Thursday, August 11, 2016

twenty-seven weeks!


bump watch: i'm starting to bump into things, if that's any indication of how things are growing. (no pun intended.) and it's getting a little tougher to haul myself up out of bed, especially since that entails crawling over my beloved pregnancy pillow! 
little peanut: is as long as a cucumber at 15 inches from head to foot, and weighs 2 lbs 2 ounces. baby's tastebuds are developing so that she can taste the difference when i eat a salad (last night) versus a quarter pounder with cheese (today). just this week she's started to push her back up against one side of my belly, which feels exactly like a Braxton Hicks contraction except that it only involves one side! so bizarre, but awesome that she is getting so strong! 
Fetal Development Week 27

best moment: passing my 1 hour glucose tolerance test! with Greta, i failed the 1 hour test by a few points and then passed the 3 hour. this time, i fasted before the test (which is not necessary) but i think it made a difference. 

symptoms: nesting like crazy! right after coming home from the glucose tolerance test, i decided that i had to get started on washing & stuffing the cloth diapers, washing the baby clothes and blankets and sheets, organizing my postpartum supplies, and setting up the changing table. the mobile i used with Greta had horrible out-of-tune music, so i ordered a new mobile on Amazon this week. all of this makes it seem so much more real! i found a newborn disposable diaper mixed among the baby supplies and still can't believe how tiny it is! 

cravings: peanut butter s'mores ice cream. 

what i miss: Crest WhiteStrips! 
looking forward to: lots in the next week. on Saturday, i'm taking Greta to a sibling class at the hospital where i'll deliver. i think she'll get a kick out of it and hopefully learn some helpful information. and the most exciting thing is that my parents, James, and Krista are coming to visit for a few days on their grand tour of all the siblings (Kelli and Colin in California, John and Genesis in Cincinnati, and Kira in NYC!). it will be so good to see them! 

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