Baby Nugget – 27 Weeks!


Baby is the size of a rutabaga!  Your baby is now 13.6 to 14.8 inches long and around 2 pounds!  And he’s not just getting larger, he’s becoming a complex little human being.  His brainstem, which controls most of his vital functions (such as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure) is nearly fully developed by this point, and his cerebral cortex (which forms consciousness and allows us to think, feel, and perform voluntary actions) is growing more and more, maturing and becoming more complex during the last trimester.  So don’t be surprised by baby’s karate kicks in you belly!  He can stretch and make grasping motions now too!

How far along? 27 weeks…Hello, 3rd Trimester!

Total weight gain: I haven’t weighed this week, but I’m going to guess somewhere between +3-5lbs.  I’m beginning to feel huge.

Maternity clothes? I have some jeans but haven’t really worn them yet. I’m still in my same scrubs at work, although they are beginning to get just a little snug. Ok, a lot snug.

Stretch marks?  No new ones.

Sleep:  Sleeping pretty well besides the frequent trips to the bathroom that seem to be getting worse.

Best moment this week: Passed my 1 hour glucose test!

Miss Anything? Sleeping on my stomach.

Movement:  Oh, yes :)

Food cravings:   Ice cold milk. Movie theater popcorn. I’ve eaten a couple bags of those new Snickers Bites lately, too.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Morning sickness is back. Nothing in particular triggers it. If I take a Pepcid before I go to bed that seems to help some.

Gender prediction: Sweet baby boy!

Labor Signs:  No, thank you.

Symptoms:  Fatigue, bloat/gas, VERY frequent urination. Occasional round ligament pain. Sciatic nerve pain. Heartburn and indigestion. Shortness of breath. Morning sickness.

Belly Button in or out?  In.

Wedding rings on or off?  They fit.

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Pretty happy! And tired.

Looking forward to:  Have a hair appointment next Saturday…will probably be my last one before baby gets here!

Next appointment:  October 22nd.  I’m be 30 weeks! Yikes!


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