Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nora Kay Love ~ 27 Weeks

How Far Along: 27 Weeks
Size of Baby:  Cauliflower, 2 lbs
Elyse was determined to take a picture with me today! 

Gender: My sweet baby girl, Nora Kay!

Weight gain/loss: Enough.  Let's just say that I still have the possibility of only gaining 1 lb per week during this pregnancy (I'll let all of you do the math)...however, I'd wager that I'm going to go over that by a few.  Let's just say that I think that 75 % of my weight gain falls between the top of my belly and my collar bone...Yeah, hello girls. 

Sleep: No changes. Still good.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Since passing my glucola test...YIPPPEEE!!!!...sweets & carbs have been magically making their way to my mouth on a fairly frequent basis.  I'm still watching my calorie intake so I'm not going crazy...but I definitely LOVE my carbs! 

Movement: Lots of it!  I'm finally beginning to see some regular movement on the outside.  She also likes to push her little booty up and out which feels really uncomfortable incredibly wonderful!  ha!  She's also starting to do a little bit of bladder kicking which I could do without! 

What I'm loving: The fact that for the most part I'm on the downhill slide part of this pregnancy. I still feel incredibly great and all the concerns regarding Nora from last week are gone.  There are still some remaining medical mysteries about me, but we'll be waiting until after Nora arrives to deal with or worry about or fret over!

Symptoms: Be prepared to not have much else other than this... Boobs. Belly. Fatter Face. That is all. Throw in a little bit of back pain, some sciatic pain, and some inner thigh pain...and you can obviously tell that I'm reaching my third trimester!  Otherwise I feel like a million bucks!

What I'm looking forward to:  Our family trip next week!  We are leaving on Sunday for a three-day vacation to Kansas City.  We are staying at a Great Wolf Lodge that has a fabulous indoor water park and we also have plans to do all the fun kiddo stuff with Elyse...Aquarium, LegoLand, American Girl store, more waterpark!  It's basically our last hurrah with Elyse before Nora gets here and I'm so super excited!  Nora's nursery and the girls' bathroom are also being painted while we are gone...and then it's on to OPERATION NURSERY COMPLETION! 
Best moment of the week: It's a spill over from last week, but passing my glucola test!  I am seriously still riding on clouds with the unbelief that I actually passed this time...that 3 hour test is nothing short of awful and I had prepared myself for the worst!  Woohoo!   
Cheesy grin = Chubby Cheeks


Theodora Ofosuhima said...

Awww, so nice reading this update - makes me relive my moment as a pregnant woman about 8 months ago.

You look good. It's nice to have that great adventure with Elyse, she is going to enjoy it :)

Susannah said...

I love being able to see belly movement too!!! I think that's one of my favorite things! :-)

Callie said...

You look wonderful, and yay for passing the glucose test!