How far along: 27 weeks - hello 3rd trimester...thank goodness. Once again, me and pregnancy don't get along :)
Baby Size: a cucumber
Maternity clothes: Oh gosh yes. Pants are a no brainer - I can still get away with non-maternity shirts though. My belly is super sensitive and pants just don't feel good. Like low rise ones dig in and yet I HATE the full panel maternity pants so I'm basically screwed when it comes to pants. And yet I don't really have a choice since it's winter. I didn't have to worry about this with Camden since I just wore dresses and it was heaven!!!
Stretch marks: Nope - using the same cream as I did with Camden - Burts Bees Mama Bee belly butter
Sleep: lately it's been pretty decent actually. For a while there I was constantly getting up to use the bathroom or get something to eat but the last week has been decent. I certainly sleep as much as possible - I seriously can't get enough sleep!!
Gender: A lil' girl - can you believe it?!?! :) I never thought I'd have a little girl so I am so excited!!!!
Movement: Oh yeah - she moves a lot, especially at night. Her movements are getting painful even at times!!
Looking forward to: meeting this sweet little girl and not being pregnant anymore ha-ha
Food cravings: Definitely craving more savory items than sweet things - think bread, soups, kalamata olives, etc.
Anything making you queasy or sick: luckily, not anymore. I was sooooo sick the first 20 weeks of this pregnancy - so awful!!!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks contractions occasionally
What I miss: running, lifting heavy weights, having a waist, having clothes that fit - ya know, all that sorta stuff.
Symptoms: just a heaviness in the belly area (obviously ha-ha) My lower back hurts, especially when I sit a lot (like at work), my legs swell at work so I have to wear compression socks, and just all around big. I'm definitely carrying all over this pregnancy rather than mainly in my belly like I did with Camden.
Nursery: I've got some new prints hung up and a crib sheet on but that's it. Right now it's just a storage area and we'll tackle this once the holidays are over.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Workouts: workouts? what are those?! Seriously, I'm lucky if I work out 3 times a week. And by work out - I mean walk for 30-40 minutes on the treadmill and that's it. I do try to hit the gym on Saturdays and Sundays. But honestly, working out just doesn't feel good this pregnancy.
Things that suck: not being able to work out how I like to, the general achiness/heaviness of my belly - I just feel so stretched and I'm SO much bigger this time around! It really takes its toll on my body.
Things that don't suck: Having Camden be so excited about his baby sister. He gives my belly kisses and just last week was able to feel the baby move.
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!