Tuesday, July 12, 2011

27 weeks!

short and sweet because I'm tired and don't want to put off this post because its already late and its likely if I dont do it now it won't get posted till 28 weeks haha...
(before I forget I found this awesome birth plan check list on the bump.com find it here)

How far along? 27Weeks! 
(one more week until 7 months!)

(July 4- July 10)

Size of baby: Baby is the size of cauliflower... um okay?
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.

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Weight Gain: dunno... looking forward to dr. apt on Wednesday.

Maternity Clothes : finally purchased a few shirts at Target... LOVE them but still in desperate need for some shorts/capris... I just have a hard time spending 40dollars on some things I only see myself wearing for 2 months... not worth it so I wear the same shorts everyday. almost. ha

Sleep:eh.. its pretty good when the cat doesn't walk on me and wake me up. I miss being at my house and him sleeping in "his room" at night. I sure slept a ton better at my grandma's house where there was no cat and I was in a queen size bed with a feather bed. 

Best Moment of this week: enjoying the 4th at OIB, and being at the hospital when my sweet cousin was born (read more here), spending time with my family in the mountains :)

Movement: some days more than others but yes, always, and it is a constant reminder of how real this is, and how soon it will be when she is here!
oh, and she is filling up the space in there... i often feel her super low but also up under my ribs too! (haven't felt her kick my ribs but she is also way high at times too!)
Food cravings:  water! I am so thirsty... never mind that its so HOT here and HUMID. I'll eat pretty much anything. sweets are still my go to! Got some brownie mix at the grocery tonight and my grandma made me a DELISH pound cake a couple of days ago... OMG wow! :) MMM

What I miss:
my hubs, and my kids from school. and my home.  
Symptoms: nothing in addition to what I posted last week. Its hard to bed over and that is not fun! oh and reaching foward for something when sitting-- I can't do it without grunting. that tummy is SO in the way! ha

Gender: LOVE my little Raleigh Grace!!

What I'm looking forward to: my doc apt on Wednesday... after all the mess I went through with the offices, I think my MIL finally got all the kinks worked out (thank you so so much!)!!! She is a NICU nurse and knows the gyno's so she had a word with them and with some talking they got it all worked out for me. such a blessing!

 Baby bump: 
at my grandparents cute log cabin! its so beautiful there!

(from Babycenter.com...)

How your baby's growing:
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. Unfortunately, the cramps may get worse as your pregnancy progresses. Leg cramps are more common at night but can also happen during the day. When a cramp strikes, stretching the calf muscle should give you some relief. Straighten your leg and then gently flex your toes back toward your shin. Walking for a few minutes or massaging your calf sometimes helps, too.

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