The weeks have been flying by, and it’s hard to believe that I’m already 27 weeks pregnant — almost getting into the third trimester! The due date is sneaking up on us, and we still have a lot of preparing to do. I also realized I didn’t have any “baby bump” pictures yet, but we managed to snap one outside earlier today:
That small blue purse Lillian is holding is actually mine. “I’m a grown-up!” she said.
I was looking through my old blog posts from when I was pregnant with Lillian, and thought it was interesting to compare what was going on in the 27-week update last time with what’s going on at 27 weeks now. Just to go down the list and see how the various symptoms compare:
- Weight Gain — So far, I’ve gained 23 pounds during this pregnancy — last time around, I had gained 28 pounds by this week, so I suppose that’s a good thing. On the flip side, I started this pregnancy a fair bit heavier than last time, so it’s not like I’m lighter or leaner; if anything, my total weight is probably higher now than it was during the 27th week of my first pregnancy. My attitude toward diet and nutrition is also pretty lax, as evidenced by this recent tweet:
Playing with new fitness app on iPhone. Apparently eating an average of 3498 calories per day. Feel oddly entitled to not care. #pregnant
— Sarah (@babytalkbunglow) June 20, 2014
- Aches & Pains — One of the “fun new pregnancy symptoms” listed in my 27-week update with Lillian was unruly ligaments and my hips feeling all out of whack. That symptom has returned this time, with my hips feeling weirdly dislocated, though it’s hardly noticeable unless I’m going up or down stairs, and so far hasn’t interfered with walking to and from the train station to commute to work.
- Heartburn — Only a little so far. I thought it was starting up with a vengeance a few weeks ago, but so far it’s just been a few isolated incidents, and seemingly limited to when I eat spicy stuff — popping a few Tums has been enough to keep it at bay in those cases.
- Swollen Feet — None yet! Unlike last time at this stage of pregnancy, my Olive Oyl feet are still as unnaturally thin and bony as ever.
- Baby Kicks — Lots! Just like last time, the kicks are sometimes so hard that it seems like my whole belly shakes.
Symptom and discomfort wise, this second pregnancy seems to be going almost more smoothly than the first (which was pretty easy as far as pregnancies go). It’s enough to make me worry about being lured into a false sense of security only for some big complication to arise — like the appointment for the diabetes test is in a week and a half, so I’ll be knocking on wood that everything comes back A-OK from that.
And in the meantime, we’ll just keep on keepin’ on, try to get moving on our baby preparations, and enjoy these last few months of being a family of three!