How far along: 28 weeks... third trimester!
Size of Baby: An eggplant/head of cauliflower? (apps differ). Apparently he's almost 2.5 lbs and 16 inches long
Gender: all blue!
Best moment this week: Passing my glucose test was a definite plus and we had fun taking our maternity photos downtown! The photographer posted a sneak peak and I'm so excited to see the rest. We also have a 3D ultrasound scheduled tomorrow!
Weight gain: +22 lbs. Eek!
Maternity clothes: Fully committed to maternity jeans and leggings. I'm starting to wear more maternity shirts too because I don't look like I'm wearing either a kid's shirt or a tent.
And because some of you may be sick of seeing just the belly, here is one of the only photos documented in the past five years of me with my hair pulled up, sans mascara. I'm only sharing this because if you're prego, you need this sweater! It comes in so many colors and it's super comfy!
|Sweater (belt from another sweater). Scarf. Leggings.|
Belly button in or out: In and almost completely flat
Wedding Rings on or off: On but starting to fit a little tighter on some days. Stay away swelling!
Sleep: Much better! I'm really loving my bump nest now that I've got a bigger belly. Having the pillow support under the bump when I'm on my side is so much more comfortable.
Miss anything: Wine, toned thighs (and butt... see below), and the ability to sit up without my husband's assistance
Movement: Lots of big movements now and he definitely has more of a pattern. You can't make out little feet or elbows yet but when he kicks my whole stomach shifts and jumps. I could honestly watch him jump around in there for hours.
Also I think he likes Coldplay. I play it while I'm working and it seems like he always squirms around when I'm singing along. I'm sure it has nothing to do with my exceptional singing voice...
Cravings: Grape jelly, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting (I never liked that much chocolate before), and hot chocolate or apple cider
Symptoms: Dealing with the prego hormones, an aching back, and occasional leg cramps. Can't really complain much though.. give me a couple weeks and see what I say then!
Nursery: Unless you consider adding lots of cute hats and clothes to his closet progress, we've stalled a little on this front. We finally get to bring our rocker home next week.. yay! I'm hoping once we get that in the room I'll be able to commit to curtains, a crib skirt, and hang some bookshelves. Oh and that DIY mobile has been on my to-do list for weeks.
Looking forward to: Using the "I'm eating for two" excuse on Thanksgiving and wearing an elastic waistband to allow for at least 1 extra piece of my grandma's pumpkin pie. Also I'm so excited to see my friends and family at my baby shower. Everyone we love in one place, it doesn't get much better!
Looking back 10 weeks ago... I think there might be a little more junk in the trunk these days.