Baby #2: Weeks 27, 28 & 29

Let's chat about stretch marks real quick. Last time around I didn't notice any during my pregnancy other than on my belly button. I had my belly button pierced and that skin just stretched really horribly. After having Leighton I noticed some on my inner thighs as well as my butt and thighs. The ones on my but and thighs are partially from college, but I did notice some new ones.

Anyway, back to my point. This pregnancy is different all around, but I started to notice some purple spots starting to show up on my stomach. As soon as I did I started asking friends for their suggestions on the best products to use, Bio Oil was the one that I went with. Now I have a whole routine/concoction of products I use. So here is the breakdown.


Either a self-tanner lotion if I showered in the morning, or a nice thick body lotion if I showered the night before. If my belly is really bothering me I use the Bio-Oil as well.

Before Bed:

Bio-Oil on my belly, love handle/upper butt area and inner thighs, a thick body lotion (unless I just showered then I use my self tanning lotion), and finally a belly butter just to be a bit extra.

My stomach doesn't hold the self-tanner like the rest of my body because of the other products I am using, but it isn't summer so I am fine with that!

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Let's talk symptoms. 

HOLY LEG/FOOT/TOE CRAMPS! Throughout this entire pregnancy I have been having them, but lately I can't catch a break. So far a combo of Powerade Zero and bananas is working pretty well. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.

My 28 week appointment went more smooth than anticipated. I think I was there for and hour and forty-five minutes, and it consisted of one short chat with the doctor, one sugary drink, one blood draw and two shots. I think the Tdap shot soreness lingered longer than my flu shot did if I am being honest. And the MA told me my skin was tough as she pricked me for my RhoGAM shot (that one is in the booty). As for my glucose test, I was operating under the assumption that no news was good news. So, you can imagine the panic that ensued when I saw my doctor office calling me the other day. No worries though, no gestational diabetes for me. Thank heavens!

Other than that, I had finally kicked my cold but Leighton gave it back to me (it went away within a few days though. Nosebleeds have lightened up though so that is a positive.

Let's talk about the baby.

Week 27: He is now approximately the size of a head of cauliflower - 14.4 inches and 2 pounds. He can recognize my voice and Nate's and his retinas are developing more fully. Apparently we could shine a light on my belly and he would move either away or to it because he is able to detect changes in light now.

Week 28: Hudson is no the size of a head of Iceberg Lettuce - approximately 14.8 inches and 2.2 pounds. His brain is developing its folds and grooves, fat layers are continuing to develop and his muscle tone is improving. The increased muscle tone can mean more movement (yup, sure does). 

Week 29: We are now up to a baby the size of a Butternut Squash! He is approximately 15.2 inches and weighs about 2.5 pounds. His lungs are developed enough to breathe air, his bone marrow is completely responsible for producing red blood cells now and he is starting to be able to regulate his own temperature. My app also tells me he has become more active...NO KIDDING! This kid moves all the time. If you follow me on snapchat you will see him dancing away every now and then on my story!

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