Saturday, September 19, 2009

27 Weeks

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he 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 him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.


  1. Jen - at this time in my pregnancy, my contractions (or what I thought was Braxton Hicks)had started for the next 3 days. While it's not ideal, can you even imagine? Not long now and you will be able to hold your baby boy in your arms! Has that reality set in yet?

  2. It is very surreal right now! We are so ready to meet him, we can hardly stand it! I was thinking about you the other day and how you were delivering babies not too far from now:) Glad they are doing so well!