Thursday, October 25, 2012

27 Weeks - Third Trimester!

*I'm posting this a day early because I'll be at work overnight tonight and won't be home to post tomorrow morning*
Some sources say that the third trimester starts at 27 weeks (others say 28), so I am going with the earlier calculation and am very happy to be in my final trimester of pregnancy today!!  13 weeks, give or take, left :)  Here is my 27 week picture:

Abigail is supposedly the size of a rutabaga this week:

The whole comparison to fruits and veggies thing seems really off to me, but I guess maybe this week the similarity is more about the weight than the actual size?  Who knows!  All I know is that I can definitely tell that she's getting bigger by my increased back pain and her stronger movements this week.

27 week survey:
How far along: 27 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Still minus 9 pounds. I'm going to bring this up at my next OB appointment.  I feel like at this point, I probably should be gaining weight.  I'm honestly still happy that I haven't (my pre-pregnancy jeans can actually still button around my bump, which is really crazy to me!), and I've been starving all the time lately and eating quite a bit.  I still just worry that Abby is not getting what she needs.  Then again, I remind myself that I started this pregnancy in the obese+ category, so perhaps she is getting all that she needs and then some from my fat stores!
Maternity clothes: Yep, everything.  
Stretch marks: A few more old ones have started to darken again.  I imagine it'll only get worse from here on out.  Between my old stretch marks and my enormous appendectomy scar, I don't have a nice looking belly to begin with, so this doesn't bother me too much!
Sleep: I've been exhausted this week!!  Still tossing and turning a lot, but my carpal tunnel hasn't been as bad, so that's been nice. 
Best moment this week: I was actually able to SEE Abby moving the other day!  That was quite fun :)
Movement: She's been very, very active lately!  She's also been kicking up higher finally, which is definitely a different feeling.  I love feeling her move!  It's my very favorite (and probably only favorite, to be honest) part of pregnancy.  Lil Miss is quite a stinker though because as soon as Dave tries to feel her move she stops!!  It's like she knows not to give Daddy any trouble :)
Food cravings: Got some apple butter last week and I have loved slathering it on bread and english muffins!  (Or even eating it by the spoonful!)
Gender: Still a little girl!
Labor Signs: None.
Belly Button in or out: Still in for now. 
What I miss: This week I miss being able to comfortably bend all the way over.
What I am looking forward to: Halloween Party this weekend!
Milestones: Made it to the third trimester!  Not much more to go :)  Plus, less than two months of work left, HOORAY!

I had the day off yesterday in exchange for staying overnight with the kids (AGAIN!) tonight.  I just did an overnight last week, so when they proposed that I take a day off in exchange for another one, I gladly accepted.  The kids don't have school tomorrow, so I am already anticipating some grumbling about going to bed at a decent hour tonight.  Too bad I'm absolutely exhausted!  I don't sleep well at their house to begin with, plus tonight the dog is going to have to sleep with me if I have any hope of getting the kids to sleep in tomorrow, which they desperately need because they're tired and cranky.  At least it's almost Friday!  The closer we get to November, the more real it is starting to become that I won't be working for them too much longer!  We have our friends' Halloween party this weekend and I'm really loving our costumes this year, so expect a post about that sometime early next week :)


  1. How in the world do you look tinier in this pic than the week before? :P

  2. Haha! Well, I certainly don't feel tinier :) I think it has a lot to do with the type of shirt I wear in these pics!