Bumpdate: 27 Weeks

How Far Along: 27 Weeks!

Baby is the size of: A cauliflower

Total Weight Gain: 21 pounds!

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well with the snoogle. In Miami I slept like a log the first 2 nights, but the last two nights of the trip I was tossing and turning from 4 or 5am on, and woke up with major back pains. I was soooo excited to return home to my snoogle last night!!

Best Moment of the week:
*Miami!!! I'll catch you all up on our amazing trip later this week! We got some good sunburn (turning into a tan now), relaxed on the beach, ate a ton of cuban food, and watched movies...it was pretty much exactly what I wanted for a babymoon!

Worst Moment of the Week: 
*3 hour glucose test!!!!! So, as you know from last week, I didn't pass my first glucose test and had to take the 3 hour one before we left on our trip. The test went like this:
-I had to be at the blood center at 7:30am last Wednesday after fasting for 10 hours (which was fine since it was first thing in the morning). I could drink water before the test, but once it started, I couldn't eat or drink for the full 3 hours.
-They took my blood, then made me drink 10 ounces of the sugary drink (orange again). They told me to drink it over the course of 5 minutes (but not all at once...they said to pace myself) so I set the stopwatch on my phone and drank every 20-30 seconds until it was done about 5 minutes later.
-They then drew my blood one, two, and three hours after the time I finished the drink. The only time I got woozy was when they were drawing blood after 2 hours. The woman who did it didn't get the needle into my vein and spent a little bit of time trying to draw blood from it before pulling the needle out and announcing that she would have to have someone else do it for her. I realized that the whole time I wasn't breathing I was so nervous and I was so upset that they would have to stick me AGAIN when my arms were already started to look so bad.  I wasn't breathing, my stress level went up and I started to see stars. The guy who came in to retry was amazing and saw how shaken and woozy I was. He talked me through the whole thing, reminded me to breath and was done in two seconds. I wanted to hug him when it was over (but of course, that would be inappropriate).
-They drew my last blood after three hours (at this point, having been pricked with a needle 5 times) and I left feeling really weak - mostly from dehydration and starvation. Chris picked me up to take me back home (The place was literally across the street from his office which was very convenient!) and I went right home to drink a huge glass of water and eat the most amaaaazing salad in the history of salads (aka: I was so hungry it was unbelievable)
-I ended up staying home the rest of the day. I was exhausted and the thought of commuting into the city just seemed too daunting at that point.

Miss Anything: Sleeping through the night - though those 2 sweet blissful nights of great sleep in Miami were glorious.

Food Cravings: Honey Nut Cheerios - low fat/sugar treat that I've been snacking on after dinner!

Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope!

Have you started to show? 

Gender: Team Green 

Symptoms: Back pain, crying easily at commercials...the usual ;)

Workouts: Some walks in Miami, I didn't make it to yoga this week because I had so much to take care of before we left.

Mood: Very good! Miami was incredibly relaxing.

Looking forward to: Feeling baby hiccups which can start occurring any day now!

Maternity Clothes: Yes

Stretchmarks: Yes, but as I said before, I think BioOil is working pretty well.

Rings on or off? Engagement Ring off, wedding band on

Bellybutton in or out? Still in!

This week I: 
*Scheduled an appointment with the Deacon at our local church to discuss what needs to be done for Baptism once our little one arrives.

*Decided on a breast-pump (FULLY covered through my insurance...check that out ladies!! Breast Pumps should be covered by your insurance!)

*While we still have not decided on baby names for both a boy or girl, we have at least gotten the ball rolling and had some good brainstorming sessions! So baby naming 2013 is underway and we definitely have some frontrunners for both boy and girl names!!

Reading: Sippy Cups are Not for Chardonnay and Drinking and Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders Reviews coming soon

I ended my time in the second trimester and have now officially started the third trimester!! Progression through the weeks:

Week 19
Week 18
Week 17
Week 16
Week 15
Week 14
Week 13
Week 12
First Trimester

Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday


  1. So sorry the nurse messed up on the blood test. That really is stressful and I bet you had flashbacks to the time the nurse had that problem with me. How awful for you! A breast pump fully covered by insurance? How wonderfully progressive!

    1. yes!! I did!!! I hate when they don't get it right the first time, my arms were already so weak by that point! yes, the breastpump thing is awesome!

  2. I don't blame you for going home after your 3 hour test. It doesn't sound fun to experience! Yay for the 3rd trimester! That's awesome that you got your pump for free-we have Tricare and I think the only way to get a pump that's covered is if we have a preemie. So, not ideal but we bought my pump when we registered and thankfully it was on sale so we got a great deal!

    1. Glad to hear you got a good deal on the pump, they can get so expensive! Hope you're doing well - I'm going to have to do all my blog/bumpdate catch up reading tmrw, can't wait to hear how you're doing!

  3. Stupid blood test - so glad you passed this time! You're looking great :)

    1. Thanks and thanks! Yes I am SO glad that I passed....it was the biggest relief today to hear the good news!

  4. I love the tummy shots! YAY!
    Glad Miami was fun and that the glucose testing is over. Oy. I hate getting blood drawn.
    I craved honey nut cheerios around this time with B, too. Ha ha!

    1. haha interesting that you craved HNC too...maybe that means I'm having a girl?! Haha, yea getting blood drawn isn't fun but I'm certainly becoming a pro at it!

  5. Sorry about your glucose test. I hate when they can't find the vein. It makes it that much worse! And it sounds like you guys had a great time in Miami! Glad to hear that. And I would have never thought that a breast pump would be covered by your insurance. That's awesome though!

    1. yea I know - Chris's cousin told me to call my insurance and see if they cover one and they do! It's fabulous and like "wow! my healthcare is working for me?? this is actually a perk?!" Totally awesome.

  6. The glucose test sounds like a major pain, literally, with having to be stuck so many times. I'm glad it's over for you and that you had a good time in Miami! How exciting that you have some frontrunners for boy and girl names, too!

    1. yea it was a total pain..but I found out this morning that I passed with flying colors!! I'm so happy!!

      Yes..exciting that we have some girl and boy name options - but we're still pretty indecisive about the whole thing!

  7. Woo hoo for the final trimester! Can't wait to hear about Miami. Sorry to hear about your awful experience with blood draws, that sounds terrible!!

    1. Oh just thinking about it makes me shiver...I hate it when they don't get it right the first try! Anyway I found out this morning that I passed so all is well and worth it in the end!

  8. Sounds like a terrible experience with all the blood draws. I'm sorry to hear that. I don't normally feel too gross from them, but then again, I've never been stabbed 5 times all the while not being able to eat or drink. I'd probably faint!!

    At least it's DONE! :)

    1. Yea, at least it's done and at least I passed! I'm certainly getting used to needles in this pregnancy!


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