How Far Along: 27 weeksSize of the Baby: Cauliflower, 14.5 inches, 2 lbs
Weight gain/loss: We'll find out on Thursday
Sleep: getting rough. I'm feeling tired all the time but I can't get comfortable so I wake up often. I often wake up on my back and that worries me, even though the doctor said it's ok. I keep trying to wedge a pillow under me to keep from rolling on my back, but it only works maybe half the time.
Best Moment of the Week: This week was amazing. Thanksgiving was amazing. Rob and Danielle's sealing was amazing. Having our new appliances installed. Getting our Christmas tree and putting up decorations - all amazing!
Movement: Oh, so much. Still. Sometimes I beg baby to settle down a little at bedtime because it hurts. I've started doing the kick counter thing on my phone (because I'm supposed to track those) but I don't really feel like I need to. You're supposed to start the tracker and see how long it takes to get to 10 kicks. If you don't have 10 in a two-hour window, you should call the doctor. It's never taken me longer than 20 minutes. Mostly it's 4-5 minutes.
Symptoms: I think they're all coming back - nausea, fatigue, heartburn. Blah. The second trimester was such a nice reprieve. And a new one - I'm getting these horrible rashes/dry patches. My hands are in pain, cracking and bleeding. I slather lotion on them several times a day, but I can't keep up! It's miserable.
Food Cravings: Sadly, none come to mind. In fact, I even seem to have lost my craving for milk!
Gender: Several times this week (including two yesterday alone!) I had total strangers tell me it's a girl. Last night we were standing in Walgreens getting some Christmas lights when this older lady (a sassy black woman with 10-inch, crazy-painted nails) looks at me and goes "oooooh, honey, how you feelin'?" followed by "Is it a boy or a girl?" and then after hearing it's a surprise she nods sagely and confirms "Oh, it's a girl."
Belly Button in or out: In, but I keep thinking it can't be for much longer!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Yes. Leftover turkey. All the grossness that was under the old oven and dishwasher. Car rides. Various food smells.
Labor Signs: None
Wedding ring on or off: On
What I miss: Being able to wash my face in the morning/at night without my stomach getting soaked. I'm having a hard time leaning over the sink (it's in the way!) and so I end up getting completely wet.
What I am looking forward to: Kind of looking forward to my doctor's appointment this week - love getting an update on LO's progress and hearing the heartbeat, but NOT looking forward to that nasty glucose test. Send good luck thoughts my way, please!
Nursery: We found a great deal on a nightstand during Black Friday so now we have all the major furniture in the room. All painting and molding is done! So we're ready to start decorating.
Emotions: Very emotional. I cried so much Saturday (mostly at the temple) that I had a headache on Sunday. I also started crying during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, though I can't figure out why! Today I'm feeling pretty irritable... everything annoys me. You've been given fair warning.
Stupid things I have done: Nothing major. I found some dishes in the wrong cabinet the other day so I think I put things in wrong places when I unloaded the dishwasher, but nothing like finding my phone in the fridge or anything. I also can't seem to remember if I shut the garage door when I left the house this morning....