At 27 weeks pregnant, this week is the end of the second trimester. You’re 2/3 of the way there!
What Can You Expect?
- Baby at 27 Weeks
- Size of Baby at 27 Weeks
- Mom at 27 Weeks (Pregnancy Symptoms and What to Expect)
- Dad at 27 Weeks (Tips and What you Should be Doing)
Baby at 27 Weeks Pregnant
Your baby will start getting more active this week. He’s probably kicking, punching and elbowing your wife like Jackie Chan in a bad guy factory.
His brain is developing rapidly and skeleton is completely developed. He looks similar to how he will when he’s born, only much smaller.
He’s tipping the scales at around 2 pounds (the equivalent of 20 golf balls) and is 14-15 inches long.
Size of Baby at 27 Weeks Pregnant
Mom at 27 Weeks Pregnant
Your partner will start needing to go to the bathroom more, as well as finding herself short of breath. This is because her uterus is pushing out against her ribcage and bladder.
Encourage her to continue to drink buckets of water and eat healthy snacks.
If she wants to eat, let her eat. If she wants to nest, let her nest. Your go-to phrase this week is “I think that’s a great idea, honey.”
While you pack your bag, just remember your baby will be packing his bags and moving out of his current living arrangement in 12 short weeks. It will be go time sooner than you think.
Pregnancy Tips for Dad at 27 Weeks
Have some daily chats with your baby. He can hear you!
If it’s a boy, start teaching him your pick up lines (hey, they must’ve worked on your partner!). If it’s a girl, start warning her about boys who use pick up lines.
Your partner is likely tired and uncomfortable most of the time. Remember to offer to give her massages as well as step it up on household duties.
Reserve a time to tour the hospital. Start packing a bag for the hospital. Your list is the easy part, it’s hers and the baby’s that will take up most of the packing space.
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