Friday, September 24, 2010

Baby Update: Week 28

Here we are in the THIRD trimester! I don't know why my last post was "week 28" when it was really "week 27", but here's the real 28th week post.

How far along?: 28w3d
How big is Baby?: Stats show Baby W at 2.25 pounds (online knowledge--not spoken by a doctor) and is measuring around 15 inches long. He can be compared to a cabbage or eggplant at this point...
Maternity clothes?: Yes. I am just about maxing out of my pre-pregnancy shirts, though the stretchy long-sleeved options are still functioning well. The pants are fully maternity and I love the new pants I bought from Old Navy. They're too big, but I enjoy the extra space when I feel like the rest of my body is closing in on me...
Sleep?: Doing well for the most part. I am up about twice in the night and waking up early on subbing days. I am not using any special pillows or anything--I didn't want to spend the money and I don't feel like I am sleeping poorly at all.
Best moment of the week?: My husband coming home from being out of town all week! And perhaps right now... because it's the weekend and that means spending the entire weekend together.
Movements?: All the time. This little man is obviously filling his space quite nicely.
Food cravings?: I eat a lot of avocado lately. I just love guacamole and since I love Mexican food, it works quite well with this condiment. I also consumed (not one...but) two ice cream desserts yesterday. I came home from subbing and had a Drumstick... then later that evening, 3 of my girlfriends and I went to Coldstone where I consumed yet another bowl of ice cream (chocolate with peanut butter in case you're interested).
Aversions?: No. I love food. :)
What I miss?: Putting on my socks without struggling and sleeping in our bedroom! We've been displaced and have been sleeping in our guest bedroom until the neverending wallpaper project is over.
What I'm looking forward to?: I cannot wait to finish the wallpaper and paint those walls!
Anything else?: We're now on schedule to see the doctor every 2 weeks. I'm not thrilled, because I spend over an hour everysingletime waiting before they call me back, just for the doctor to come in and see me for 5 minutes! It's madness. And when I'm going every week... someone help me. As for Baby W, he now has eyelashes, he is able to see light as he opens and closes his eyes, and his brain is forming billions of neurons. He's adding lots of fat to his little body, also. My doctor measured me and said I was 1 cm behind as for the average 28-week pregnant lady. She also said before measuring that she doesn't think we'll have a big baby at all... it appears I'm more petite than most. We aren't worried, but if there is a need for another ultrasound, we'll have one. From what I've researched, 1 cm with a measuring tape is super subjective and such a trivial measurement.
This week in history: GOP reveals their "Pledge to America", Obama's health care reform reaches 6 months, French Unions strike over reforms, weather across the nation is changing as the first day of fall has come.

What's going on this week (with us)?: Aside from Ray being out of town from Monday-Friday of this week (he's back now... just arrived an hour ago!), we've been working insanely hard to get our bedroom and office redone. It will be so nice to wake up and not see awful flowers on the walls! I've been subbing this week as well and continue to get called a lot for elementary and middle school. I spend most of my time at the middle school and I really enjoy the age of those students. I could do without the negative teachers in the teacher's lounge at that school, but I like the kids. We are attending a wedding tomorrow and hope to have our first coat of primer on the walls! I think I'll even make my first pot of soup this weekend-- fall weather is here (most days) and it's perfect for a pot of healthy split pea soup! Yum.

Bump pictures: Month 1, Month 2, Month 3, Month 4, Month 5, Month 5.5, Month 6, Month 6.5 and finally...
Month 7


ktruelove said... [Reply to comment]

You are such an adorable little pregnant lady! Glad to hear that little W is active as ever AND that you have no food aversions-- lucky girl! My mom became allergic to avocados when she was pregnant with my sister and that has been my biggest fear ever since...okay not my biggest fear, but up there;)

Solange, Nik and Caitlin said... [Reply to comment]

You look fabulous! I'm glad Ray is back in town and that you're getting a lot of sub calls to make the time go by faster :) Can you ask your doctor to make your wait time shorter since all they do is measure you? I would be so pissed to wait there that long for only 5 minutes.

I figured you wouldn't be worried about the 1cm difference. I was always measuring about 1-2 cm. more than would be "normal" and was expected to have a huge baby. Caity was only 7lbs 9ozs-not the "over 9 lbs. that was predicted. Practically all of it is suggestive so you just kind of go with the flow!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said... [Reply to comment]

So cute!!! You look adorable - and I am glad that the time is passing quickly!