27 week update

How far along? 27weeks

Total weight gain: 7lbs
Maternity clothes? I have now put away all my super skinny jeans/pants. I’ve been sticking to dresses with tights, leggings, and getting as creative as I can.
Stretch marks? none yet.
Sleep: still going ok, I have a new issue with sleeping on my left side. I’ve been getting this crazy pain under my left boob, like right at the top of my rib cage. In the morning it is so sore and numb. I’ve been trying my best to avoid the left side because of it.
Best moment this week: finally getting a seat on the subway, woohoo!
Miss Anything? Kev picked up a 6 pack of Schrimshaw at Fairway this weekend and the other night we had burgers and ooooooh I wanted one sooooo bad. Some women have told me that they didn’t even miss alcohol when they were pregnant, like they didn’t even have the taste for it. Well, this CLEARLY is not the case for me.
Movement: lots and lots. It is just the best, he is getting so much stronger and more deliberate with his moves. We also like to play a little game together when he is really active, he kicks me and I poke him back. At night I like to high five him right before we go to sleep 🙂
Food cravings: Keeping those grapefruit farmers in business what can I say. I’m up to at least 2 a day.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing new, just anything too rich or super sweet is nobueno. Definitely NOT looking forward to my glucose test on Monday in which I have to chug a big sugar drink.
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: back pain remains, and Kev has been a godsend with his nightly deep tissue massages and karate chops. It’s one of those “hurts so good” type of things but honestly it is the only thing that will gives me relief. I mentioned the pain/numbness I’m having under my left boob right where my rib cage meets…going to talk to my midwife about this next Monday. I’ll report back. Oh, and despite hoping I would not get the mid-line on my belly known as the linea negra, Kev so sweetly pointed out to me last night that I do, in fact have the start of this line forming below my belly button. I shed a little tear…and no, I’m not even kidding. haha. Looks like I’m not one of those lucky 25%.
Belly Button in or out? in, but its starting to look a little funny. Will keep you posted on this.
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy as a clam in the sea.
Looking forward to: vacation!!!!



Sleeping in

With the baby on the way, you’re reminded often “sleep while you can!” While I know things are going to drastically change in that department, I can honestly say I treasure these little moments like the one below. Cuddling up with our pup sleeping a little late on a dreary Sunday.


Congratulations Luke and Katharine

Such a beautiful wedding, can you believe they put this whole thing together in two months?! Congrats to both of you, here are some pics from the big day:) xoxoxo

Stunning with the best man and maid of honor.

the Smalls! (not pictured, the Talls)

25 week bump, all dressed up

my love ❤


dancing the night away……


25 week update

How far along? 25weeks

Total weight gain: 6lbs
Maternity clothes? The past two weeks I’ve definitely felt myself getting bigger, i’ve been wearing a lot of leggings, tights with dresses, and a few pairs of jeans that are usually just a little too big and require belts.
Stretch marks? nope.
Sleep: well its as good as its going to get I think. I got my sweet body pillow from Target, a steal at $10. Kev claims I look like a tree frog now when I sleep, it has certainly helped with the hip pain I was having. The silver lining to waking up multiple times in the night to either switch positions or pee, is feeling little mans kicks…the best.
Best moment this week: Someone coming up to me and saying. “Ok, NOW you look pregnant”
Miss Anything? belted jeans with a tucked in shirt, but only for a hot second. I love my bump.
Movement: ALL the time. He is moving, kicking, punching like crazy. I feel it all over, sometimes really high sometimes really low like almost what feels like by my tailbone, its absolutely amazing.
Food cravings: still grapefruit, and lets not forget a delicious shake shack burger.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still not a fan of anything to rich
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: back pain. So I talked to the doctor about this, unlike what you would think would be normal prego back pain–low back pain. I have pain that feels like a dull knife is stabbing me in the middle of my back. This apparently is caused by a pinched nerve that wraps around my rib cage…yeah awesome. The worst thing for it? Sitting. So, needless to say every night I come home in excruciating pain, and proceed to lay on the hardwood floor for relief, and then beg for kev to do his fist screwdriver move on either side of my spine. This has become our ritual.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Still super happy, except for end of the day back pain
Looking forward to: heading to the DR in 3 weeks with Sam/Jens!!! CAN NOT WAIT!