Monday, July 19, 2010

27 weeks!!!


How far along? 27 weeks 3 days

Total weight gain: 23..

Maternity clothes? Duh! :)

Sleep: It's gotten (gasp) better!! Last night I tried (again) to stick a pillow under my stomach half-way, and it worked! Well, kind of. It worked for half the night. I'm so excited!

Best moment this week: Swimming yesterday with Mark.

Movement: I think sometimes she tries to bust out of my stomach. She moves often, but some days she's much more active than others. I am 100% sure of her position now - head down with two feet poking each side. You can physically feel her feet and her hard head down low. Very cool!

Gender: We love our baby girl.

Labor Signs: Hey hey hey. I felt my first Braxton Hicks contractions on Thursday! It was a weird sensation, and I wouldn't be disappointed if they never happened again :) Pretty sure I had them Friday, as well, but I haven't had them sense - whew!

Belly Button in or out? My belly button's existence is dwindling away.

What I miss: No side pain!

Weekly Wisdom: Those massages from your husband will become your best friend :) Well, I mean, my husband is my best friend. But his massages are to die for!

So, earlier this week, my stomach was in all sorts of pain. Like, severe pain. I didn't even want to move! And it felt like the insides of my stomach were really, really bruised. Mark could feel how extremely tight my stomach was, and it was awful. BUT, magically, it disappeared!!! Now my stomach is back to normal - no pain! Hallelujah, ha! She must have been in a funky position. We had a little talk, and Daddy asked her (talking to my belly) to curl up into a better ball to make me feel better.

And she listened. Thank you, child!

So now I feel great! I tend to wake up and then am unable to go back to sleep - like this morning I woke up at 6am.

Sharkie's New Tricks:
  • Weighs 2lbs or more
  • Sleeps/wakes at regular intervals
  • Opens and closes her eyes
  • Her lungs would definitely work if born now, with medical help
  • Around 15 inches long


  1. AHHHHH! You're soooo gorgeous!!! :D

    Also, Sharkie is a doll baby, I know it already.

    And your little family is/going to be the cutest everrr!

  2. Love it! :) And I love how Mark had a talk with her, asking her to position better for you, Matthew will do the same thing with Elijah! :D

  3. only 1 trimester left! :D
    it flies by, so enjoy that good sleep, you'll need it!!