Tuesday, November 12, 2013

BB2.0: 27 Weeks

Oh-my-gah-could-I-be-any-more-tired?!?!!!  I know I say it every week, but this week especially I am feeling it.  I think it's a combination of things, but not being able to sleep past 6:30 am ever since the time changed probably doesn't help matters.  On to more positive things because I feel like I start every post with "wah wah blah blah whine whine I'm tired."  But seriously.  Growing a human is hard.  :-)

Size of Baby Boy:  A head of cauliflower!


Baby boy weighs almost 2 pounds (see whale photo below, I'm not convinced that he doesn't already weigh 6...) and is about 14.5 inches long.  There is a lot going on this week with little man, developmentally:  he's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes and maybe even sucking his thumb like big sister Lilly Bean.  His brain is very active and his lungs are developed enough that he'd be a-ok (with medical help) if he for some reason were to be born right this second.  And, I should be on the lookout for hiccups.  Busy boy already - grow baby grow!

Weight Gain So Far:  Ughhhhhhhh every week I think about taking this category off because it depresses me.  Per this morning's weigh-in, I am up 2 lbs from last week, so 16.5 lbs total.  I should probably be grateful i wasn't up 10 lbs this week because I've been very hungry.  :-)  For comparison purposes, I said that I was +13 last time around at 27 weeks.  Lies!

Cravings:  I saw on someone's Facebook status today that the Chick Fil A peppermint shakes are back for the Holiday season.  I have been trying to avoid that knowledge, because I craved those before I was growing a human.  This is bad news, I tell you.

Aversions:  Still not a single one.  Probably I should rejoice, but I keep thinking that maybe if I had an aversion to candy and carbs I would be less whale-like.  HA.

Symptoms:  Same old!  Tired + insomnia are the main two.  Insomnia has actually been a little worse as of late, and I think it might be due to the fact that I am subconsciously pretty anxious about all of the things I need to do before this baby gets here.  Also I've been dealing with some back pain this week, but I'm not sure whether that's pregnancy-related.

Movement:  Ah yes.  I was so good about taking videos last time, I need to remember to do the same this time around!

What I Miss:  Sleep!  I know, it's only gonna get worse and I should get used to it.  How quickly we forget!  And this week, I REALLY missed wine.

Signs of a Bump:  Ah yes, the tiny whale has definitely made his presence known:


As a reminder, here was Miss Lilly at 27 weeks:



What I'm Thankful For:  Mush alert: my husband.  I definitely do not tell him often enough how much I appreciate him.  He was out of town for work for a few days this week and there were a few times when I honestly thought I might lose my mind (which led to anxiety about what in the world I'm going to do with two), but more than anything it just made me realize that I take for granted that second set of hands.  Clearly he will never know since he doesn't read the blog, but Dan, if you ever read this, please know that I am so thankful that you're such a hands-on Daddy and I appreciate everything you do more than you'll ever know.  We really missed you!

What I'm Looking Forward To:  Lots of fun and exciting things coming up for the Baums: a Mommy & Daddy trip to Houston this week to visit Dan's sister and her family (Lilly is excited to hang out with Grandma Susie & Papa), Boone next weekend for our first stay in my parents' (completed!) mountain house and L's first ASU football game, also the start of construction on the nursery next weekend, then Thanksgiving and lots of holiday activity after.  So much fun!

Next Doctor Appointment:  Next Tuesday!  Glucose test day EEK!  

Off to bed now, dreaming of the snow that all of my Facebook friends are getting - so jealous!  

Sarah

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