Monday, 28 September 2009

27 weeks

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with their legs extended. They're sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing their eyes, and perhaps even sucking their fingers.

With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While their lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if they 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 them, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

*How far along?: 27 weeks
*Total weight gain: Don't know.
*How big is baby?: A head of cauliflower or 2lbs.
*Maternity clothes?: Yes except my sweatpants which I wear like an old man: under my bump
*Sleep?: Not sleeping very well; it's hard to get comfortable
*Best moment this week?: Winning lots of free Pepsi with any purchase at Skyline; my Dad sent me a bunch of Skyline for Life scratch cards. Maybe not the best moment, but I've been sick so I don't have that much to consider (this is also why my picture looks crap and I'm a day late)
*Movement?: More and more kicks, squirms and hiccups
*Food cravings?: Nope
*Labor signs?: No
*Belly button in or out?: Innie
*What I miss: Sleeping on my back
*What I'm looking forward to: Entering 3rd Trimester (some books say I have, some say I haven't)
*Milestone: NBH can hear the baby's heartbeat if he puts his ear to my bump; sometimes he gets a kick in the head instead, but still...

1 comment:

MrsSouthernBelle said...

Thats awesome he can hear the baby's heartbeat! Congrats on 3rd tri!