Week 27

How big is baby? The size of a rutabaga!

Baby Development FYI: At 13.6 to 14.8 inches and 1.5 to 2.5 pounds, she’s not just getting bigger, she’s getting smarter. She’s practicing inhaling and exhaling with her rapidly developing lungs. It’s official: Baby’s showing brain activity! And her brain will keep on getting more complex.

My body has been invaded, how’s that going? Did someone turn up the hormone drip?  I swear, my sense of smell has increased again.  I can smell everything a mile away!  I now sleep with 4-5 pillows and manage to get comfortable one way or another.  If I don’t sleep with the pillows my back and hips hurt, and a get those darn leg cramps.  Stretching.  Which means itching.  Which means more lotion.  No stretchmarks yet, but I hear lots of women get them at the very end or even after the baby is born!  But whatever, anywhere that could form a stretch mark, will not be seeing the sun for at least a year. Exhausted at the end of the day. 

What’s been on my mind? Labor.  Delivery.  Birth.  The classes have made everything more real so I’m starting to imagine what it will be like.  Definitely not scared or nervous, but a little…apprehensive.  Just wish I knew how it was going to feel to know if I can take it or will need some help from Mr. Epidural.  The unknown is what gets me.

But I feel very lucky and confident in our OB’s.  I think it is awesome and reassuring that I’m not locked into getting an epidural and can make the decision during labor.  I will most likely get one, but I like that I have some control over the situation!  Others I’ve heard refuse to do natural deliveries, which is fine too, but I prefer having the choice.

Breastfeeding has been on my mind.  We went to a breastfeeding class this week and oh my goodness we are both so glad we did!  Breastfeeding freaks me out more than giving birth.  But now I feel a lot better about it and don’t feel like I’m going into this completely blind.  Nate and I were both surprised at how much we both learned about breastfeeding.  It was reassuring to learn that a lactation consultant comes to your room while you’re in the hospital free of charge and you can schedule another appointment if you need it FOC.  I’m sure there will be TONS of questions!

Crazy Cravings:  Eggnog milkshakes from McDonalds.  Holy Geezus they are so good! SPICY salsa.  The food isn’t hot enough!  Nate and his friend tried to trick me into eating a really hot pepper, and I ate it like a champ.  Didn’t even flinch.  Booyah preggo taste buds!

Highlights: Hearing the heartbeat at this week’s appointment.  Such an awesome sound!  

The glucola test was just as awesome…not!  That stuff is gross.  Wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but still nasty.  And I’ve never had a sugar rush like that before in my life.  I felt like a crackhead for a good hour.  I thought you found out the results the same day, but they said it takes 3-7 business days for the lab to get the results.  Bummer, because I have been a tad bit nervous about this test.  Because if I fail, then the 3-hour test will have to happen and that will be even worse.  And if I fail that one, then the pregnancy just becomes not as…fun and care-free.  Don’t get me wrong, if I had gestational diabetes I’d want them to catch it.  Anything to keep the little monkey happy and healthy.  But it wouldn’t be fun to give up milkshakes 🙂

Our washing machine pooped out on us this past weekend.  And anyone that works a dirty or smelly job knows that is not good!  So we bought a new washer and dryer that were delivered on Thursday.  We went with the LG TrueSteam Dryer and LG Steam Washer.  

Not to sound like an advertisement, but we got a GREAT deal at H. H. Gregg!  I’d never been to their store before and I’d seen their name on a washer review.  We got a much better price there, than if we’d bought the same washer/dryer scratched and dented from the Sears Outlet!  Believe me, we checked. We are talking at least $500.  AND we got free delivery, and they have a 30-day price guarantee!  COME ON BLACK FRIDAY, SOMEONE PUT THESE BABIES ON SUPER CLEARANCE!!

4 thoughts on “Week 27

  1. Hey Krista! I really enjoy reading your baby posts b/c I loved being pregnant and I already miss it. I didn't think I loved it while I was prego and huge, but afterwards I realized how much I enjoyed that special time. It sounds like your pregnancy/fears/emotions are all very normal! 🙂 Anyways, where do you and Nate live and where are you delivering? I delivered at Rex, which was awesome, and their Lactation Specialist are wonderful. They came to help me everyday while I was at the hospital, and they will come more than that if you want. All 3 of the women that helped me spent as much time with me as I needed and I never felt like they were rushing me or trying to hurry up and visit the next patient. By the time I left, I felt very comfortable with BF and you can always call/go back if you need to. Also, when choosing your pediatrician, make sure you choose one that supports BF and has a LC on staff if you really want to BF. The LC at our ped was a LIFESAVER for me. I probably would have given up had it not been for her. And just so you know, it takes about 6-8 weeks to really get the hang of BF. Once you get through those first 8 weeks, its a breeze and it's wonderful. No one told me that and when I wasn't a pro after the first week, I was really discouraged. Also, I lost 20 lbs in one week all because I was BF, which is a huge perk. And you think you eat a lot now…you will eat even more if you BF b/c you are always hungry! 🙂 Anyways, let me know if you have any questions and have fun getting ready for your little one!

    Like

  2. Hey! Lots of great info, thanks! We just took a breast feeding class and the teacher said almost the same thing. There is something magical about BF after 4-6 weeks, it all just clicks into place! So just to take it 1 week at a time. 20 lbs in one week? Yes please! What is your email? If you don't want to post it on here, send me a message on Facebook or something! 🙂

    Like

  3. I know exactly what you mean about the unknown in labour. I was exactly the same and to be honest you can't possibly prepare for it. Try not to worry though, your body is made for this. I was determined to do it natural and it's not as bad as you think…just keep going one contraction at a time! Good luck!

    Like

  4. I am so glad you have made the choice to breast feed. For me, it was honestly a financial decision. The thought of paying that much for formula scared me!! It is what drives me to have gone this far – 7 months. I plan on nursing until my girl turns a year old. My short term goal was 6 months, and long term goal being 10 months. If I make it ten months, we'll make it a year for sure!!I've had every issue know to {wo}man with breastfeeding, so I'm here to chat anytime. I'm an advocate for breastfeeding, and I love to see mothers do it successfully. Thanks for linking up!The Mrswww.mrsvolnoff.blogspot.comCo – Host of the Mommy Moments link up

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s