Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bumpdates: Weeks 27 & 28

Hello third trimester.

I'm so happy to be posting this bumpdate today.

Three exciting things happened when I entered the third trimester: 1). I started feeling BETTER. 2). I started embracing my pregnant body and 3). I actually began...enjoying pregnancy!

Everything I've read and heard from others says that your second trimester is the "honeymoon phase" of pregnancy: no more morning sickness, return of energy, feeling sexy with an increased (ahem) libido, and just feeling overall fabulous.


Not-so-much. And I was pretty hard on myself for not LOVING pregnancy. I mean, I love my sweet baby girl with my whole heart...but not the nausea, heartburn, intestinal issues, fatigue, swelling, weight gain, and severe lack of feeling oh-so-sexy. And I just felt so guilty about not loving it.

However. Now that I'm in my third trimester, I really do feel like a different person. And yes, I realize a large part of this is because I am on summer break. I'm able to rest if I really need to (which let's be honest...I'm not a rester) but most importantly, if I don't feel well, I have PRIVACY in my own home and can actually take a bathroom break. :)

So, Stella got her groove back.

And now I bring you an uplifting Bumpdate.

How Far Along: 29 weeks today. But I'm highlighting Weeks 27 & 28 


Maternity Clothes: Yeah. Maternity clothes are the only things I really feel comfortable in. Every once and awhile, I'll wear something "normal", but it's either too short or too tight. 

Gender: Sweet baby GIRL. And I don't believe I've shared the full name. 

We mulled over this for awhile. We talked about how "Lyla" is SO sweet for a little girl, but also elegant and beautiful for a grown woman. And Isabell is the middle name of my grandma who passed away just a couple of weeks ago. It's funny, my dad and I always thought my grandma's name was Mittie Bell because that's what she always went by. Can you get any more southern? But when she passed, my dad noticed on his birth certificate that her middle name was actually Isabell. 

And it was PERFECT for our baby girl's middle name. 

Movement: This is my most favorite part of pregnancy. She moves all day long. It just feels so intimate. It's a little secret that my baby girl and I share while we're out in public - it's like she's saying, "Hey, I'm cozy in here, and I can't wait to meet you Mom!"

And now, we're starting to actually SEE her move. It is crazy. I spent 15 minutes last week lying down and just watching her roll around and poke. 

Sleep: I've never loved something so much in my life. I'm LOVING my sleep, and I'm sleeping like a BABY! And those who know me well know I've never really even known what a full night's sleep meant until recently. 

What I miss: Being able to work on home DIY projects. Since I am on summer break and don't have the capability of sitting still, I am just dying to work on house projects...many of which, I am unable to. I know it's ridiculous, but I feel like I'm wasting precious time off work!

Cravings: Chocolate Soy Milk - Obsessed. Oh and bean burritos (nothing really new about this). 

Other crazy symptoms: Things are actually sort of leveling out right now. No major symptoms. 

Size of Babe: Small Cabbage. She weighs about 2 and 1/2 pounds, and her taste buds are in full effect. And her brain is really developing at a rapid speed. Gotta get in plenty of DHA and Omega 3's!!! :)

Best Moment this week:

1). So. I went to my 28 week checkup on Monday. Took the glucose test (which was terribly un-fun), and got weighed in. Remember how I said I didn't change ONE THING, even though my doc said I really need to watch my weight and try to stick to chicken and vegetables

I didn't gain ONE POUND. My weight stayed the same the past four weeks. So my official weight gain at 7 months pregnant is 15 pounds. Very happy about this. 

2). We started our labor and delivery classes. Did I mention I'm planning on delivering naturally...a.k.a. without drugs?  Am I crazy? Maybe. I'm still debating whether or not I'd like to do a post on this. I really don't talk about it because I don't like the "We live in the 21st century and you are insane" looks I get. 

3). I got one of my shower invites in the mail! My college besties are throwing me a shower, and the invites are TOO CUTE!

Bump Pics:


Carolyn said...

Can I just say... I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Lyla!! Like a LOT! SO pretty! :) I'm with you on the natural birth. It's what I want to do too... when that time comes someday! HAHA But I can totally imagine the crazy looks you get. I'd love to read your post on it though!

annaO said...

I got lots of crazy looks about going natural, especially working the the medical field. But, I did it and so can you!! :)

Tickled Pink said...

Oh my word . I LOVE the name!! And you're right- movement is the BEST part of pregnancy. Soak it up now because you will totally miss it!!

PS- random, how did you do that pretty font to write the names??

AbbyS. said...

you look great!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE her name.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love the name you chose!

Shoshanah said...

First I love the name you picked out! I think it's so cute, and in a weird way sounds both modern & traditional.

And as for the natural birth, I'm not pregnant nor do I plan on being so anytime soon. But I have thought about the type of birth I want to have, and definitely want to have it naturally. It's not something I normally bring up, because people tend to look at you like you're crazy when you mention it. But I think a lot of it is due to the fact that not only were my brother and I born naturally, but my mom actually had us as a childbirth center with a midwife. So I guess that's what always seemed normal to me.