Friday, January 6, 2017

27 Weeks: Back to Reality



It's amazing how the body (and belly) can change/grow in just a week! This week I am starting to feel BIG and noticing the effects of the added weight even more. Walking up the stairs at school has turned into a full on aerobic event!

How far along?
27 weeks

How big is baby?
Lettuce or a bowling pin  ~15" and ~2.5lbs

What's baby up to this week?
Baby is practicing inhaling and exhaling with his rapidly developing lungs and he is showing brain activity, which will continue to get more complex as the weeks go by.

Symptoms?
Same as last week...a growing belly and mild Braxton Hicks contractions.

Maternity Clothes?
Mixing maternity and regular clothes

Sleep?
I've been sleeping great...bathroom breaks are more frequent these days, but I have gotten really good at hardly even waking up when I head to the bathroom and I am back to sleep in no time.

Missing Anything?
Winter break...we started back to school on Wednesday, and while it is nice to be back in a routine, I really miss using the restroom whenever I need to :) 

Craving?
Sweets, sweets, and more sweets...which is a catch 22 because too many sweets give me indigestion/heartburn, but sometimes it's worth it ;)

Aversions?
Nothing!

Emotions?
I have my emotions back under control...I think it's safe to say that being sick and overtired was the main cause for the weepiness last week. I am finally feeling like myself again!

Movement?
His movements are much more consistent and getting stronger by the day. In the past when he is moving I will tell AJ to feel...and while he has felt him a few times, usually the ornery little guy stops the minute AJ has his hand on my belly. He has felt/seen him kick more this week, and I am also pretty sure he had a case of the hiccups this week, which was really weird, but so cool.While I am still loving the movement...I do wish he would tone it down at night, and maybe aim some of his stronger kicks a little higher ;)

Best Moment of the week?
Pedi/Dinner date with my Goose! 

Pregnancy Brain Moments?
I left my school walkie-talkie somewhere in the building...it was returned to me on Wednesday and I have no idea where, when, or why I left it somewhere...I didn't even know it was missing #Oops

Looking forward to?
The big Dwyer family Christmas this weekend!

Projects/Baby Gear purchased?
We traded in the Focus this last weekend for a bigger "mommy" SUV! I've always only driven cars, so the extra space is really nice...but parking a bigger vehicle is a new experience :)

Running?
Still running and it's still pretty comfortable. I am not running very far or very fast, but running is running at this point ;) I did have one afternoon where I walked on the treadmill instead of running because baby was feeling extra heavy and I decided to take it easy.

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