How far along: 27 Weeks.
Size of baby: 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.
Weight gain: 17 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Pants yes, sweats no, and I still think most maternity shirts make me look like I am wearing a tent but I have some really cute ones that don't so I mix those in with my regular shirts that still fit!
Movement: All the time! But I wonder... am I the only pregnant lady who freaks out if the baby doesn't move enough or moves a ton?? I guess I am always freaking out!
Sleep: The aches and pains of pregnancy are starting to kick in. I toss and turn most nights and don't feel rested in the morning but if I could I would sleep all day! I know it's only going to get worse but I am okay with that... as long as this little boy is growing and is healthy!
Symptoms: Back pain, feet and hands swelling, heartburn, headaches, braxton hicks, and now an irritable uterus, but despite it all, I am happy and have no reason to complain!
Cravings: Okay so I attempt to eat healthy but that usually means that I stick an apple or a salad into my daily pig-outs! But I made my first Texas sheet cake this weekend and let me say I have been craving more ever since. I may have to make another! Also, can't wait for the Super Bowl and all the yummy food that comes along with it! Bring on the party food!
Best moment this week: More and more people have been noticing the big belly and asking when I am due. It's a huge relief for people to know that I am pregnant and not wonder if I am just gaining weight! I was able to see a lot of extended family this weekend at my grandparent's 60th anniversary party and it was so nice to hear the "congratulations" and the "we are so happy for you" it brought tears to my eyes every time! I feel so blessed!
What I am looking forward to: My sister and her little monster will be here this weekend! I can hardly wait! It is going to suck to not be able to play and wrestle around with Ayden but I can't wait to see him anyway! It's been too long! He has gotten so big and is so smart, I am going to try to enjoy every second with them that I can!