I'm 27 weeks now, and this little baby is about the size of a head of cauliflower, being approximately 16 inches long and weighing about 2.5 pounds (I'm not quite sure how those dimensions translate into a head of cauliflower, but whatever, I'll go with it). She is very very active. Right when I lay down at night she starts her daily exercises, I think she likes kickboxing and jogging. Occasionally she will move nonstop for 15 minutes. It's crazy! It's fun and exciting to feel, but sometimes the kicks are so hard it is shocking.
My belly button is still out. Still no swollen ankles or hands, my wedding ring still fits. I haven't been sick or nauseous in a while which has been really great. I don't think I have any new food aversions, or cravings necessarily, but since veggies tend to give me bad heart-burn, I've really been craving/ trying to eat a lot of fruit. I think I had my first Braxton Hicks (or as Jordan likes to call it Braxton
As far as maternity clothes go, here is what I have: 6 shirts (2 long sleeved, 2 3/4 length, and 2 short sleeved), 2 maxi skirts, 2 maxi dresses, a pair of jeans, a pair of black pants, and a pair of mint capris. All was purchased at either Motherhood Maternity or Old Navy (maternity section) with the exception of the maxi skirts which I had from before I was pregnant. I also have a pair of capri yoga pants that I also got at Motherhood. I can't wear my t-shirts anymore (just for lounging around the house), so I wear Jordan's now. I have a few shirts from my pre-pregnancy wardrobe that I can still wear because they are stretchy and long. The issue these days is length, which is why I really like the shirts from Motherhood (and they usually have pretty good sales and cute colors). I didn't have the short sleeved shirts until last week, but I was getting SO hot in the long sleeved ones that I ran out and bought some. I'll probably have to go buy some more soon, as well as some shorts or some more capris. It's kind of a limited wardrobe (and I often feel like I'm living in that 30 day wardrobe challenge), but it hasn't been too bad, and throwing in a cardigan (not buttoned of course) or scarf here and there has been helping to remedy the situation.
27 weeks puts me in the third trimester, where I'm supposed to start feeling tired again, which hasn't happened quite yet (at least I haven't been tired like I did during my first trimester). But it could also be because I usually get a pretty solid 9+ hours of sleep a night (not including bathroom breaks, which are usually 2 a night), and if I'm feeling worn out in the afternoon I go take a nap.
Well now that this update is quite long, and I've said just about everything, I think I'll go get a snack!