Yay! The end of second trimester is finally here. I’m really getting anxious to see what Griffin looks like, especially seeing two of my friends just had babies this week and I got to see their pictures.
How Far Along: 27 weeks
Clothing: I’ve definitely been wearing maternity clothes now, at least when I’m not in my gym attire. I also ended up buying a few more summer dresses, mostly because the maxi dresses I already own are size XS, and they just don’t look good when I put them on. I really want to purchase at least one more article of clothing, a pair of workout pants. Mostly because I’ve been wearing my favorite pair of Lululemon pants, which still fit, but I’m afraid I might be starting to stretch them out.
Missing: Strawberry daiquiri’s. I’m usually not a drinker, at all, but Jeff’s cousins were in town this past weekend and it was so nice outside that we grilled out and made drinks. It’s kind of like that saying goes….’You always want what you can’t have.’ Knowing that I couldn’t even have a sip, just made me want it even more. Either way, we all had a great time and even played a few lawn games including a giant outdoor Jenga.
Exercise/health: I’m so excited that I was finally able to make it back to the gym this week. I’ve gone everyday, except for Monday, but I worked out at home instead, so it’s ok. I’ve also been working hard to challenge myself this week, and Jeff too. For example, yesterday was arm day, and today, just even trying to jump rope, I could feel the soreness. I’m not complaining though, because I love whenever I’m sore! It helps me see what a great workout I completed. In addition to being physically active at the gym, I’ve also been trying to use my treadmill. I’ve had to take down the incline even more though (20 degrees now) and only end up walking for about 20 minutes, mostly because I tire out quickly.
Doctor’s: I also had another doctor appointment this week, which was in order for them to test my glucose levels. Every pregnant women needs to undergo this test just to make sure that they don’t have gestational diabetes. (Even the healthiest person can be diagnosed with this during pregnancy). Usually this test is only an hour, but seeing that so many women fail the hour (not really sure why) my doctors office goes straight to the three hour test. This meant that I had to go in on Tuesday morning and get blood drawn. Then I had to drink a small beverage, containing 75 grams of sugar, wait an hour, had my blood drawn again, waited another hour, and then had my blood drawn for the last time. It wouldn’t have been that bad, but I have tricky veins, so instead of being stuck with a needle 3 times, I was pricked 5, with some painful needle turns thrown in there. And not only did I have blood drawn, but I also had a doctors appointment between my lab work where I ended up getting my RH shot. It was given to me right between the back part of my butt and hip. I didn’t catch a break on Tuesday morning, but I’m glad that it’s over with, at least for now; I’ll need to get one more of those shots at birth. The needle was quite large too and if you don’t believe me, google it. Lol….At least it wasn’t too painful.
Food: Now that all my vacations are over, and family has left, I feel like I can finally get back into my normal eating routine. I kind of fell off the bandwagon for the past 2.5-3 weeks, but I’m ready to dive in and eat healthy again. Mostly because I like how eating well makes me feel, but I also want to make sure that I don’t end up gaining a lot of weight this last trimester. Therefore, I decided to start prepping some meals. Yesterday afternoon was quite busy and I cooked a whole bunch of things and got it all set up/organized. I plan to write another post here, in just a bit, or tomorrow, going through what I prepped for the week. My goal is to continue this for the rest of my pregnancy.
What’s Next: I really have to start knocking out my list of things to get done because I’m running out of time. I have 13 weeks left, that’s 91 days, and that’s if Griffin doesn’t come early, which I’m kind of hoping he will. (At least a week or two early would be good with me) I just really, really, really, don’t want to go past my due date. I also have another shower coming up tomorrow. The people at Jeff’s office are so sweet and want hold a luncheon for us. I also want to work on Griffin’s closet this weekend. We plan to put in some built in shelves. In addition to this we also need to go test drive some vehicles. I sadly need to trade in my mustang for a car that will be able to hold an infant carrier/car seat. My two top choices are a Ford Escape or a Nissan Murano.
I’m not really a fan of these pictures anymore, but I do love knowing that Griffin is growing, so the stomach is worth it!