Saturday, February 16, 2013

27 Weeks




How far along: 27 weeks
Size of Baby P:  14.41 inches, 1.93 pounds (according to Pregnancy App)
Fruit/vegetable comparison: Papaya (for weeks 25-28)
Gender: Boy
Showing: Yes
Maternity clothes: Yes
Unglamorous body changes: Bigger belly and darker linea nigra
Sleep:  Pretty good.  Thank goodness for my Boppy Maternity Pillow.  It really helps when I have lots of back pain. 

Movement: TONS! I love it so much!
Food cravings:  M&M Cookie from Panera, scrambled eggs, strawberry yogurt
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood:   Better this week
Best moment this week:  Another good doctor's appointment and meeting with a newborn photographer.
Strange experiences:   On Friday while at a work meeting I felt like Jack was doing a somersault in my belly.  It was definitely a different feeling than a kick! 
Milestones:   Babies born between weeks 27 and 32 have a good chance of survival.  Baby is beginning a very active stage in his cramped quarters.  The amniotic fluid has decreased, which means you'll feel every movement more than before.
Looking forward to:  Getting Jack's nursery finished and organized.  I'm hopefully going to accomplish a lot of that next weekend.  I just ordered window panels and a few wall prints and decorations so it's definitely shaping up. 
Thoughts:   This past week I had another good doctor's visit.  Good in that I passed my glucose test so no more thoughts on that, everything looked normal including blood pressure, baby's heart rate, etc.  I had to get a Rhogam shot since I have Rh negative blood, but that was no big deal.  The only hiccup was my weight...it's a little on the high side for what I should be gaining, although the doc said I'm healthy and it won't affect the baby - it's just more about my inconvenience of having to take it off once Jack is here.  I'm optimistic about that though. 

I continue to think prenatal yoga is the best thing ever.  If you are pregnant, seriously consider finding a class.  I look forward to it and feel amazing afterwards.  We also learn different breathing techniques to use during the different stages of labor each week.

Jason and I start our set of classes next week.  Although it will be two long Sundays of class in a row, I'm pretty excited.  The particular class we are doing is through the hospital we are delivering at and includes prepared childbirth, infant care & breastfeeding.  We also plan to take an infant CPR class at some point. 

I'm curious if anyone took any other type of class before having baby? 

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