Thursday, July 21, 2011

27 weeks

Every Thursday I'm surprised that another week has gone by. I'm 27 weeks now and we have 13 weeks to go!

This week, baby weighs 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now.

Sleep has not been great this week.  I'm having a lot of trouble getting comfortable because my hips hurt.  I wake up a few times a night laying on my back, which I've learned is a no, no, but I haven't figured out a way to stop myself from doing it.  Other than hip pain, I still have swelling in my feet and I get winded pretty easily.  My heart burn has calmed down this week so that is great news!

Hands down the best moment of the week was finding out that baby girl was ok after our scare on Friday.  Of course, all of the worst thoughts were going through my head when the nurse couldn't find her heartbeat and I can't express the relief and happiness I felt when that whooshing sound finally came across the monitor.  Thankfully, she has been moving around like normal since then.

My glucose test is scheduled for tomorrow. I'm not really looking forward to it, I just hope I pass!

After a rough and emotional week, I'm beat.  I want to say thank you to everyone who posted advice about ultrasounds, as always I appreciate your comments and support.  And a special thanks to a very dear friend who shared these words of wisdom, "Surround yourself with genuine people (even if it is just a few) and rejoice that you have the power to allow people in your life."

Here are a few pictures:


The finished flower wall- love it!

Our hummingbird picture

imagine, laugh, wish, dream

27 weeks!

14 comments:

  1. I love the flower wall, what a great idea! Again, so relieved and happy that everything turned out ok, and that baby girl is moving around to keep you reassured. You look absolutely fantastic!

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  2. LOVE LOVE the flower wall and the white frames make such a difference! you look great and you look peaceful.

    so glad I am here to support you and just know that all will be well- good luck with the glucose test!

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  3. Glad everything is a-ok! Good luck with the glucose test. The baby's room looks great!

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  4. Glad to hear that everything is going well! I love the decorations you have put up in the baby's room, absolutely beautiful. Hope the glucose test goes well and you pass =)

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  5. Love the flower wall...such a cute idea! Also, the glucose test was not that bad. I had the fruit punch and it just tastes really, really sweet. But the good thing is there isn't much that you have to drink. The worst part is the last 10 minutes of waiting to get your lab drawn...I was getting hungry! Good luck...I'm sure you will pass :)

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  6. Awww, you look great and the nursery is coming together so sweet! Good luck with the test.. appreciate any advice as I follow behind you! 13 weeks, wow!

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  7. the photo collage is beautiful! and so is your baby bump!

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  8. So glad things are going well! You look amazing!

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  9. Looking good! I love the signs on the wall! I have seen those in PKB and was thinking of getting them for my daughters room. They are so pretty!

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  10. You look fantastic! Love the flower wall!

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  11. Oh my word, you are gorgeous! :) I love the flower wall! My nieces nickname is "hummingbird," and I absolutely love everything hummingbird related now. Her brother, who was just a few years old when she was born, saw her for one of the first times ever and said to me as I was standing with him, "Look! She's so tiny! Just like a little hummingbird." One of the most precious and unforgettable things I've ever heard in my life!

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  12. Wow! The flower wall looks great! And I love the words. I have always had a thing for words like that. Imagine was the word we used to name our head table at our wedding! Wish I could have had more time in Iowa so I could have met you!

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  13. You look great! I love the flower wall!!!!!
    Your friend is right, ignore the judgy people and only let positiveity in your life.

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