Wednesday, September 26, 2007

27 Weeks and Holding

So I'm 27 weeks today. According to my sources, this is my last week before the third trimester begins. Hosey should be about 15 inches head to foot now, and somewhere around 2 pounds.

This morning I had a group meeting at work, and as I was trying to ask questions, Hosey thought it was fun to kick me in the ribs, making me lose my train of thought halfway through each question. Add this to the fact that I'm wearing flip flops because my left foot is too swollen to fit into the work shoes I put on this morning, and I'm sure I made a great impression... :)

I've noticed that the kicking has become more regular, and happens at certain times through the day. Sometimes I worry when I don't feel it for a while, but then it starts up again. It's usually strong enough that you can see twitches on the outside of my belly. I've noticed hiccups a few times, too. They don't last for long, but they feel very very funny.

I woke up last night at 4:30, which is normal, but this time, I didn't fall back asleep for close to two hours. I was thinking about how I am possibly going to make it three more months not knowing if Hosey is a girl or a boy. It was really making me crazy. I'm sure it doesn't help when you are tired and in that weird not-quite-awake phase, but I started to think that I might just have to beg my doctor for another ultrasound. However, that would never happen, and even if it could, I'm determined to stick to our decision to make it a surprise. It's just getting tough. And people seem to all have an opinion. The only thing they all have in common is that they are all very very sure it's one or the other. So people either tell me "it's definitely a boy" or "it's definitely a girl." I don't know how anyone can tell if you are carrying "high" or "low" or what. Even so, that doesn't seem to be a fool-proof method, as my sister carried in a very boy-like way for both of her babies, and they were both girls. However, for those who haven't seen me in a while, I'm posting my most recent photo (26 week) and you can tell me if you think one or the other.

In other news, Justin and I are going to the Variety Playhouse tonight to see one of our favorite bands, Animal Collective. I hope Hosey enjoys it, too!

1 comment:

J said...

i counted 27 weeks as the beginning of the third trimester.

there's no smoking at variety playhouse now?