You are 27 weeks pregnant! You can probably bid bye-bye to any pre-pregnancy clothes you’ve managed to squeeze into up to now as you begin acquiring about a half-inch in fundal size (belly) every week from this point forward. That’s a lot of fundus. By now you’ve probably gained something over 20 pounds (“something” could be 23 pounds or it could be 35 pounds but you’ve probably gained at least 20).Hello third trimester!
In your pregnancy, you might experience abdominal pain. These sudden sharp pains are called “round ligament pain.” They are – you guessed it – caused by pressure on the round ligaments and muscles around your uterus as you shift positions. Any abdominal pain can be worrisome but these pains should be pesky and not constant. If you have any persistent or extreme abdominal pain during pregnancy, contact your health care provider. If you’re just achy and tender, try a warm bath or a heating pad. Resist temptation to sleep in bath overnight. It’s not as good an idea as it seems.
The baby is two pounds and 14 ½ inches long from head to heel. Bones are continuing to harden and fat is accumulating under her skin as well as around her organs so she will be able to regulate her body temperature in the real, non-uterus world. The one with seasons. And air conditioning. Since developing completely around 11 or 12 weeks, baby’s eyelids have been fused shut. Not anymore! She can’t see much but she can open and close her eyes. Blinky little thing.
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