Monday, April 30, 2012

27 weeks

How far along: 27w. It's my last week of second trimester!
Total weight gain/loss: You know what? I don't feel like weighing myself every week anymore. My doctor tracks it at my appointments and that's enough. I am happy with my progress so far. I am going to remove this from my weekly check-ins and add "nursery progress" down below instead.
How big is Baby: Baby is about 14.5 inches long and weighs around 2 lbs!
Maternity Clothes: All the time. I got a lot of use out of my new swimsuit over the weekend. I also really love this maternity dress from Old Navy that I got on sale:

Sleep: Sleep is so-so. Sleeping on your sides every night takes a toll on your hips. I've always loved my sleep, but now I actually find myself cringing at bedtime :/
Movement: All the time! He is very active.
Food cravings: Anything sweet - Starbucks Cheese Danish, waffles, pancakes, etc. and anything with cheese - Starbucks Cheese Danish, mac & cheese, cheese sandwiches, etc.
Food aversions: After the buffet in Vegas, I learned that I cannot tolerate low quality food right now. It makes me sick.
Gender: It's a BOY!
Symptoms: Swollen ankles - this was a first for me, but it was only for one day, so far. Lower back pain. Calf cramps. LOTS of movement. A big belly. Peeing every five two minutes. 
Nursery Progress:  The fabric for the window and closet curtains came in yesterday!

Best moment this week: Deciding on his name and our relaxing weekend in Las Vegas.
What I am looking forward to: Our ultrasound on Friday. I can't wait to see Grayson again :)

Our quick "baby moon" to Las Vegas was fun. We ate lots of delicious food and relaxed by the pool. Friday night we met my Mom and her best friend for dinner. They were there at the same time for a work reunion. We had amazing tapas at a place called Firefly. Saturday morning we went to Hash House A Go Go for breakfast, hung out by the pool all day, did some sight-seeing, went to Studio B Buffet for dinner {and got a surprise 2 for 1 deal - which was awesome because the Sat night price is $49.99 each!} and then left Sunday morning after a quick breakfast.

My Blueberry Pecan Pancake at Hash House A Go Go

Our poolside view of the M Resort. It's off the strip, but we loved it. Within the first 10 minutes of arriving at the pool, Nick and I rescued a little boy from drowning. His Mom wasn't paying enough attention and he scooted off the ledge of the shallow section. Nick was standing closest to him, so when I saw that he just sunk straight down and his Mom started shrieking, I told Nick "grab him!" and he lifted him up and out of the water. Thankfully, he was fine. He wasn't choking at all, so we grabbed him before he sucked down any water. My husband is my hero :) And on that note, this event is exactly why I am such an advocate for early swimming lessons. My Mom started me at 6 months old and I plan to start Grayson right away too. I love the water and I hope he will too.

The only picture we got of us together ;)


  1. I love the dress too! It's funny that you crave waffles, I want them every morning! Babies must love them :)

  2. HOW fun to have a baby moon in Vegas! SO needed!! :) You look GREAT!!! And your getting so close!!! :)

  3. Glad you had fun on your baby moon! And as a former lifeguard of seven years I can tell you "tipped over baby" is sadly very common. Glad you guys were there to help!

  4. Yay on name decisions! Seems to be the most difficult part of pregnancy for us, we're not even close!

  5. You look so pretty in that dress!


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