Week 27

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How far along? 27 weeks 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: So by the drs scales yesterday it looked normal, whatever normal is 🙂 So far they haven’t yelled at me anyway!

How big is baby? Baby is the size of a Rutabaga. What is a Rutabaga? Anyway at 13.6 to 14.8 inches and 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. she’s not just getting bigger, she’s getting smarter.

  • She’s practicing inhaling and exhailing with her rapidly developing lungs.
  • It’s official: Baby’s showing brain activity! And her brain will keep getting more complex.

Maternity Clothes? Should this even be a question at this point? Have you seen the pictures above?

Stretch Marks? Oh they’re soooooo scary!

Best moment this week?Hearing the babies heart beat again! We came in at around 135 beats per minute.
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Movement? She’s been moving like a CRAZY woman! The drs gave me a belt to help keep her off my hip because that’s where she’s been hanging out, I’m fairly certain that ticked her off royally!

Food Cravings/Aversions? Nothing new here…

What I miss: Being able to tie my shoes. I had to retie my shoe in the drs office yesterday, holy cow that’s difficult!

What I’m looking forward to: I’m actually looking forward to meeting this little girl. Earl got her a pair of shoes I”m not supposed to know about yet but anyway I do and HOLY COW are they friggggggggiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnn cute! In fact I saw them and was ready to buy them but hubby conned me out of it. Then Early got them for her without me knowing and actually before she knew I wanted to get them and I screamed and screeched because they’re sooooooo awesome.

Nausea/Vomiting? We’ve been good here so far…. knock on wood!

Labor signs? Well I don’t think so….

Gender? We have had them verify it’s a girl 3 different times. Think it’s a girl?!?!

Belly Button in or out? Oh this is such a sore (literally) subject!

Wedding rings on or off? This is another sore subject. Sadly they’re off. As I stated, hubby got me some replacer rings until I can get mine back on. So yesterday I forgot them and felt so weird walking around a pregnant woman without wedding rings on. It was awful!

Sleep? This week has been a come and go week. Early in the week baby girl was hurting me so bad I really didn’t get but a couple hours of sleep a night. Then we got her off my hip and it has been easier, knock on wood!

Weekly Wisdom: So something I learned this week is that if the baby is laying on something (hip, kidney, bladder, etc) and is hurting you, if you take a really cold bottle of water or a piece of ice and place it on your stomach where the baby is hurting you they’ll scamper off of that and give you some relief. It doesn’t hurt you and it doesn’t hurt the baby. Then the nurse at the drs office told me to alternate heat and cold to get the pain away. So there you go, if you have issues, hopefully this can help!!

Due Date: Thursday June 26, 2014 was what we originally thought. Then I was told June 30, then July 4th, then June 26, then June 27 and after the 3-D ultra sound June 28. I guess she’ll come when she’s ready, right?

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