PREGNANCY WEEK 27 – July 25, 2015
The baby is now over two pounds and more than 14 inches. This marks the last week of the 2nd trimester, the home stretch is around the corner. Wow. I’ve enjoyed this 2nd trimester and hopefully the third will treat me well too.
I called around and finally found a chiropractor that accepts insurance and treats my Pubis Symphysis Dysfunction. I had an appointment with him on Thursday and he is confident that he can get me in working order. After an examination, he adjusted me. My pubic pain is lesser and I feel better overall. I return for another appointment next week. I am grateful that I can get some help for this issue. So far I’m happy with the result of my first adjustment. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is only positive, so I look forward to getting treated regularly.
On Friday I got a real treat. One of my good friends offered to take Winter for the day so that I could get a “day off” and do whatever I wanted. It was so nice! I went to see a movie, got a manicure, went to the mall, and overall enjoyed my day. It was much needed and very refreshing!
Today I ran a 5K race and it went pretty well. The course had ZERO flat areas, it was either uphill or downhill the entire time. My foot didn’t give me any trouble, neither did my pubic bone give me any pain. I wore my maternity support belt. I ran the majority of the race but did take walking breaks on some of the uphill portions. It felt great when I would occasionally pass other runners. I heard one lady sigh really loud as I passed her.
Eric and I celebrate 7 years of marriage on July 26. We are going to spend one night away in the mountains to celebrate!
My age: 29
How far along: 27 weeks
How big is baby: the size of a head of lettuce (14.5 inches and 2.2 pounds)
Events of this week: Went to a surprise birthday party, went to the movies, went to the park, went swimming at the pool, had a “day off,” had a girl’s night, ran a 5K, went to a jewelry party, and our friends from small group had their baby girl.
Symptoms: Pubis Symphysis Dysfunction, growing belly, mild heartburn and got my first Braxton Hicks contractions. Started to feel the urgency to go to the bathroom frequently now–with there only being a trickle….so annoying!
Exercise/Activity: 5 days of exercise! One of those being my 5K race that I ran today. Feeling good about working out, although I did pull a muscle in my back while lifting weights the other day.
Sleep: Decent sleep because of my pillow cave. Up a lot to pee.
Maternity clothes: Yes.
Stretch marks: No.
Belly Button: Out.
Food cravings: Swiss cheese.
Food aversions: None.
Best Moment of the Week: Our friends FINALLY had their baby girl 9 days overdue!
Worst Moment of the Week: None.
What I’m looking forward to: Seeing our baby on the ultrasound on Friday.
What I’m nervous about/praying for: Hoping for good results on the ultrasound. We are looking to see a bigger spacing between where my placenta is compared to my cervix than at 20 weeks.
What I miss: Nothing.
Next appointment: Friday, July 31 @ 8:00 am – checkup, 28 week ultrasound & glucose test.
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