How far along? 27 weeks.
Baby’s size? Miss Eliza May is now a whopping 2.2 lbs, and 15 inches long crown to toe (up till now, her height has been crown to rump – she didn’t grow six inches in three weeks!). She’s working on her listening skills this week, after opening her eyes last week. This means that I can harass her in new and exciting ways: shining flashlights on my belly, hollering, etc. No no, not really. I stick to poking her when she kicks me too hard.
Sleep? The benadryl at night has been awesome, and I’ve been sleeping pretty well. I have had a few nights recently where I couldn’t get baby to stop kicking pretty hard even after changing positions… I guess she’s getting kind of cramped. I wonder how long till I can’t sleep?
Food cravings or aversions? Heartburn ahoy! I’m much happier eating whatever is on the menu these days, but a lot of my favorite dinner items lead to a good bit of discomfort. The doctor just put me on a preventative heartburn medicine, so hopefully things will get a little better in this department. I miss garlic; it’s really the only spice I can use with any competency.
Symptoms? Still pretty happy as the second trimester winds down, though there has definitely been a slow uptick in some symptoms. Leg cramps, various degrees of intestinal unhappiness, mild Braxton Hicks contractions, blah blah blah. Nothing too annoying, but every time a new one turns up, I realize anew how nice the past month or two has been.
Best moment this week? Telling folks the baby’s name, hiking 6.5 miles in beautiful weather (a man at the top told me I made him feel like a wuss), and seeing my lovely friends from Georgia. Telling my doctor that his nurses suck (in much, much less confrontational words) and having him say I am not a good candidate for nurses, and that I can skip them from now and just see him.
Movement? Less gentle most of the time. I have had a particularly busy week, and hadn’t been feeling her much, but with all our out of town guests gone today and getting back to my normal schedule, she’s kicking up a storm (and maybe also doing some flips and jumping jacks).
What I miss about not being pregnant? Still sports. I don’t think this answer is going to change. Maybe when I am another month or two along, I’ll miss being able to put my own shoes on…
What I’m looking forward to? my next ultrasound, in 3 weeks. Hopefully she won’t be as camera shy this time.