If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
After a rough week last week, with finding out I was anemic and having to do extra blood glucose testing, this week has been refreshing. I have been eating extra protein and taking iron supplements and I feel better than ever, and now that I don’t have gestational diabetes, I can still indulge in some sweets for the holiday! Bring on the baby bump.
How Far Along: 27 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: 27 pounds
Food Cravings: With temperatures hitting record lows last week, I was all about the soups. From chowder to chili, I had it all.
What I Miss: My bladder is getting smaller by the minute. It is such an accomplishment when I only wake up once throughout the night to use the bathroom.
Symptoms: Standing on my feet for extended hours is killing my back. I need to make more of an effort to alternate in some sitting sessions.
Baby Movement: The baby is moving all the time now, especially when mint gelato is involved.
Maternity Attire: While waiting on my shipment of maternity clothes, a cold front hit Oklahoma City. I had to make due with what I had, which only included one pair of Old Navy Rock Star Jeggings for the pants department. Luckily, yoga pants became my new best friend. They are a pregnant woman’s lifesaver.
Hurl Factor: Nothing has made me want to hurl as much as the syrup I had to drink for the 3-hour blood glucose test. Just the thought of that mix makes me a little queasy still.
Annoyances: Tying my shoe is nearly impossible these days. I had to go with the pre-tie method and then squeeze my foot in.
Weekly Highlight: My highlight this week had to be finding out that I did not have gestational diabetes. I had even passed all three of the tests with flying colors. Yay!
Did you have any favorite maternity clothes?