Monday, February 22, 2010

Week 27

Some websites and books say Week 27 is when you enter the 3rd trimester... others say it's week 28... regardless - we are entering the last part of our pregnancy! I feel like time is starting to breeze by and before we know it we'll be meeting our little girl! Mike and I took a field trip to Pottery Barn kids this Saturday to check out the bedding we had picked out online along with the crib and some other stuff. We were able to pick out a paint color for the nursery, as well as change a few things around after seeing them in person. We then proceeded to check out Baby Gap and Janie and Jack for some browsing of baby clothes. Needless to say we can't wait!!!

This week is pretty big for us... tomorrow we are meeting the pediatrician that was referred to me by a friend from work (Thanks Michele!)... when we were talking about the practice, a bunch of my students returned from P.E. and immediately were bragging about how great their doctors were... turned out it was the same practice! So, after a mom gushing about how these doctors were amazing and the kids loving them, I figured I'd call up and see what they're all about. They invited Mike and I in for a pre-natal visit, where we meet the doctors and the staff and see their facilities. So we're going on Tuesday! Before that fun, I have a doctor's appointment to check and see how the baby's doing... I'll also be re-screened for fifth's disease since I'm not immune and it was floating around school as well as drink some yummy orange stuff and have my blood drawn to see if I have gestational diabetes... FUN FUN. On Saturday, we're going for our 3D/4D ultrasound with Proud Daddy Mike, Mimi Barb, Pop Pop Len, Grandma Julie, and Grandpa Big Mike. We're super excited about this experience and can't wait to see her in action... 3D/4D action! I'll be sure to post pics and maybe a video....

Here is what Baby Girl Schaab is up to this week according to

This week, your baby weighs about 2 pounds 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.

Here is what the bump says about month 6:

Let your spouse put an ear to your belly -- he might be able to pick up baby's heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby's also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink -- perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.

If you're interested in what the dad's guide to pregnancy says about size this month click here.

How far along? 27 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: + 13.5 lbs.

Maternity clothes? Yes and loving them!

Sleep: Was a challenge this week being sick. I was up coughing a lot... however I did get to sneak in a few naps.

Best moment this week: Hanging out in Pottery Barn Kids and picking a color for the nursery. Mike and I spent some quality time testing out chairs, looking at cribs and changing tables as well as other great stuff for the nursery! I'm also pretty excited about finding a pediatrician... as that is a major thing to cross off the list of things to do before the baby comes! :)

Movement: For sure! She is becoming more active and I think I know how to make her move sometimes.... Still, only Caymus and Mike have felt her move so far.

Food cravings:
Ice Cream and Milkshakes... Oberweis preferred. :)

Gender: GIRL

Labor Signs: Not yet.

Belly Button in or out? In... getting more shallow ever day... it's only a matter of time.

What I miss: Sleep....

What I am looking forward to: Hearing our daughter's heartbeat on Tuesday at the doctor, meeting the pediatricians on Tuesday, and our 3D/4D Ultrasound on Saturday! We are so excited for this experience! We'll get to take home some pictures as well as a DVD of the whole experience. To see what these pictures will look like, check out their website:


  1. Yuck - the orange drink. I have amnesia on that episode! Everything sounds like it is goign so well - and so FAST! Can't wait to see the posts after the Saturday appointment! xo,

  2. Just wanted to drop in and say:
    It is so fun to follow you and your husband's first pregnancy journey! I'm due on the 20th of May with my third- so we are on the same timeline!
    A little advice- before you go in for the glucose challenge- don't have a bunch of sugar before hand. With my last, I had a bowl of lucky charms, a krispy kreme donut, and a cream soda! Needless to say, I had to go back in for the 3 hour glucose test- not fun!
    Hope all is well!
    God bless you and your growing family!
    -Maharah (Backus) Jones