Yesterday I got dressed for work, and jumped out of the closet shouting to Declan, "Look!! I don't even look pregnant from the front in this shirt!!" He hesitantly said something to the affect of, "Uhh, sure babes. Whatever you say." [He knows better then to combat a pregnant woman-you know, at least out-right.] Its not that I don't want to look pregnant, but for some reason, I think it's fun to trick myself into believing this at times. I came home after school and took a frontal picture of myself in the same outfit. However, I have a feeling I didn't quite pass as not-being-preggo. See for yourself. Besides, as soon as I turn to the side, all hope was gone.
And yea, from these pictures, I DO NOT think I fooled anyone. Even from the "front". Psshh...Whatever.
How far along? 27 weeks (say WHAT?!)
Total weight gain: I'm gonna guess 6-7...but I don't know for sure. Appointment next week! I'm down to every two weeks already for OB appt's...crazy. I know.
Maternity clothes? yerrrrp....but not many maternity tops yet.
Cravings: Random things. This week, I ate "Take 5's" about three times. It's crazy because I haven't wanted chocolate at all until I saw those. I also really want my sis-in-love's chocolate chip banana bread, its delicious. I still enjoy my cereal at night as a snack. Still loving veggies, still loving me some oranges!
Best moment this week: Listening to her heartbeat for an hour and half straight at the L&D ward (see, there were some perks to that trip!), and hearing her flip around and kick. Also, feelings big, huge kicks and flips. Declan felt something big last night and swore it was her arm or elbow sliding across my belly, and it probably was!
Movement: Oh my gosh...after our little scare, she's been CRAZY active. Literally, almost all day long I'm feeling major movement. Two nights ago she even kept me up when I really wanted to sleep. I'm not sure when she's sleeping to be honest!
Gender: sugar and spice and everything nice
Labor Signs: Err...not "labor" signs...but contractions? Too many for my liking.
Belly Button in or out? Finally, its starting to get flat...so flat, in fact that you can now see the bottom hole of my belly piercing. Kind of weird, considering I've never really seen that part before. Ahh...pregnancy is so glamorous ;)
Weekly Wisdom: If you feel nervous about something pregnancy-wise, call the doctor. Don't feel stupid, because honestly...better safe then sorry. We are dealing with a life, here. Right?
Milestones: ENTERING 3rd TRIMESTER....Holy CizzzOW
Favorite Moments: Usually they revolve around Declan being excited over the baby...there is nothing like seeing your husband so thrilled over baby movements, nursery decor and being a daddy to a little girl.
Alright...27 week photo time.
Are you ready...?
Are you sure...?
Are you really sure...?
Because--it's SO there.
Undeniable baby belly.
Happy [Finally] Friday!
PS: Expect a post tomorrow--I don't typically post on Saturdays, but--we are getting a foot of snow and I'll be stuck inside. I also have a wee little story to tell you about my Wal-Mart experience last night. You don't wanna miss it. Or, maybe you do...if you loathe the place as much as me.