Sunday, April 22, 2012

28 Weeks

How far along: 28 weeks... just twelve (give or take) to go

How big is baby?:
 The size of a head of cauliflower... which is apparently 16 inches and 2.5 pounds... I guess I've never really looked at cauliflower before.

Total weight gain: I gained about 1 1/2 pounds this week which brings me to a total of 19 1/2 pounds gained. Gah! Whatever, in talking with people who are close to the same week in pregnancy that I am, I have realized that there is no "normal" amount of weight gain for any given week and while that frustrates the hell out of me because I like to be able to compare myself to others, I just have to deal.
Maternity clothes: No idea what fits this week. It's vacation, which has meant a lot of yoga pants, sweats and skirts on the two days it got into the 80's. It's going to suck next week when I actually have to get dressed everyday.

Best moment of the week:
 Just sitting and watching this little girl move. It's been 10 weeks since I first felt her move and it still fascinates me on a daily basis. I keep waiting for it to get old, but it doesn't. 

Food cravings: Still really loving the DD iced tea... I've only had one this week, so I feel like I'm going through withdrawal... need. iced. tea. Other than that I've been craving sweet stuff, but have actually done pretty well not giving in. It hasn't been too hard since we don't have any junk food in the house.

Food aversions: I realized the other day that I've been having an aversion to chicken for the last couple of weeks. Every time Drew and I talk about having chicken for dinner it just sounds gross, but I didn't think much of it. Then we had some the other night and I realized just how gross I found it, which is weird, because I normally love chicken. 

Symptoms: Lots of peeing, more back pain, some restless legs at night and cramping muscles that are just uncomfortable. I sleep like crap, but that's nothing new. 

Movement: She has discovered my ribs. She loves them. I don't. She gets her little feet caught up under my rib cage and pushes, pulls, and kicks. She still has enough space in there to move quite a bit, so those rib-shots are rough. She also had a couple of kicks this week that were so strong they took my breath away. I've been assured that she will run out of space to move soon and then her kicks wont be as strong... not sure if I believe that.
Gender: As far as I know, still a little girl. She better be cause her name, room decorations, and favorite color have already been decided for her! 
What I'm looking forward to: Her getting here! I feel right now like I'm so close, yet still so far from holding her in my arms. I just want July to get here so I can have her with me. 
What I miss: Being able to tie my shoes without sitting down or putting my feet up on something. This bump is making it awfully tough to move certain ways. 

Next appointment: This Thursday! 

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