27 Week Bumpdate

April 10, 2018

Today is a big day!!! Ten weeks from today (unless otherwise indicated) we will be welcoming you into the world!! We are 27 weeks today, so only ten more weeks! After today, we will be down to the single digits!! Ah!!! It’s so crazy. Anyway!

This last week has been so much fun with you. We were able to take you on another trip, this time to San Francisco, and walked with you around Pixar Animation Studios! On our first full day, we walked 8.5 miles, and you danced on my bladder the entire time. I’m surprised I was able to keep up with your dad that whole day, but we had fun! And most importantly, ate a TON of good food. We hit it hard for two days, and then had two days at home to relax before dad had to go back to work. We have one more trip planned before you get here, and we’re looking forward to it!

My very favorite thing about you for the last few weeks is that you are most active right when I lay down to rest or go to sleep. You like food too, but it’s almost like you get so excited for sleep that you just have to wiggle around for ten minutes and be a little crazy. It’s so funny! You have been asking for a lot of bread-y things this week, like french toast, muffins, cakes, whatever. Also smoothies, which is a nice balance haha.

We had an appointment yesterday and got to hear your little heart beat. You are always super active when I lay down too, so we can hear you kicking and moving! Thankfully the doctor is always able to find your heartbeat quickly.

I’m just starting to get so excited for you to be here. I feel like the excitement has finally started to outweigh the nerves and the fear of losing you. There will always be that fear, especially as we get closer to the end, but I feel like our doctor and nurses are doing whatever they can to take care of us. Yesterday we scheduled out all of our appointments from now until 36 weeks! Starting next week, we will be doing weekly non-stress tests to monitor your heart. And in about five weeks, we’ll start seeing the doctor every week.

We’re finally on the home stretch, and we can’t wait for you to get here! You just keep growing and wiggling, and we’ll keep doing everything we can to help you! We love you so much!

How far along: 27 weeks!!
Baby is the size of: Lettuce! That’s a real size!
Total weight gain: Not sure. I was too afraid to weigh myself this morning haha.
Maternity clothes:Yeah! I wore maternity pants in San Francisco, but also I really love just wearing my non maternity pants with my bellaband.
Sleep: I am still having so many bad dreams. I sleep well, but the dreams wake me up a lot.
Best moment this week: Setting up all our appointments for the rest of the pregnancy!
Movement: So much!!
Food cravings: I am still really feeling bread things, especially french toast.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really this week. Cigarette smoke in the city wasn’t super fun to deal with, but it wasn’t terrible.
Have you started to show yet: I feel so big right now.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I have been so happy this last week, but last night I started crying for no reason and couldn’t stop.
Looking forward to: Putting the nursery together and washing your clothes. But we still have a few weeks until then.