Monday, March 14, 2011

28 Weeks

Is it just me or is my belly SAGGING this week?!  Maybe it's the way my pants are fitting.

How Far Along: 28 weeks- Hello third trimester!

Size of baby: The weight of a Chinese cabbage- about 2 1/4 pounds. And she's about 14.8 inches long.\

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Okay.  Here's the moment of truth, revealing what I was too embarrassed to say last week.  The doctor confirmed on Friday that I'm up 21 lbs total- that's 7 pounds in one month.  *sigh*  Shame.

Maternity Clothes: Generally yes.

Gender: I'm having me a baby girl! Evan Elaine Carver will be here at the beginning of the summer!

Movement: Still all the time.  Lots.  Constant.  And she's very pokey.  There's always a body part hanging out somewhere.

Sleep: Not good.  My hips hurt throughout the night and I get up at least twice to go to the bathroom.

What I miss: Several things.  I don't wanna talk about it.

Cravings: Obviously due to my excessive weight gain I'm still craving the sweets, but I"m trying to get better about giving in.  Except for tonight.  Tonight we had dinner at Mom and Dad's to meet Ashley's new boyfriend, and Mom made her chocolate pie for dessert.  I caved and had two pieces.

Symptoms: Same ole same ole- still lots of stretching across my belly, and I can really tell that I've got more weight out front which seems to put a strain on the skin and muscles underneath my tummy. It burns sometimes.  I'm also hitting an exhaustion wall, where I'm back to being tired all the time.  That probably has more to do with the quality of sleep I'm getting though, rather than an actual pregnancy symptom (although the reason my sleep quality is so poor is definitely a pregnancy symptom!)

Best Moment this week: Just been trying to enjoy watching my girl glide across my skin when I'm resting, and I've also been focusing on Luke, trying not to take for granted any of our one on one time, seeing as it's coming to a close soon!


Mandy said...

You look great! I remember how cool it was to see my babies move across my belly. Hope you get to sleeping better. It makes all the difference in the world!

Mama Doll said... make pregnancy look so good! I'm loving the belly.