27 Weeks

Size of baby: 2.5lbs and 16 inches- about the size of a head of cauliflower
Symptoms: I’ve had pretty uncomfortable heartburn this week, and lots of backaches.
Fetal Movement: lots of kicking and turning… and hiccups! 🙂 Before I would only really feel it at night but now I feel it throughout the day too.
Sleep: I still get up a couple of times a night to pee. I guess that never really changed throughout the pregnancy. It’s still difficult to get comfortable at night. One thing I really don’t mind is Eva kicking away. In fact I really can’t relax until I feel a few jabs to let me know she’s okay.
Maternity Clothes: None yet (except for that shirt I wore on Halloween). My skate jeans still button but not my skinny jeans. Today I will be shopping for my first maternity clothes so that I’ll have stuff to wear in Texas.
Cravings: Nothing, really. I’ve been eating lots of peanut butter though.
Aversions: Nothing stands out this week
Best Moment This Week: Oh man! Where do I begin? Was it feeling baby Eva’s hiccups for the first time? Or was it crossing over to my Third Trimester & 7th Month of Pregnancy? This was a pretty good week for pregnancy.
What I Look Forward To: This time next week I’ll be making this post from TEXAS right before getting ready for my BABY SHOWER! Eeeeeeeee!
What I Miss: SURFING!!!!

2nd Trimester Recap

Today is the first day of my 3rd Trimester!
During My 2nd Trimester:
  • I found out that my sweet little baby is a GIRL!
  • I felt my baby tapping then squirming then kicking then break dancing!
  • I felt my baby hiccuping.
  • I did a little too much shopping!
  • Baby Eva began receiving her first gifts from her family and friends who live far away.
  • My belly grew exponentially. 
Besides the occasional heartburn and frequent backaches, I have felt pretty darn good throughout my second trimester. I still jog three miles almost every day and lift weights three or four days a week. Today I took my last final for the semester, which means I’m only one semester away from graduating law school. 
I can’t believe I only have 3 more months until I meet my sweet baby girl. When I get back from Texas in January I’ll start taking childbirth classes and decorating Eva’s nursery. I can’t wait! 
For all the inconveniences pregnancy creates, it is truly an amazing experience. Every time I feel Eva moving around it makes me smile so big and feel extraordinarily excited. I’m already so in love with her.
I hope my last trimester of pregnancy is as great as the first two were!

26 Weeks

Our house matches my hair and is still messy from moving in!
Size of baby: almost 14 inches and a little over 2 pounds
Symptoms: backaches, footaches, a little swelling… ugh! Other than that, everything has been great!
Fetal Movement: She gets stronger and more wiggly by the day!
Cravings: Dried Mangos!
Aversions: I keep thinking I want Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream but it just doesn’t taste right to me. I can’t wait to get down to Texas and eat some Blue Bell. 
Best Moment This Week: I’m starting to receive gifts from my registry so that’s really exciting! So far I’ve received a musical turtle toy & taggie blanket from my dad’s cousin, a bunch of children’s books from a friend-of-family/my 5th grade teacher, and a baby bath from another one of my second cousins. 
What I Look Forward To: 10 DAYS TIL TEXAS!!! I can’t wait to go home and spend the holidays with my family and friends. But first I must get through finals… (which is why I haven’t been posting much lately)

25 Weeks

Different background because we are now in a new house! Still a bit messy.
Size of baby: 13.5 inches long and 2 lbs… about the size of an eggplant!
Symptoms: heartburn, backaches
Fetal Movement: Still lots of kicking… and they’re getting harder. Love it!
Cravings: Chips!
Aversions: Sprite & Lemon-lime drinks
Best moment this week: Feeding my baby a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.
What I Look Forward To: Getting finals over with so I can finally relax for a bit! 2 more weeks…
Other Interesting Things About This Week: My baby is now considered viable! About 90% of babies born at this stage in development will survive. This is pretty awesome news.