27 Weeks Down, 13 More To Go!

27 Week Bump Board 
Third Trimester

I promise not to comment on how crazy fast this pregnancy is going like I do every other week! Instead I will make a comment on the fact that I am in my THIRD TRIMESTER and my pregnancy app said that if Elena was born prematurely at this point that her lungs are developed enough that she would be okay with medical assistance of course.Its such a relief to hear something like that even though at my doctors appointment last Thursday he said baby is growing perfectly and I am looking amazing! 

On that note, 
Highlights and Lowlights of my pregnancy week 26-27 

Confession... I actually took my iPad home with me to the land of no service or wifi and while I laid in the bathtub once
 Brayden laid down for sleep I went to my notes and actually THOUGHT about things that I have experienced this past week. 

Last Sunday I had a mini breakdown which resulted from an argument that Matt and I had. 
Sunday is the only day he has off from work so we usually try to do something that is "family time" but
 most of the time we end up going to the Luckless Store or to his parents. 

I HATE going to the Luckless store on my day off because I am there EVERYDAY of the week.
He on the other hand is at his day job everyday and would like to use that free day to get a few things 
done at the store that he hasn't been able to do during the week days. 

Reluctantly I give in and agree to go but I hate that when we are here 
Brayden gets cranky because he has gone on strike against his walker. 
He doesn't like the way it restricts him from climbing and picking things up. 
He would rather be crawling and walking along things but I don't want him playing on the cold, hard floor. 

Another argument we have is that when we are at his parents or here at the store I am usually on my iPad
 trying to get one of the many things done that I'm not able to do during the day while packaging 
and shipping Luckless orders and taking care of Brayden. 

Matt is extremely lucky that he has a job that allows him to be on his laptop advertising Luckless and many 
other social media things 8 hours a day. He gets frustrated that I take advantage of the time 
I have when his parents help me take care of Brayden those few hours a week. 

I understand his frustration because it is the "only day" we both have off. But its also my only time off.
 I tried to explain to him that I do so much for HIM, Luckless and Brayden that I need my blog and my instagram for myself. 
Those are my releases and it's harder for me to juggle it all because at 7pm everyday we leave to go to our
 temporary home where we don't have Internet. So I work all day and then I am out of service all night. 

I enjoy those hours that we have as a family at the end of the day though. 
Matt usually cooks dinner while I feed and bathe Brayden then get him dressed in his Pjs.
I let Brayden play for an hour before bedtime with all his toys while Matt and I usually watch a movie and cuddle together. 
I feel blessed to have him away from the social media world those few hours a night and I know he feels the same way about me. 

I decided I need to manage my time a little better. 
Maybe having a schedule for myself will help me be less stressed. 
And also Matt started helping with Brayden a little more which has been amazing.
I love him for how understanding he is and for everything he does for me.
I can honestly say he has such a big heart and has grown to be an amazing man and father.

Heartburn kicked in this week. 
Sore back thats more common at night and the morning.
TMI moment sore and throbbing lady part. ): 
*apparently it is common due to the baby laying on blood vessels causing swelling.*
Blotchy face. Not acne just red spots.
Old stretch marks turning white.

Also, knock on wood, no restless legs! 

This week's big developments: This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (about the size of a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

(I forgot to have Matt take a front bump photo, forgive me!) 

Weight Gain/Loss:  +10 pounds
. (I am the same weight this week as I was last)
Best Moment This Week: This week I have just really been enjoying Brayden. It amazes me how much he has grown and how much he learns everyday. I am such a mom, all I talk about is his sleeping patterns or the silly stuff he does. Can't wait to go through this all with Elena too. I love both of my babies.
Movement: Elena still kicks the most when I am laying down at night and in the morning. I am starting to feel her rolls as she turns! 
Food Cravings/Aversions: Lets just say yesterday I went to tops and came back with a fruit cup of cantaloupe, melon, blueberries, strawberries and I bought banana orange juice! 

What I Miss: I am starting to miss half the clothes in my wardrobe! >.< 
Stretch Marks:  Like I noted above my old ones are starting to look a little more white. They were getting to the point where they blended in but as my belly gets bigger I see them returning. 
Belly Button: I noticed this week that my belly button looks funny when I wear a shirt without a tank top. It leaves a little circle indent. 

Rings: On and still loose as always. I wonder if I should remove this question! 
Mood: Starting to feel less stressed and more like my silly self these past days. 
Labor Signs: Baby girl is comfy inside and I am content with her there for the next 3 months. 
Upcoming Appointments/Events: Thank you for reminding me to schedule my 3D ultrasound and also go to the hospital to take my Gestational Diabetic Screen! 
I have my first appointment with my Midwife, since my 6 week check up after having Brayden, next week! Couldn't be happier.  
What I look forward to: Having my midwife back, moving into our house, My "baby sprinkle", Brayden's first birthday and the birth of my baby girl and marrying the love of my life. 

Weekly Wisdom: Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.

Starting weight 119lb - Starting waist measurement 31in. 

I am now 129 lbs and 37.5 in. 


  1. Hey Crystal,
    First of all I always enjoy reading your blogs and have also enjoyed the guest post :) I think you and your family are lovely. Its nice to see more than just cute photos- the ups and downs to parenting, love and hard work :) I

    have a random question that I hope you don't mind me asking... in the photo you posted on IG of your curled hair due to Braden sleeping a full night your wearing what looks to be a very comfortable bra. What type is it?


    1. That is actually a sports bra I got at Basic Training for the Army! (: I'll have to check the brand for you. They work amazing for me being larger chested.

  2. i am so glad brayden slept a full night in his bed for you! you def needed the sleep! you are so cute and i can't believe how fast time is going! can't wait to see that little girl :)


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