How far along? 27 weeks and 0 days
Baby’s Size: 14 1/2 inches
Baby’s Weight: 2 pounds
Development: Baby's sleep schedule is becoming regular and he sleeps for longer periods of time. He is able to open and close his eyes. Baby's lungs and immune system are developing, and he would have an 85% chance of surviving if he was born today.
Weight gain/loss: No change this week. I'm up 19 pounds so far.
Best moment this week? My husband "played" with our son this week. He had his hand on my belly and said "Nicholas" fairly loudly (we're pretty sure this will be the baby's name). The baby responded by kicking me HARD right under my husband's hand. I started laughing hysterically, then my husband and the baby did the same thing 4 or 5 more times! It was pretty amazing.
Symptoms: Stuffy nose & congestion (I'm recovering from the worst head cold ever), terrible low back pain, leg cramps in my calves when I wake up, daily baby kicks, frequent urination, swollen boobs, darkening nipples, some cramping
Food cravings/aversions: I'm craving nothing but cereal, chocolate, fruit, and peanut butter. I'm so turned off by vegetables and the thought of chicken right now is revolting.
What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower is next weekend!
Milestones: I'm officially in the 3rd trimester!
What my baby and I look like this week: