Today we are 27 weeks, and it's the first week of the third trimester! I'm excited! I've only had some minor back pain this past week, but it was manageable. My gums are starting to bleed more in the mornings when I brush my teeth and my nasal congestion is still pretty severe. My cravings for sweets is out of control! Dustin brought home chocolate glazed donuts this past week, and I seriously could've eaten the entire box in one sitting...but I didn't! It's so strange too how real these cravings are. Normally, a box of donuts would not be enticing to me, but right now I have a serious sweet tooth! All in all, everything seems to be normal though, and I'm hoping the future weeks continue to be pleasant.
Yesterday Dustin and I took our first trip to Babies-R-Us. Wow! That place is overwhelming, but a lot of fun. We picked out the travel system that we both liked as well as baby monitors and other big items. There was a changer organizer that we purchased as well. The couple checking out in front of us spent $300.00 on nothing but a buggy of diapers! We were both shocked! However, we know that's probably the harsh reality. Diapers aren't cheap!
Yesterday afternoon Dustin went to the gun show in Annistion, while mom and I went and registered at Mommy and Me downtown. There were plenty of cute little outfits! There's so many people registered there right now, that a lot of the newborn and 0-3 months outfits were already on other registry tables. I'll have to go back in a week or so and hopefully add some things. I did pick out some really cute 12 months outfits though and a houndstooth diaper bag!
Tomorrow is my doctor appointment at 8:45. I'll complete the glucose test while I'm there. I'm hoping for good results!
Read below to see what's happening in William's development this week:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were 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 him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle