Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bumpdate @ 27 Weeks


Last week in 2nd Tri? Or 1st week in 3rd?


Now, depending on who you ask I am now either at the very start of my 3rd Tri, or the very end of my 2nd! Personally I'm not sure which is right, and I'm not really that bothered any more - not like I was with my first preg for example. 

Either way, the end is now in sight! Scary thought! Don't get me wrong, I am looking forward to meeting Baby Bean, and child birth doesn't scare me any more. But it's the thought that this preg - my last preg - is so very nearly at an end and it feels like it's gone in a blink of an eye. I've bought nearly nothing for this baby, and only a few basics for the hospital bag. I'm sure I will wind up on a shopping spree next week after my growth scan (where I can get baby's gender confirmed). It'as just all happening so quickly!

Here's what Fertility Friend says about baby this week:
Your baby weighs about 2.5 lbs (1.1kg) and is about 10 inches (25cm) from crown to rump and 15.75 inches (35 cm) long from head to toe. At this time, the baby has tastebuds which allow it to distinguish between sweet, sour and bitter tastes. Brain tissue and brain development increases at this time as your baby grows the folds and grooves needed for a developed brain. Eyebrows and eyelashes are probably present and the hair on your baby's head is growing longer. Your baby's body is filling out, getting a bit fatter as fat deposition continues, but it is still somewhat red and wrinkled. Your baby is big enough for his presentation to be determined. That is, your caregiver can probably tell how your baby is oriented in your uterus. He may be breech (bottom down) or head first. If your baby is in a breech position now, there is no need to worry as there is still plenty of room and time for your baby to change positions. Your baby can feel pain and respond to it in the same way as a full term baby.
Growth Scan & GD Clinic next week!



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