How far along?: 28 weeks 4 days!
Total weight gain: 23 and a bit! Holding steady this week!
How big is baby?: At our Midland appointment on Monday, baby boy weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces! So, I bet he's gained at least an ounce by now! He's also around 17 inches long already!
Maternity clothes?: Suprisingly I love maternity pants, much more than regular pants with the bella band. So I wear the same couple of pairs of jeans, and wash often, haha!
Stretch marks?: Nope! ::Knock on wood::
Sleep: Getting more difficult! My belly finally mostly fits on my pillow, so that helps, but little boy likes to wake up around 4am, and I usually have to pee anyway around then. Plus, it seems as if every night I am on the verge of a leg cramp. I have to stretch out my leg really fast or else it hurts like crazy!
Best moment this week: Seeing our baby boy! At one point we could see him hiccuping, and I could feel it! It was so neat! Also, it was great to hear that he is doing well growth wise... what a relief so far!
Movement: Oh my goodness! All of the docs/nurses/techs always comment on how much he moves. At night I can always watch my belly dance! And then the hiccups... so cute and so funny!
Food cravings: We were watching the food network and they did a short bit on how fruity pebbles were made... so naturally I had to go buy some fruity pebbles the next day when we were in town! ;-) They looked so good!
Gender: Daddy's future hunting buddy! Which, yes, could be a girl, hehe, but in our case he's alllll boy!
Labor Signs: Nothing this week! Not even any possible contractions!
Belly Button in or out?: Still trying to poke out at the top... oye.
What I miss: Not having heartburn. Man is it getting old! My whole life I've lived without heartburn, probably because I don't eat spicy foods... but now it's here EVERY day, regardless of what I eat... and in full force! Milk does help it though, thank goodness.
What I am looking forward to: Shopping this weekend! Also, we bought the paint for the nursery, and hopefully my dad's going to get to come and help us paint!
Weekly Wisdom: When your doctor tells you to drink a million gallons of water per day, listen to them, or else you're going to get in trouble! I had to do that lovely urine analysis and I only filled about 1/4 of what I should have.. oops! So, I got reprimanded! hehe..
Milestones: Little boy is head down! Hooray! Which means that I am getting more and more kicks to the ribs, lungs, kidneys, you name it! He's supposedly running out of room but he's still squirming like crazy, and still manages to kick and poke at his momma all day! Organ and Nerve development are complete, so now baby boy is focusing his energy, or well, my energy, on making fat! In momma's news... we're now to the point of going to the doctor every two weeks! Wow! Time has flown by and our little one will be here in 80 days or so!
|Not much of a change from last week, even though I feel bigger!|
|I swear I look bigger in person, haha!|