Friday, September 16, 2016

Baby Smoochie - 28 Weeks

28 weeks this week! Had an appointment yesterday, met the new midwife I hadn't had an appointment with yet, and did my glucose test. Everything with the baby and my health was great. Blood pressure was 126/62, fundal height was measuring 29 weeks, baby was head down, heart rate was in the 130s (lowest yet!). Interestingly {to me at least}, at 28 weeks with Drew, my fundal height was 30 weeks, yet I think I look bigger this time...

How far along: 28 weeks

Size of the baby: 2 1/4 pounds, 15 inches long, a cucumber

Gender: I'm still thinking girl. It's going to be such a fun moment for the announcement! I think about it more than I probably should. The heart rate today was the lowest I've heard of any of my 3 kids...that is giving me some pause.

Maternity clothes: The bummer that seems to happen in each of my subsequent pregnancies is that stuff that fit in the previous pregnancy all the way to the end doesn't seem to make it as far as in the current pregnancy...ha! It'll be nice when we get to cold weather and I can wear my really long sweaters!

Movement: So much, and I love it! I consistently notice a dance party early in the morning {probably around 6:30 AM} and late at night {10:00 PM or later}. At night it feels like Smoochie is in a pinball game bouncing around. Bing, bing, bing, bing!

Sleep: Pretty good. I sometimes have trouble falling asleep but don't typically wake up much. All night potty breaks haven't started yet, thankfully!

Symptoms: Same - just a little of everything - sciatica, congestion, snoring, out of breath, bathroom troubles.

Cravings: I don't really think I'm craving much? Once I eat carbs though, it can be ON which is not good for my system {see: bathroom troubles above}, so I am trying to avoid those. Doing mostly Whole 30/paleo-ish eating - the weekends are my problem though! Midwife recommended I increase my magnesium to help with bathroom troubles, so I started doubling that.

What I miss: For sure sleeping on my stomach.  I can still almost be on my stomach, but it's getting harder. I find my shoulders aching/going numb and I think that's when I end up on my back snoring!

Best moment of the week: It was an appointment week, so for sure, hearing my little nugget's heartbeat! And just knowing that everything is tracking along.

Worst moment of the week: The giant fight Brent and I got into on Friday night where my pregnancy hormones raged and I threw a plastic bowl at him. So thankful he can always keep a level head and hasn't divorced me.

Other random stuff: Nursery plan has really firmed up. I am having 1 wall painted, so I can't really do anything else until that happens, but I really like what I've got planned and can't wait for it to be ready and shown to everyone.

Belly button watch: Flat!


Kelly said...

YAY! I am excited! Can't wait to know what the gender is! I still think girl too! :)