Growing and growing…
This is the week in your pregnancy when your baby’s eyes will open! How exciting is that? Certainly exciting enough to banish those annoying pregnancy symptoms to the back of your mind for at least a day or two! While 27 weeks pregnant baby will weigh just under 2 lbs and is about 14.4 inches long. This is an exciting time in your pregnancy and the second trimester is almost over. Your Baby is taking up more and more room in your uterus and his or her movements are stronger than previous weeks. Your pregnancy is moving along very nicely, and in just a couple more weeks you’ll be in your third trimester. Your emotions aren’t as up and down as they have been in the last few weeks. Make sure that you and your partner are discussing all the changes that are happening to you during this pregnancy so that you’re both on the same page when it comes to important decisions that you have to make in the coming weeks.
Returning pregnancy symptoms…
While 27 weeks pregnant some of those old pregnancy symptoms may once again be returning. You may find that fatigue is back again as you carry around the added weight of your baby. Other pregnancy symptoms, such as insomnia and bladder issues, may also add to you feeling exhausted a lot of the time. You might be taking more trips to the bathroom at this time in your pregnancy. This is because as your baby grows and takes up more room in your womb there is more pressure being exerted on your bladder. This can be one of the most annoying pregnancy symptoms at 27 weeks! You’ll find yourself running to the bathroom even though you were just in there ten minutes ago!
Ouch! Leg cramps…
Leg cramps are another of those miserable pregnancy symptoms you might experience while 27 weeks pregnant. These leg cramps can make it difficult for you to get a good night sleep. There you are, almost ready to drift off to sleep when a sharp leg cramp jolts you wide awake! Although pregnancy experts aren’t really sure what causes leg cramps there is some speculation that your uterus is the culprit once again. Your uterus may be exerting a lot of pressure on the blood vessels leading from your heart to your legs. Voila! There are a few things that you can do to lessen the severity of leg cramps and try and get a good night sleep. During the day take some time to stretch out your calf muscles. You can also try stretching these muscles just before you get into bed. When you’re lying down, either resting or sleeping, lie down your left side. This will allow the blood to circulate more easily from your legs to your heart and back again. Doing what you can to ease those pregnancy symptoms while 27 weeks pregnant is going to help give you the rest and sleep you need at this time in your pregnancy.
Keep anxiety away!
Now that you’re that much closer to the reality of giving birth, and this can lead to some anxiety about what to expect in the coming weeks as well as some wondering about what giving birth is actually going to be like. You can think of this anxiety as one of those pregnancy symptoms that most pregnant women will go through at some point in their pregnancy whether this is their first or second time giving birth. It’s perfectly natural to be feeling this anxiety not only while 27 weeks pregnant but throughout the time that you’re pregnant. There are some days when every little twinge you feel is going to be one of those pregnancy symptoms that you could spend days worrying about. It’s important that you try to relax and not spend too much time stressing about what your body is going through and what giving birth is going to be like. By 27 weeks pregnant you’ve already been through so many pregnancy symptoms, don’t add unnecessary anxiety to the list!
Smile and enjoy!
To keep any anxiety at bay it’s a good idea to focus on enjoying your pregnancy and reveling in the excitement of bringing baby into this world. While 27 weeks pregnant it’s once again important to make time for yourself so that you can enjoy this time of your pregnancy and ignore those pesky pregnancy symptoms that just never seem to fully go away. Because let’s face it, until you give birth there are always going to be pregnancy symptoms that you have to deal with! Why not take a deep breath and spend a night with your partner doing nothing but watching old movies and munching on popcorn! Rejoice in your pregnancy! In just a few more weeks your pregnancy will be at an end and you won’t have many more of these relaxing nights to spend watching a good movie!