Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pregnancy Update - Weeks 26 & 27

I'm currently in my 3rd trimester starting at 27 weeks. To be fair, some things say 27 is 3rd trimester and some say it's 28 weeks. However, when I hit May 6th and realized I only had 3 months left, I figured 3rd trimester it is. And my doctor's report also lists the same so there you have it.

I seriously can't believe it. It's FLYING by, I'm VERY overwhelmed by that. There is a ton of stuff that needs to be done. But I guess that's the way it always is, right?

I'm currently 27 weeks and 4 days. And some days, I'm feeling every bit of that. Bending over is not as easy and let's not talk about putting on my right sock (yes, just my right one). I'm sighing, moaning and groaning a lot more!

But I really can't complain. I'm still feeling pretty good. I know I've had a much easier pregnancy than a lot of people and am very grateful.

Left - Week 26/ Right - Week 27
For the record, I absolutely LOVE the tank top from Old Navy on the left. It's really comfortable and I will probably buy a few more heading into warmer weather.

Also, I realized I'm wearing the same shirt and pants in my week 27 picture as I was in my week 23 picture. Boy, that baby has grown (ok, and so has my tummy)...

Week 23 versus Week 27
And just for fun... my weekly pictures don't always turn out this spectacular. They usually also include pictures like this from my wonderful husband (and/or me)...The one on the right, he was supposed to be taking the picture of me. Thanks hun.

I'm sure he's going to love that I added these!'s life.
So let's get down to it. I took out some of the obvious questions (yes I'm showing, yes I'm wearing maternity clothes and regular clothes, no weird food cravings or aversions, and my beautiful baby is a boy!)...

How far along/size of baby: I'm 27 weeks 4 days today. Baby is as big as a head of lettuce or cauliflower. The baby, according to the apps, measures around 14.5 inches long and is about 2 pounds!

Sleep: It's been pretty awful to be honest. Like I've said, I've never been a good sleeper so I'm somewhat used to it, but the past few days, I've gotten up about every 1-2 hours to pee. If my husband gets home late from work, I'm having a really hard time falling back asleep. I'm not hugely comfortable and have some back pain or hip pain, although this isn't too terrible. It's just getting a bit rougher. Sadness. I really like sleep.

Best moment of the past 2 weeks: My cousin was kind enough to give us her old baby furniture! I want to do a little work to it before we put it all together but I was excited to get it! It makes things feel that much more real. She gave me a crib, dresser, changing table, glider, and tons of maternity clothes to go through (we are different heights and sizes so I picked through what might work for me).

I also heard the baby's heartbeat again on Monday at my doctor's appointment and it sounds strong and healthy. I'm sorry, but that sound melts my heart and never gets old.

Miss anything: Running comfortably without having to worry about shortness of breath or where the bathrooms/port-a-potties are (if any!).  I'll talk more about running below.

Movement: Yes! Especially this past week. I've been feeling much more movement throughout the day. The baby is definitely getting bigger, which is most likely why I'm feeling more of his movement. He actually seems most active during the workday. I haven't "seen" any movement yet, with the exception of my belly jumping once at a kick but I know that will come soon.

Symptoms: Week 26 I was having a lot more round ligament pain. It's not as bad this week (27). This week I've having more back aches, however.

Running: Still running at 27 weeks. I tend to go week by week to see how I feel and will stop if I ever feel like I should. Since I'm still doing ok, I'm shooting for at least running through the end of May. I'll reassess as the summer approaches because I'm a bit paranoid about running in the heat and getting too warm. But if I'm still able to, I might keep going. However, the mental thought of it gets exhausting sometimes. Since I don't know how I'll feel during my run that day, if I can make it through the run or need the bathroom, etc. Last Tuesday, I thought I was nearing the end of my running but this past Tuesday, I wanted to run forever (I ran 2 miles, haha).

I'm typically running 2 days a week now around 3 miles each. This varies depending on how much time I have after work since running takes me longer now.  By running, I mean run/walking. Some days I will do a 2:1 run/walk interval. The other day I felt pretty good and just ran what I could and walked what I needed, even running 6 minutes, 5 minutes, and 4 minutes at a time! I know, seems so easy right? Until you are lugging around my little guy who I joke around is... "sucking the life out of me!" and "smashing my organs!" Kidding little guy! (Not really).

Instead of running the 3rd day now, I'm probably just going to walk that one.  Still hopping on the bike trainer one day a week but my bike shorts don't fit and my bike seat just hurts so I'm not as inclined to do this as much right now.  I also would like to hop back in the pool, so we will see.

Oh and I signed up for barre classes again so I'm hoping to go to those 1 or 2 times per week when I'm able to get there.

That's it for now! Happy running, walking, cycling, whatever! Just get out there and move!


  1. 27 weeks? Wow, it seems like you were just announcing your pregnancy a few days ago! Time does fly. Congrats on still keeping up with the running. I count the run/walks the same as runs since you get your heart rate up and I'm pretty sure they give almost the same fitness benefits as a regular runs. Plus you are lugging around another person so you are surely getting more benefit! I bet swimming would be a good workout and be therapeutic as well! :)

    1. Thanks Pete! Yes I definitely count run/walks as running. I'm running more than walking on those anyway! I need to see what bathing suit top I have that I can wear right now in order to start swimming again. I'm not sure what I have that fits!

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