{Pregnancy Update} Week 27

How far along are you: 27 Weeks

How big is the baby: 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. (source)

Baby’s Gender: 50/50 chance it’s a boy. 50/50 chance it’s a girl.

Baby’s Name: We have our boy and we pretty much have our girl.

Weight Gained: 17lbs

Clothes:  Me in stripes+pregnant=not a good fashion choice. No new clothes, but we are headed to Maine next weekend and I plan on picking up a few new pieces for the spring/summer.  My belly is getting in the way of my non-panel maternity pants so those are getting less comfy to wear not because they are too small but rather because they don’t stay up so well.

How are you feeling: I am feeling  pretty good this week. Lots of hip pain after a night of sleeping though.

What do you miss: Still missing running and I’m really missing sleeping anyway I please.

Symptoms: Aches and pains.

Cravings: Beans. Pesto. Bagels.

How are you sleeping: see above.

Baby Items Gifted: Bummis diapers- 2 covers and 4 inserts which will be featured in an upcoming post on cloth diapering and review once baby comes (on our family blog that will be up in running by the end of May). We were also gifted (from our Amazon registry) a book Zen Ties and a Dwell Studios Bib and Burb set from my friend and old co-worker Nicole (Thanks Nicole!).

Workouts: This week I walked and I did my Summer Sanders Video. I skipped yoga this week- first time in 10 weeks I haven’t either gone or done yoga at home and now I know why I go every week!

Photos from our walk tonight:

Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter

Last Week–>Week 26: Earth Energy: The focus of this week was to spend some time with Mother Nature and although I didn’t get outside as much as I would have liked I did take time to go for a few walks and enjoy the improving weather.

This Week–> Sacred Pregnancy Week 27: Air Energy

This Week’s focus: Focus on breath meditation to help with stress and emotional ups and downs of pregnancy. Take time to create a positive space and reflect on the thoughts and fears around giving birth and becoming a mother.

What are the thoughts that have you up at night in regard to becoming a mother and giving birth? Lay them out here in all honesty so that they can be worked through. Even if they are irrational … write them, claim them, and release them



What are/were your biggest fears about becoming a mother or giving birth? How do you work through them?



  1. Hooray for a family blog! I love reading your posts here but that will be fun too 🙂 I’ve bookmarked so many posts on cloth diapering for future reference, I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you.

  2. What a beautiful sunset! I enjoy reading your updates and especially the Sacred Pregnancy reflections (I’m at 25 weeks now and desperately in need of inspiration sometimes!) I guess my biggest fear is how drastically everything is going to change – my body, my relationship with my husband, my sleep schedule, you name it! And I fear PPD, and how it can sneak up on you without you even realizing it. I’m a big control freak, if you couldn’t tell 😉

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