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Monday, December 19, 2011

27 weeks!

It has been a couple weeks since I last posted because it has been so busy around here!  Between teaching, Jacob's school stuff, appointments, holiday parties, Xmas shopping etc. I'm not at all surprised that we're all sick (yup - first and hopefully last cold of the pregnancy).  It feels as if Thanksgiving was just last week, and now we're less than a week away from Christmas!  Time is flying!

I had an OB appointment last Tuesday and everything looks great.  I am measuring 3 days early, which is completely fine.  The baby's heartbeat was at 153 - also normal.  She was doing her usual cirque du soleil act in my tummy, so it took a little while for the doctor to chase her down.  Haha.  Jacob helped Dr. Greenberg measure my stomach, and he also got to hold the doppler heart rate monitor for her.  He was very happy that he got to take part in taking care of mommy.  I still haven't gained any weight, but the baby is healthy and growing!  My GD has been a bit of a challenge in the last week or so.  My blood glucose levels have been rising, which is expected at this stage in the game as my placenta is growing.  I have been very lucky and have only had to take a small dose of insulin once a day.  Even with my levels rising my dosage is still not very much.   Eating has been great and breakfast has become my favorite meal of the day!

This past Saturday I turned the big 2-9!  How am I 29 already?!?  I spent the day relaxing, shopping, and attending Sam's company Christmas party.  The following day I had a Korean BBQ lunch with mine and Sam's close family friends (minus a few people who couldn't make it).  I am so blessed to have such a great circle of people around me.  There was a time when I thought living in Colorado (we lived there for a few years and Jacob was born there) was the perfect place for my little family to live long term, but now that we're back home I can't imagine not having our family and friends around us.

Sam's work Christmas party

Family friends minus the kids (they were playing).  This is also my 27 week belly. =)

I hope everyone has a great holiday season!

How far along?:  27 weeks and 3 days

Gender:  As far as I know, still a girl. =)

Feeling anything new?:  The baby's movements feel more like squirms these days versus kicks.  I'm having a hard time breathing with the baby being so high up.  I'm also moving a lot slower these days.  I think I was the slowest walking person at the mall on Saturday.  Ugh.
Cravings:  Sweets.  I've been treating myself to a Ferrero Rocher chocolate here and there.  My favorite!

Sleep:  Not bad considering this nasty head cold.

Things I miss:  Sweets

How is Sam feeling?:  "I find the harder I work the more luck I seem to have." -Thomas Jefferson

That hard work has paid off cause you're having a baby girl! ;)

Other:  I want a chocolate molton lava cake from Chili's!!

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

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