Bumpdate: 26-27 Weeks


Thank you everyone for your support after our little scare last week. Baby Mac is still cooking and I’m doing fine, other than dealing with intense anxiety every day. I feel the same way I did at the beginning of my pregnancy, when I lived in daily fear of losing the baby.

I have fears everyday of losing him, or having to deliver him today, (12 weeks early) But we are still here and moving along! 

Gender: Boy!

Due Date: September 15 (I decided to go with the doctor’s due date for me instead of my predicted Septebmer 17. Since I’ll be seeing them weekly, I wanted to be on the exact same page as their charts.)

Baby Size: He’s about 15 inches long, weights about 2 pounds and is the size of a head of cauliflower. His taste buds are developed and he can now taste (and decide if he loves or hates) specific foods that I’m eating. He’s also opening and closely his eyes and has developed some hair on his head (maybe) and eyelashes and eyebrows. 

Weight gain: Up 20 pounds. The other fun news I was delivered at my appointment last week was that I’m gaining too much weight. Just what every preggo wants to hear, right?! So, I’m watching what I’m eating and working out 4 times a week instead of 3.

Movement: My last post in summary: Being monitored weekly by high risk doctor for low fetal movement. And it’s freaking scary! 

Best moment of these past two weeks: Seeing Taylor Swift in concert with my best friend! This is the third time we’ve seen her together, it’s the best tradition and always so much fun! We always joke that we are her oldest but biggest fans. I made this cute “Youngest Taylor Swift Fan” shirt for the occasion. 

Worst moment of the past two weeks: Last week’s doctor appointment and subsequent anxiety that has haunted me since. I also feel like I’ve hit a wall entering my third trimester. I’m so exhausted and feel so heavy and tight in the belly all the time and am having trouble just getting through the day with bad pains in my lower abdomen. Many days I’ve burst into tears while sitting and worrying.

But of course now I worry what all this anxiety is doing to my pregnancy as well. Ryan is doing a good job at keeping me positive and we are taking each day at a time. I’ve been doing my kick counts daily and do feel him move, but I’m worried it’s not enough.

In the meantime I’m trying to learn to trust my instincts and give baby my love. And smile. (although these cheesy photos were taken a few days before the news haha)


I’m looking forward to going back to the doctor on Wednesday to learn more/ask more questions. Good news is that I took the Glucose test on Thursday and I got my blood work back last night and it looks like I passed that! So at least one less thing to worry about!

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xoxo Katie

  • I still think you look beautiful! And isn’t is so nice to have a husband who can stay calm throughout all the craziness?? How do they do that??? I’m glad you had such a good time at the concert — baby mac was probably all dancing around in there to Taylor. I mean, how could he not be?? No stressing — one day at a time. 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      Awe thanks. I’m trying not to let the weight thing get to me. And I don’t know how he stays so calm, he’s usually the more anxious one!! And yep, one day at a time for sure!

  • Glad that your husband can be like your rock and try to keep you calm 🙂 That Taylor concert sounds awesome! Would love to see her live. I hope that you find some peace and can relax a little, I know it has to be stressful! Like Laura said…just one day at a time!

    • kwalshmac

      He’s been great! I’m so surprised because like I responded to Laura, he’s usually the more anxious one. I’m so thankful that he’s making it easier and making me stay positive. The concert was AMAZING! So much fun and so fun to be surrounded by positive and happy women.

  • you are doing so great! keep on smiling, from what you said about your visit, they are just being extra careful considering your history. you are such a good mama, especially trying to stay stress-free, keep that up. the third trimester is everyone’s wall, i’ve rarely met anyone who enjoys it. so you are so normal there lady. also, i have to say, you are glowing, and you might have the best pregnant lady legs i’ve ever seen….high five!

    • kwalshmac

      Haha oh the pregnant lady legs, thank you for making me smile!!! 🙂
      I’m trying to stay stress free but it’s so hard to not think about it (and to stay off the internet and all the scary still born stories on there). Here’s to hoping he stays in there for another 10 weeks at least and I’m just going to take it easy and take care of myself.

  • I’ve been keeping you and baby Mac in my prayers! You are doing great and are already such a good mama to your little man! I hope you had fun at the concert. Love the shirt!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank Morgan, I really appreciate your prayers. The concert was so much fun, she’s so personal and puts on a great show.

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