Monday, September 9, 2013

[Bumpdate] 6th Month

Crazy, feels like forever since I've done an update, but I guess the internet and their crazy week counting got me thrown off.  Either way, I'm officially under the 3 Months to go mark until my due date, so I consider myself 7 Months at this point.



How far along? 27 Weeks (technically 27 weeks 3 days)

Total weight gain/loss: As of my last appointment at 24 weeks, I was up 11 pounds total.  I gained another 4lbs in between those 4 weeks appointments, and I wouldn't doubt I gained at least another 4lbs if not more when I go in on Thursday for my next appt and Glucose Tolerance Test.   I've been eating zucchini bread, muffins, donuts, ice cream, etc like it's my job.  


Is butter a carb?


Maternity clothes? Here and there.  Still wearing my normal non-mat shorts and my beloved Gap Body Maternity Tanks pretty much daily.  Now that it's occasionally cooler (especially in the morning), I thrown on a cardigan, hoodie, or button up to run out for errands.

Stretch marks? Not yet.  Using my Mama Bee Belly Butter, but not regularly enough... need to work on this!

Symptoms: Aw man, last time I didn't really get "pregnancy symptoms" until 3rd tri.  This time they kicked in earlier.  I can't complain too much since I breezed past the morning sickness.  Not quite as exhausted as I was 1st and early 2nd tri, but tired in a different way.  Acid reflux has returned like whoa.  And it doesn't even seem to matter what I eat, around 6:30-7pm it kicks in... however, it seems I've turned to carbs to keep away the foods that make it flare worse.  This also makes me believe I'm going to give birth to a baked good.  Healthy eating has not been my forte.  I mean I'm not pigging out on nachos, hot dogs, and french fries, but I'm not eating simple, or more importantly, balanced meals either.


I also started getting sciatica which I never got with Ashlynn.  Or if I did, I never noticed because of the killer rib/back pain she gave me.  However, Kenley is sooo low compared to Ashlynn.  A always had her tush all squeezed up in my ribs and with K I never feel kicks above my belly button.  

Lastly, the Braxton Hicks can get out of control.  It's mostly my fault because I'm definitely not drinking enough water and staying hydrated, but since she's so low, it's incredibly uncomfortable even though painless. 


Sleep: Sleep is hit or miss.  Ashlynn is still cutting teeth, but her wake ups are far and few between.  Normally I'm up to pee 1-3x and my sleep isn't quite as disturbed as previous weeks, just a lot of back and joint point in the morning. 

Miss Anything?  Energy. It's lacking.  And getting to indulge in our Anniversary Wine, but we decided to save it, so that's not too bad.

Movement: Yes.  Mainly the same times throughout the day, that I remember feeling Ashlynn too.  In the morning, early afternoon, after dinner, and before bed.  Lots of belly moving thumps too.  


Food cravings:  Just carbs.  My days usually consist of baked goods, cereal, bagels, pasta, and sandwiches.  I'm still getting plenty of veggies and a bit of protein, but could probably add more. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, but occasionally things just don't taste right or I don't want them after I think I that I do.


Have you started to show yet: YES!  


Baby is a: GIRL!!!

Belly Button in or out? Yeah, it's out. 


Wedding rings on or off? On. 

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Eh, I'll be honest... I'm pretty moody.  Goes hand and hand with the lack of energy, or that's my alibi.

Looking forward to:  Continuing the nursery progress and being the the home stretch of third tri. 

26 comments:

  1. I had the sciatica and never had kicks above the belly button too. The pain can get pretty bad. I can't believe you are already at 7 months!

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    1. I know it's going pretty quickly overall, although this last month felt a bit slower... I'm sure it's going to fly once I hit 30 wks!

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  2. I remember not having much energy with my second pregnancy too, it's because we're so busy with our other baby there's not much down time. Anyway - you look great! :)

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  3. OMG you look so cute! Can we please hangout!? I'm near DC - we need to have a Georgetown cupcake date ;)

    And ice cream and donuts are a totally acceptable food group while pregnant!

    Megan
    Hello Newlywed Life Blog

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    1. I'm in the Philly area, but I would travel for cupcakes ;)

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  4. You look so wonderful! I sure hope I can stay slim for my next pregnancy. You look so stylish!

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    1. Thank you! I feel very "mom-ish" and that I have little effort compared to my first go round since I was still working and getting dressed every day in something other than cut off shorts lol!

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  5. Your the cutest! Seriously... The CUTEST! And I can't believe how quick it's going- your going to have a sweet little "cupcake" in just a few shirt months!

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  6. Man, reading all of your symptoms brings the joys of pregnancy right back to me! ;) But you look awesome and you're getting SO close! Time is flying! Can't wait to see the nursery!!

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    1. LOL! I know right, it's like you long to be pregnant, but you don't! haha

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  7. So cute! Love the updates!

    The only symptoms I had during my pregnancy was the "I'm starving all.day.long" and i ate like tomorrow didn't exist!

    http://scaifebabywatch.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I can eat almost whereever, whenever :)

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  8. The fast pace of your pregnancy scares me:) I know my second will fly by and not give me enough time to soak everything in with my first! But you're adorable.

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  9. Wow we are about the same! Im 27 weeks too. Looking great!!

    Lubs

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  10. You're such a cute preggo! I adore your baby name as well!! I love all names that end in some variation of ly or ley. <3

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    1. Aw, thank you Laura! We actually usually shy away from names that end like that because of how it flows with our last name, but we like how it works... and we just love the name!

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  11. I just found your blog. I am also 27 weeks and having a girl!

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  12. Too freaking cute, you and your bump.

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  13. The cutest! Love the latest picture with Ashlynn :) I was a card addict with Arden too…I pretty much craved bagels 24/7.

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  14. Love the bump update! You look great! Time is flying... Can't wait to see her nursery! :)

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