Wednesday, February 12, 2014

27 Weeks

How far along: 27 weeks
How big is the baby: Baby boy is the length of a celery stalk-14.5 inches
Weight gain: 22.5 pounds
Doctor/Medical/Body Stuff: I still have an innie....though what was formerly known as the inside of my belly is now making its way to the outside. I got a belly button ring when I turned 18 and took it out when I was 22. But I still have small scars from it. The inside scar is now showing on the rim of my belly button. That scar used to be buried deep! Ergh. 

On Saturday morning I went for my 3 hour glucose test. It really wasn't bad. I can't complain too much about the drink (SUPER SWEET fruit punch/borderline cough syrup) and I really did feel fine throughout the test. The test involves 4 blood draws: when you arrive and then every hour for 3 hours. The first two draws she got my veins right away. The third time she tried both arms and couldn't get them even after digging around until it hurt. Then she told me that she is only allowed 2 sticks, so I would have to come back another time and start over. ?!?!?!?! No way. I promised her that I wouldn't tell and wouldn't pass out if she would just try one more time. So she got it in my hand! Phew! And the 4th one she I just had her do my other hand. I stalked my doctor's office on Monday and the nurse told me that the results looked normal, but had to wait for the doctor to look at them. I woke up to an alert Wednesday morning that the numbers had been released to my online chart and all is good! Phew!! Bring on the donuts! 
Sleep: Depends on the night. But most night involve a bought with insomnia and several trips to the water closet!
Movement: A few times he has made me jump!
Food/Aversions: Mmmm....donuts. Someone had donuts in the conference room the other day and the box had me thinking all day so after school I accidentally went through the Dunkin Donuts drive-through and brought some to my next meeting.
What I miss: Can't think of anything this week!
What I am looking forward to: Seeing our little guy in a week for my follow up ultrasound!!! 
Baby Projects: Sadly, not much this week. But it looks like we will have my townhouse rented out!
Pearls from the Preschool: "Does your baby have hearing aids?"
Oh! And This: We *might* have a name! It isn't for sure yet and we aren't sharing, but we have both started calling him by this name. I am excited that we might have a winner! It feels so real to call him a real name!

Bathroom selfie! I thought my bump looked huge that day!