Pregnancy Update | 27 Weeks

It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 27 weeks:

bump update 27 weeks 2015

Here’s the current status:

 How Far Along – 27 weeks (now officially in the third trimester! 😀 )

Baby Size Comparison – Cucumber (15″ Head to Toe and 2.2 pounds)

Symptoms – I feel like my belly and breasts both did a lot of growing this week and I started really feeling it around my bra band.  My chest started to feel rather constricted and I need to take off my bra to feel like I could breathe fully again.  I bought some new bras which are helping a lot during the day, but I still feel a bit uncomfortable in my chest by the evening.  

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I purchased a couple of my favorite underwire bras, the Perfect Coverage Bras from Victoria’s Secret, in the next size up.  I still prefer to wear these when I’m out and about because they “lift and separate” the way I like.  I’m now wearing a 36D after starting at a 32D pre-pregnancy.

nursing bras haul october 2015

I know it’s a bit early to buy nursing bras since my breasts will most likely grow again, but honestly they just looked comfortable and got good reviews, so I thought why not.  I don’t like not wearing a bra unless I’m sleeping and since I spend most of my time in my house, I thought I could wear these when I’m at home.  I figured it wasn’t necessarily a bad idea to see what brands and styles I like so I know once the baby is born.  Plus, these bras come in a standard XS through XL size instead of specific band and cup sizes, so one size can work for various chest sizes.

I decided to try out the Bravado Body Silk Bras, because they get such awesome reviews on Amazon.  I purchased the two pack so I could have my most worn colors, black and nude.  I also ended up buying the iLoveSIA Maternity/Nursing Bras, which come in a two-pack as well, since they were so inexpensive ($20.99).  I purchased a Veami Nursing Sleep Bra which has very little support, but I thought might be nice when I’m feeling extra tight around the chest.  I haven’t tested them out yet since they just came in the mail, but I’ll keep you posted if any of them become favorites!

 Physical Changes – As I mentioned before, I feel like both my belly and breasts grew significantly in the past week alone.  It seems like my belly is now expanding up closer to my ribcage.  I wonder if this is because I am so short-waisted or just a normal part of the development.  Either way, you can really see the difference in my comparison photos above between last week and now!

Weight Gain – 1 pound (21 total)

 Mood – It was a really good week mood-wise for me.  I felt happy and in the groove with both my work and personal life.

Sleep – I’m back to excellent sleep after last week‘s issues.  Most nights I sleep 9+ hours.  What a luxury!

Food Cravings – I’m suddenly huge on cereal, which is quite out of the ordinary since I’ve really never been interested in it before.  I’ve been eating Trader Joe’s Triple Berry O’s.  Delicious!

Food Aversions – Fish.  Not to be confused with seafood, which I still enjoy eating for the most part.

Missing – Being able to breathe at the end of the day!  I’m hoping my new bra purchases will help with this.

Looking Forward To – Picking out a color to paint the nursery.  That’s in my plans for the week.  I hope to have the room prepped and painted by the end of the month, including switching out the closet doors and picking out window treatments.  I’ll do a complete room makeover post and video once all is said and done, including before, during, and after looks.  This might not go up until after Baby Girl is born depending on when the nursery furniture we ordered last month arrives.  

 This Week’s Happenings – Don and I went to a Yoga for Childbirth workshop last week held at a local yoga studio.  While we’re signed up for a bunch of classes offered through our hospital in November and December, I thought this workshop might offer a different perspective.  We really enjoyed that it was geared more towards mind and body practices to help during labor, not necessarily just delivery.  We also went shopping for strollers this past weekend.  I had narrowed it down to my top three, but we wanted to try them out in person before making our final decision.  You can read more about my process and which strollers we tested here if you’d like.

I’m super excited to finally be able to share that my sister-in-law, Emily, is also pregnant!  She and her husband, Dave, are expecting a baby boy in early February.  Our due dates are almost exactly four weeks apart!  I’ve known since she took a positive pregnancy test back in May, but obviously wanted to respect her desire to keep the good news to just the inner circle until she was ready to share publicly.  It’s been so much fun to have a pregnancy buddy!  Our family is growing by leaps and bounds in 2016 🙂

I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:

Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice.  I appreciate your support so much!


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15 thoughts on “Pregnancy Update | 27 Weeks”

  1. I love reading your updates! Getting me excited to start trying for baby # 2 in December! A random thought though, on your old blog you had a portion for blogs that you like, can you share some of the ones you like now? I got hooked on I Heart Organizing!

    Thank you!

  2. Would you please, please, PLEASE talk about the baby movements! I’ve been waiting to hear of you (and Don) experiencing them since the beginning of these pregnancy vlogs, and you have barely mentioned the subject after the first time you felt her. I would love to hear a baby activity update every week instead of aversions and cramps and stuff. And if you feel comfortable sharing about your (and Don’s) feelings about the pregnancy as it progresses, how you feel your life starting to change etc… My “babies” are 10 and 12 so I love to reminiscence through your vlogs 🙂 So excited for you guys!

  3. It’s actually not too early to be getting nursing bras, not sure about over there but here in Australia nursing bras are the only maternity bras you can get really, and as its recommended not to wear underwire bras while pregnant these are the only ones without that I can ever find that aren’t old looking!! Also I didn’t go up hugely in cup sizes so I just got one size bigger for post baby. So exciting to have a pregnancy buddy, my best friend was pregnant with me with my last Bub we were 4 weeks apart with due dates too!! And now they are only 2 weeks apart as my Bub was late at 41 weeks and 3 days and hers was early. But we Live far apart :(.

    1. Apologies I just watched the corresponding video and noticed your dr says it’s ok to wear underwire. Please don’t feel I’m criticising, I wouldn’t have put it if I had seen that. Your dr will give you the best advice 😀

  4. Please do an update after you try out your nursing bras on how they are. I still haven’t found any that fit right! The one that I did finally settle on getting from Destination Maternity gaps oddly. I wish Victoria’s Secret would make nursing bras because those have always fit me best.

  5. Jen, have you considered the 4moms Origami stroller, I’m drooling over it haha but I have so many strollers already including citi select which I love.

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