27 weeks

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.