27 weeks today! Baby is nearly two pounds, and some people say this is the start of the third trimester. Just in the last few days, I’ve started to feel a bit of that crowded, uncomfortable feeling which I definitely associate with the endgame. Part of me can’t believe how far along I am, and a bigger part can’t believe there are 11 weeks left. Or less if the placenta hasn’t moved – another ultrasound Thursday.
I am feeling OK. I am able to enjoy life with my kids, but my energy is pretty limited. I am still experiencing a sugar / energy crash after eating that varies from mild to severe. Today, I tried laying down on the floor of my office, and that wasn’t cutting it, so I went up to bed. I felt like I wasn’t going to make it up the stairs. Now, a few hours later, I feel better. But that was pretty rough. I have my gestational diabetes test on Thursday, and I am worried that the symptoms I’ve been experiencing suggest I have GD. However, I had the same symptoms and worries with my other two pregnancies, and didn’t have it, so I guess we’ll see.
I have almost no maternity clothes. Work forced me into buying maternity clothes with my previous pregnancy, but this time, since I’ve been working from home, I’ve been wearing a lot of Lululemon tights to supplement my one pair of maternity pants and two pairs of shorts. The bump is getting bigger, though, and I may end up having to buy more stuff just for a couple of months. I look and feel very pregnant at this point. I think I tend to be fairly average in terms of bump size – not huge, but definitely not tiny either. This pregnancy seems to be proceeding like like my others in that regard.
I’ve completely switched to swimming. Unlike my last two pregnancies, I haven’t been doing water aerobics. Since we’ve moved, it’s a lot less convenient. I may pick it up in the last month or two. We’ll see. For now, swimming laps feels great, and I’ve gone as far as 1800 yards, which is a lot farther than I ever went in my last pregnancies. I think I’m in better shape, thanks to more minor morning sickness, and swimming 3 or more times a week is letting me increase my swimming fitness. For the first five hundred yards, I can feel my belly stretching out, and it hurts, but it also feels good, if that makes sense. After the first five hundred yards, I don’t feel it any more, and afterwards, I just feel better.
I’m continuing work on my baby quilt, and I have hand appliqued all the hearts to the fabric. I was deciding between the green and blue for a border, and I think I’m going to use the blue. Let me know if you disagree! I ordered batting which won’t get here until early next week, but after that, I should be able to finish it up fairly quickly.