Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hump Day, Bump Day!

Ahhh, Week 27. I'm now just 3 weeks shy of 30 - which is nice because I like round numbers. Well, I guess that's not entirely true, because I'm the weirdo who sets her alarm for 6:01 a.m. because 6:00 a.m. just seems to darn early. I guess I'm fickle like that.

Here's the bump this week. In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that I actually scared myself walking past a trophy case at work yesterday...I kicked it in reverse and walked past it again just to verify that, indeed, I was that ginormous. Reflective surfaces used to be my friend!

"Congratulations, Kristi! You're 27 Weeks Pregnant. Your baby measures about 9.6 inches from crown to rump and weighs a little more than 2 pounds. Hands are active and muscle coordination is such that he can get his thumb into his mouth. Thumb-sucking calms the baby and strengthens his cheek and jaw muscles. Your baby can cry now, too. You may see stretch marks as your uterus continues to expand. Most women have gained about 16 to 22 pounds by now. Balance and mobility also may be changing as you grow larger."

I LOVE that he can suck his thumb. I'm jealous of all the women that have ultrasound pictures of their babies sucking their thumbs. It's just the sweetest thing.

Knock on wood, I'm still safe in the stretch mark zone. I'm more or less religious about slathering the fancy-pantsy lotion all over myself every morning and night (best gift ever, Cait) and I hope it continues to work. As far as the poundage, I'm still on the lower end of the recommendation, but I fear that will slowly rise over the next few weeks.

...and about that balance and mobility thing. Wowee, they ain't kidding! It takes me, on average, 3 attempts to get off the couch and roughly 4 hefty heave-ho's to get out of a car (thank goodness Joe and I both have SUVs). I'm considering making my desk chair my primary mode of transportation, making Roger wheel me around the office from meeting to meeting. Weeeeeeee!!!!!!

In other news, I feel that I should give you an update on how our Netflix experience is going. We're currently in the middle of season 2 of "How I Met Your Mother" and I can't believe I haven't been watching this show from the beginning! It's AMAZING. Legendary, even. If you're not a follower, get on board and be sure to go back and watch the first few seasons, too. I promise you won't be disappointed.

...I literally just spilled my oatmeal alllll over myself. AND I'm wearing a new sweater today. It can only get better, right?

1 comment:

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

How cute are you? Found you today and have been reading a bit. You're the neighbor I'd like to have...but you'll have to move South...

Yay baby!