December 07, 2009

27 Weeks



What's Happening with Joycelen?


  • This week, she weighs almost 2 pounds.
  • She 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, her 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.

What's Happening with Mama?


  • Total weight gain/loss: 20 pounds
  • Maternity clothes? Yes
  • Best moment this week: Nana and Papa getting to watch Joycelen kick during our trip to Tampa.
  • Food cravings: Anything peanut butter or chocolate
  • Belly button in or out? In.
    Stretch Marks? Still none so far....I am going to thank the lots of water I've drank and all the lotion that M has rubbed on my belly.
  • What I miss: Being able to move freely - sometimes getting up takes more effort, rolling over can be a chore, and balance is no longer my strong point.
  • What I am looking forward to: Date night on Friday - M and I are going with a few friends to dinner and a movie.

What's Happening with Daddy?


  • M loves watching my belly change shapes as Joycelen moves around inside.


3 comments:

Jessica said...

I love you... that is why I am going to say this... that shirt does not look so cute on you. I don't know if it is the angle you are standing at or the shirt itself. But I still love ya!

Kari said...

Kimberly, I'm glad to hear things are still going well!

Not to be contrary, but I actually like that shirt a lot - the print is cute and sunny! I like the way you have layered it over the long-sleeve shirt, too.

H F W said...

Cute belly picture!
Also, wanted to say that even though it's hard to leave the little ones sometimes, the homecoming is always so sweet. Sometimes we just have to focus on that part. :)