Yay! Final few weeks of my second trimester. These past few weeks have been a whirlwind. First, we’ll start with the good: we had an amazing baby shower in Tulsa, OK where my family lives. So many wonder women showed up and really made me and Isla feel loved. It was bumble bee themed and over-the-top cute with little honey pots as favors <3
On to the not-so-good: My Grandmother passed away a few days before the baby shower. It was really hard to miss her and we even had a funeral the same weekend. My family was so sweet about it and it was surreal to celebrate two of the most important ladies in my life: my sweet baby and my strong, wonderful grandmother. To say it was an emotional weekend would be an understatement.
Also, I spent the Friday of my 27th week at the Labor & Delivery ward. Unfortunately, I started having some contractions that needed to be stopped. Baby is fine, Momma is anxious, but we’re hanging in there. I’m currently taking Procardia every 6 hours and resting as much as possible. It’s too soon for Isla to make her debut!
Total weight gain: 19.5 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Pretty much all I wear now. Seriously, Pink Blush Maternity and Old Navy have been good to me.
Stretch marks? No new ones.
Sleep: My brother was in the navy and he told me “sleep is for the weak”. I’m going with this… 🙁
Workouts: None since we had a little scare.
Diet: No appetite. My stomach has been upset from the Procardia.
Best moment this week: My baby shower! Everyone was so happy to hear about Isla’s name decision and all the details of her growth.
Miss anything? My Grandmother. It was really hard to celebrate knowing that she isn’t going to meet her. I’m very blessed that she and many other angels will be watching over us from above, but it’s still hard.
Food cravings: Sushi! AK took me out to eat to try to relax, but I missed ordering my favorite salmon roll.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Just the medication. Procardia isn’t the most fun medication to be on (to say the least!).
Labor signs: Just a few. Luckily, the Doctors put an end to that!
Symptoms: Swollen feet and side effects of Procardia (flushed cheeks, light headed, fatigue, queasy)
Belly button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off: Wedding band off, engagement ring on.
Happy or moody most of the time: I was all over the place the last few weeks.
Looking forward to: The THIRD Trimester!