Wednesday, August 17, 2011

27 weeks :)

the three of us girls :)

Most babies this age, yours included, still like to snuggle in a slightly curled position inside the uterus (thus the term "fetal position"). Even so, beginning at this stage, your baby's length will be measured from top of head to toe — which makes your baby nearly a full 15 inches now. And at just over two pounds, he or she has doubled in weight from four weeks ago.   Your baby's auditory development (hearing) is progressing as the network of nerves to the ears matures. And even though the sounds your baby hears are muffled (thanks to the creamy coating of vernix covering those ears), he or she may recognize both yours and your partner's voices.  So this might be a good time to read and even sing to your baby (or rather, your belly) — and a good chance to start boning up on those nursery rhymes and lullabies you'll need to be repeating (and repeating) pretty soon. And while you're at it, here's another way to have some family fun at 27 weeks pregnant: If your partner presses his ear to your belly, he might be able to hear the baby's heartbeat.   Your baby's taste buds are very developed now too (with more taste buds than he or she will ever have outside the womb, actually). Need a taste test? If you eat some spicy food (you hot mama, you), your baby will be able to taste the difference in the amniotic fluid (but keep in mind that you'll have different mealtimes, with your baby's coming about two hours after yours). Some babies will even respond to that spicy kick by hiccupping. And although hiccups (which feel like belly spasms to you) may seem like they're disturbing to your baby, he or she isn't stressed at all. It's just one more sensation that babies need to get used to.
Size of Baby: Approximately 15" head to toe and just over 2 pounds
Total Weight Loss/Gain: -17 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Maternity jeans and whatever shirts look cute.Gender:  Girl! Vivienne Claire. <3
Movement: Lots of it!  The night before last Drew got to feel her hello kicks. <3
Sleep: I wake up a lot at night, but with Roslyn back in school, I have the opportunity to nap so it's been better.
What I Miss: Laying on my stomach! Ibuprofin for headaches.
What I'm Looking Forward to: Enjoying the rest of this pregnancy as much as possible... baby gear collecting... getting her room ready... my baby shower... holding in my arms when all is said and done.Cravings: yellow tomatoes. Symptoms: General soreness and tiredness and still battling some morning sickness.

This week, while fairly typical, has felt big!  Drew was able to feel Vivienne kick while his hand was resting on my stomach.  Which is so special because it's another way for him to experience this part of everything.  The guys get so little of this part of the journey so it's nice for him to experience her movement lately.

Roslyn has also been talking to and giving kisses to her sister Vivi (Roslyn's chosen name for her) daily.  She loves to tell her that she will play with her and read to her often and that she loves her.  It's simply too too sweet!

Still need to get my gestational diabetes test done tomorrow... YUCK!  But beyond that- I cant believe that this is the last week of my 2nd trimester- it's flying by so fast!!!

Have a great week! :)

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! Pregnancy is such a special time in your life. It always gave me such a sense of purpose- that realization that my body is actually made to do this one thing. Truly amazing!