Tuesday, November 8, 2011

27 week update

We had such a busy weekend trying to get ready for all the family visiting this weekend for my 2nd baby shower. I’m so excited to have everybody here! We had to put the finishing touches on our upstairs living room, get Christmas lights hung, clean the upstairs, grocery shop, volleyball game and wash 4 rooms full of bedding linens. We were busy little bees, but got it all done.

This morning I had my monthly ob appt and my glucose test. Ive been dreading this test for weeks, but it really was pretty uneventful. It required I fast from the night before so I was starving by the time it was over, but I can’t complain too much. Now let’s hope I pass. J I mentioned to Dr. S that I was getting antsy to see how much Gavin has grown since it has been almost 9 weeks since my last sonogram. He took pity on me and scheduled a growth scan in 2 weeks- the day before Thanksgiving. I am sooooo excited. I thought I would have to wait another 4-6 weeks before I got to take a peek again. He has gone above and beyond to ensure this pregnancy has been as stress free as possible. I’ve posted my 27 week update and a new belly pic too! Enjoy!

 How Far Along? 27w2d
Size of baby: 14 1/2 inches and about 2lbs- size of a cauliflower!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 13 1/2 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much everything is maternity at this point
Gender: BOY- Gavin Tyler
Movement: Feeling him move every hour
What I miss: Being able to easily get off the couch or out of a chair!!
Sleep: Still sleeping great
Symptoms: started getting nighttime leg cramps, which they say is normal
Stretch marks: Nope, still none
What I am looking forward to: 2nd baby shower this weekend and family visiting from out of town!
Belly button (in or out): Halfway out

Milestones: Getting the 1 hour glucose test done and behind me

Baby Ramey’s Progress
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (
like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. 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.

 How your life's changing:
The second trimester is drawing to a close, but as your body gears up for the final lap, you may start noticing some new symptoms. Along with an aching back, for example, you may find that your leg muscles cramp up now and then. They're carrying extra weight, after all, and your expanding uterus is putting pressure on the veins that return blood from your legs to your heart as well as on the nerves leading from your trunk to your legs.

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