I can’t believe the second trimester is done! I officially enter the third trimester tomorrow and am more than two-thirds of the way to meeting our baby boy.

Size: Last week the baby was the size of a scallion. This week he’s the size of a head of cauliflower, a bunch (not just one) of bananas, or lettuce. He weighs around 2 pounds and measures about 14 1/2 inches long (that makes more sense to me than the produce comparisons)

Feeling: Still pretty good. No major aches or pains or heartburn (knock on wood). I’ve had some trouble sleeping and am usually up for an hour or so in the middle of the night; I think it’s when he’s most active. I had that same slight pain in my side that I mentioned Monday again during Jazzercise but I think it’s just from my belly being so big.

Baby Gear: Well…I discovered a Carter’s near our house. And then an outlet near the doctor’s office. Let’s just say Baby Boy got a lot of clothes these past couple weeks.

Ryan finished painting the nursery and is working on putting the crib together now. The family I work for generously gave us a crib mattress and I’m excited to get the room set up.

I also finished our registries but have a feeling there’s a lot I missed. How am I supposed to know what a baby needs?!

Someone from Jazzercise kindly gave me some of her old maternity clothes. Since I don’t have a lot going on right aka many reasons to leave the house, I’m trying to avoid spending money on clothes for me, so her gesture was very appreciated. Target has a sale on maternity clothes going on, so I also got a top, another pair of workout capris, and a dress for some events coming up all for $30. Score!

Doctor’s Appointment: My blood pressure is still high. I don’t get it and honestly I don’t think my doctor does either. She said to plan on being induced around 38 weeks. I’m trying to stay positive and be glad that means we get to meet our baby two weeks early.

The glucose test wasn’t terrible but wasn’t pleasant either. You would think something with 50 grams of sugar would be tasty but you’d be wrong. The doctor said no news is good news and I haven’t heard anything, so I’m assuming I passed.



The girls I nanny threw me a little baby shower on my last day. The almost 5 year old helped her grandma pick out the gifts and the 9 year old wrapped them all by herself. It was the sweetest thing. I’m looking forward to seeing their faces the first time they get to meet the little guy.

What baby gear could you not live without? Anything you registered for and ended up never using? 

Bumpie Friday: Weeks 26 & 27

2 thoughts on “Bumpie Friday: Weeks 26 & 27

  • August 25, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Ok – what we didn’t really use: (keeping in mind this is “old” data due to the babies now being teens, and products may have improved, but nonetheless)

    the swing with 110 choices for speed, music, etc. Basic is just fine if you opt for a swing.

    Any carrying pouch, other than one we used for hiking. Around the house, your hip works great (just watch your stance so you don’t end up with sore back) and you won’t clean and carry the baby in a pouch nearly as much as you think you might. When you go outdoors, you’ll want the more outdoorsy industrial strength carrier — and a great baby jogger too.

    What we did use:
    burp cloths

    bobby pillow

    good rocking chair and music

    crib mobile

    co-sleeper or portable crib, especially if you have two levels in your home

    bouncy seat (God send when you need to shower)

    books, books, and more books (this will be a must for you, I am sure)

    easy to throw in car stroller for errands – and one where the car seat can snap in is a huge plus!

    Happy baby shopping!!!!!!


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