Monday, June 28, 2010

28 weeks

How Far Along: 28 weeks. I’m in the home stretch, the final trimester of my pregnancy with this little blessing.

Fruit/Object: Still an eggplant I guess...I can't find anything else really.

Size: Baby is weighing in at 2.5 to 3 pounds and about 16 inches long from head to toe.

Baby changes: Your baby is settling into the proper position for birth, with his head facing downward (toward your body's nearest exit!). Your little work in progress is now about 2.5 pounds and almost 16 inches long. She's busy adding new skills such as blinking to an already impressive repertoire of tricks like coughing, sucking, hiccuping, and taking practice breaths. Your baby's sleep now includes the REM (rapid eye movement) phase — and that means he could be dreaming already (what do you suppose he's dreaming about?). Though her lungs are nearly fully mature (so both of you might breathe a little easier if he were born now), your baby still has plenty of growing to do.

Best Moment this past week: It’s been my pool time. :) Blake bought me a blow up pool that is actually big enough for both of us and the water comes up to my chest. It’s so nice with these hot days and I look forward to my lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon floating around. I lay my head back on the blown up side and I bought a short pool noodle to rest my feet on and I float and get some sun. It’s also helping with my swelling. By the end of the week my ankles literally have rolls on them! Haha! But, after the weekend and my pool time they are back to normal, ready for a new week of growing and swelling. Ugh.

This is like the pool Blake bought me! It's perfect and just big enough for me to float in. I look SO hot in this classy blow up pool in the backyard!

Food Craving: I haven’t really had too many “weird” or “crazy” cravings. I just need food often to keep me from feeling sick.

What I miss: Feeling in my right arm and hand. I think I have carpal tunnel but I’m not too sure. My OB recommended that I go to an acupuncturist and I’ve been twice now. It’s helped slightly but not 100% I also go to a chiropractor, I have since middle school because I have always had a bad neck and back, but hopefully between the two of them they can “fix” me.

Sleep: Still pretty much the same…up once or twice a night to relieve my bladder. Fun times!! (I don’t think this reply is ever going to change.)
*As predicted this hasn’t changed…still peein’ up a storm, keepin’ me awake!

What I am looking forward to: This next week I am off Thursday through Tuesday of the next week. We have my nephews coming into town, a get-together at our friend’s house, and of course INDEPENDENCE DAY celebrations!

Symptoms: I guess the calendar knows when the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters begin but this pas week my body thought that the third trimester started early. I’ve been exhausted like I was in the first trimester. I could take a two hour nap in the morning and another two hour nap in the afternoon after lunch. I’m told it’s going to get worse but I pray it doesn’t. I guess it’s the waking up twice a night to pee and then not being able to get back to sleep after the 4 am wake up that’s absolutely killing my energy!

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