Tuesday, May 4, 2010

27 Weeks - Baby Agbai Report

I should have taken this picture last week to keep on schedule with posting baby updates every 4 weeks, but my dr. appointment was on Friday so I figured to just align it with that. Anyway, while I think it's amazing to see someone else's tummy grow, to experience personally is truly a miracle. Here's a comparison of 8 weeks vs. 27 weeks:

I had my glucose screening yesterday and wow, was that stuff nasty! I thought I had to drink a gallon based on other mommy blogs I read but it was only about 1/2 a cup. Baby Agbai enjoyed it though; during the hour I waited she kept flip floppin' around!

Anyway, I'm SO sick of the dr. telling me I'm gaining too much weight. I definitely think they need to re-adjust the standards based on the reality of how much weight women gain during the pregnancy. I have yet to meet someone who only gained 20 lbs the entire pregnancy. From what I've heard it's more like 50-75lbs which I'm definitely on track to hit. I'm a very motivated person so seeing the 8 week belly pic above is already giving me the itch to start back on cardio HARD once Baby Agbai is here. 

I watched a program on liposuction too, and it's started me thinking about the possibility of getting some things nipped and tucked when I'm completely finished having kids. No augmentation, just lifting and sucking out the fat from the resistant tummy that many women get after babies. We'll see . . .

Now on to the Baby Agbai Report:

How far along: 27 weeks

How big is baby: (from 3DPregnancy.com) Baby's lungs and immune system are maturing this week as baby prepares for her grand entrance. If she were born today she would have an 85 percent chance of surviving as her lungs are capable of breathing air (with medical assistance, of course). Other exciting developments:

Baby's done a lot of growing over the past few months. Her length has more than doubled in the past 15 weeks! And that's not the only thing growing—baby's brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace. Her brain waves are now firing away just like those of a newborn baby. 

Your baby now weighs in at approximately 14½ inches and just over 2 pounds, or about the size of that roast you made last time your relatives were in town. (OK, the baby is the size of that roast you meant to cook before you decided that ordering Chinese was a much better idea.)

Stretch Marks: Still no pregnancy related SM

Sleep: It's even harder to sleep on my left side now, which is the advised position, because she likes to lay on that side so it hurts

Best Moment This Week: Baby Agbai likes to dance - seriously! I went to visit my BFF and when he put on Madonna and Michael Jackson she started bouncing around

Movement: Dancing, bouncing, hiccuping baby is the norm;  besides her usual witching hour of 11p.m.-12a.m. she's now routinely active at 8a.m. then again at 8p.m.

Sex of the Baby: Girl; although we started wondering, after watching surprises on A Baby Story, about what would happen if the ultrasound technician was wrong and it's a boy

Food Craving: I'm back to my normal meats of chicken and pork; no more beef only! Fish is starting to appeal to me more too

Belly button In or Out: It's popped at the top and it grosses me out

What I Miss: Wearing sexy warm-weather clothes

What I'm Looking Forward To: Getting to see my family at my lil' sister Ariane's graduation from UVA on May 23

Milestone: We found the co-sleeper we wanted on Craigslist for $100+ off the retail price; when we got it to the lobby of the seller's building Uka rearranged it for the journey home and found a 32G iPod touch in the pocket; we returned it but it was definitely an angel/demon on the shoulder moment ;-)

We also received our first registry gift  - a bottle drying rack - from a dear Puerto Rican friend Sonali S. We really miss Puerto Rico and can't wait to go back to visit someday.


  1. aww, congrats! your bump is so cute!

  2. @Christina Thank you Christina! I checked out your blog too and became a follower - Izzy is ADORABLE =)

  3. I found your blog through PrissyMommy!

    Don't hate your doctor for cautioning you. I *wish* my doctor had said something to me because I gained 80lbs without nary a peep from anyone. A 50-75lb gain isn't normal...really it isn't unless you have pre-eclampsia or something. I do think 20lbs is a little low though!

    When I have another baby, I will do things very differently. I exercised throughout, but I ate as much as I did (and more LOL) when I was training for a marathon. I ate things I didn't normally eat - all the time. I thought it wouldn't get that bad but it did and now I am paying the price!

    50lbs down with 30 to go and my baby is nearly 8 months. I can only exercise half as much as I would like to because I don't have the time anymore. Don't do this to yourself LOL! It is a *hard* way to go.

    I feel you on the liposuction though. When I'm done having babies if things don't snap back when I reach my goal weight, I'm doing it!

  4. You look so cute preggers! I totally hear you on your mommy job desires. I know a few ladies who got work done after childbearing and they look great.