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Merfbaby the Cauliflower

Merfbaby is 27 weeks!

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About 14 1/2 inches long and 14 weeks to go!

How I’m Feeling: Good. We learned some exercises in Bradley Class that help with stretching out my lower back so that’s helping a lot! I’ve been fatigued at the end of a long day, but nothing too bad. During our busy weekends around the house I take breaks to sit with my feet up a few times. I took a nap last night after work, which was awesome!

Belly/Weight: I’ve had several comments from co-workers that I really do look pregnant this week. Ha! I have to agree. It’s crazy how one week from the next my belly can really grow. I don’t feel “big” but I do notice that I bump my tummy into things not realizing how far it’s starting to stick out. No idea on weight? I have a doctor appointment next Tuesday so I’ll find out then. I feel like everything I’ve gained is in my boobs and belly.

Life Changes: I’ve been eating more protein, just chicken and turkey but I feel like it’s helping. The Bradley Method has a big emphasis on Nutrition so I’ve been tracking my meals this week and my protein intake. It’s hard to get that much protein! I’ve starting drinking a cup of milk in the morning to add a little bit more for the day. I take my Glucose Test tomorrow, fingers crossed I get a good result!

Movement: He’s been busy in there this week! Lots of rolling around. It’s such a funny feeling when he does it. I always make a silly face and Merfman know’s he’s moving around in there.

Sleep: I slept really well this week. I think I’ve been tired from all the projects around the house. Merfman is back to work so it’s back to early mornings and late nights for him :(

Cravings: Nothing specific? I still love my OJ, oh and I LOVE my Oats and Peanut Butter for breakfast every morning. But I think that’s my normal craving, not baby related. I really haven’t craved anything strange or way outside of my normal eating.

Exercise: More gym time this week! I like walking on the treadmill while watching the TODAY show in the morning. I have very little exercise clothing that fits anymore! I told Merfman I may need to steal some of his old shirts and make them into work out tanks.

Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week:  Talking about future family vacations with Merfman. It’s so fun to think about the future and our adventures at a little family of 3 :) We can’t wait to take Merfbaby on his first camping trip! Oh, and I had an awesome Saturday. Merfman and I went to our first Bradley Class, then he took me to Lululemon to buy me a new pair of pants. Then we went out to lunch. I felt so spoiled and happy.

On My Mind:  Becoming a MOM. That’s such a crazy concept. Something I’ve never done before and have no experience with. I’m thinking it’ll be similar to becoming a wife, where you just grow into the role and learn as you go. Since we’re taking our Bradley Classes I’m getting a lot of pregnancy and baby info, and I’ve read several books so I feel like I’m getting more than enough info there. This week I’ve read a lot about becoming a parent and a Mom. How to work through the stress and chaos and let the little things go. I’m wrapping my head around the type of Mom and Wife I want to be and the things I want to teach Merfbaby.

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