A couple “housekeeping” items:
- I have yet to hear from two of the Premier Protein giveaway winners! Check out this post to see if you won. If I don’t hear from the other two winners by Wednesday evening, I will choose two new winners.
- As if you hadn’t already noticed, my blog has been and will continue to include more pregnancy/baby posts as time goes on. I still plan on keeping this primarily a healthy living blog, but I also want to do one or two posts a week about my pregnancy, baby Hunter, and all of the things that go along with being a new mama. I’m still trying to decide how to structure this all, so I need your input! Would you prefer pregnancy/baby posts to be shown in another tab rather than on the Home page? Or do you like the pregnancy/baby posts on the Home page? I want your honest thoughts! Please let me know in the comments. Thanks guys! You’re the best!
How far along? 27 weeks! Next week will start my 3rd trimester! Holy cow!
Baby’s size? The size of a rutabaga – about 13.6-14.8 inches long and weighs about 1.5-2.5 lbs.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Sleep has been pretty great this week! I’m so thankful for this considering I needed the sleep to help me get over the cold I had.
Best moment this week: Painting the nursery and setting up the furniture!
Miss Anything? Not really anything in particular.
Movement: His kicks and punches are getting stronger by the day it seems!
Food cravings: I’ve noticed my sweet tooth has come back a little more this week, but no crazy cravings other than that.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing too major, thank goodness!
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Sore back, itchy belly, a little heartburn, a bit of a bloody nose (supposedly this is one of many pregnancy side effects?), and more tired this past week than I have been in awhile. The tiredness could just be from getting over my cold too, who knows.
Belly Button in or out? Out!
Wedding rings on or off? On, but like I said last week, I take them off sometimes when I sleep because I notice a little more swelling then.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy.
Looking forward to: My doctor’s appointment this morning! No ultrasound, but I always love to hear the little heartbeat and know that all is well. I also have my gestational diabetes test this morning… Not particularly looking forward to that! Wish me luck!
I’ve had many people ask me over the course of my pregnancy whether I plan to deliver Hunter naturally or get an epidural. I’m not one to jump on either side because I honestly don’t have a strong opinion either way. Major props to those women that are able to naturally deliver their babies without any extra meds, but in all honesty, doing it the natural way is not a huge priority to me. If I end up having a smooth labor and delivery, and I feel like I can push Hunter out without any extra meds, then awesome! I’ll be all about it. However, I will have no hesitation in getting an epidural either. Knowing myself and my low pain tolerance, I imagine I’ll end up getting an epidural, but nothing is set in stone. My main goal is to have a healthy baby and that’s truly all I care about.
- If you’re pregnant (or have ever been pregnant), do you plan to (or did you) get an epidural or deliver naturally?
- Do you like the pregnancy/baby/motherhood posts on the Home page? Or would you prefer them to be published in a seperate tab?