Saturday, February 23, 2013

27 Weeks and Bumpdate

How many weeks:
27 weeks
*Wrapping up the Sixth month and the Second Trimester*
Since 37 weeks is considered full term, we only have 10 more weeks until our little Elliana could decide to show up!

How big is Ellie:
The size of a rutabaga
From what I've read, my uterus is the size of a basketball.  Wow.  No wonder my belly is so big!

Maternity Clothes:
Some of my maternity shirts are now too short.  Oh no!

Weight Gain Alert!
155 lbs
Gained This Week:  2 lbs
Total Weight Gain:  32 lbs

Ellie's movements have become much more pronounced.  Some of her kicks and movements are quite uncomfortable.  She responds to me patting my belly and she loves to listen to music.  So far her favorites are The Avett Brothers and Johnny Cash.  She definitely has my taste in music!

Food Cravings:
I've started craving ice.  I still drink tons of water throughout the day, but my food cravings aren't too severe.  

Food Aversions:
Anything greasy.  There's not much that I won't eat right now.  I probably don't eat enough red meat, but I've never eaten enough even before I was pregnant.

My Current Eating Pattern:
I'm trying to still keep my same patterns now that I'm not working as much.  It's actually been harder for me to remember to eat because I have so much stuff to do around the house.

backache, increased thirst, swolen feet and ankles, swolen fingers, fatigue, acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, sleepless nights, increased appetite, occasional Braxton Hicks contractions, increased sense of smell, some nausea when I need to eat

I miss it!  I still wake up each morning with intense back pain.  Also, I get up at least once or twice to visit the potty.

What do I miss:
Sleeping through the night without back pain.  

Best moment of the week:
Hearing Ellie's heartbeat again and getting her room put together a little more.  I've enjoyed having more time at the house.

Worst moment of the week:
Failing my one-hour glucose test.  I don't look forward to taking the three-hour test.

What am I looking forward to:
We have our 3D ultrasound scheduled in the next two weeks.  I'm excited to see what out baby girl looks like.  

In 10 weeks our precious Ellie could be born.  This pregnancy has flown by, and I'm glad that I've documented as much as I have.

"Ellie most likely weighs over two pounds now and should be able to recognize my voice."
from What to Expect When You're Expecting

The belly is definitely growing.  Some days I'm extremely uncomfortable depending on how she lays.


  1. You look so good! I can't believe how fast this is going!! 10 weeks and she could be born....amazing! So exciting!!

  2. It is amazing how all of the weight is in your belly! You look great!

  3. Love your pictures! You will be so glad you did that. I also love reading your updates, definitely gives me hope :)

  4. Wow Ellie is really pushing outward on your belly now.

  5. Courtney!!! Glad to see you found my blog! How great to see you and see that you are expecting! Congrats! Can't wait to see little Elliana.


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