27 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 27 Weeks

Size of baby: Little one is around 2 pounds and 14 1/2inches head to heel, about the size (weight) of a head of cauliflower.  

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained about 18 pounds.

Maternity Clothes:  I am loving my maternity pants and my tops are a mix of both. It's been so warm I am realizing I am in need of some more capris and probably a couple of pairs of shorts.  I got a few dresses on loan from a sweet friend which will help me stay cooler this summer.

Gender:  It's a girl!  Mary Isabelle (see this post about her name)

Movement: Now that her little bones and muscles are more developed, she is quite the kicker!  I'm sure she is punching some, too.  I can feel a lot of her movements on the outside now and I can see my belly move from some of her stronger kicks.  She is rolling all over the place, too.  I can sometimes actually feel her little tiny hiney and back depending on where she is sitting.

Sleep: Both of my hips are sore when I sleep on either side for more than a few hours.  I have found a new way to prop/tilt myself on my pillows so I am tricking myself into thinking I am sleeping on my back a bit even though I am tilted to the left.  I am sleeping much better that way and I hope I can do this for awhile.  

What I miss:  Sleeping on my back.  I cannot wait to lay flat again!

Cravings:  I am still loving fresh fruit right now- apples, pears, oranges, bananas, melon, and cucumbers.  Ice cream and frozen yogurt have sounded good too since it's almost like summer outside.

Symptoms:  My heartburn is still there.  I've still been able to cut back on the zantac.  I am having a few Braxton Hicks from time to time and the swelling comes and goes with the heat and my activity level.  My right lower back muscles are quite sore (old "injury") so I am trying to wear proper shoes and stretching well.  It'll all be worth it in the end!