How Far Along: 28 weeks
Size of Baby: My little guy is 2.25 pounds and about 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his sweet little feet.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +21.6 pounds (though Jeff just informed me he read starting next week I could gain 1 pound per week for the rest of the pregnancy. Great…)
Maternity Clothes: Still wearing a mix, though I’m strictly in maternity pants aside from stretchy yoga pants (which I would live in if work allowed!) I have several cute maternity tops I like, though, so wearing maternity clothes isn’t all bad.
Gender: A little boy
Movement: Oh my gosh! Tons! I love each and every time I feel him. The other night I’m pretty sure he had hiccups. I was sitting on the couch and I felt rhythmic pulses deep inside my tummy. It was kinda cute!
Food Cravings: I don’t really have cravings this week, but I will say something I’ve noticed during pregnancy is everything tastes much saltier than before. Lean Cuisine pizzas and Chex Mix especially. I was eating some Chex Mix last night and I felt like I needed a drink of water after every bit! I’m sure this is just due to my heightened senses, but I find it fascinating. I almost never have to add salt to anything anymore. I will say I have been having trouble with drinking water lately. It just has no flavor! I’m loving lemonade lately though!
What I Miss: Stomach sleeping and not waking up with a sore back! I think they are related. My pregnancy pillow props my head up a little higher than I normally sleep, so I think it stresses my upper back. I try to lay on my stomach propped up on one side with a pillow when I lay on the couch. Sometimes it provides some relief…other times not.
Sleep: Sleep, even with the pregnancy pillow, is honestly not bad. I’m waking up about 1-2 times a night to go to the bathroom, but I immediately fall back asleep. I’ve always been pretty good at that and I’m hoping this talent will continue after the baby comes. Wake up, feed/change the baby, go back to sleep pretty quickly. We’ll see what happens.
Symptoms: Well, everyone told me I was crazy about my ear thing, but the past week I have been slacking on my water intake and my ear symptoms have started coming back! I remedied that this weekend by really focusing on getting that water in.
Best Moment This Week: Getting the nursery painted and putting Peanut on the waiting list for daycare! I have a whole mental list of things that need to get done and these two things were tops on that list. The more things we complete, the better I feel. We also finished childbirth classes this week, which I can tell you Jeff is not sad about! He really does hate class! I just have one more class to take at KMC, which is on breastfeeding.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Getting the furniture and closet organization for the nursery so it will feel complete and put together.
Any Fun Gifts/Purchases Received/Made: We got a call the other weekend that our glider was in, and after the nursery was painted, I wanted to put the chair together. After about an hour trying to decipher the directions, I got most of the chair set up, only for Jeff to discover there was a crack in the seat! Gah! Now we have to wait for a second chair to be shipped to the store and exchange the one we have. Boo!! It will be worth it though.
I want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Katie at healthyheddleston.com! She found out she was pregnant and shared the news this week on her blog.
I also want to say CONGRATULATIONS to Brittany at ahealthysliceoflife.com for giving birth to a gorgeous baby girl last week.
So excited for you ladies!! Hope you are both feeling great and looking forward to the new chapters in your lives! 🙂