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Week 27 Pregnancy Journal


How Far Along? 27 weeks

Size of Baby: A head of cauliflower (14.5 inches). Baby weighs 2 lbs now!

Gender: Our sweet, sweet girl.

Weight Gain: A gain of two pounds this week from last week. Now up a total of 11 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight -- but since I lost a few pounds in the first trimester, up 14 pounds total from my lowest pregnancy weight.

Maternity Clothes: Thank goodness for them. I got to wear my one splurge during this pregnancy to my girlfriend's baby shower on Saturday. This dress is from Pickles & Ice Cream here in Charlotte and it's so comfortable and beautiful! Here I am in it with my girlfriend Ashley and her sister-in-law. All of us have little girls on the way!


Nursery: Making steps! We have an electrician coming out this coming week to install a new light in the nursery (among other tick-list items) and her closet is being redone this weekend. We have about twelve paint chips to decide amongst for the wall color. Last night I went out and purchased her little hangers for the nursery closet and just about died over the cuteness. They are so tiny! (Sidenote: although it may not be super glamorous, Burlington Coat Factory has quite a decent baby section ... who knew?! I got a few 10-packs of pink velvet hangers for $4.99 each and they even have Boppy pillows there for $25!)

Movement: All the time! Changing from more of an internal flicking movement to rolling around and protruding. Yep, protruding baby parts from my belly. It's awesome.

Symptoms: This belly button is way shallow. No stretch marks to date -- applying my various oils like it's my job. Bending at the waist is becoming a real challenge, so now I'm totally getting why gals love dresses in the third trimester! Putting on pants is no easy feat ... I have to bend my legs outward like frog legs to get in my pants. And shoot, if I drop something on the floor -- there's a really good chance I may decide to just leave it there.

Sleep: Sleeping fairly well, even when I was out of town three nights this past week in Rochester.

Cravings: PEANUT BUTTER CUPS. I'm not telling you how many I eat per day. Gotta get that in check because the glucose test will be this Friday. And if you're curious, the little tub that Aldi sells (Choceur brand) blows Reese's out of the water. Out. Of. The. Water.

What I Miss: Regular shopping. I had $15 in birthday money that Banana Republic gave me that I had to spend by the end of January. Last Friday evening I took myself to the mall and saw all of these cute clothes with nipped-in waistlines that just won't work. Next year!

The pink sweater from BR did come home with me
but that cute striped number in the back was a big no-go.

Best Moment This Week: On a shuttle at the Philly airport, a mom offered me her seat (although I was happy to stay standing) and then a man asked if I needed any assistance getting my bag down. The sweetness of people on the shuttle was just really blowing me away and I had to fight back tears of gratitude!

Looking Forward To: Eeek -- our Florida babymoon! More details to come! Sun + sand + palm trees, we are ready for you!

28 comments:

  1. You in that green jacket!! swoon! You look incredible!

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  2. Wow, people were nice in the Philly airport?!! Oh la la, Florida sounds fabulous!

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  3. You look amazing! I just love the kindness of strangers :)

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  4. Eee! So exciting! Cannot wait to hear/see more about this babymoon!!! Warmer weather is calling my name! ;)
    xx

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  5. That last outfit is just perfect. Love the all black with the green jacket. So cute!

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  6. love that green jacket! I have that same money from BR and it's already burning a whole in my pocket!

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  7. Your getting so much closer!! I bought some little hangers for my friend that just found out she is expecting this weekend and I couldn't get over how cute they were!!! I cannot wait to see her nursery, I am sure it will be so cute!!!

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  8. You are looking wonderful and oh so happy! Little girl will be here before you know it :-) I cannot wait to hear all the details of your babymoon! Soak it all in while you can!

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  9. You're just so sweet. I love that green jacket on you. Gorgeous color!

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  10. Beautiful dress!! :) baby moon is exciting!! Nursery stuff is always fun!! :)

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  11. You are just presh! I have 3 spring dresses from Pickles & Ice Cream last year (I had a May baby, too!) that I am trying to get rid of, all size S and BARELY worn. If you're interested, I can send you my email address. I'm in Charlotte, too, & could get them to you somehow without you having to pay shipping!

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  12. I bought a lot of necklaces and earrings and scarves toward the end of my pregnancy! I wanted to shop and treat myself to pretty things, but I was so over buying maternity clothes!!!

    You look great, April :)

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  13. You are ADORABLE.... I mean, truly adorable! Love that dress, by the way. Good maternity stuff is sometimes hard to come by, so it's well worth it to splurge a few times if you can't live without it!

    Hope you're having a good week, dear!

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  14. That pic of you and your pregnant girlfriends is so cute!! Isn't it so fun to be pregnant together? I ate so many peanut butter cups when I was pregnant- if it makes you feel any better I have. The movement was always my favorite part- so sweet.

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  15. I didn't notice until you said it, but pregnant ladies do where a lot of dresses. Makes sense now. I laughed out loud when you said you sometimes decide to just leave things on the ground. Sounds like something I would do.

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  16. a florida babymoon sounds like a blast :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  17. i just burst out laughing about not bending over to pick things up. Last night i dropped a tupperware lid on the floor and just chose not to pick it up becuase it was too much effort. I've also started having matt unload the bottom rack of the dishwasher (not easy)!

    Love the Pickles & Ice Cream dress!!!!!

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  18. You are so cute!! Glad people are being nice to a preggo! I get annoyed when people don't offer their seats to pregnant women on the train.

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  19. You are looking great!! I love that splurge dress and the green trench!

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  20. PS- Reeses can't be so bad. Baby girl needs protein and peanut butter is chocked full of it! ;)

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  21. You look so cute in everything!! Way back when, when I was pregnant
    Burlington Coat Factory's baby section was great! They carried all of the newer and cuter things at great prices! I don't think I have been back since though!

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  22. Sounds like your doing great! I always wondered about why so many preggers wore dresses!!

    You can check out "Life on the Parsons Farm" @ atparsons.blogspot.com

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  23. You are glowing!! And that green trench coat is to die for!

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  24. That dress is gorgeous! Do you live in Charlotte??? I will buy your maternity clothes! ;) If I can ever get knocked up again.

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  25. Love that green coat on you!

    Also, really random, but a neighbor of ours went to Furman and during one of our playdates, I said, "Oh, I love this blogger who I think went to Furman." and it turns out she was in your sorority! Her name is Melanie Totman. Small world! :)

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  26. I'm a week behind you at 26 weeks with my first girl! I have two boys already. I had my glucose test this week and passed...you look great!

    www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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