Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pregnancy Post: Week 27

Okay. So I think Kristal is on to something about the baby bump looking much smaller with clothes compared to without clothes. Case in point: these two pictures were both taken after work yesterday. And yes, the second one is black and white to better hide my stretch marks.

Here's what's going on this week:
-About half of my pregnancy books now say that I'm in the third trimester (the other half say the 3rd trimester begins at 38 weeks). If you divide 40 weeks by 3, that's 13.333, which means that the second trimester should end at 26 and 2/3 weeks, so I'm just gonna go ahead and say I'm in the 3rd tri, mmmkay?

-Lizard now weighs about 2 pounds, and is about 14 inches long (over a foot!). Survival rate for babies born now is about 85%, with medical intervention. Because there's such an increase in brain function this week, some experts say that it's likely that babies begin to dream. Also, she's kicking the crap out of my cervix, and let me tell you...that is a WEIRD sensation!

-I realized a couple of days ago that in 10 weeks, I'll technically be considered full term, and had a little bit of a freak out. I so do not feel prepared or ready for this!

-Heartburn. Leg cramps in the middle of the night. Shooting back pain. Changes in vision. And remember that weird pregnancy rash I had? Yeah, that's gone, but now my skin is peeling off every place that the rash was. Justin also informed me that he thinks I'm developing a linea negra. Thanks babe!

-At the end of the month I have to take the 1 hour glucose test for Gestational Diabetes, and I am SERIOUSLY freaked out about it. If I end up having GD and have to eat a diabetic diet for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, I will flip shit. I am half considering eating a pre-diabetic diet for like a week before the test to make SURE my blood sugars aren't tweaked out, but I kind of feel like that's cheating.

-I am not exercising nearly as much as I'd like to be. By the time I get home and cook dinner, I am absolutely exhausted. More and more, I'm coming to accept walking around Target on my lunch break or grocery shopping as "exercise".


  1. Good luck on the GD test. It's not horrible, the hour wait kind of sucks so take a book or something!

    This was about the time I developed restless leg syndrome, so I hope you don't get that!

  2. The difference between the bare bump and the covered bump is so strange! Glad I'm not the only one.

    I think linea negras are cool, but I have no sign of one at this point.

    I have the GD test coming up too. I'm sure I've got nothing to worry about, but I will say this - even if I have to follow the diabetic diet, I will throw it out the window for TDay and Christmas!!

  3. Wow! I can't believe you're so far along already! I would have freaked out too when I realized how close the due date was. Good luck on your test! Hopefully this one will turn out great. I've heard the longer ones suck!

  4. Little tidbit of info from the nurse at my OB's office - the night before your GD test avoid starches/carbs and sugar (sorry, no ice cream for dessert) . She said you're best eatin a protein rich dinner and avoid the OJ in the AM (if you're indeed allowed to eat in the AM). All those carbs/starches turn to sugar and can whack out your test.

    I don't know if it will work but it's worth a shot!:) I'm going to try it for my test in a few weeks.

  5. Looking good! Good luck on the GD test-I'm sure it'll be fine.

  6. Don't freak about the test! You'll be fine.

    Do vitamins or water help the leg cramps at all. It was right around now when I finally found a corrolation between my water intake and consistency in taking my prenatal dramatically helped my leg cramps.

    And you look great Mama!

  7. you look fantastic! I have no advice to add but I'll be praying you have no problems with your test and you get some better sleep! Maybe it's to prepare you for what's to come... :) jk! (welllll only partially)

  8. You are really getting close. That is amazing that 85% of kids would survive with only 2 lbs of person. wow.

  9. Hmmmmm...Leah makes a good point. I haven't had any leg cramps, but I drink water like it's going out of style. About 130 oz. a day. Maybe that's why I haven't had muscle cramps?

  10. Oh dude, the heartburn. That was the worst part for me!


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