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Week 27 Pregnancy Update- Cauliflower

16 Nov

Wow, I can’t believe I’m in my third trimester!  Week 27 was my last week of second trimester.  It is crazy to think that in as little as 10 weeks, baby Cameryn could be safely born and in my arms.  I wont lie, I would love for her to come during my 38th week!  : )  Not any sooner though, I want to make sure she is fully developed before she makes her grand entrance into this world!  I am loving the fact that third trimester is two weeks shorter than the second trimester I just finished up! 

How Big is Baby?

Baby, fetus at 27 weeks - BabyCenter

According to BabyCenter.com,

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 I’m Feeling Physically

I am feeling really good this week.  Towards the end of week 27, I noticed a huge increase in the amount of baby movements.  I typically would feel the baby the most at night when I would wake up and be laying in bed.  Just in the past few days, I noticed her moving during the day a lot.  It is a weird feeling to be standing talking with someone or checking out at the grocery store and feeling your stomach getting kicked.  I’m also feeling her rolling around in there as well.  It is very easy to tell her moving positions versus her kicks.  She is loving curling up under my right rib a lot lately.  Keith and I also play Where’s Waldo Cameryn, where we try to rub my stomach and try to figure out exactly how she is positioned in my stomach.  I find it so cute when I come across a knobby knee or elbow.  She is also starting to really respond to Keith’s voice.  He will talk to her closely by my stomach and she will start kicking.  It is the cutest thing ever!!!  She put on quite the show last night as she was having her own dance party and both Keith and I enjoyed every minute of it.  She was going crazy for a good ten minutes before she decided to settle down.  I love when Keith gets the opportunity to really feel her moving around in there.  Most of the time I will tell him she is moving and my the time he gets his hand on my stomach, she has stopped.  Other than all the fun exciting movements, my energy was great in week 27 and I’m looking forward to week 28 being just as fun!

How I’m Feeling Emotionally

Emotionally I’m doing really good.  I’m starting to get a little nervous to give birth but the more I read and educate myself the better off I’ll be.  I really need to do a little bit more deep breathing to prepare my mind.  I’m starting to get a fear of needing to have a c-section.  The thought of being strapped to a hospital table is enough to give me anxiety.

I did get a huge stress relief when we placed our order for her nursery.  We ordered the following:

  • Crib
  • Mattress
  • Bedding
  • Extra fitted sheet
  • Waterproof mattress pad
  • Dresser
  • Topper for the dresser
  • Glider and ottoman
  • Bassinet
  • Changing pad
  • Changing pad cover
  • Pillow for the glider

And we finally got our whole stroller situation solved.  I think we should have most of our purchases by Christmas as a few of the things were on back order.  I’m so excited!  I can’t wait to see how her nursery comes together.

 

Random Tidbits

  • Days until Due Date:  84
  • Total Weight Gained:  16-17lbs
  • Days Until our Next Appointment:  1
  • Days Until our 3D Ultrasound:  Possibly around 15
  • Cravings:  Blueberries  & peanut butter <—I need to buy some ASAP
  • Workouts so far the Week:  2 + prenatal yoga
  • Days Until Quincy’s Free of his Cone Head:  4-5
  • Strangers Talking About my Belly:  1, a guy in Pet Smart  <—It was a little odd

 

Week 27 Baby Bump Pictures

*No belly pics yet, but I’ll add some this afternoon.  I don’t have my phone cord to transfer them right now!*

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