Tuesday, October 5, 2010

27 weeks

27 weeks
"This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were 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 him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle."

How far along? 27 weeks
Baby’s Size: 14 1/2" long and about two pounds (the weight of a head of cauliflower)
Total Weight Gain: I'll know on Thursday.
Bellybutton: It's trying REALLY hard to be an outie. But, for now, it's sort of half in, half out.
Maternity Clothes: You betcha.
Gender: Boy! :)
Movement: He's starting to sleep for noticably longer periods of time, and I think he's running out of room in there, because although I feel him moving around a lot, I'm not feeling as many hard kicks as I used to.
Sleep: Another good sleep week. But, for some reason, I have HORRIBLE bags beneath my eyes- no matter how much sleep I get.
Symptoms: Swollen and sore back and and ankles, ligament pain, braxton hicks contractions, leg cramps, heartburn
Best Moments this week: I believe it will be this Thursday: appointments, ultrasound, and HOPEFULLY I'm getting my macbook fixed!
Food Aversions: None really.
Food Cravings: Pizza. Majorly. Why can't I ever crave anything HEALTHY?
What I miss: Having a full wardrobe. I'm used to having more choices and I'm sick of wearing the same things all the time!
What I am Looking forward to: I have a bunch of appointments in Grand Rapids this Thursday :) Can't wait to see my little boy again! And I'm very excited to meet his pediatric surgeon and neonatal team.
Milestones: Depending on who you believe, I'm either starting the third trimester now or at the beginning of next week :) HOLY MOLY! Already?!

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  1. I don't understand why there isn't a clear cut answer for when each trimester begins. I figured I'd go with 28wks because it's the later one so I'll REALLY be in my 3rd by then. Anyway about it, HOLY GEEZ we're getting close!

  2. Congrats on 27 weeks! You only have 10 weeks until full term, I have a major countdown going on. Yay!!!

  3. yay for the third trimester... now the real fun (read: uncomfortableness) begins! it's a big milestone :)

  4. :) for the third trimester
    :( for the baggies under your eyes.

    If you made your own pizza it could be healthy..ish. ;)

  5. Can you believe it.... 3RD TRIMESTER! :D

    Uggghh, heart burn has definitely kicked in 100% for me as well. I keep wondering if the old wives' tale is true about it being linked to hair. Haha..

    Can't wait to hear how your interviews with the neonatal team and pediatric surgeon go. I'm sure it'll be a relief to hear the details!


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