably why I was measuring so much bigger.
When I was told this by the doctor, my first reaction was total embarassment because I felt like I was totally doing everything wrong and am a lot unhealthier than I thought I was. However, they reassured me that it has nothing to do with that, it's just the way the baby is reacting to my hormones and it will go away as soon as he/she is born. It still sucks though because my last pregnancy, I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and all was ok. This time I'm really gonna have to watch everything I put in my mouth. Oh well, I guess they are good habits to get into and hopefully I won't be gaining too much more weight the rest of the pregnancy! :)


Him and Her said...

that's good to hear that's it's not what we eat that causes gestational diabetes. I had high numbers my first test too. And I assumed it was cause i ate too much sugar or something, haha. Good luck with your new diet! Hopefully it won't be crazy strict!

Him and Her said...

oh and I'm kinda hoping it's a girl for you! It's fun seeing a "boy mom" transistion to a "girl mom." i bet a different side of you will appear! And wouldn't you just love to see Nick and his little girl!? Let's not think ahead to teenage girl tho, haha.