The bump: I actually feel smaller. Baby boy is SO LOW still. I started feeling kicks in my ribs in the past few days so I'm sure he's moving around a bit. Sitting on my bladder feels a lot better the kicks in the ribs though.
How far along: 27 Weeks
How big is baby: From Everyday Family - Measuring about 14.5 inches long, he weighs just about 2 pounds.(The size of a rutabaga according to the Bump). This week, his brain is developing quickly. His eyelids, which have remained closed up until this point, begin to open and now his retinas can begin to form. The retina contains specialized photoreceptor cells that respond to light, called rods and cones. Cones in particular help us perceive color. His skin is still wrinkly; but by 27 weeks, he basically looks how he will look when you give birth to him – in just a few months!
Weight gain/loss: I'm up 1.5 pounds this week for a total weight gain of 15.8 pounds.
Stretch marks: Yes.
Belly button: Still a cavernous hole. I can tell it's getting a little flatter. It kind of caused this weird flat crater in my otherwise round belly.
Sleep: I'm sleeping great, but feel like I never get enough no matter how much I sleep.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Still nothing special. Sweets are still high on the list, but nothing like they used to be.
Movement: SO MUCH MOVEMENT. I'm convinced babies start to annoy you now as nature's way of ensuring their survival once they're finally here. All the kicks are his way of verbalizing "mom, mom, mom, mama, mama, mama."
Symptoms: Nothing new this week thankfully.
What I'm looking forward to: Being done? Is it too early to say that?
How I'm feeling: Overall just tired. I'm finding I get winded easier and can get an awful side stitch if I'm walking too fast or too far. Oh and I'm hot. All the time. Hot. I pretty much always have to have a fan on me now. August is going to be miserable.
Random things I didn't know/Problems/Questions: No questions or weird stuff, but I do have my glucose test on Thursday this week. Wish me luck! I have a choice of red or orange. Any preference?