Sunday, March 27, 2011

27 Weeks

Dates: Monday, March 21st – Sunday, March 27th
How far along: 27 weeks
Weight: 148.5
Symptoms:
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: I’ve been sick this week, so sleep has been difficult (runny nose, coughing, and bathroom breaks).
Best moment this week: This is the first week of the third trimester!  I also had the glucose tolerance test this week, which was not pleasant, but at least it’s over (I passed)!
Movement: Lots of movement.
Food cravings: All I can think about is cake, but I haven’t had any.
Gender: Girl
What I miss: Coffee and being able to take medicine when I’m sick.
Milestones: The baby is
as hefty as a head of cauliflower, weighing in at almost 2 pounds and measuring 14-½ inches.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

26 Weeks

Dates: Monday, March 14th – Sunday, March 20th
How far along: 26 weeks
Weight: 148
Symptoms: Sore hips and back.  It feels like my ribs are being pushed out sometimes.  Increased appetite.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Using a body pillow consistently to help hip pain.  Multiple bathroom breaks every night.
Best moment this week: This is the last week of the second trimester!  We went down to Portland on Saturday, March 19th, and purchased a DSLR camera.  Dustin is going to learn how to use it really well before our little one arrives in June.
Movement: Lots of kicks and punches.
Food cravings: Sweets.  Have to be careful and not indulge too much.
Gender: Girl
What I miss: Sleeping in whatever position I want.  Coffee on most days.
Milestones: The baby is
as tall as an English hothouse cucumber (14 inches, head to hell) and weighs about 1-2/3 pounds.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

25 Weeks

Dates: Monday, March 7th – Sunday, March 13th
How far along: 25 weeks
Weight: 147.5
Symptoms: Sore back and tailbone.  Belly is growing higher, near ribcage.  Feeling tight in there.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Need to use a body pillow to sleep comfortably.  Bathroom breaks 2-4 times a night.
Best moment this week: We went to the symphony on Saturday, which the baby really seemed to enjoy (lots of movement).  Sunday marks 99 days to go until my estimated due date!
Movement: Movement is getting higher (rib cage) and a lot more frequent.
Food cravings: Nothing specific, but appetite is high.
Gender: Girl
What I miss: Coffee.
Milestones: The baby is
the size of a rutabaga – 13-½ inches from head to heel and about 1-½ pounds.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

24 Weeks

Dates: Monday, February 28th – Sunday, March 6th
How far along: 24 weeks
Weight: 146
Symptoms: Lack of energy.  Increased appetite.  Tail bone pain.
My ribcage is starting to get very uncomfortable, like it’s being stretched. 
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sore hips, difficult to get comfortable.
Best moment this week: Monday, February 28th, marks viability day, meaning if the baby were born early, from this point on, she is likely to survive with significant medical help.  Don’t get any ideas though little one!
Movement: Lots!  My
Food cravings: Anything.  Just hungry.
Gender: Girl
What I miss: Coffee.
Milestones: The baby is
the size of an ear of corn (almost a foot) and weighs about 1-¼ pounds.