As I write this I'm actually 27 weeks + 3 but I'm catching up with my week 27 update after a lovely weekend away in London. I don't really feel there's that much to report on this week. Next week is set to be a busier one as I seem to have appointments here there and everywhere, but I'll talk more about those in my next few updates.
Overall I've been feeling really well. I still have a big appetite and tend to opt for things I fancy eating- mostly cereal, crackers and hearty meals. I'm trying to drink lots more water as I find that helps with having more energy and feeling less lethargic. I have felt so so much movement and strong kicks this week and notice it more when I'm sitting down in the evenings watching TV or driving. We have also been trying to think of a few names but at the moment in feels like we are going around in circles and can't seem to settle on anything.
I haven't started organising much in the way of baby things yet but we have started to have a real clear out in our top bedroom. We were going to split the room in two and make it LO's bedroom, but have since decided that it'll be the nursery and baby # 2 will use that room when the time comes for him to move out of our bedroom. We figure it's a better size for a nursery and it's nicer for LO to keep his current bedroom which we will re-decorate and update to make it a big boy room not a nursery. Hs cot and changing unit will go upstairs once we have redecorated in the next month or two. I'll be posting some bedroom decor updates on my blog so look out for those too.
How far along? 27 weeks + 3
Weight: 9st 7.7
Maternity clothes? Yes, and I'm annoyed that one of my brand new H&M mama tops has got a whole in it already! Now can't get away with wearing normal tops unless I wear a longer vest top underneath! Also, I'm still just managing to fit into my size 10 regular jeans, but it's now getting a little uncomfy. Time for some maternity jeans... but I just find them so uncomfy, especially the ones with the over the bump band.
Stretch marks? No new ones, although the skin above my belly looks really damaged, but it's not stretch marks.
Sleep: I am tossing and turning from side to side all night long but I must be sleeping ok as I'm not tired.
Best moment this week: Feeling lots of strong movements and kicks and putting up the bouncer chair in the living room (early I know, but there was no space in the attic cupboard as we are clearing it all out)
Miss anything? My waist, and clothes fitting properly!!
Food cravings: Nothing at all this week!
Anything making you queasy or sick? My new Gaviscon- it seems to taste so much more Aniseedy than the last bottle and it really is horrendous!
Labour signs: No although sometimes I overdo it with lifting things and being a bit energetic and I worry I may go into labour early. I need to take it easy
Belly button in or out? Out, but less so now my skin is stretching more
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Very happy!
Looking forward to: At the time of 27 weeks (now gone) I was mostly looking forward to taking LO to London and showing off baby bump to my brother and sister :)
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