Wednesday, December 18, 2013

27 Weeks

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How Far Along: 27 weeks and 1 day

Size of Baby: According to The Bump, the baby is the size of a rutabaga, is between 13.6-14.8 inches long, and weighs anywhere between 1.5-2.5 pounds.

Total Weight Gain: I glanced at the scale at the doctor's office last week and it looks like I'm up about 20 pounds. Not great, but not quite as bad as I thought it might be with Thanksgiving and all the Christmas treats I've been eating lately.

Gender: It's a girl!!

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes. My mom got me a couple of new shirts last week and I'm loving this green one from the Gap. I think it will be perfect for Christmas!

Wedding Rings On/Off: On

Stretch Marks: None yet. I'm still using cocoa butter lotion almost every day.

Sleep: Sleeping great for the most part, although I'm having a little ligament pain which is making it a little harder to get comfortable. I'm taking lots of naps on the weekends, too.

Cravings/Aversions: Carbs, carbs, and more carbs...anything sweet and I'm pretty sure I could eat an entire baguette from Panera.

Symptoms: I'm still having Braxton Hicks contractions pretty much every day, although not as many. I did have one day last week that I had several and it worried me, but I'm really trying to stay off my feet as much as possible at work and I'm drinking *tons* of water. I probably only had 6-8 contractions all day today. The ligament pain is getting worse and I notice it the most when I stand up or sit down but sometimes it hurts just when I'm walking. I also feel like my energy is starting to take a nosedive here lately, too. I'm sure that's because I'm heading into the third trimester.

Movement: LOTS of kicks, punches, and rolls. They told us in childbirth class that if you shine a flashlight on your belly, the baby is likely to move toward it. Of course Daniel had to try it and it actually worked. His flashlight also has a strobe setting and he accidentally turned it on for a few seconds and it felt like she was knocking on my belly!

Mood: Happy!!!

What I Miss: The ability to move around quickly and easily! I'm much slower these days...and I know it's going to get worse! :)

Looking Forward To: Celebrating our 5 year dating anniversary this weekend! I can't believe it's been five years since I got that first voice mail from him. Anyway, we're going out to dinner on Friday night and then to a movie on Saturday night.

First year dating anniversary ~ December 2009
Best Moment This Week: Passing my glucose test!! I have to admit, I was half expecting to fail it considering the amount of sugar I've been eating. I did not watch it *at all* before the test because I wanted it to be as realistic as possible. I guess I'm a champ at processing all that sugar.

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1 comment:

  1. Yay for passing your glucose test!! :) And you look so adorable in your pic and I love the chalkboard. The flashlight trick is the best....and I totally forgot to ask you to share with me what happened about sitting against the wall during the childbirthing class you guys went to? Daniel said to ask. lol ;)