Monday, March 19, 2012

Weeks 26 & 27

Originally written 2/21:

I'm not sure how I missed posting last week but apparently I just didn't do it.  And now I'm struggling to remember if anything important happened.

We finally got an appointment to see the perinatalogist in a few weeks just to check out her little heart and make extra-sure that everything is just fine.  I'm not really worried about it but given past history in our family, it's just better to know. 

We've also toured both hosipitals now and there is a clear winner for both of us.  Fortunately, it's the same winner.  We have a few things to check up on (like does our #1 choice have a neo-natal unit or would we have to move, should something go wrong?) but we both definitely liked one better.  The only issue is that my clinic doctors don't deliver at this hospital so either I would switch clinics or just go in to a stranger, which, with this being my second doesn't seem like such a big deal.  The dr. isn't even in the room for that long. 

It might be time to look into a doula or midwife so that someone who would be familiar with my medical history would be present to be my advocate as well.  Not that C wouldn't do a great job, but if we're going in blind, it might be better to have another person.

How far along?:  27 weeks
Total weight gain/loss:  Up 14.6 which the dr. says is perfectly normal and on track.
The Bump:  Out in front for sure.  C claims you still can't tell I'm pregnant from the rear.
What I’m excited about/looking forward to:  Painting the nursery, hopefully this weekend!
Maternity Clothes:  Pants all the time, shirts 70% of the time.  A lot of the maternity shirts are still too big though.
Symptoms: Tired.
Belly Button in or out?:  In. I don't see this changing.
Food Cravings/Aversions: Things seem to have calmed down but I still love any and all sweets.  See weight gain.
What I miss:  Being able to sleep through the night.
Milestones:  Into the third trimester!  We are due 3 months from tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if I gave you my doula's webpage or not, but here it is...
    She's on FB too...

    I found the same thing with maternity shirts. I was wearing a lot of shirts that were empire-type or just a little larger than what I would normally wear. I think like the last 2 weeks is when I actually needed to wear maternity tops. But being as I didn't go out much, I would just let my tummy peek out of the bottom of my shirts most days! lol :)