Monday, October 12, 2009

* How far along: 27 weeks
* Total weight gain: 24 lbs
* How big is baby: 2 lbs, 14.5" long
* Maternity clothes: With the cooler weather, I've been pulling out my warm maternity clothes. It's like when I first started wearing maternity clothes - new clothes every day!
* Stretch marks: Just on the inside of my thighs still. None on the belly yet.
* Sleep: More and more difficult. I sleep on my side hugging a body pillow. I have to wake up several times during the night to change position, take the covers off because I'm too hot, put the covers back on because now I'm cold, go pee, etc. Insomnia is also more frequent.
* Best moment this week: Shopping with Rodgers, we found some very warm infant pram suits. There were only a few on the rack; they seem to be changing over their stock at that store. One of them was super cute, Child of Mine by Carter's, and it looks like a teddy bear. The only one they had was a 0-3 month size, which is how old Nathanael will be during the coldest weather. Rodgers is very concerned about him getting cold, so we bought it. We also looked at a lot of other things. I'm trying to find a coming home outfit for Nathanael. Rodgers wanted to buy just about every boy outfit we saw, but we didn't. I love seeing him get into preparing for the baby.
* Movement: There are fewer sporadic kicks now, and more controlled-feeling rolls, swimming, and wiggles. I have felt some hiccups. The kicks are increasingly stronger, and seem more intentional. He found my ribs a week ago, and I pushed his feet down with my hand. Then, he started kicking my hand even harder than he'd been kicking my ribs. At least it didn't hurt my hand.
* Food cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary. I've been wanting chili, stew, mashed potatoes, other cold day type foods, but they are weather appropriate.
* Labor signs: None.
* Belly button in or out: Out, with a little mote around it
* What I miss: Good sleep.
* What I'm looking forward to: Cuddling. I nearly cried when I saw a picture of a new mom cuddling her baby boy because I'm really looking forward to cuddling mine.
* Milestone: Gestational diabetes glucose test, Rhogam shot, and my first ever flu shot all happened last Monday at my appointment. If I had not passed the glucose test, they would have called me. Since they haven't, I should be alright.

I always like to compare myself with old wives' tales about the sex of the baby. Here are some that I found. What's true for me is italicized. And I'm leaving out some of the TMI ones...

It's a boy if:
You didn't experience morning sickness in early pregnancy
Your baby's heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute
You are carrying the extra weight out front
Your belly looks like a basketball
You are carrying low - (I don't really think I'm high or low.)
You are craving salty or sour foods
You are craving protein -- meats and cheese
Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy
The hair on your legs has grown faster during pregnancy
Your hands are very dry
Your pillow faces north when you sleep - When I got pregnant, but not at our new place
Dad-to-be is gaining weight, right along with you
Pregnancy has you looking better than ever
Your nose is spreading
You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves in circles
You are having headaches
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an even number

It's a girl if:
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy
Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute
You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear
Your hair develops red highlights
You are carrying high
Your belly looks like a watermelon
You are craving sweets
You are craving fruit
You crave orange juice
You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy
You are moodier than usual during pregnancy
Your face breaks out more than usual
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread
Your pillow faces south when you sleep
You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves from side to side
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number

Boy: 10
Girl: 6
It's a boy.

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