Monthly Archives: September 2012

27 week belly

27 week belly

Here’s a picture of my belly at 27w5d.

The thing I noticed the most this week is swelling.  I can no longer see the bones in my feet and it hurts to walk around barefoot for too long.  Same with my hands.  it’s not that noticeable to other people but if i were to pull my fingers in and make a fist it hurts.  I’m trying to drink lots of water which means multiple mid-night trips to the bathroom.  3 weeks until we’re in Baltimore.

Aggressive Gracie

Aggressive Gracie

One thing that I’ve noticed a lot lately is Gracie’s increased aggression towards other animals.  She used to give a little growl but now she will run towards other animals and even open her mouth as if she is going to bite them.  It’s gotten to the point where it’s embarrassing to take her for walks or have other animals over.  It’s hard too because It hurts for me to bend over that quickly to pick her up.

I found an article on baby center talking about how pet’s can sense pregnancy and I’m hoping that’s what’s wrong with Gracie and praying she goes back to being nice after the babies are born.  Luckily she is still very friendly towards people.

“It’s common for dogs to go on alert and become overprotective of their expecting owner from the very beginning of her pregnancy. I’ve worked with dogs that growled, barked, or blocked doors with their bodies to prevent other family members — even the baby’s father — from coming into the same room as the mom-to-be.”

http://www.babycenter.com/404_can-pets-sense-pregnancy_1379572.bc

26 week belly

26 week belly

Here’s the boys at 26w5d.

I have gained about 22 pounds.  It’s getting uncomfortable to sit without slouching or to get out of bed.  Even in bed, rolling from my left to my right side and vice versa involves a lot of grunting.  We have one more month in San Fran before we fly to Baltimore.  Here’s to hoping I’m not too huge to fly!