Monday, January 30, 2012

27w0d: sick

Here's my pregnancy update. Skip if you want.

Total Weight Loss/Gain: I'm up to 177.5 lbs. My goal is to eat well and gain only 3 lbs per month.

Maternity Clothes: 100%. 

Stretch marks: Nope.

Sleep: Same as before: I tend to fall asleep on the couch next to Mr. Jem and with Sharky on my lap around 8:00. I usually wake around 9 or 10 and head to bed. Always wake at 3:30 a.m. - gotta pee. Only had one day this week when I couldn't get back to sleep easily.

Movement: Steady kicks, occasionally hiccups (so cute). I can tell when she's sleeping because she's quiet.

Cravings/Aversions: I'm getting my sweets cravings under control. I still don't want to eat slabs of chicken.

Gender: It's (still) a Girl!

Symptoms: Swelling in my hands and feet - I have cankles! Lots of aches and pains in my back. No charlie horses lately (knock on wood). I'm still really tired from the anemia.

What I miss: My belly button (kidding!). Actually, my belly button is slowly disappearing. Just waiting for it to pop OUT. I do feel like my body has been hijacked.
What I look forward to: Meeting my baby girl!

Moods: Still super excited. Grumpy when my body aches. I'm starting to have dreams about being in labor.

Milestones: I just want to not be working anymore.

Medical concerns: Anemia, constipation, fatigue. Oh, and my right shoulder is only now feeling better (after over a month). The addition of iron really slowed things down. I've upped my fruit and veggie intake and it seems to have helped tremendously.

Sex?: No comment.

Misc: I have a bad cough, which sucks. What doesn't suck is that I've made it to 27 weeks.


Marissa said...

27 weeks!! YAY!

I know what you mean about feeling hijacked. It's awesome but also somehow...Alien-esque.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I'm looking forward to the hiccups. They're fun. :)

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Kristen {} said...

Congrats on 27 weeks! Hope you get over your cough soon. And I know what you mean about your body being body is sooooo not my own anymore!

Adele said...

Congrats on 27 weeks, Jem. I had the same aversion. Any meat, actually, and it didn't really help my anemia either. And, yes: cursed iron.

One Who Understands said...

Congrats on making it to 27 weeks!! It seems like it has gone by so fast!! But maybe not for you. Your pregnancy just makes me smile.

Aub said...

I so hear you on the Charlie horses. They're the worst. Glad you aren't having to deal with them at the moment. 27 weeks is such a milestone! Congrats!