Friday, August 20, 2010

27 weeks! 13 more to go! YIKES!

Well I am just chugging right along!  I seriously wouldn't mind if I had a few extra months.  I am starting to feel really guilty for Sawyer and the fact that he has no idea just how much his little world will be rocked!  A few of you asked questions on the last post and there is no great way to reply to people so I will here :)  Yes, my birthdate is 12-28-81; its a super popular birthday and you all just added to the list!  What is 40 weeks before that???  Hmmm....spring fever maybe?  spring break??  In regards to where I get this little tidbits of info, everywhere.  I truly just google 27 week old fetus and its usually the same top 3ish sites.  I get the vegetable baby size pics from thebump.com.  Oh and baby O is still an eggplant.  We get a new pic next week :)  I really want to have one of the 4D ultrasounds done but I am so nervous they will accidently show "the goods"!  Has anyone had one of these and had a surprise baby????

Here's what baby O is up to this week!

You are 27 weeks pregnant.

The fetus weighs almost 2 pounds now and is about 14.5 inches long.
The head is over 2.5 inches (7cm) in diameter.
Your baby's hearing continues to develop.
The eyes can blink, open and close.

Welcome to the third trimester. Congratulations! You have made it 2/3 of the way through. It may be hard to believe, but your baby now appears much like he or she will look like at birth. Baby now has eyebrows and eyelashes and hair is growing everyday. The muscle tone is improving and his or her body is getting plumper.

Your little one's brain continues its rapid growth. Don't forget to share music, conversation, and even books with your baby. Baby may start to recognize your voice as well as your partner, so be sure to say lots of nice things.

The retina at the back of your baby's eyes is beginning to develop. Those beautiful baby eyes can open now, and the baby will notice and may turn his or her head if you shine a flashlight against your belly.

At 27 weeks, your baby's length will have tripled or quadrupled from the 14 week mark. If your baby is born this week, the chances of survival is now at least 80 percent. However, serious complications are still possible.

Sweet dreams, little baby! Some experts believe that babies begin to dream by week 27. What do they dream about? No one knows for sure but your baby's brain is certainly active now. The characteristic grooves on his brain's surface is starting to appear and more brain tissue is developing.

You may be detecting rhythmic movements, which is simply your baby having an attack of the hiccups. They are common this week and throughout your pregnancy. A spell of hiccups usually passes in moments. The sensation for you may be strange, but rather comforting.



2 comments:

Elisabeth S. said...

I did 4D with my kids and Loved them. Neither of my kids wanted me to know what there were. Both shy and just wouldn't show off! We thought my son was a girl sorta up till 36 weeks. He was breech so we couldn't get to the parts we wanted to see.

My daughter was shy too and I didn't know till 30 weeks. Hard for this planner of a mom!

if you don't want to know they will steer clear of it :) It's hard for me to tell anyway. You should be fine

You should totally do it! So worth the money and memory!

Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions said...

How fun to think about your baby dreaming! Happy dreams to you too.