(Tuesday September 2nd , 2014 to Monday September 8 , 2014)
13 to go.. :)
Baby is :
Baby is the size of a head of cauliflower
During week 27, Axel weighs around 2 pounds (about the size of 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, Axel’s brain is very active now.
How I’m Feeling:
I’m feeling great! this week I went to the hospital to do the diabetes screening test. I guess I don’t have gestational diabetes because they told me they would call me the day after if there was problems and they never called. I’m not surprised at all.. everything was fine with my two past pregnancies.
Can’t wait to turn 30 weeks pregnant because then it will go by faster.. damn 40 weeks is sooooo long, hahaha! But Time is going by fast these days.. since Fall is coming soon, the weather is cooler in Quebec, soon the leaves will be changing colors and will fall and the next time I’ll know is that it will be Halloween.. then a month after I’ll give birth to baby Axel.
This week Axel moved A LOT!!! and when I say a lot.. it’s a LOT!!! All day long… well it’s maybe because she’s getting bigger every day that i feel her that way. I had weird back pain too and few braxton hicks contractions, but nothing too serious.
How I’m Changing:
I don’t think I change a lot, my belly is getting slightly bigger each week, nothing incredible.
Tonight I was tired of my hair growing fast like I never seen that before so instead of going to the hair salon, I took a clipper and shaved my head myself. Anyway I’m used to it, for many years I had punk hairstyles. But hey.. I didn’t shaved my entire head, I still have kind of the same haircut than before!
What I’m Eating/What I’m NOT Eating:
Still eating the same.. nothing has changed. Well maybe the fact that I drink more raspberry leaf tea than before… now I drink 2 cups a day. I strongly believe in all the positives effects from that tea. I never used it with my 1st child and the labor/delivery was long (10 hours) and painful, with my son I had drink that tea and everything went so fast, I got at the hospital and 2 1/2 hours later I had my son in my arms. It was painful, but way less! So this time.. I will drink more!
Total Weight Gained:
I was about +8 pounds. and I thinks it’s very great at 27 weeks. I just don’t want to be like when I was pregnant with my daughter ! (+65 pounds in the belly, I had massive knee pain!!, with my son it was +12 pounds and I felt way better in my body)
Lots of walking outside, housework, playing outside with the kids.
Prenatal Care :
Still taking vitamins, eating healthy too.
I increased my calcium daily intake. Since in the 3rd trimester the baby is taking at least 250 mg of calcium in your body each day I decided to take calcium supplements too. I want to be sure I don’t have bone or tooth problems later on.
My next appointment with my doctor will be on September 23 (I’ll be 30 weeks). After that one it will be each 2 weeks (so 32, 34, 36), then each week (37,38,39,40)
This week was weird.. plenty of very weird and intense dreams, waking up tons of times each time and the usual… being thirsty all night long, haha!
See you next week!