Saturday, February 5, 2011

27 Weeks & Still an Eggplant

Baby's now the size of an eggplant!

Baby's lungs are going through some major developments these days, which (combined with the opening of previously plugged nostrils) means he's now able to practice inhaling and exhaling. The lack of air in your womb means every "breath" is filled with amniotic fluid, but hey -- it's progress.  
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he 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 him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

~Pregnancy Highlights~

Due Date: May 6, 2011 
Total weight gain: 17 lbs.
Morning Sickness: none
Cravings: spicy, sweets & mexican food 
Sleep: has gotten really bad & I am starting to feel the effects of it
I can't live without: my body pillow
I miss: being able to breathe while putting my socks & shoes on
I am looking forward to: seeing him on the 15th; we have another appt. with the specialist & that means ultrasound!!
Milestones: heard his strong heartbeat this past Thursday & entering my 3rd trimester next Friday
Exercise: walking the mall 3-4 mornings a week
Diet: I am so tired that I am now having an issue finding the energy to eat; but I am forcing myself to do it
Maternity Clothes:  pants yes - shirts a mixture still
Movement: all day & night & it is the BEST feeling in the world
Gender: Boy; Colton Lee
Labor Signs: None
Belly Shots:

Here I was with B; much smaller & much tanner.........