Pregnancy - Day 189

Today I am 189 days pregnant (27 weeks)!
Only one more week and I'll be in my third trimester!
Woo hoo!!!
I can really start to tell how much she is growing!
My clothes are getting tighter :) I think I've gained
a total of 10lbs this pregnancy so far. Pretty good cuz
I really only need to gain 15-20 this time.
I am getting the braxton hicks contractions. They are
usually when I stand for long periods of time or when
I haven't had enough fluids.
The bed seems to be getting smaller and smaller. lol
Maybe it's because Alli Jo sneaks in during the night :)
My husband would say it's b/c of the mountain of pillows
I have to have strategically placed around me! ha ha
Next week I do the glucose screening test. I really don't mind
this test at all, I actually think the orange drink is good :)
I also get to do a 3D ultrasound the same day! I'm so
excited! I want to see Stella's beautiful face! I remember
getting to see Alli Jo's on the 3D, and she was such an
angel! I think this will be fun for the girls to see her and
make it more of a reality.
Here's what's going on with Stella's this week:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds and is about
14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and
waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and
perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue
developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her
lungs are still immature, they would be capable of
functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to
be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you
may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be
common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few
moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax
and enjoy the tickle.


A Preemie Momma said...

oh! I can't wait to see my new neighbor!!

Chelsa said...

ohh i can't wait to see her on the u/s! it is amazing how they really look like that! my one at 18 weeks looks kind of funny b/c he had no fat on him yet... cute, but still scrawny! i had only had them done at 32 weeks before so i didn't know what to expect, kind of freaked me out! lol

i can't believe you like that orange drink! you can drink mine for me here in a few weeks then! lol.

Courtney, Jeff, Ayla & Leah said...

it goes so fast! you better post another belly shot sooN! :)

The Gingerich Family said...

Glad you are doing well. I asked Hunter when she came over how you were doing, she said good and that she was excited about Stella. Anytime that Alli Jo or Hunter wants to come over just send them over.

Jamie said...

How exciting. I was wondering how you were feeling and doing. From the looks of your blog, you've been a busy photographer lately. Awesome!

Tera said...

I don't mind the taste of the glucola either, but it makes me feel a bit nausous. :) I can't wait to see pics from your US!

Ashley said...

Can't wait to see pics from the ultrasound! I think they are one of the greatest things! You get to see what Stella is going to look like finally...kinda:) Have fun and looks like only 90 days until you get to hold her!!