February 27, 2009

27 weeks

I am 27 weeks pregnant today. I'm officially in the third trimester now. To celebrate, I have two belly pics to share! What could be better?

This one was taken yesterday at work, a split second before someone walked in on me:

And this one was taken today:

I much prefer yesterday's, as I actually look cute. I usually look like death warmed over by the time Friday night rolls around.

Anyway, it's only the beginning of the third trimester, and I'm already having some issues. One of them is acid reflux. I've been dealing with this for several weeks now. It wasn't too bad, but it's getting worse.

My doctor called me this week and told me that I am anemic (mildly). And I'm on iron supplements now, which seem to be irritating the reflux. However, I'm very grateful that I haven't had to bust out the stool softener yet.

I also am back to peeing all the time like I did during the first trimester.

My bellybutton, which I have always quite loved, looks a bit strange right now. It get shallower all the time. This week I noticed it was actually a bit swollen in one area. I'm not sure what's up with that. I have a sinking feeling that it's going to pop out sometime soon. For some reason that makes me incredibly sad.

And my back hurts, in the exact same spot that it was hurting just a few short weeks ago. Remember the giant hickies? Normally a treatment like that would keep the knots away for a long while. But not during pregnancy, apparently.

Other than that, I feel good. I still have a nice amount of energy, I'm not too huge, and I am getting a decent amount of sleep every night. Oh, and my skin looks awesome. Truthfully, all those annoyances listed above are pretty minor - except the back pain; that can be intense at times.

Other random baby stuff:

1) Roy and I are starting on two new adventures next week: childbirth classes and pediatrician interviews.

2) We got our first set of cloth diapers in the mail; they are so cute. I am hugely excited about cloth diapering. I literally get giddy thinking about it.

3) I officially saw my belly looking lopsided the other night. That was very cool, just more proof that there is a little person inside of me.

4) We received the invitation to our co-ed shower in the mail! (Yes, we got invited to our own shower.)

5) I've started collecting books that I loved as a child (for Charlie). It makes me feel old to know that they're considered "vintage" now. Did anyone else out there read the Sweet Pickles series?

6) And I am beginning to formulate a plan for work and school after Charlie is born. This is major. It's actually a workable plan. I am amazed at how simple it is, considering I have been stewing and stressing over this since the beginning of my pregnancy. I don't want to talk about it too much on here, but let's just say that I feel good about this and am hoping it all works out.

And that's all I've got for this week. It was actually a great week for me. I seem to have momentarily broken free from the emo cloud that was hovering over me - once again life feels very, very possible.


Brenda said...

OMG you keep getting cuter and cuter!!! How is this possible??? You have the best preggo belly ever. I love the shirt in your first pic btw :) Glad the emo cloud has departed--I hope it stays that way!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Sounds like everything is falling perfectly into place :)

phairhead said...

you look great. though i know yr not feeling great.

I LOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEDDDD Sweet Pickles!!!! Is that a left over from yr childhood or did you purchase that? if so where?

JennB said...

You're looking beautiful in your pregnant state. I read the Sweet Pickles series when I was little, those are the best. Good luck with the Pedi interviews. I've heard that picking a good Pedi is like finding your soulmate, you'll just know. Now, let's see a loopsided belly shot.

mj said...

You look great and happy 3rd trimester! I loved the Sweet Pickles series! My pediatrician had the whole collection in the waiting room and I remember most of the time it was the only happy time during my visits there.

Kelli said...

You look amazing!

And yes, I still have a bunch of my Sweet Pickles books in a box in our guest room closet. I can't wait to share them with my little one. :)

Bex said...

Congrats on the 3rd trimester! It is going to fly by. You look great by the way ;)

Ashley said...

As a preschool teacher I've become very picky about children's books. There is a lot of crap out there and more and more I've been looking into older books. I remember Sweet Pickles! I always wanted that van to come to my house *sniff*

Leslie said...

Ashley - are there any books in particular you'd recommend? I'm always on the lookout for good ones now.

amber said...

you look so cute in that work outfit!

i'm hosting the shower for jim's cousin and i fully plan on mailing her an invite. that way, she gets to see what everyone else is seeing. :)