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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Week 27 - 2nd Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms, Overview, Updates, etc.

Week 27 - March 11-17

Our baby boy Calvin Lee is due June 17, 2016!

Here we are in the last week of the second trimester. Only three months until we get to meet our baby boy! June seems sooo close, but I still feel like we've got plenty of time. I can't wait to meet him but he still needs to do lots of growing in there first! I honestly feel like the second trimester has gone by so much slower than the first trimester did, that first trimester just flew by! Yet, at the same time, to think about the day I took that very first test with the super duper faintest positive line ever doesn't feel like that long ago.
Everyday I wish I could just lay on my belly again. I wish I could take off my pants without rolling around on the bed like a maniac, to get off the couch without making sound effects. I wish I could shower without getting out of breath, or put on lotion for that matter! I wish I could wash dishes in the sink without having to stand a foot away. I wish I could comfortably paint my toes (I'm pretty sure they've been the same hot pink since the beginning of the second trimester. I have only touched them up, not removed and repainted). And the thing about all this, guys, is that we still have three months to go! Haha. Three more months of this and probably so many more problems I'll discover in due time. I'm almost unable to put dishes away on the top shelf because of the space where the belly meets the counter. I had to move my car seat back a notch to make room for the belly. I have to stand sideways to hand people things over the counter at work. The bump is growing daily and so is our little boy. I can't wait to meet him!

Weight Gain: 
I have gained a lot, don't get scared when you see the numbers lol. I gained 7 pounds in the first trimester and 26 in the second, making a total of 33 pounds so far! Yep, 33 pounds and we still have three months left. Good luck to me! Haha. I believe my doctor recommended 35 pounds in the beginning, but she hasn't said anything since then... so yeah.
But while we're at it, let me just rant a bit about the weight. I know I've gained a ton of weight. I know it can't all be genetics but I really feel like no matter what, I am just built to gain this much weight during pregnancy. I spent weeks really watching myself and counting calories and eating extra fruit and veggies and being extra good and not snacking and I would gain the same amount as any other time period. Then just now, the last two or three weeks, I haven't gained anything, without changing my diet whatsoever, and after gaining like two pounds a week for pretty much the entire second trimester! What the heck? Can't wait to see how the third trimester pans out, I guess. I've read some accounts that sometimes women gain a bunch in the second trimester and not so much in the third. Fingers crossed that's me! Haha. 

Maternity Clothes:
Just about ready to wear dresses and skirts everyday. Especially as the weather warms up here. I'd like to invest in a couple more pairs of leggings but I think it's really getting hard to justify buying more maternity stuff seeing as I "only have" three months left.
My regular tank tops are starting to rise up the belly on me lol.
I wonder how much bigger I'm going to get because this belly is growing FAST! So I wonder how long everything is still going to be fitting.

Okay. I had a couple days of just melancholy feeling for a bit.

No aversions or real cravings. 

Sleep & Dreams:
Justin says I've been snoring bad lately. I totally did not snore prior to pregnancy and the only reason I know that I snore now is because apparently it really bothers Justin. Also with the time change, I've been getting less sleep than normal, so that's kind of sucky.

I think it's part of the time change and not sleeping as much as normal, but I have been really desiring naps lately. I haven't given in, but I want one almost every day.

Justin and I took a walk together over the weekend, which was a great beginning to the week. The weather is finally behaving. Then we got to walk for over an hour on Tuesday because we walked to our voting place. :) Just one cute little benefit to living in a small town, now if only we had some damn sidewalks in this town! Lol. I wish that was on the ballot.

Physical Symptoms:
So much peeing! I seriously pee all the damn time. When I stand up to actually go pee, it just makes me need to pee even more. And it's like urgent. If I need to pee, I need to pee right now. No, I can't talk for five minutes, or even two! Haha.
Extreme hunger is back by the end of this week. It's strange to me how this has truly come and gone so frequently during the pregnancy so far. I never thought that I could feel so hungry all the time!
Had one day of lower back ache similar to how it aches with menstrual cramps, which I don't think has happened during this pregnancy so far.
Light-headedness off and on a lot this week. It started happening when Justin and I went on our walks, but it also happened just while I was sitting at my desk at work too, so it's not just when I'm exerting myself.

Calvin is still always hanging out on the right side, that's his favorite place to be. I really wonder if it's his head up here or this butt, it just feels like a big ole lump haha.
I think I felt the first hiccups from little Calvin this week. And they were very low, so according to the internet, that means he's head down lol.
I think Calvin woke me up this week. Twice in one night. I just remember getting startled awake and feeling him a lot, so I'm pretty sure it was him that woke me. Haha. He is getting so powerful! Sometimes he shakes my whole belly. 

Favorite Moments of the Week:
Got to hang out with my best friend Shroomy over the weekend, we went shopping. That was fun.

Baby Purchases:
No purchases but Justin made a little shelf for the bathroom to store bath supplies by the tub. It turned out cute and it fits perfectly underneath the towels.

What I Miss:
Being able to comfortably shave my legs or put lotion on them. I am fine with my left leg but since Calvin loves to hang out on my right side all the damn time, reaching my right leg is more difficult because that side of the belly is bigger and harder lol.

Random Thoughts:
I know it might sound terrible that this is one of my highlights for after Calvin comes (there are so many things to look forward to after his arrival!) but holy crap, I can't wait to lose this weight. I just feel so uncomfortable some days. The thing that really gets me are my legs. I can't even kneel sitting with my thighs on my calves, that kills me. I feel like my calves are just gonna burst. :( And the other thing is I cannot stand how my thighs rub together when I walk. HATE that! Just my legs in general, I am not in love with them right now and can't wait to get them back to normal.

Thanks so much for reading!
Alaina and Little Calvin

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