How far along? 27 Weeks
Baby is the size of a: Head of Lettuce, Cauliflower
Total weight gain: staying steady at 5lbs only.
Stretch marks? OH YES. They alllllll came out to play. It’s a really good thing that one pieces are back in style. I hope it stays that way.
Baby Development: Daphne Grace’s eyebrows and eyelashes are in full swing this week! Her brain is now beginning to show electrical activity and she’s on a sleeping schedule. She is a night owl and sleeps in. She reaches the second viability milestone this week, as her lungs are developed enough to survive in the outside world. Cochleae have developed in her ears, aiding in her hearing development.
Movement: Daphne Grace’s movements became much more pronounced this week. Will got to finally feel her kick. I could make out an elbow every now and then. My belly looks like its doing the wave, especially at night!
Food cravings: CHOCOLATE. I’m pretty sure I ate an entire Costco sized bucket of Peanut M&Ms by myself at the beach.
Miss Anything? Being able to stand up without making grunting noises like Serena Williams.
Symptoms: Lots of sciatic pain this week. I think it was from all the siting on the floor and in the sand. Lots of stretching in my future.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on. Although, the heat and salt water definitely had me swelling.
Mood? insanely grateful
Positive Moments This Week: I love that we got to see both sides of the family this week and Winnie J got to meet all her cousins! My parents put on a get together and the whole family came out! It was a blessing to be surrounded by so much love.
Winifred Update: Winnie J lived her best life here at the beach! She LOVES the water so much. If she had it her way, she’d swim off into the waves. The sand is her happy place and she loves when the water splashes her face. This is the first time she’s met her two cousins and she is in love! They are teaching her how to be a big kid. She’s learning how to share, play nice, and crawl on her hands a knees. I’m so grateful for this family time we’re getting! She is getting lots of sugar from Granny and Pop too!