Saturday, February 12, 2011

Twenty-Seven Weeks

Fetus at twenty-seven weeks

Michaela is now approximately 15 inches in length. At this point babies are measured from head-to-toe instead of crown-to-rump, so that is her full length. Her weight is in the two pound range. I am going to the perinatalogist on Monday for another scan. I am excited to see Michaela then, and to get some more specifics on her development.

I have been so uncomfortable this week. Whatever this lower back pain should be called, it really hurts. I can't find a comfortable position sitting on the couch or lying in bed. It stinks. I had a wonderful prenatal massage on Tuesday, and I just wish I could feel as good as I did then all the time. Reflux continues to be an issue for me as well. It often strikes when I'm up in the night for a potty break, and then it keeps me up for an hour or more. I've tried TUMS, Maalox, and Pepcid. Not sure which of them gives me the most relief.

Today my sister and I will attend an all day birthing class at the hospital. I hope I can make it though the whole thing, but I won't feel badly if I can't. It will all depend on how uncomfortable I am. It's not like they won't allow me to have my baby if I don't complete the class!

My sister and my sister-in-law are planning two different baby showers for me and Michaela - one for my side of the family and one for Michael's side. What fun! I can hardly wait.


  1. How awesome to have family throwing you baby showers. You deserve such blessings and happiness. I hope that you will feel good on the days of the events! I also hope that you will soak in the love and care of all those around you. I am really excited to see photos and hear all about the showers. Hoping today you will make it through some of the birthing class! :) Have I told you before that my birthday is May 15th and, since your due date is May 14th, I think that is a wonderful time of year for a birthday!!??? Hugs to you today!!!

  2. That is great! What a wonderful family you have surrounding you with love and support! Enjoy every minute of this attention and fun!

  3. There is a book by a famous physical therapist, Elizabeth Noble, whose specialty is prenatal and postpartum women, who wrote a book called Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year. You will find a solution to solving your pain in this book. As a doula, I've recommended this book many, many times and the woman who used it had great success in relieving their pain. Her exercises should be done by all women of all ages, regardless of being pregnant or not. It cured a 10 year old constant back pain I had due to bing a gymnast. I've taken her course and she's extremely skilled at what she does.


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