Thursday, January 31, 2013

27 weeks


Today is: January 31, 2013

How far along: 27 weeks. 7 months!

Total weight gain: 14 lbs

Baby is the size of: the size of a head of cauliflower, 14 1/2 inches long, 2 1/2 pounds.

What's going on with the babe: She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be 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.

What's going on with the mama: Feeling like a whale!

Baby is a: Girl

Maternity clothing: Not really...just because I have been to lazy to buy any..not because I don't need it! Living in leggings these days.

Sleep: The usual, up several times a night for bathroom visits.

Movement: Big big movements!

Food cravings/aversions: Ive been an animal around fresh fruit and guacamole!

Symptoms:  
-frequent urination
-starting to see some ankle swelling by the end of the day

The best moment(s) of this past week: 
- Getting to see our little nugget in 3D
- Finding out that she looks just like her mama :)
- Having the OB tell me that my belly looks small and I am measuring perfectly, when I feel like a whale.

I'm looking forward to: 
- moving!!
- starting the nursery :)

Well, weeks 24-27 have gone by just as fast as the others.  I am starting to feel quite huge these days.  My belly has definitely changed in the past two weeks.  Sticking out a lot farther, much rounder and hard hard hard!  Although I feel enormo I am still on the small side for weight gain  at this point in time.  My belly button is clinging on for dear life..I'm hoping I am one of those people who manage to have just a little flat one, seems like a fat chance!  My students have gotten quite used to being in charge of watching each other and not answering the door during my many bathroom breaks I take daily.  
my view in the car when I look down :)
We got to go for our 3d ultrasound last Friday and we were so so excited to see you little girl...but you were STUBBORN!  You stayed hugging my right side, just like you always do.  You would NOT take your hands and feet out of your mouth.  We got many shots of you sucking your thumb and trying to put your toes in your mouth. And although the tech seemed a little frustrated trying to get good pictures of your face, we still thoroughly enjoyed watching you do your thing in there.  We came home and opened my baby book to see if you looked like my day old pictures and what do you know, we look like twins!  Daddy said I lit up like a Christmas light finding out that you look like me.  Truth be told, daddy is pretty cute himself, but built like a football player.  We were just glad to know you looked like a dainty little lady and not a big softball player ;) hehe.

I also managed to get your daddy into the baby store this past weekend.  He hates to shop and getting him in there is quite the chore.  We have only been twice before and both times he spent a lot of time "testing out" gliding chairs ;)  BUT this time we went on a mission.  We went just to look at carseats and managed to steal a deal and actually bought it!    It is already in mommys car, ready for your arrival.  It is so surreal to look back there and see that thing in my backseat!  eeeek!

And a little side by side comparison 20, 24 and 27 weeks.

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