How far along? 27 weeks
How big is baby? The size of a head of cauliflower (2.5lbs)
Total weight gain: +21lbs
Maternity Clothes? A sweet friend of mine gave me some of the pieces that she’s outgrown, and I’m so glad to have a pair of shorts to wear to Sea World tomorrow!
Stretch marks? Nerp.
Sleep: Not much of a change except that without fail, I am now waking up 20 minutes before my alarm goes off. No matter when my alarm is set to. I’ve thought about setting it for 20 minutes past when I actually want to get up, but haven’t felt like taking that chance yet. It’s strange — maybe my child can read my alarm and just wants me to lay in bed and hang out with him for 20 minutes before getting up? Who knows!
Movement: Movin’ and shakin’! This last week of work has been a busy one, and I can tell now that whenever I get stressed, he notices (and moves around like crazy). It’s a good way to practice my relaxation breath, especially when I’m driving.
Food cravings: This week has been pretty food craving-free. I’ve been majorly watching my sugar intake though (hello gestational diabetes test next week), so I’m pretty sure I’ll be due for a trip to Bon Ami after next Wednesday.
What I miss: A number of my shirts that still kinda fit but are too short to wear without a tank top. And at this point, layer in the Florida fall is still way too hot for me.
What I am looking forward to: Not feeling like everything is up in the air. We’re still waiting on things from the UK Border agency, and the backup may be longer than we thought. We’re looking into some other options, but there’s also a chance that we will be here until after the Wee Baby Jones is born. I’m really hoping we can get everything straightened out, but it’s a weird feeling not knowing whether we will be leaving here in two weeks…or four months. I feel like God has given me a great peace about where we’re at, especially since we know that everything is up to Him anyway. Even so, I am definitely looking forward to having a better sense of where things will be going in the next few months.
Milestones: His eyelids can now open and close, which seems crazy to me because I definitely can’t open my eyes underwater. It’s fun to think about what his view might be (and what on earth he thinks about where he is).
Oh, and THIS: Mr. Jones got his blood tested this week, and he’s Rh positive (the typical type). Since I’m Rh negative, I get to enjoy an awesome RhoGAM shot next week. Blech. If you’re like me and had no idea that your blood type could mean you might have to get a shot at 28 weeks (and after the baby is born), check out this article from the American Pregnancy Association.