The Weekly Run-Down: 27

How Far Along: 27 weeks today! :)

Size of baby: I've been wondering this for weeks - seriously, what on Earth is a rutabaga? 

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

Your baby has been hiccuping every once in a while for several weeks, and now you might actually feel these baby hiccups, which are triggered by the involuntary movements of her diaphragm. (In adults, this is followed by the quick closure of our vocal cords, which is what makes that familiar "hic" sound.) Because your baby's trachea is filled with fluid instead of air, her fetal hiccups don't make a sound. They will make your belly jump, which is fun to see and feel!

Total Weight Gain: Up AGAIN! Yargh. Another 1.5kg this week. And feeling it, too.

Sleep: I haven't had a daytime nap for a while, so I'm sleeping better at night. Still up to use the bathroom quite a few times, though. Luckily I'm finding myself able to fall asleep again eventually.

Symptoms: Still with the back ache, no surprises here. I've also noticed a huge increase in, er, dampness of the lady parts - enough to give me a bit of a panic and think I had managed to somehow break my waters early. I was, of course, being ridiculous - things are just fine, and it's likely just a combination of heat, discharge & overdoing it a few days in a row. Otherwise, I'm just feeling.. large. And pregnant, yes. 

Cravings: All I want to eat is Christmas trifle. Go figure.

Gender: Girl, Girl, Girl!

Movement: Still wiggling around like a worm. To find her now, I have to put the doppler back down looooow.

Maternity Clothes: Trying to fit into my current wardrobe is suddenly becoming tricky - see this week's pic.

Milestones: 27 weeks - that 'almost in' or 'already there' period of the third trimester. That's exciting!

What I'm looking forward to: Getting the second Glucose Tolerance Test out of the way this Wednesday. Well, I'm not particularly looking forward to it, but I'll be glad for it to be over & hoping all is okay. 

The belly: I'll say it - I'm feeling HUGE. I bought this dress to wear to my baby shower {didn't try it on before purchasing} and while it fits nicely now, I seriously don't think we'll make it a few more weeks.
You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Britt said...

Rutabaga's are delicious. They're sort of like a big turnip. Roasted with a bunch of root veg they're so so yummy! :) Belly looks great - love that dress!

Tia said...

I think you definitely popped this week :) That dress is so cute on you!

Lisa said...

Your dress is cute! And I love all the produce items that you use for the baby's size :)

Mrs. Funnel Cake said...

Yeah, there is a big notice in your bump this week! Baby girl doing some growing. :)

Must say... I finally had a quick glance at the 4d scan and thought it was funny she flipped the bird. :D

Anonymous said...

ICLW #55. You look fabulous in that dress! Those maternity clothes tend to stretch a lot more than you would think they could, so don't give up on any outfit you like ahead of time.

dspence said...

You look great!

I nominated you for the Liebster Award over at Donating Hope.

Amber said...

Yay for 27 weeks! You look absolutely fabulous and I love the baby bump :)

Mark and Amy said...

What a cute bump!

Rebecca said...

Hi from ICLW. I've had a rutabaga before and they are close to a turnip and often mistaken for one.

Unknown said...

You look lovely! :D

Jules said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! You look fantastic in the dress. #ICLW35

WTW said...

Hello from ICLW! You look great! Congrats on your pregnancy!

Jamie said...

You are so adorable! Happy ICLW!

Kemma said...

In New Zealand we call the Rutabaga a Swede!

And your bump looks fantastic :-)

terra said...

Oh my goodness, lady, look at you! You look amazing!!

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