Tuesday, May 29, 2012

baby Q bump watch - week 27

holy crap. I'm in the last week of the second trimester. 
where has the time gone? it seems like it was yesterday that I peed on that little stick and found out about baby Q, and now we're in the home stretch! 

at this point in my pregnancy, Ronin is super active and he usually wakes me up in the morning with a swift kick to the ribs before my alarm goes off. I haven't experienced any hiccups or BH contractions yet, but I'm sure they'll make their appearance soon enough.
he likes hearing Daddy's voice and kicks back when I nudge him. :)

I am so amazed at how in love I am with him already. I know my heart will just melt and puddle on the floor when we finally get to meet him in a short 3 months. 

how far along? 
27 weeks. 

how big is the baby? 
he weighs almost 2lbs and is measuring about 14 and a half inches long with his legs extended. he is practicing inhaling & exhaling. his brain is officially showing brain activity (!!!) and will continue to develop and become more complex. 

total weight gain: 
hmm, not sure. I pigged out in NYC over the weekend... but we also did a LOT of walking. probably up about 8-9lbs now if I had to take a guess.

ugh, kinda sucks. I didn't bring my Snoogle to NYC over the weekend and my sleep definitely suffered. it feels like I wake up 2837 times to pee, too. 

best moment of the week: 
visiting with Kaycie & Adam all weekend in NYC! also, we got to experience the Bodies exhibit, which I've been wanting to see for YEARS... it was everything I thought it would be. exploring the city was awesome, but my poor feet swelled up pretty bad from all the traveling. we also got lots of packages for Ronin's room - can't wait to share them once we get the room put together. 

food cravings: 
anything cold and fresh.

food aversions: 
heartburn inducing foods.

my pelvis feels terrible, but that could be from all the walking we did over the weekend. I'm starting to get winded pretty easily, so I know he's moving up and squishing my lungs. also? heartburn is a bitch.

OH! and a totally new one that developed over the weekend - nipple leaks. I can't believe it's starting already, but I woke up Saturday to a stain on my tee shirt... I thought it was just an old stain (it was an OLD shirt), but there was a matching discoloration on the tank top I was wearing underneath. looks like I might be buying nursing pads earlier than I expected. 

gender sex: 
still a BOY! :D 

most looking forward to: 
getting some good sleep this week (fingers crossed) and our 3D ultrasound. we're heading south to Florida for our friends' wedding on Friday. we'll have a day of beach time on Saturday and then we'll be back home Sunday afternoon. after that, this girl is DONE traveling for the summer. 

what I miss right now: 
sleeping on my stomach. and beer.

next appointment: 
we have a 3D ultrasound scheduled for Thursday, and my next OB appointment is on June 8th, where I'll get to participate in the oh-so-awesome glucose test.


  1. Love your pregnant belly, Mandee! So cute! Pregnancy agrees with you, for sure.

  2. Looking good momma! We went into a winery and a brewery in st Michael. And spoke of you all and kaleys bday but I don't know if it was the same spot!

  3. The glucose test isn't that bad :) And I'm able to say that after doing both the 1-hour AND the 3-hour!

    I love reading your updates!

  4. I think the glucose test is hyped up, it wasnt that bad for me at all. like drinking a flat orange soda I think.

    and that's crazy about the leakage! wait til you get out of the shower one day and feel something dripping on you and look to see milk droplets all over you!


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