Monday, June 14, 2010

27 Weeks: Welcome to the 3rd Tri!

Holy 3rd Trimester--13 weeks to go!

This week, baby is the size of a roast (ewwww):
And looks like this:

Baking Baby Blakely

"Baby's lungs and immune system are maturing this week as baby prepares for his grand entrance. If he were born today he would have an 85 percent chance of surviving as his lungs are capable of breathing air (with medical assistance, of course).

Other exciting developments:

Baby's done a lot of growing over the past few months. His length has more than doubled in the past 15 weeks! And that's not the only thing growing—baby's brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace. His brain waves are now firing away just like those of a newborn baby. If baby is a he, his testes will have completely descended at this point.

Your baby now weighs in at approximately 14½ inches and just over 2 pounds, or about the size of that roast you made last time your in-laws were in town. (OK, the baby is the size of that roast you meant to cook before you decided that ordering Chinese was a much better idea.)"

The doctor's office called today to let me know that my Glucose Tolerance Test results came back normal-- thank god!!

27 Week Belly Pics


Rob was a good sport and wore the empathy belly at our childbirth class last night! I'm not sure how much empathy a man can get from wearing it for a minute and a half (you can tell he's mocking the misery in this pic!), but it at least gave him an idea of how difficult it can be to move with the belly in your way. Difficult or not, I wouldn't trade it for the world.


  1. That picture of Rob in the pregnancy suit is classic. I say you should hang it in the nursery!

  2. ha ha! That pic is cracking me up! you look fabulous but Rob looks less than impressed! Cute! congrats on 3T!

  3. bhahaha love the pic of Rob!

    3rd! So Crazy!!!

    I want to hear about how your classes went! :) Email!!!!

  4. Haha, that is too funny!! Huge congrats on the 3rd trimester!

  5. Third tri. Wow, Stef, I can't believe it. It feels like just a little while ago that we met on our blogs. I'm really happy for you.

  6. I need to get Hubs to put that suit on tonight at class! I'm so glad we have husbands that are so involved in this!

  7. Hahaha, that empathy belly is hilarious. Rob is a good sport :) And you are looking fabulous! Love that dress!

  8. hahahahaha that picture is priceless! Congrats on the 3rd tri! So wonderful!

  9. 3rd Tri!?!? I can't believe it! woot woot.
    The picture of the roast kinda grossed me out though. haha