Happy Monday, friends! It's been two weeks since my last pregnancy update. Although I don't think it really shows in the photos above, I've definitely gained some more weight and I definitely feel bigger. I've gone for a couple of walks in the last two weeks, and I've noticed that at points during my walk, I might feel a little tightness in my abdomen and find that I have to slow down during my walk. It's also getting harder to do housework (less bending over these days!) and finding a comfortable position to sleep in at night can be a challenge.
Weeks along: 27 weeks.
Baby girl is the size of a medium-sized head of cauliflower.
Baby's length is just north of 14 inches.
Baby's weight is just under 2 pounds.
Baby movement: she's still moving regularly. The last couple of nights, I swear she woke me up at 4am with her kicking. Not a problem, though, as I went right back to sleep.
Weight gain: 13 pounds.
Cravings: Instead of specific foods, I crave specific tastes. Lately, I've been craving things that are salty and crunchy (hello, potato chips!). I've also had a lighter appetite at dinner time, so I've been sticking to soup or smaller meals at night.
Sleep/rest: no problems here!
What I miss: lately I've really been missing cocktails or wine. Now that I'm in my third trimester, I'll occasionally have my husband order a glass of wine, and then I'll have a few sips of the wine. And now that the weather is cooler, there seem to be more people out on their bikes and I really, really miss my bike. I just can't risk a fall off my road bike, so I have to stick to my spin bike at home.
Other updates: my next prenatal appointment is next week. I have to get a bunch of shots at this appointment and I am not looking forward to it... I don't like needles in general, and I've learned to stay calm when I get my blood drawn, but when I get vaccines, etc., I'm still a little wary.
Will you be getting a flu shot this fall? How do you feel about needles?