Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pregnancy Update- 27 Weeks

Hello third trimester!! (I think…. every thing says something different…..just go with it) It’s been awhile so I thought I’d update the ol’ blog and let everyone know how things were going. It’s been a good 6 weeks since my last update. First I have to get a rant out of the way.

Hey anyone who has a kid……there have got to be SOME good things about being a mother right? Because it seems as though when you’re pregnant and about to be a mother for the first time, all anyone ever wants to tell you is how HORRIBLE it’s going to be. Makes sense, right?

No actually it’s really annoying. I know that it’s going to be a journey and my life is going to change, but apparently according to everyone everything is going to get worse, I’ll never sleep again, never have time to do anything I want to do, and my life will be horrible.  Why do people have to be so negative? Why not, oh you’re going to be a parent, it’s the greatest blessing ever. Or- you’re going to love it! Or- life is going to be so much better!

Same thing with my pregnancy in general. People will ask how I am doing and then when I honestly reply (“oh, headaches, blah blah blah…” not complaining but THEY ASKED) they instantly tell me how much WORSE it’s going to get. Oh thanks, because I am in excruciating pain right now so you telling me it’s going to get worse really helps calm me down.



(I spy someone’s tail)

Weight gained:

I think around 20 pounds, I had a growth spurt but seems to be leveling off now. Feeling more confident about my body in general. Really trying to keep my eating in check because…..


This is where things get really depressing. My SI joint issues from the past have come back 10X worse. I was doing great with workouts until about week 23-24 when it started bothering me. I thought I could get around it with lighter workouts but now even doing ANY lower body work or even going for a walk puts me in pain which is really hard for me. It’s hard to see weight going on and not be able to work out. It’s hard mentally for me because working out makes me feel so much better. And I know it’s best for my baby too. I am going to try swimming and hopefully I don’t have pain after that or I’ll lose it. Right now that’s all I have…..and yoga. And I’m extremely worried about getting all my gardening done if I can’t bend over and move. Gardening and growing food is really important to me and June is the busiest month….it’s also when I’m the MOST pregnant. ARgh!!!!


SI joint like I said, still occasional headaches, and heartburn which I’ve never had before and is terrible. Also some days just feeling blah and run down.


I’ve got a little gymnast in there! Love feeling him/her move. I get nervous when he isn’t active for a couple of days but my dr said it was normal and usually he will start right up again after a day or so.

Food Aversions: Not really! Trying to get in all the veggies.

Food Cravings: Still ice cream……like all the time. And peanut butter and crackers, which was a childhood favorite of mine that’s come back from the dead.

Sleep: We just got a new mattress! THANK THE LORD! It’s a little firmer than I’d like ( I think I’m going to get a mattress topper) but the space of having a queen vs a full bed makes so much of a difference. I’m able to position my mountain of pillows without feeling claustrophobic and then waking up drenched in sweat because the bed is so small. I’m still waking up at least 1-2X to pee and the SI joint makes it difficult to sleep on my left side. I usually sleep on my right side which is not ideal but the only way I’m not in pain.

Stretch marks?  Nope!

Miss Anything? Sleeping on my back. Sometimes I allow myself a few minutes on my back and it is heaven. And I’d love a beer but I guess it will have to wait until summer.

Baby Items Purchased: My mom got us a few items and we finally got our crib!!!!!


Also, Cuse had a good run this year but I’m already looking forward to next season because I put this on my registry.

Lol, totally necessary. We can match! Everyone is all up in arms about what they’re going to get me for baby clothes because the gender is unknown and I came up with a solution! Syracuse gear!!!

Looking forward to:

My shower in May!!! I just want to be in possession of baby stuff so I can feel like I’m a little more prepared. I feel so unprepared but don’t want to buy too much until we know what we’re getting for the shower.