Thursday, September 23, 2010

27 Weeks!

Today hits the 27 week mark! Only 13 more weeks until my due date and as of next Thursday we'll officially be in the third and final trimester!! I cannot even wrap my head around that right now. We have so much on the go for the month of October so I know that month will just fly right by and then we'll be well into November!!
This upcoming Tuesday is my appointment with the Pre-Natal clinic and I am looking forward to meeting with doctors that deal with pregnancy every day and will be delivery our little one!
There is not much new to report this week other than the baby is moving A LOT. In the past week/week and a half I have noticed a significant change in the strength and frequency of movement! Baby is very strong and moves a lot! S/he moves all day and night. I'm not kept awake yet (I know a lot of women that are kept awake by the baby kicks) as s/he seems to settle down at bedtime which is nice. John rubs cream on my belly and baby really seems to move and groove then-it's almost like he wakes baby up and baby gets all excited for time with Daddy! haha
Back pain has gotten MUCH better which is nice. I still sleep soundly through the night! My belly button is still in and so far no stretch marks.
I posted a little blurb from What to Expect When You're Expecting below! Can you believe Baby Walker is approximately 15 inches long and over 2lbs??!! What a big strong baby we have!!


Your baby moves on to a whole new growth chart this week, while your swollen feet and ankles may need a growth chart of their own!

Your Baby in Week 27 of Pregnancy

For a baby, it's time to trade in the old crown-to-rump measurement for a new head-to-toe standard. So what are your baby’s stats this week (which, coincidentally, is the end of the second trimester)? Fifteen inches — more than a foot long — and triple (or even quadruple) what it was in week 12. His weight is creeping up the charts as well, coming in at just over two pounds. More big news: Your baby may recognize your voice by now, so feel free to serenade your belly (start learning those lullabies!).

Your Body in Week 27 of Pregnancy

Puffy? That's to be expected — about 75 percent of soon-to-be moms experience edema (mild swelling of the hands, feet, and ankles) around this point in pregnancy. That's because fluids build up in your body tissues thanks (or no thanks) to increased blood flow and uterine pressure on the vena cava (the large vein that cycles blood from your lower limbs to your heart). So while you may have a hard time squeezing into shoes or getting your rings on (or off), keep in mind that the puff factor is completely normal and temporary.

*Note: I have not really had any swelling yet ::knock on wood::

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