Thursday, March 25, 2010

How far along? 27w1d

Total weight gain: +27...1 lb per week. My doc said I am still on track. She said that most people don't gain their last 4-5 weeks, so I am still within 25-35 total. It just seems like SO SO MUCH! I can't wait to get back on Weight Watchers!

How big is baby? HUGE! LOL. Baby is as hefty as a head of cauliflower, weighing in at almost 2 pounds. Length: about 14 1/2 inches. 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. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

Maternity clothes: Fo' Sho' (Is that how you spell it? Haha)

Stretch marks: Fingers crossed - not yet!

Sleep: This morning I overslept by a glorious hour!

Movement: Definitely feeling movement and a few sets of hiccups. The hiccups are so precious but I feel so bad for Baby Girl when she has them. Hiccups are so uncomfortable to the hiccuper.

Food cravings: Nothing really stands out this week

Food aversions: I ate red meat - TWICE! I had a burger at Five Guys this week and M made tacos. Actually he tricked me - I bought ground turkey for the tacos, but he made them with ground beef instead. Of course, I didn't know this until AFTER dinner!

Belly button: Still in. But I figured out that if I push on the area around my belly button, it will pop out. It looks so weird and feels spongy. Ew! Matthew is grossed out and refuses to touch it!

Symptoms: Heartburn is a biotch.

What I'm looking forward to: My shower - I bought a potential dress yesterday! The best part is that the dress is non-maternity...go me!

Weekly Wisdom: Eat a good breakfast everday

Weekly joy: So M was gone on a retreat for the weekend. I didn't feel Felicity as much as I normally do while he was gone, but I didn't think anything of it since I still felt her occasionally. He got home at 1am, and I was in bed already. When he came to bed he started talking to the baby right away. Immediately she started kicking hard. It was so sweet how she recognized his voice and said Hi to her Daddy! I can't wait to see him hold her!


MrsAstor said...

You just wait! I remember being amazed at how big baby was each week thinking "he can't possibly get bigger." Well you will! It's ridiculous how big you get those last few weeks! My belly kept getting bigger but the scale kept staying the same, go figure?!?