27 weeks

Shit suddenly just got real: at the 27-week scan on Friday, we set the date for the C-section: 4 April! Which is actually only 2 and a half months away. Which, somehow, sounds one hell of a lot sooner than 3 months, the default length of time I’ve had in my head whenever I think of how long we’ve got to go until the baby’s arrival.

And it’s no wonder I’ve suddenly started feeling really pregnant lately – the baby had an incredible growth spurt over December. It must have been all the ice cream and tanning over the holidays that did it (babies born in late summer tend to be bigger and taller than others because of the increased amount of Vitamin D their mothers got when they were at a crucial stage of development, apparently). She now weighs about 1.2 kgs and is longer and heavier than most foetuses are at this stage. Definitely not a Ryan baby – she’s all Edwards! Only the circumference of her head is about average – so, if I was up to trying to push her out my fanny, I’d be really grateful that at least she doesn’t take after the Edwards’s when it comes to size of heads.

Thanks to the growth spurt, I’ve had to go and buy one of those awful-looking Preggy Roll things to support my back and tummy while I sleep. It’s pink (the only other colour Baby City had was ‘flesh-coloured’, a revolting beige, so my choices were very limited) and curved and enormous and feels like having a third person in bed. But shit, is it comfortable. It’s so totally worth it, but it does get hidden away in the cupboard when I’m not using it, so I’m not constantly reminded that my lovely marital bed has been taken over by a dusky pink pillow with a stupid name.

Massive 27-week bump

So, now the (frighteningly brief) countdown to 4 April begins. Really must get us enrolled in an antenatal class. Must.


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  1. Lauren

     /  January 16, 2012

    Wow, this is all so exciting – i cant believe how quickly time has flown by! Yay a little Aries baby! Okay so the horoscope thing may be crap but i always find it nice to read when i need a bit of a compliment (even if it does not describe me at all!)
    ‘People who were born in this section of the year have unusually strong will power and great obstinacy of purpose. They are usually born to be fighters in every sense of the world: they have also the greatest ability as organizers on a large scale. They find themselves as the organizers of big schemes or as the heads of big businesses, and also in the organization and development of countries. (president Edwards???)They seem naturally to resent all criticism, and the only way to offset this in them is by quiet logic, reason, and proof. etc etc etc
    Sending lots of love to you and Dyl and your beautiful big belly! xxxx

    • Laul, if she’s anything at all like you, we’ll have got a very good deal! 🙂 Aries, yay! And you *are* an organiser – that’s your job, right? So there must be some truth in there somewhere! 🙂 xxxx

      • Just realised her birthday’s the day before yours, Laul! Wow wow wow! 🙂 No wonder you’re so long and tall – Mommy Ruth did some tanning over December! 😉 xxxx

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