How I'm feeling: Mostly good. This was finals week and it felt good to take my tests and be done for a bit. My mom came down to spend the day with me and attend my first appointment at the midwifery center.
It also happened to be my glucose test for gestational diabetes, which I passed! The glucose drink wasn't that bad. The kind I had was a lemon-lime flavor and clear without food dye and such. It basically tasted like a cold, flat Sprite.
The need to pee frequently has returned, likely because the baby is pushing on my bladder.
Baby: is the size of an acorn squash (~15.2 to 16.7 inches, 2.5 to 3.8 pounds).
Weight gained: 18 lbs
What I'm wearing: My mom took me to Motherhood Maternity for a new pair of jeans (my H&M skinnies got too small), two bras, and a dress for the baby shower.
Baby preparations: I ordered our crib mattress after waking up several mornings worried that we had so much left to do and get for Baby Moe's arrival.
Cravings: All the carbs.
How I'm feeling: Baby is moving a ton. Sometimes it feels like he/she is trying to break out of baby jail. The kicks and movements can be so strong they can scare me at times.
After getting home from the baby shower, I was so exhausted I had a classic prego moment where I just sat on the couch with my feet propped up for a few hours trying to recover. For the most part, I've had a lot of energy throughout the pregnancy, but some days the lack of sleep and/or the extra 20 lbs really gets to me.
Nesting has definitely hit me hard. I just want to clean and organize everything in our house, which is good because there's plenty to do.
Baby: is the size of a cucumber (~15.2 to 16.7 inches, 2.5 to 3.8 pounds).
Weight gained: 20 lbs
Whoa, belly had some growth in the last week...
The bump in workout clothes. Likely one of my last walk/runs.
What I'm wearing: Same as before. Starting to wonder how long after pregnancy I'll still be wearing maternity clothes.
Baby preparations: I found a diaper bag (on sale!) and lotion caddy for the changing table at Pottery Barn Kids. We also got some great items at the baby shower, including a Rock 'n Play, baby clothes, hooded bath towels, and more. I also bought some disposable diapers, a NoseFrida, crib mattress protector, and baby lotion. On the nesting front, I deep cleaned our freezer to prep for the extra meals I'll stash away for us to have in those first few weeks.
Friends with older babies have also given me some great gender neutral clothing, so I'm hopeful we won't have to buy too much in that department for the first few months.
Cravings: Cookies, chocolate, and pastries. Yum.
Random thoughts: This week I sort of reached that point where I've just felt overwhelmed a few times about the amount of little (and big) things we need to check off our list. I know the baby will be fine no matter what, but I'm a planner and worrier by nature. Prepping for a baby these days is like training for a marathon - 24 hr dedication, affects your eating/drinking, requires a lot of gear, and can be exhausting.
On the up side, with my endurance background, I'm confident I'll power through many a sleepless night like a champ. Not saying it will be easy, just saying I feel a little prepared in that realm.
How's your week going? Is anyone else already looking forward to summer produce? I refuse to buy "fresh" berries at the store until they're in season here, so I'm impatiently waiting for summer.
The Third Trimester (eeks!)
Where does all the weight go?
The Second Trimester: Week 27
The Second Trimester: Week 26