27.5 weeks!!

So I've stunk recently at updating. I have a few new things to tell:

1. I had my first shower a couple of weeks ago! I had so much fun! We made scrapbook pages! They turned out so well! Justin, Molly and I got a lot of great stuff! Molly got a lot of great clothes! She's never going to have to go naked...the poor girl! So many clothes!

2. I passed my gestational diabetes test last week!! YAH!!!! The stuff I had to drink wasn't too bad, it just made me sick and very tired.

3. On Friday, I will be at 28 weeks. Officially in the 3rd trimester!! 12 weeks left!! That's just nuts!! I'm excited and getting a little nervous!

Below is the last two weeks worth of pics...
26 weeks
27 weeks

I thought I'd also update the baby survey while I was on as well!

How far along?: 27.5 Weeks

How big is baby?:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

You're in the home stretch! The third and final trimester starts this week. If you're like most women, you'll gain about 11 pounds this trimester. At this point, you'll likely visit your doctor or midwife every two weeks. Then, at 36 weeks, you'll switch to weekly visits. Depending on your risk factors, your practitioner may recommend repeating blood tests for HIV and syphilis now, as well as doing cultures for chlamydia and gonorrhea, to be certain of your status before delivery. Also, if your glucose screening test result was high and you haven't yet had follow-up testing, you'll soon be given the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. And if the blood work done at your first prenatal visit showed that you're Rh negative, you'll get an injection of Rh immunoglobulin to prevent your body from developing antibodies that could attack your baby's blood. (If your baby is Rh positive, you'll receive another shot of Rh immunoglobulin after you give birth.)

Around this time, some women feel an unpleasant "creepy-crawly" sensation in their lower legs and an irresistible urge to move them while trying to relax or sleep. If this sensation is at least temporarily relieved when you move, you may have what's known as restless legs syndrome (RLS). No one knows for sure what causes RLS, but it's relatively common among expectant mothers. Try stretching or massaging your legs, and cut down on caffeine, which can make the symptoms worse. Ask your caregiver if you should try iron supplements, which can sometimes relieve RLS.

Total weight gain?: Last week, at my appointment, I was weighing in at 165. That means I've gained 20 pounds!!

Maternity clothes?: Yes...about to have to go to all clothes. As expected, basketball season has become rather funny. I wear my jeans through practice and a t-shirt. Most of my t-shirts though, are not fitting anymore!

Stretch marks?: No... I'm lucky so far!

Sleep?: Still haven't bught the Snoogle, but don't think I'm going to until absolutley necessary. I have what equals two body pillows on either side of me.

Best moment this week?: Passing my GD test and winning our basketball game on Friday.

Movement?: Everyday. She's very active in the morning and at night. They are starting to sting a little bit. She's getting stronger!! I love being able to feel her!

Food cravings?: Fried pickles! I still haven't eaten any though!

Labor signs?: No!!!!!

Belly button in or out?: The bottom half is out!!

What I miss?: Playing basketball with the team. AND...my hips and groin area not hurting!

What I'm looking forward to?: Thanksgiving...next Thursday!


Time for reflection and random thoughts!

First off...tomorrow I will be 26 weeks!! Just two more weeks of the 2nd trimester and on to the third. I've posted last week's picture. I suck at putting the pics in the blog on time. It's just a week late!! Back of me! They are technically the same picture, with different angles in the nursery. (Which is almost finished)

Secondly...things are going good. Molly is back to her 'ol self again and moving around in there. I'm such a worry wart. I forget that she gets tired too. This momma's been extra tired this week too! I know what she's going through. Casey (the 8th grade coach) is out of town due to a death in the family and I'm running practice alone. Stressful!! Tomorrow...Friday...we have practice at 6:00am!! BOOOOO!! Yesterday, I got so tired around noon, I pulled a George and took a 45 minutes nap under my desk at work. I've got a blanket to lay on and a pillow to cuddle with. Can't get any better...oh except the hard floor. But it will due! No nap today however....I'm feeling pretty good! We'll see around 3:00ish.
Complaint of the week: I'm getting kinda tired of these DOUBLE leg cramps!! Well worth it though! The other night I woke up and couldn't get it stretched back out! I limped around all day yesterday! I just need to stop stretching out in bed!
Randomness: This morning I was driving into wrok and Taylor Swift's new song "15" came on the radio. Could that girl written a more true song. See the song lyrics and link below if you don't believe me or don't know what I'm talking about.
"Fifteen" lyrics by Taylor Swift
"You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
Its the morning of your very first day
you say hi to your friends you aint seen in a while
Try and stay out of everybodys way
its your freshman year and youre gonna be here
for the next four years in this town
hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
you know I havent seen you around, before
Cause when youre fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
youre gonna believe them
and when youre fifteen
feeling like there nothing to figure out
well count to ten, take it in
this is life before who youre gonna be
You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
and soon enough youre best friends
laughing at the other girls who think theyre so cool
well be out of here as soon as we can
and then youre on your very first date and hes got a car
and youre feeling like flying
and youre momas waiting up and you think hes the one
and youre dancing round your room when the night end
when the night ends
Cause when youre fifteen and somebody tell you they love you
youre gonna believe them
when youre fifteen and your first kiss
makes your head spin round but
in your life youll do greater than dating the boy on the football team
but I didnt know it at fifteen
When all you wanted was to be wanted
wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now
Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
but I realized some bigger dreams of mine
and Abigail gave everything she had to a boy
who changed his mind and we both cried
Cause when youre fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
youre gonna believe them
and when youre fifteen, dont forget to look before you fall
I've found that time can heal most anything
and you just might find who youre supposed to be
I didnt know who I was supposed to be at fifteen"
It's so funny because looking back now, putting stuff in a box, crying...it's amazing how all that doesn't matter. I found one of those boxes this weekend and my question is now..."What do I do with that stuff?" It's not important to me because my life is now my box. Justin and Molly are my life. The important stuff you can't put in a box. I told you it was random thought day!
Moment I'm looking forward to this coming week: My first baby shower is on Sunday at kelly B's parent's house. I'm super exciting about the "activity" we are doing. Everyone there is going to make a scrapbook page for Molly's scrapbook that I will hopefully get to after she's born. I'm excited!!
God Bless...more to come later!!
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