How Far Along: 28 Weeks! THAT IS THIRD TRIMESTER FOLKS! 7 whole months! Which means 3 months to go.
Size of baby: She’s the size of a small head of cabbage measuring at about 17 inches long and weighing in about 2.9 pounds!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I don’t like to weigh myself right now. No one is concerned about my weight (meaning my doctors) and I still get comments all the time about how small I am and my regular clothes fit so I just gave up on the scale cause it was making me stress out even though it wasn’t making anyone else stress out.
Maternity Clothes: Yes and no. I still fit in to my regular clothing (pants with a BeBand) so I’m going to keep on wearing them for as long as they’ll let me without stretching them out so they look funny when I get my body back after this girl is born. I do have maternity clothes but I’m not buying any more until I really need them.
Gender: BABY GIRL!!
Movement: More and more. She is definitely getting her grove on; but she still isn’t up for showing off when people want to feel her. Daddy has felt her because she moves a lot at night after I’ve been pretty relaxed for a while, but he’s the only one that’s gotten to experience her besides me.
Sleep: Sleep is overrated. Apparently. It’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep. I can nap with the best of them, but sleeping all night is a thing of the past.
What I miss: A solid night’s sleep. I just feel tired all the time and even though I otherwise feel great it doesn’t matter when you’re exhausted.
Cravings: BBQ! Finally I want that again. BBQ is one of my favorite foods on earth (always has been) but when I was first pregnant I ate some and it was terrible – which was even more terrible for me – and I haven’t wanted it since but just recently I smelled some at work and it was all I could think about. We went out for BBQ over the weekend and it was amazing!
Aversions: Nothing really. I love food and food loves me!
Symptoms: Heartburn on the regular which just seems to be triggered by food in general so that is super fun! I’m achy which isn’t really all that new to me but it’s just annoying to constantly be achy as opposed to before I was pregnant when I was just achy after a long run.
Labor Signs: No thank you!
Belly Button in or out: It’s out. And you can totally see it through my clothes sometimes when I’m wearing pants with a low maternity panel. That is super awesome haha.
Wedding rings on or off: Band is on, engagement ring is off.
Best moment this week: Over the weekend we went to a huge yard sale (the route 11 crawl, 42 miles of yard sale to be precise) with my parents and Aunts and Uncle and we picked up this prenatal heart listener at one of the stops and I was testing it out and picked her up right away so I quickly put the headphones on my mom and her face was priceless. I called my Aunts over to hear and they were just as excited. Some guy got so excited that he decided to take a listen too haha. Not sure who he was, but at least he didn’t actually come in for a belly rub! That evening we took our new toy over to Steve’s parents house and his sister was there so they got to listen too (well, not his dad because he was asleep). She might not want to show off her kicks for them, but it was really awesome to let everyone hear her little heart beating away!
Looking forward to: We picked paint finally (and by finally, I mean because I picked it then changed my mind then couldn’t decide so I finally decided what I wanted for her room) which means we can get to painting and then we can set up her furniture and then I can fill her room with all the other goodies I have!!