I didn’t realize it had been so long since I last updated! Whoops… I’m now almost 29 weeks so I thought I would catch y’all up quickly.
Week 24— (don’t I look so much better showered?!?)
How far along? For this recap we are covering weeks 23-27
Baby’s size? Grapefruit (week 23), Cantaloupe (week 24), Cauliflower (week 25), Head of lettuce (week 26),Rutabaga (week 27)
Total weight gain/ loss? After losing so much weight at the beginning, I have finally gained all that back plus several pounds.. I’m not sure the exact amount because I’m not certain of my pre pregnancy weight, but my doctor is very happy with my weight gain. I thank Annie Mae’s biscuits. 😉
Sleep: I wake up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom and to drink water. I think my essential oils are really helping me to sleep better!
Best moment this week: It’s the end of my 2nd trimester!! It is all downhill from here!
Miss anything? Energy, food, working out.
Maternity clothes? Yes! All maternity clothes for this gal now.
Movement? She is a kicker and a tumbler!
Food cravings? Still on a kick with Annie May’s allergy free biscuits. I have also been all about honey crisp apples!
Gender: Sweet baby Girl!
Symptoms: Nausea and whoa baby…. heartburn!
Happy or moody most of the time: Is sleepy an option?? 😉 That whole energy boost you get in your 2nd trimester skipped me. The zofran doesn’t help with that either though.
Looking forward to: Our next ultrasound. This sweet baby won’t uncover her face. Mama wants to see your face!!
Fitness update: No real “workouts” but I’m exhausted at the end of the day from chasing a toddler.
Other updates: I was having lots of issues and skin reactions to my Zofran pump. My sites were starting to leak and were having to be changed almost every day- sometimes more than once a day. This meant I wasn’t getting the amount of medicine I needed. So, we tried taking me off the pump. I was so nervous, but I did alright for about 3 days. The nausea in the evenings is much worse than when I’m on the pump, but to not deal with the pump it is doable. Right after I sent the pump back, I threw up so hard that I broke capillaries all over my face and eyelids. It was so embarrassing. It was there for a week and right when it healed up, I did it again! I’m still throwing up some, but not like I was at first. We upped my dosage of oral Zofran and increased the timing of it. As long as I don’t forget to take it, I usually do okay. So… praise the Lord I’m pump free!!
Week 26 – you can see here that my face is really splotchy from throwing up. I tried to cover it up with makeup but it didn’t do a great job.
Week 27! I’m all belly!
Happy 3rd trimester to me!!