Pregnancy: 27 Week Update

Hi all!

I completed my gestational diabetes test today. Something that I was really, really dreading! But it turned out to not be so bad!

After fasting for 12 hours (no food or drink), you are to down this orange (some places have other flavors) drink in 2 minutes. I had heard that it tastes awful, but it wasn’t so bad. Sort of like flat orange pop. It wasn’t enjoyable, but it was fine.

And then you wait… Your blood must be drawn exactly one hour from the minute you finished your drink. Luckily, I had scheduled a doctor’s appointment during my hour, so it went by pretty quick.

This past Saturday I hit the 27 week mark. Which means I am now in my third trimester! Less than three months to go before a chubby, cuddly baby boy moves in!

I feel really good (albeit fat…)! And thought it would be fun to document my pregnancy with the following quiz! I really wish I had started from week one… Oh well. You learn from the first one, right? 🙂

26 Weeks Pregnant

Total weight gain: 20lbs according to the doctor’s office…. A few pounds less according to my scale… But who’s counting!

Maternity clothes? Oh yeah. I can still fit into my pre-pregnancy shirts, but they fit weird, so I prefer wearing maternity shirts. I haven’t fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans for while, so I have a couple pairs of maternity jeans and yoga pants.

Stretch marks? Not yet. Crossing my fingers I don’t get any.

Sleep: Right now, I’m sleeping great! At night and during the day. 😉

Workouts: I was so good about working out in the beginning and then after our vacation in October, it really dwindled off. I have done a pregnancy barre routine a few times and every week I say I’m going to get back into it… And then I nap instead. Whoops.

Diet: Pretty much what I was eating before… We are vegetarian, so I just really need to concentrate on getting protein. I usually eat 5 or 6 small meals/snacks throughout the day.

Best moment this week:  I am so relieved that my glucose test is over and it wasn’t as bad as I had prepped for!

Miss anything? Sushi. Hard Cider.

Food cravings: Nothing really. This whole pregnancy I have wanted carbs: pasta, bread, bagels. It hasn’t really changed too much.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope!

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: Not yet… But I was warned today that I might start feeling contractions since I am entering my third trimester.

Symptoms: Charley horses! Ugh! I have gotten several when I am waking up in the morning and stretching. It hurts so so bad! And then my calf will be sore for the whole day and sometimes the next. I have started taking magnesium and eating more bananas to hopefully counteract them!

Belly button in or out? In. I don’t think it will pop… Probably just get flat.

Wedding rings on or off: Still on.

Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy.

Looking forward to: My baby shower! It’s this weekend. I can’t wait to see everyone and celebrate our baby. Plus, I can’t wait to get started on organizing and setting up the nursery!

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