Tuesday, June 26, 2012

27 Weeks

Last week of the Second Trimester! Less than 3 months until my due date!

I cannot wait to have this baby and get my belly back. Sorry I don't like sharing my belly. And btw there's nothing beautiful or even cute about a pregnant woman's belly. It's gross! I cannot wait to have my stomach back to at least somewhat normal.

I'm still getting kicked in the ribs a lot, my belly is feeling heavy, a lot of weird feelings going on in my belly, a little less heartburn than before, way more backpain (which I expected given the extra weight), my belly button that was once an inny (that I loved very much) is now a flatty with a little bit of a flap at the top, I'm tired all the time, I haven't been swelling as much, etc.

Obviously I still really dislike being pregnant. It's not fun or enjoyable. But I am very thankful for the opportunity to have a child of my own.

At this time I'd say that I don't want to do this again, but there's a possibility that in a couple of years I might change my mind. I really want a girl and if the ultrasound is right and this is a boy then I wouldn't want to just give up on having a girl. Now on the other hand if the ultrasound is wrong and this is a girl I'd have no problem saying I'm done!
Hubby on the other hand will probably still want his second child. He's kinda stuck on 2. I'm saying he's lucky that I even wanted 1. But once again we'll see. I'm definitely going to get used to having this baby and give it some time before I for sure say that I do or don't want another.

Baby Center says:
 How your baby's growing:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) 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.

How your life's changing:

The second trimester is drawing to a close, but as your body gears up for the final lap, you may start noticing some new symptoms. Along with an aching back, for example, you may find that your leg muscles cramp up now and then. They're carrying extra weight, after all, and your expanding uterus is putting pressure on the veins that return blood from your legs to your heart as well as on the nerves leading from your trunk to your legs.
Unfortunately, the cramps may get worse as your pregnancy progresses. Leg cramps are more common at night but can also happen during the day. When a cramp strikes, stretching the calf muscle should give you some relief.

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