Sunday, February 10, 2013

week 27: cucumber

january 26 - february 1, 2013
Week 27
This week baby is the size of a cucumber and now weighs over 2 pounds!  I can’t believe how big he is growing and how fast this is going by.  Next week I will begin my third and final trimester.  It seems like only a month ago that we began this journey.  He is going to be here before we know it and we still have so much to do.  I think it’s pretty natural that you start feeling overwhelmed once you start getting closer to the end.  I am torn between feeling like I need all the time I can get to prepare myself and feeling like I want him here tomorrow because I am getting so anxious.
One night this week I was laying in bed reading my daily pregnancy updates that I get.  This particular night was about hiccups.  It said that at this stage in the pregnancy, the baby will get the hiccups often.  According to what I was reading, it will feel like my stomach is having muscle spasms.  It couldn’t have been more than 10 minutes after I read that and I started to feel exactly what was described.  My first time feeling his hiccups!  They didn’t last very long and they seemed to be at a faster pace than when I get the hiccups.  I felt them a couple more times throughout the rest of the week and so far, it is only at night when I am laying down for bed.

Sleeping is starting to become very uncomfortable.  I go to the bathroom about 2-3 times every night, usually at about 1 a.m. and again at 3 or 4 a.m.  From what I have heard, you end up having to go about once every hour towards the end.  I can’t say that I am excited about that.  I also feel like my uterus is getting so heavy these days.  When I move at night it is really uncomfortable and sometimes it hurts my stomach.  I think that I would usually use my core and muscles in my stomach to turn over and now I can’t even sit up without pushing my body up.  It gets a little frustrating not being able to do such easy things without a little help.  One night I asked Loyal to push me out of bed because I didn’t have the energy to do it on my own.  It was one of those moments that he seemed a little concerned that I might be crazy.
so lately loyal and i have been going to barnes and noble on friday nights for a date.  i usually make dinner at home, earlier than usual.  after dinner we will go grab a starbucks and then hit the bookstore and read.  the first couple of fridays that we went, we both got baby related books and read those.  he found a great one about becoming a dad.  his actually seemed better than the ones that i got back in the beginning of my pregnancy.  now we just read whatever catches our eye.  barnes and noble was having this huge clearance on christmas stuff and after sorting through all of the boxes i found a bunch of childrens christmas books.  they were all about $2 each.  felt like christmas morning all over again!
i love to read and i remember reading when i was little.  reading to him, especially before bedtime, is something that is so important to me.  i can't wait to stock up a big book collection for him.


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