How far along: 27 weeks
Size of baby: 16 inches, 2.5 pounds (about the size of a head of cauliflower)
Maternity Clothes: Yessiree!
Movement: Still a ton of movement. I remember Robby taking breaks throughout the day (naps, if you will) but Charlie is moving all day long. I think I'm going to have my work cut out for me with him! He actually flipped this week. I had been feeling all of his kicks up high (meaning he was head down) but, starting a few days ago, I've been feeling his kicks very, very low.
Sleep: I finally found a way to sleep that is somewhat comfortable, so I've been sleeping a little better. I still wake up exhausted most days, but I am actually sleeping so that's good.
Symptoms: I'm in quite a bit of pain. I've had several bouts of BH contractions as well as cramping. I'm drinking a ton of water to keep them at bay. My hips and back are giving me some trouble, too. I just keep telling myself that it's only about 10 weeks longer, probably!
Food cravings/aversions: I want pasta and pizza. Badly! I have craved carbs more this time than the last. But I love carbs under any circumstance! :-)
What I am looking forward to: I start going to my doctor appointments every two weeks starting with my next appointment. It means we're coming down the home stretch! Also, I touched on my birth plan with my doctor today at my appointment. She's happy with everything that I'm thinking. I asked if they would send me home if I'm in labor but not to a certain point (like they did in Amarillo) because I was nervous they would send me home and I would have Charlie in the car on the way back up to the hospital (San Antonio is just a tad bigger than Amarillo and it takes longer to get back and forth than it did there!). She said they wouldn't. So that made me feel good!