How far along: 27 weeks pregnant...Due September 3rd!
Gender: Baby BOY!!
Total weight gain: Up 12.5 lb.
Exercise: My placenta is moving and isn't covering my cervix anymore, but it still isn't far enough away to clear me for all exercise. That said, I have been able to run some and lift weights. I've been meeting a friend in the mornings for a 4 mile run/walk before the kiddos wake up. We run the first mile, walk the second, run the third, walk the fourth. We run miles between a 9:00 and 9:30 and walk the miles around a 16:00-17:00 min/mile pace. It feels great!! I have then been going to the gym and walking another couple miles, and lifting weights on a couple muscle groups each day.
Maternity clothes: Still no maternity clothes. I live in workout clothes, dresses, and the pair of normal shorts I bought a couple sizes up.
Miss anything: Being able to run without feeling like I have to pee the whole time. I go before I leave, so I know I don't actually have to go, it's just the pressure of baby boy bouncing on my bladder.
Movement: This week baby boy's movements feel even bigger, and I am starting to be able to identify body parts. He also seems to like to use the front of my belly as a hammock. Maybe he will be a snuggler!
Have you started to show: Oh yeah! My belly has really taken off. Although yesterday I took Neylin for a chest X-ray (just precautionary to rule out causes of her wheeze... all is well!). To see if I could be in the room during the X-ray the tech said, "and mom, there's no chance you're pregnant, right?" ....uhhhh why yes, 6 months. I'm sure she wondered how that math worked out...as she held my 6 month old in her hands.
Stretch marks: This is a tricky one. I never got stretch marks on my belly with Mckenna. But ever since puberty I've had stretch marks on my thighs, tush, and hips. They are very fine and you only really see them when the light hits them right. So there's a good chance that I got more with Mckenna, I just have no idea. My guess is I may be getting more as we speak, I just can't see them in comparison to what is already there!
Belly button in or out: It's in...but it's not going to hold on much longer.
Wedding rings on or off: On, when I actually wear them! I take them off for exercise, showers, and sleeping...and with my baby brain and pregnancy brain, I often forget to put them back on!
Sleep: I sleep like any other mom with a 3.5 year old and a 5.5 month old!
Labor signs: No labor signs, but my Braxton Hicks contractions are legit. I get them when my bladder is full, during exercise, when he's really active, and for no reason at all...so really, I just get them all the time.
Best moment of this week: We had a great week. One of my favorite parts was taking Mckenna to her first movie!! Harkins does a summer movie pass where you buy 10 movies for $7 (yes, $7) and each week at the same time you go and watch the movie of the week. Mckenna isn't a kid that sits still and quiet for long periods, so we weren't sure how it would go, but she did great! We saw The Lorax. It was entertaining for all.