{pregnancy} week 27 + tracking baby kicks?

by purelytwins

I am at 27 weeks which means I am getting closer to coming into my 3rd trimester. Crazy!!!  The final stretch before baby M is here 🙂  Just about 12 weeks left!!

I am currently home in south Florida with my family. I helped celebrate my niece’s 4th birthday on Saturday and had my first baby shower on Sunday with close friends at my parent’s house.  I had planned this baby shower for a few weeks now as this is probably my only time coming home before the little one arrives. The timing just worked out great to do it now. We combined the shower with a family trip so Gary was able to come.


I will be sharing a whole separate post on the baby shower as I am still editing all the photos. I will have them up soon!!!


My belly definitely has popped.

Each day I feel I look bigger and bigger.

We are here for a few more days for a family vacation. I am missing Jax like crazy. Gary’s parents are watching him and I make Gary call his parents about every day to check in. Crazy dog-mom I know.  I just miss that little guy.

My glucose blood testing at home is going well. I have been doing it for a few days and my results have been under what the doctor wants. I did have two readings that were over by 2 points. I plan to let my doctor know my readings for the past week and see how I am doing in his eyes. I hope he is pleased with how well I am doing. It’s been fun (in a weird way) to see how my body reacts to certain meals. The more fat and protein I have in my meals the better my numbers are… so fascinating to me. I feel I am learning my body in a whole new way. Love it.

pregnancy 27 weeks update purelytwins


Current food cravings?  

Sweets 🙂  Gelato. I think most of these cravings are happening because I am home and on vacation. So I have a more relaxed mindset.  And what can I say… I am a sweets girl at heart.

My appetite has felt normal. Again some days I eat a little more than others but overall I am listening to my body and eat when I’m hungry.


I am still enjoying my morning bulletproof coffee.

eggs bacon

One morning I enjoyed some eggs and a slice of bacon.


I’ve enjoyed a few grain-free cupcakes.


And snacking on some yummy grain-free cookies.

Any symptoms?

No major symptoms to report. Minor things like stuffy nose, low back pain, getting hot and emotions all over the place.  Some days I do notice some acid reflux issues. Annoying.

No bloating or swelling and wedding ring is still on. Feet do feel a little swollen sometimes.

Stretch marks?

Don’t think so but again I don’t stare that much to notice.

Miss anything?

Nothing too major. Just simple day to day things that you can take for granted when you don’t have extra weight or a big belly in your way.

How is your skin? 

The large cystic pimple that I had on my chin is slowing getting smaller, just about almost gone!! My skin loves the essential oils and nerium serum that I use every day to help keep my face looking great. Each day I feel more and more confident in my own skin which is a huge improvement from a few months ago.  I feel I am getting that pregnancy glow!

loribump pregnancy week 27

How is digestion? 

Digestion is doing well. My bowel movements are good most days. Now that I am traveling it slows down a little. But I am keeping up with drinking my water and magnesium to help keep things moving. I miss my squatty potty. I wish I could pack that up to bring with me as I travel!! Maybe one day they will make a travel sized one.

Total weight gain/loss? 

Belly is growing so naturally gaining some weight. Overall I am feeling strong and good. I am trying not to worry too much about how much or how little weight I gain during this pregnancy as I feel my body will adjust to what it needs. I continue to listen to my body but also stay active and make healthy choices the majority of the time. Of course there are some days where I eat a few extra sweets (what I have been doing lately) but I do my best to balance it out with workouts (which I have been doing workouts everyday). Keeping this balance is what I like. It is who I am. I love both food and fitness.

How’s the baby?

Baby M is about the size of a cauliflower head.

She is most active with her kicking at night when I am in bed trying to sleep.

I don’t really track her kicks, as I feel that would just bring on extra stress.

I mentally track her kicks. But again, I’m trying not to worry too much about when she kicks. Sometimes I notice she is active followed by not being as active. So sitting there tracking all those movements all the time would drive me crazy.

I do admit at the beginning I was so worried about her kicking.

I worried when I didn’t feel her kick. Once I felt some kicks I would be so relieved. I do love it when I feel her kick. Sometimes her kicks do startle me as they will be out of the blue and so strong!

I have been talking with my family and friends about baby kicks to see if they are really that important to track or not.  Majority of them said that the heartbeat is more important and for me not to worry or stress over how much or little she kicks. That is what I am trying to do. It’s hard I admit.

lovemybabybump 27weeks


If you would like more help with pregnancy workouts (pre, during and post) please come check out purely fit pregnancy. Come and workout with me every day!

lori week 27 workout

Monday – filmed a new purely fit life club workout + pull-ups and 30 minute walk

Tuesday –  filmed a new purely training #69 workout + chin-ups and 30 minute walk

Wednesday – active rest day with some pull-ups and 45 minute walk

Thursday – did purely training #67 a leg workout with weights

Friday – rest day (travel day)

Saturday-  purely bodyweight HIIT #5 – a 12 minute core balance bodyweight workout from club + planks

Sunday – purely HIIT #4 – a 12 minute bodyweight workouts from club

Again overall week 27 is treating me and baby M well.

I can’t wait to get into my 3rd trimester to see what the last few weeks will bring to me. I have been so lucky and blessed with an amazing pregnancy so far.

I can’t wait to be holding her!!

Is tracking baby kicks important?

Did you track your baby kicks? What are your thoughts?

Do you like attending baby showers?


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Erica July 1, 2014 - 10:57 am

SO cute!!!!!! Love that blue dress. Just glowing <3

purelytwins July 1, 2014 - 2:49 pm

thank you Erica 🙂

Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family July 1, 2014 - 12:40 pm

The ONLY time I did kick counts was if by the end of the day I hadn’t noticed my girls move. To be honest with my 1st I was hyper-aware of her and it was never an issue. However, with Bryn she was less of a mover and shaker and there would be times I NEVER noticed her move so I would lay down and do kick counts. I was just a lot busier chasing around a toddler! Movement is REALLY important but I don’t think they should be obsessed about 🙂

purelytwins July 1, 2014 - 2:50 pm

good to know Madeline!! thank you!

Kat July 1, 2014 - 1:21 pm

So glad everything is going great and you are with your family! Hopefully the tropical storm doesn’t dampen any plans

purelytwins July 1, 2014 - 2:50 pm

yes let’s hope is passes quickly 🙂 and thank you!

laura@keepinghealthygettingstylish July 1, 2014 - 1:31 pm

I’m feeling pretty much the same as you these days with those minor things but otherwise great! Here in the UK the NHS doesn’t recommend that you track kicks but instead just get used to your baby’s own pattern. My little man is pretty active in the morning. They say if you feel like you haven’t felt them in a while you can do the two hour kick test i.e. 10 movements within two hours. One of my friends has been back and forth to the hospital with worry but luckily my little man is quite consistent now. Hope you enjoy the rest of the last week of the second trimester!

purelytwins July 1, 2014 - 2:51 pm

thank you Laura!!

Laura @ Mommy Run Fast July 1, 2014 - 5:58 pm

You definitely have the pregnancy glow!! I never worried about counting kicks. This baby is much less active than my first, but I think it’s just that the periods of quiet are much longer. I’m hoping that means she/he likes to sleep more than my first did. 🙂 So glad you’re feeling good- coming into the home stretch!!

purelytwins July 1, 2014 - 8:45 pm

Laura so happy to hear that you don’t worry too much about the kicks! That makes me feel so much better 🙂 Yes my little girl likes to sleep too haha xoxo

Mary July 1, 2014 - 6:05 pm

I love this post!!! I’m 31 and not where near ready to have a baby, but I have really bad baby fever. I love watching you along your healthy pregnancy! thanks for sharing

purelytwins July 1, 2014 - 8:45 pm

thanks Mary for the support! xo

Pua July 1, 2014 - 8:45 pm

You look great! I’m going on my 27th week, too, and I definitely feel better when my little guy kicks. But wow! Sometimes they come out of nowhere and pack some serious power!

purelytwins July 1, 2014 - 8:46 pm

oh yes they do 🙂

janetha July 2, 2014 - 3:29 pm

love the update! glad all is well 🙂

eimearrose July 2, 2014 - 3:43 pm

I love the blue dress, you look like a Greek goddess with the long flowy hair:) Glad you are feeling good.

purelytwins July 2, 2014 - 6:12 pm

thank you sweetie 🙂 xo

Liz Lauren July 7, 2014 - 4:52 am

Its so great that everything is going well. Hope you are doing well and thanks for the update. Hope and wish everything get well very soon.


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