Once again, I’m getting to this post a day after it was really due, but, you know, que sera. 27 weeks is either the first week of the 3rd trimester or the last week of the 2nd trimester, depending on what kind of pregnancy math you like to do. Either way, the end of this pregnancy is looming so close while still feeling so far away. My emotions have been going through peaks and valleys this week, which, let’s be honest, is normal even when you’re not pregnant, so I really can’t complain.
Babyface at 27 Weeks:
This was another week without an ultrasound, which was weird for me. Babyface is definitely still healthy in there. She likes to kick, especially when GS and I are playing video games, and last night she actually kicked so hard that it knocked my controller off my belly. Stubborn as she is, however, she still won’t kick for anyone else. GS has to be feather-light with his touch on my stomach, and crazy patient, to feel her move, and I tried to let mom get a feel at Sunday dinner but Babyface wouldn’t do squat for her. According to the interwebs, 27 weeks puts my baby right around 2 pounds and her brain is rapidly growing. That’s about all I’ve found—I feel like we’re at the stage where all the important stuff (eyes/nose/etc) exists and is where it’s supposed to be, so at this point we’re mostly just waiting for her to put some pounds on before the big day.
Momma at 27 Weeks:
The biggest Momma update of the week is that I have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I’m working to see this as a blessing—a way to force me to eat healthier for me and Babyface both. GS, in turn, put an alarm on his phone so that we remember to go for a walk each night. Other than the GD diagnosis, my symptoms are pretty much a litany of aches and pains: Cramps in my abdomen, back aches, leg cramps that wake me up in the middle of the night, etc. I’m tired, pretty much all the time. I’ve also developed a rash on my forearm that is driving me bonkers. We go to see the OB this week so I’m definitely going to ask about that.
Daddy at 27 Weeks:
He’ll tell you he’s not, but GS has been a giant grump for days. I don’t blame him. This pregnancy has been hard on both of us, and I think he’s just getting to a point where he’s tired. We are both ready for Babyface to make an appearance, so the next couple of months are going to be soooo fun. And though he hasn’t said as much, I can tell GS has also started to stress himself out about our finances. I’m actually the one who pays the bills in our house, so I know we’re fine and feel good about them, but I think he’s starting to realize how much the price of baby gear adds up.
Nesting at 27 Weeks:
GS and I beat two video games this weekend if that tells you how much we’ve been paying attention to the house. However, GS did get further with the nursery, and it’s almost completed (he thinks he’ll finish painting this weekend—we’ll see if he’s right!). Meanwhile, I created a preliminary birth plan and plowed my way through both On Becoming Baby Wise and Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth.