Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This update is a little late, but it was delayed due to my trip to New Orleans this weekend so bare with me.
Last Tuesday I had my 27 week appointment. I passed my sugar test with flying colors (even though I ate a piece of toast with peanut butter on it that morning.... apparently I was supposed to fast unless I thought I'd be sick...then I could have had plain toast....oops!) and passed my iron test this time (failed last time). Little baby's heartbeat was in the 140s and I've gained 20lbs so far (according to my doctor). According to my scale I've gained 24.... my doctor said that was good (20lbs), but now that I am in the 3rd trimester, my weight can slow down. 0-1lb a week.
Well, I'm in with that, because I'm super paranoid about gaining bookoos of weight. I just know how hard it has been in the past to lose weight so I don't want to gain unnecessary weight, although that desire and my ability to say no to sweets have not been in sync very well. Come back willpower!!!
I feel the baby ALL. THE. TIME. and love it. He wiggles and kicks/hits constantly and has had hiccups many times. Ben has felt him a good bit now, even felt his hiccups, which is cute. He isn't as frustrated now that he can feel him pretty easily.
My belly button is nearly nothing. I don't know if all belly buttons pop out first or just become flat, but mine looks like a tiny line right now, so we'll see what comes next.
And, no stretch marks so far!! I've got a bit to go, but I'm glad to be stretch mark free currently.
So, as of last Thursday we had 3 months left. It sounds like forever to me and way too short for Ben :) I'm pretty sure that is typical. I'm just ready to meet the little guy. I of course want him to stay in as long as possible, but I am excited.
Here is a picture from New Orleans: 27 weeks and 2 days.