Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Pregnancy update 27 weeks

Visible changes in my body: still no weight gain, and my smallish bump is there, but others still can't see it :-(

Other: today I have an appointment with cardiologist, everything seems ok so far except from my blood pressure jumping a bit, so hopefully will see him next in 6 or 12 months.

How do I feel: started to have horrible pains in my bum area (only on one side)- when I'm sitting down, standing up, trying to move my leg when sitting down and sometimes when walking.

Cravings: still none

Fitness: The same routine- walking every day for max. 25 minutes and swimming once a week

Baby: At 27weeks her nostrils have opened and her lungs are now capable of breathing. Her central nervous system can now control her breathing too. This week,  baby weighs almost 2 pounds (about the size of a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. 

Any recommendations what to do with my pain?


  1. Ah congratulations. I'm a couple of weeks behind you with definite weight gain and bump. But it is no. 3. Your bump will come, don't worry about that and just enjoy being lithe while you can. I wrote a fictional book based on my first pregnancy if that is of any help to you - Up the Duff without a Paddle ( Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy x

  2. eeek- I absolutely loved this time. Re the pain; have you tried pregnancy yoga? It was fab for me.

    Muma Leary. x

  3. Aww bless you sounds a bit like sciatica in your bum, or something like that! Funny how everyone reacts so differently to pregnancy. Enjoy the no weight gain and small bump while you can, but I know how frustrating that is when you want it to be visible! #mmwbh

  4. Congrats again and thank you for linking up to Share With Me I love reading your weekly updated on your pregnancy. I really wish I had been blogging when I was pregnant with both of mine. I now just have to keep writing flashback stories. I just wrote of Buba's birth today, I think it's good to share good birth stories to help not scare the pregnant ones off. lol I only ever heard bad ones. Is the pain sciatica? You could be standing too long or sitting too long in one go, if its more in your pelvis than bum be careful you aren't doing a lot of stairs and giving yourself SPD. Hope it goes away soon. #sharewithme

  5. Congrats on your pregnancy! Sorry to hear about your sciatica pains, I know how much that can hurt, hope it feels better soon :) #sharewithme

  6. Oh wow 27weeks... I love getting to that point :). in my last pregnancy I had both sciatica and SPD :( only thing I can suggest is use lots of cushions to prop yourself up and hot water bottle :) x

  7. I had sciatica too, it hurt more when i'd been sitting down too long so keep getting up and walking it off, it helps and one of those lavender heat bags on your bum helped a little too. My tot is now 2 and I still get it occasionally when i'm walking!

  8. The pain sounds like sciatica to me; I would mention it to your midwife. I suffered mildly in all three of my pregnancies and its not nice!
    Take care :)
    x x

  9. Aww congratulations. I love reading preganancy updates. Try not to be too sad about others not being able to see your bump, I bet in no time it will be so blooming fabulous that you won't be able to see your feet!!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #madmidweekbloghop