How Far Along: 27 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby Graham is the size of a head of cauliflower. He is about 2 lbs and 14.5 inches long (according to Baby Center).
Total Weight Gain: 13 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants and some regular tops/mostly maternity tops
Gender: It's a BOY!!! Everyone always says what a difference there is between boys and girls right from the start and I already agree. This little guy is ACTIVE!! A LOT! He kicks, punches, flips, tries to break out, etc ALL. THE. TIME. I'm not sure how much he's sleeping actually. It makes me a little concerned how active he will be and how much he will sleep once he's here with us.
Movement: See above. Graham is a little party animal! Did anyone else who had both boys and girls experience more activity with their boys?? He will punch and kick at the same time on opposite sides of my belly which is just super awesome. ;) He loves kicking my bladder but so did his big sister. One thing I don't remember with Hannah is her trying to extend her arms/legs out and it be very sore for me to touch that spot on my belly when it happens. He does that a lot. It doesn't feel good.
Sleep: I usually sleep great. I pass out super quick most nights and usually only wake up once a night still to go to the bathroom.
What I miss: Nothing really.
Cravings: No cravings
Symptoms: Just the regular pregnancy stuff. I move much slower these days! I'm waddling a little which people at work like to comment on so that's super nice. ;) Getting off the couch is more of a challenge and when I get out of bed I purposely do it much slower so I don't get dizzy or lose my balance. I have the same weird red dots on my upper chest/lower neck that I had with Hannah too. They went away after I had her so I'm assuming they will this time as well. I have a few red dots on my face and small darker spots. It's weird, I have no idea why and they aren't that noticeable but I see them. My feet are starting to swell just slightly so far, I can tell my shoes are a little tighter the last few days. Luckily it's boot season so I can hide them once they get super swollen! Work has been wearing me out lately, it's hard to sit in the chair for long. My cardiologist and OB have put me on a restricted work schedule for the remainder of my pregnancy so for now I'm working 5 hours a day/5 days a week. I have yet to actually only stay at work for 5 hours but once I come back from Thanksgiving I'm going to do that daily. I can already tell a difference at night just by resting a few hours in the afternoons so I'm really hoping that helps in the long run and keeps me off bed rest this time around. I'm starting to feel super pregnant now!
Best Moment this week: Hannah just LOVES her baby brother! She will come running up to me and say I need to kiss/hug my brother. She does and then she runs off to do whatever it was she was doing. It's just so sweet.
Kisses for Baby Graham. Hannah had crazy hair this morning too! One more week until the 3rd trimester!! Crazy!