27 weeks pregnant, and feeling great! Although, some new symptoms: bloody noses (I had these A TON when I was pregnant with James!), and heartburn!
So, last Monday, I had my one hour test to check for gestational diabetes. I found out the next day that I had failed that one hour test and therefore had to go in and do the three hour test. The same thing happened when I was pregnant with James, so I wasn't too worried about it. It was more of just a pain, because for the three hour test I had to fast (no coffee even!!), and it takes ...THREE HOURS. So, just kind of miserable and inconvenient.
But I did it last Wednesday, and I found out on Friday that I PASSED! Woohoo, so NO gestational diabetes for me! Hooray! Bring on the doughnuts! ;)
Today I got my hair cut - three inches off and it feels SO much healthier!! The last time I got it cut was...November?? haha So it was WAAAYY over due. Here are some before and afters - nothing drastic, but just way healthier!!
I think that's all for now! This is my last week in the second trimester - so next Mommy Monday post will be the start of my THIRD TRIMESTER! Seriously, where is the time going? I've started sorting through James' baby clothes and getting them all moved into the dresser for baby boy number two. It's making me so emotional but also so excited. James has been helping me go through his old clothes and it is just so so cute! He has so much fun looking at them all, haha.
I'm really feeling emotional about the fact that there are less than 13 weeks left in this pregnancy, meaning only 13ish weeks left of it JUST being James. I know it will be so great and fun and happy (and hard, haha). But I can't help but think about how precious this time is with just James - just me and him, one on one every day. I will miss this era. It's such a special time in life that we wont get back and I'm so thankful for it. I love that little boy so incredibly much! How is he going to be TWO YEARS OLD in a few weeks?!?!?!
Alright, onto this week's survey:
How far along: 27 weeks 2 days - almost to the THIRD trimester!!
Total weight gain/loss: Up 19.4 lbs as of last week's appointment.
Maternity clothes? Yep! All maternity at this point! I'm big, guys. Real big. haha
Stretch marks? A ton around and above my belly button! Aaaahhh, motherhood. :)
Best moment this week: Finding out I passed the glucose test!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Movement: All the time! He is an active little boy! So much fun! I will miss feeling him move once he is born, since we aren't planning on having any more kids. It's such a special experience!
Food cravings: Pasta, doughnuts, fruit, ice cream... HA
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Have you started to show yet: Yep! Big time!
Labor Signs: Some (very few) Braxton Hicks.
Belly Button in or out? The top part is out, the bottom part is in.
Wedding rings on or off? Off! Wearing a place holder ring.
Happy or Moody most of the time: MOODY/emotional
Symptoms: Bloody noses, heart burn, light-headed, out of breath, THIRSTY, hungry all the time stretch marks, spider veins, EMOTIONAL, hormonal, tired, crying at nothing... It's great! hahaha
Thank you for your continued prayers and good vibes! It is SO incredibly wonderful to be able to experience a "normal" pregnancy!! Only 9ish weeks until I get my cerclage out! Woohoo!