Baby on the Run: Week 27

Baby on the Run: Week 27

The last week of the second trimester!

I barely know what day it is right now. Life has been so crazy lately, and we moved this week, so I don’t really know. But here’s how the last week of the second trimester shaped up.

Baby on the Run: Week 27
Last weekly shot in the old apartment!


a head of cauliflower. I love cauliflower!

Baby on the Run: Week 27
This is my stomach in the morning. By nighttime, it’s fully inflated.


Good, for the most part. No real update on the Crohn’s stuff. Some days it’s not so bad, and other days it’s really frustrating. But it’s generally contained to the morning hours, so I can deal with that.

And I passed my gestational diabetes test. Yay!

So physically, pretty good. But mentally? This was another emotional, wild, rage-filled week. I kept telling myself I “wasn’t stressed” about moving, but maybe I was? Maybe it was pregnancy hormones? Maybe it was everything combined, plus the stress of the Crohn’s stuff and being busy with work stuff? All I know is that I made a list in the notes app on my phone called “People Who Are the Worst,” thinking that would help release some of my pent-up rage. I also wrote down a shirt idea for pregnant women that would say, “I’m Not Hormonal, You’re Just Stupid / An Idiot / Driving Me F-ing Insane.” So that’s…normal.

Baby on the Run: Week 27
Except Ellie. Ellie always makes me happy!

I will say, though, most comments I’ve received throughout this pregnancy have not bothered me. It’s no secret that people feel compelled, for some reason, to say silly things to pregnant women. I never understood it, and now I’m experiencing it firsthand, and for the most part I can just laugh it all off or respond with a snarky comment or however I’m feeling that day. But here’s the ONE thing I cannot stand: When I react to anything in any way other than being perfectly perky and polite, and I get, “Wow, pregnancy hormones, huh?!”

This has happened multiple times and over the littlest, dumbest things. Maybe there are some hormones floating around here, but the fact you clearly didn’t read my [urgent for all parties] email and I had to follow-up stating the same facts over and over, and your response was to joke about my hormones? Nah, people. That’s not gonna fly. I can be justifiably annoyed or angry in ways that have nothing to do with being pregnant or my ever-fluctuating hormones.

Anyway, I’m more calm this week! So maybe I was just stressed about moving and getting settled, but we moved and the new apartment is wonderful! This is where we’ll bring our baby home!

Baby on the Run: Week 27
Baby’s room! OMG!


I don’t remember. So obviously nothing memorable!


A few Orangetheory classes. No outdoor running this week. I’m missing early morning summer runs, but I’m missing those because of the Crohn’s stuff, not pregnancy stuff. So hopefully this little flares passes and I can get in a few outdoor runs before the baby gets here!

Baby on the Run: Week 27
In the meantime, hikes and dog walks! (This was late afternoon. See how much bigger my belly looks?! It’s crazy.)


A bathrobe, pretty much all the time. And this maternity dress.

Baby on the Run: Week 27
So comfortable!


About all the different local childcare options. I finally got started on this, and once I narrowed down a few solid picks and got a few recommendations, it wasn’t overwhelming at all. I toured one on Friday and really liked it, and am seeing two more over the next few weeks. Fortunately there are lots of choices in the area, so I don’t have to worry too much about insane wait lists or anything too stressful.



Baby on the Run: Week 27
Busted, not helping on moving day. Whatever.


Everyone wants us to have a Halloween baby. Halloween is, by far, my least favorite holiday. I’m due October 23, and if the baby isn’t here by, let’s say, October 29, I’m just going to start pushing. It’ll be fine. (But seriously, people get really excited when I say October 23 and almost always respond with, “Oooooh you could have a Halloween baby!” First, that means I’m more than a week late, which…let’s not. Second, Halloween is the worst holiday! So please no!)

Aaaaanyway. Things are coming together, which is awesome. I genuinely cannot believe I’m already into the third trimester. Time has never moved quite so quickly!

Baby on the Run: Week 27
Home sweet home!

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15 Responses

  1. My brother was born on Halloween and whenever he did something particularly obnoxious growing up we would call him the witching baby and try to hold him down for an exorcism. Good times!

  2. I am ragey for you over the “must be pregnancy hormones!” reactions to your clearly-justifiable-for-other-reasons reactions. That is so annoying.
    Also, I was a few days before Halloween and my nephew was born 10/29 and neither one of us has ever had a Halloween themed party or celebration. It’s totally avoidable so rest assured!

  3. so 10/23 is like the cusp between Libra and Scorpio. Both are great signs. My birthday is 10/25 and because it was a week before Halloween I actually had many a dress up in costume type parties growing up in the 80s. I think it was my 12th birthday, I dressed up as Cyndi Lauper. And the records (yes records!) I gave away as prizes for all the games (yes my mom was a huge birthday party organizer) were Madonna, Laura Brannigan and Wham!

  4. I would definitely buy one of those shirts for my sister! haha, she’s 35 weeks and tired of people blaming every single thing on her hormones!

  5. My sister was due in October and ended up having to get induced. She picked Nov 1 as she didn’t want the Halloween baby. The Nov 1 baby is now 29 and was due with her first baby early Feb and ended up with a Valentine baby.

  6. My baby was due in November and I always wondered if she would come a month early just to be born on Halloween…which I am not a fan of either. But, on the upside, you can celebrate a birthday instead of Halloween?
    My girl ended up being born on Thanksgiving instead. Guess we will see how that turns out…
    So happy for you. Congrats! I have been following for years now but first time commenting. I really enjoy your blog and your writing/humor!

  7. My oldest was due on Nov. 5, and I went into labor on Oct. 29! I didn’t want a Halloween baby, but she was trying… wasn’t born until 8:22 pm on Oct. 30! Its not that bad really. The only hard thing is scheduling birthday parties. We tend to have hers a week or two after just because there’s so much stuff going on around Halloween. I’ve never cared much for Halloween either, but Halloween with kids is SO FUN.

  8. I was due with my first on Nov. 5, but I have been blessed (cursed maybe?) to have all my babies early. So when I went into labor on Oct. 29, I was relieved she wouldn’t be a Halloween baby. I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween either. Well, first labors take forever, and they sent me home when I went to the hospital in the evening on the 29th (talk about getting hormonal! Getting sent home is the worst). I went back early on the 30th and she was trying to be a Halloween baby though… wasn’t born until 8:22 on Oct. 30! I was glad at the time it wasn’t Halloween but in retrospect I don’t think it would have been that bad. The hard thing is scheduling birthday parties. We tend to have hers a week or two after her birthday because there’s so much going on for Halloween. Oh, and Halloween with kids is WAY FUN.

  9. I got “ooh, you could have a Valentine’s Day baby!” (Due February 18.) And I was totally down for that, mostly because that would mean he was a little early instead of late, not because I particularly care for that holiday. “Ooh, you could go a little early!” > “Ooh, you could go even just one day late!”

  10. October 23 is my birthday, and I also don’t care about Halloween, so I’m with you! I think I am indifferent about Halloween due to my birthday being right before it, so all month and I’m looking forward to that and Halloween becomes an afterthought 🙂

  11. My first was due on October 22nd and she ended up being a Halloween baby (via inducing)! One nurse actually commented that the birthing rooms were less busy because women didn’t want to necessarily have their babies on Halloween. But my daughter loves having her birthday on a “holiday”. [And I, too, hate Halloween but have come around to it for the sake of her birthday and trick-or-treating for both kids.]

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