How sexy are maternity jeans?! Ha!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Every Tuesday morning, I get so excited to read my email. I get an email from the "What To Expect When You're Expecting" people and one from the "FitPregnancy" people telling me about another week of pregnancy. Today, it really hit me how far along I am and the short amount of time I have until Burrito (oops!), I mean Toliver Knox will be here. I am SO excited and cannot wait to meet this kid. BUT, we feel so unprepared! No matter what, though, he'll be loved - so I guess in the end, it doesn't really matter if we're prepared or not.
Here's what the email said this morning about being 27 weeks pregnant:
"Your Growing Baby"
Your baby weighs about two pounds and is about 12 to 15 inches long, about the size of a small pot roast. If your baby were born now, he would have an excellent chance (85 percent) of surviving. He still isn't fully formed and would probably not be able to breath by himself. He would need to stay in an incubator to keep his body temperature regulated, and he would have a weak liver and immune system. (Fact: Babies have more taste buds at birth than they will have later in life. Newborns can sniff out and tell the difference between their mother's milk and someone else's.)
"Your Changing Body"
The weight of your baby is putting pressure on your back, which can cause shooting pains (sciatica) in your lower back and legs. Lifting, bending, and walking can make the pain worse. Warm baths, ice packs, and changing positions may help. The volume of your amniotic fluid is reduced by about half. With less cushioning blocking the view, you'll be able to see bony knees and elbows poking out of your stomach when the baby kicks and turns. As you grow, you may start to see stretch marks on your breasts and abdomen. You may also have a hard time bending over and tying your shoes. Your heart rate may have increased, causing you to feel flush and look winded with less exertion.
Sounds charming, huh??
It also said: "You have 13 Weeks to go!" WOAH!!! That'll be here sooooo soon!
Now these pictures below are for Allison - she hates when I just put commentary on the blog. She requires pictures! And I don't blame her - I love looking at other people's pictures on their blogs. I just hate showing off my big ole belly! But, I'm learning to embrace it and love it because I know it's my sweet baby boy in there - kicking me ALL THE TIME. So here you go, Mrs. Meadows! Love you - and all the rest of you, too!