|man i look tired!|
baby is the size of: a cauliflower
how far along are you: 27 weeks, 2 days
what's happening with baby: baby is sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing little eyes, and perhaps even sucking on his fingers. with more brain tissue developing your baby's brain is very active now. the lungs are still immature, but 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.
due date: jan 10
sleep: have actually been getting up in the middle of the night this week - usually to pee, but then i also need to drink some water and take some tums.
best moment this week: being at my college roommate's wedding on sunday. i am so glad we took the trip down to obx for it!
what are you looking forward to: tuesday night is my first movies and martinis night with my girlfriends from work in months, and i cannot wait! i'm making greek yogurt chocolate truffles. yum!
what do you miss: a full night's sleep. getting through a day without back pain.
symptoms: big belly. had some swelling in my feet during our long drives to/from obx. heartburn. and back pain. oh the back pain. i think he must position himself on a nerve sometimes, because i'll get screaming pain in my right shoulder blade and my left shoulder blade will get numb and tingly.
movement: i think i'm starting to be able to distinguish between a foot/hand and his butt/head. we can see my belly jump when he moves. i'm waiting for the day we can actually see a foot/hand drag across my belly.
gender: baby boy!!
belly button: in. there are lips around the edge, though, so i am anticipating that it will pop pretty soon.
rings: on, though i had to take them off several times while we were down in the outer banks.