Friday, May 18, 2012

My Pregnancy Journal Week 27

Week 27

    This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.From BabyCenter

Random Thoughts: I am thinking he might have flipped.  Only because I have been feeling kicks up high on my right side.  He is still a pretty active little man.  The kids in some of the classrooms I work in have loved touching my belly lately.  I have been asked lots lately what the baby's name is.  I have asked the kids in the classrooms what they think I should name the baby.  One little boy said proudly, "Carlos" in an of course kind of way.  His name was of course Carlos.  The teacher gave me the look like don't do it.  LOL!  He is a cutie, but a handful.  At another classroom a couple girls were asking about a name.  One girl really wanted me to name him Snow White.  I said, "but its a boy."  She said, "then Spiderman!  Please teacher Nancy can you name him Spiderman, please, please!"  I said, "well I will think about it and I will have to ask my husband what he thinks."  She then was shocked that I had a husband.  It was pretty funny. 

Symptoms/Medical:  OMG!! Sleepy like bad.  I am so behind on posts, hence this posting late.  I fell asleep.

Weight Gain: 2 lbs up... 27lbs over all. 

Cravings: Nothing particular.. anything yummy

Food Aversions: Ugh the classrooms had this lunch of pasta Alfredo with chicken.  I had to help serve lunch and this made me gag a little.  I have to admit this lunch always makes me gag (even before pregnancy).  The chicken is shredded and looks and smells like tuna.  I hate tuna so that always makes me gag a little. 

What made me cry this week: OK.. so a little crying.  John came home and he was so stressed about what was going to happen with the days off and starting work.  Anyway he stresses and kind of closes himself off and will get a little snippy.  I am by nature a sensitive person.  So Monday as I was getting ready for work John walked in and asked me if I was alright and I just busted out crying.  I told him I was not feeling like he loved me and he is not touching me or anything.  Of course its not true and I stressed for nothing.  But I was being super sensitive.  He apologized for being stressed and taking it out on me.  He has been making more effort to show affection even when stressed. 

Thoughts from Jayden:  Jayden learned how to dribble a basketball the other day.  He was so proud of himself.  The cutest thing about it was he tells me, "Mama when the baby comes out I'm gonna teach him to dribble too."  So cute he is ready to teach his baby brother things he knows.  Jayden is curious about the baby and has some of the greatest questions.  The other day he asked me, "mommy does the baby breathe?"  I explained that the baby does breathe, but not air like we do, but when he comes out he will breathe just like us.  Earlier today I said my belly felt really tight.  Jayden asked me, "mommy does the baby have a rope?"  I said, "no why?"  He said, "well you said your belly was tight, maybe the baby has a rope and he is pulling it.  Crazy: kids can be so literal!

Something I am excited about:  I think this weekend we will put the baby's crib together.  Then I will be able to organize his room a little.  Also, next week is the end of school for the year.  Which means my job will be different, but it won't be driving to different schools.  I get to go and stay in one place, either my office at or Main office or at the Educare building.  We will have some meetings there over the summer to prepare for teachers to return.  But the best part means no classroom and outside play visits.  Its gettin' really hot here and being outside is no fun.

Happenings of the Harper Household

In case you missed it you can read My Pregnancy Journal Week 26


  1. OH yes, PLEASE name him Spiderman! ;) Too funny! My kids offered names like that for Connor too... Tarzan was on the top of the list for them. lol
    Can't wait to see the room!

  2. Well the umbilical cord is kinda like a rope.... hehe.