Bump Diary #8 – 27 week update

Empathy The Urban Ma 27 weeks prengnacy update

How far along are you? 27 weeks and 5 days
How big is baby? This week Baby is as big as a head of cauliflower. On average around 36.6cms long and weighing 875 grams. They say it’s common for Baby to get a case of the hiccups around now heheh!

Body and changes:

Weight gain Ok so I weighed myself the other day and I’m already 76kg!!! – I was 76kg at the end of my pregnancy with Mr D and I’m already that weight for this second pregnancy at only 27 weeks. Eeek! The midwife and the doctors don’t seem to be concerned about it so for now I’ll keep trying to just eat well.

Stretch marks Same as last week and still rubbing Palmer’s Belly Butter in the mornings and Bio Oil in the evenings all over my belly and sides. Still feeling so itchy and trying really hard not to scratch but it’s so hard not to! :/

Sleep On Saturday night the hubby and I got almost no sleep at all because Mr D was coughing all night…poor thing 🙁 After a long nap yesterday afternoon he looked a lot more rested and energised.

Maternity clothes? I haven’t bought any specific maternity clothes this past week – just some comfy socks and basics and a cool navy blue scarf with silver pinstripes from Sussan that I’d been eyeing for a while now – got excited that they had a sale of 50% off already reduced prices!

The Other Stuff: 
Started getting a bit leaky in the boob area this week lol! I had a midwife appointment this week and she found that my blood pressure was just a little higher than normal, so she left it for a bit and then tried again on the other arm. On the second time, the midwife found that my blood pressure was lower. Weird. She said to keep an eye out for any swelling and headaches and to call her if I have any concerns.


Eating Avocado on toast with a squeeze of lemon.

Feeling excited about our trip to Queensland this week.

Needing more pillows around me when sleeping so that I can get into a comfy position, if that’s even a thing!

Wanting to take Lando for walks so both of us can get some exercise, but no such luck with all the rainfall that’s been present here in Melbourne.

Missing being able to eat sushi and pre-made salads – such quick, easy snacks.

Watching re-runs of Friends and it still cracks me up everytime. Ahhhh Ross LOL!

Bookmarking things to do in Noosa and Brisbane.

Noticing other pregnant women and how different all their bumps are in size and shape.

Enjoying cleaning out our garage and decluttering around the home – hahah it’s the simple things. I’ve also been enjoying singing to Mr D in the car – he loves it! When I stop, he says “SING! Sing Mummy!”.

  Just a few pics from the week with more catch ups with friends, celebrating successes at work, enjoying some of Arielle’s baking (this week it was cream puffs!) and silly Daddy scaring Mr D with some weird looking citrus in the veggie section at Coles – Buddha’s hands! Eeek! 

IMG_6290Mr D loved his new shoes I bought him! Ootd post coming up this week!

gratefuldaniel #7

Daddy: Daniel do you want to say thanks for anything today?

Daniel: Thank you for one mummy and one daddy…and one Tita (Aunty) Arielle and one Tito (uncle) JV and one Lola Ganda (grandma pretty)!

Awww he must’ve really enjoyed lots of family time this week!

Have been practicing gratefulness daily? What are you thankful for this week?