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    27 weeks

    How far along: 27w
    Weight: 141lb (and by the way, WTH? I was 140.2 yesterday. Ugh!)
    Sleep: Same.
    Gender: Still a boy. We’ve got more proof too.
    Movement: Uhmn, yes, lots, and very concentrated on my right side. S2 is head down and facing toward my right hip. All that space and he’s crammed to the right. Joy!
    Feeling: Same, but now that I have a bit more of a hint that my hips are achy because of how I’ve been sleeping, I’ve been relying on pillows more, trying to sleep more on my right, and I also adjusted the softness of my bed (have I mentioned how much Sleep Number beds rule?). Pain’s not gone, but it has made a difference.
    What I miss: Not having to run to the bathroom every other minute because someone’s little foot is kicking my bladder
    What I am looking forward to: Seeing how much G and S2 look alike (or not).
    Milestones: 3rd trimester baby! This last trimester went by fast.
    Food cravings: This week? I’ve been craving roasted veggies.
    S2 notes:
    We had an anatomy scan yesterday and another 3D u/s. S2 looks healthy, adorable as ever, and is measuring a week ahead. I’m not sure how I feel about the last part on two levels: 1) I really, REALLY want him to come on time. I want 2 weeks off of work to have time to re-focus and transition my brain to the new job I’ll be taking on. I needed that time with G, also to finish the small projects I had to myself and it took me a full week just to get to that state. It wasn’t until mid-way through week 2 that I felt like I had finished up everything I wanted to and felt “ready” (or as ready as a first-time mom could get); 2) I’m not sure how much I want to have 2 kids of disproportionate size. While I would LOVE not to have to stress out about a second kid staying on the charts, and counting every calorie, I also don’t want to give G a complex about having a younger, bigger brother :-/ I don’t know if measuring ahead is any predictor of either a kid coming early OR that they’ll be on the higher end of the percentile scale, but there it is.
    Fetal development:
    This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He’s sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby’s brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don’t bother him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

    S2 in profile.

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