WEEK 27 OF PREGNANCY
Your baby moves on to a whole new growth chart this week, while your swollen feet and ankles may need a growth chart of their own!
For a baby, it's time to trade in the old crown-to-rump measurement for a new head-to-toe standard. So what are your baby's stats this week (which, coincidentally, is the end of the second trimester)? Fifteen inches - more than a foot long - and triple (or even quadruple) what he was in week 12. His weight is creeping up the charts as well, coming in at just over two pounds. More big news: Your baby may recognize your voice by now, so feel free to serenade your belly (start learning those lullabies!).
Man what a week it has been! Last Sunday was Mother's Day. I was very spoiled considering I don't consider myself to be a true mommy just yet. My husband gave me the absolute sweetest card, which of course made me cry. And then we FINALLY decided on a name for our little man. It will either be Benjamin or Bennett (Bennett is in the lead thus far), but either way, it's Ben for now. I finally heard my hubby call him Ben at dinner the other night, and it made my heart swell. Much like my stupid feet. It's only mid-May, and my feet are already starting to swell.....does not bode well for July....or August.....Lord help me......
We have exactly 3 months from today. I am officially in my third trimester at this point. It is INSANE how fast the time is going by. I feel like we just found out we were pregnant, and now here we are in the home stretch. Our next doctors appt. is not this Monday, but the following, and I have to do my Glucose test. NOT looking forward to that. I also have to go to the hospital to get a shot. I have A- blood, and apparently when you are a negative you have to get a shot during your 28th week, and also either right before or right after you deliver at the hospital. Since we don't know my husband's blood type. If he were negative, then I wouldn't have to get the shot, but he doesn't know what he is. Oh well. :)
Guess that's all for today. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend, and I'll talk to you soon!!