Bump Update: 28 Weeks
*How far along?: 28 weeks 1 day when this photo was taken
*Total weight gain:around 18-20 pounds-ish.....just over 10 weeks to go! I know the water weight, swollen pregnant face, cankles and sausage toes are not far away...hoping I don't swell up like a balloon this time. Fingers crossed.
*How big is baby?: About 15 inches long and 2.5 pounds in weight! He's packing on the fat now...he also has eyelashes and is blinking his eyes. His bone marrow is busy making white blood cells, and his adrenal glands are hard at work! Just amazing when I stop and think of the little miracle growing inside me!
*Sleep?:Sleeping okay...up anywhere from 1-3 times a night going to the bathroom...(and during the day it's every 30 minutes. ugh). Our 6 month old puppy must be going through a growth spurt...or else he's doing his part in helping me get ready for the baby....because he's been up in the middle on the night lately. Add the dog to the, already up 2-3 times, and I have a lot of broken sleep....and that makes some long days at times.
*Best moment this week?: No single best moment, but I do love when my girls get to feel the baby moving around. Love putting their hands on my belly and listen to their giggles as they feel his kicks and squirms. And I love lying in bed at night with my husband and watch my belly roll around like a wave! I love for him to get to see his child moving around!!
*Movement?: Oh my goodness, is there movement! His kicks and squirms can really hurt at times. He is now head down, and sitting low. When he moves his head and/or shoulders it can almost bring me to tears. And I am certain he will have the longest legs of any baby...constantly moving his knees and legs around. And I am starting to notice a pattern of when he is awake and asleep...(such as) 99% of the time, he is awake at 10pm every night!
*Food cravings?: Water! Water! Water! I recently failed my 1 hr glucose test, and will have to do the 3 hr test this week.....but a sign of gestational diabetes is constant thirst. As far as foods go, nothing overwhelming (like before). I've been eating alot of spinach salads and cottage cheese this week...and continue to go through a box of clementines in a matter of days. Any fruit or vegetable tastes great to me!
*Labor signs?: Braxton Hicks contractions several times....not too fun...but I can tolerate them.
*Belly button in or out?: .Out...waaay out....I have strangers in the check out line tell me how cute my "outy" belly button is. I've learned not to even cover it up...with a 3rd pregnancy I just don't really care if others notice.
*What I miss: My pre-pregnancy body. Miss exercising on a regular basis. My exercising has been sporadic the last few weeks due to a cold, then just being out of breath and sluggish all the time..and a constant throbbing backache that doesn't go away. I LOVE working out, but it's so hard to do with feeling as bad as I do. Can't wait to have my body back....and can't wait for less frequent bathroom breaks! haha!
*What I’m looking forward to: Monday afternoon is our 30 week ultrasound and it just so happens my dad and step mom will be in town, so they will get to come with me to see it! They are excited about getting to see their grandson on the screen! I hope he behaves for it! ha!