How Many Weeks: 28 weeks!
Total Weight Gain: 2 additional pounds since my last OB appointment making a whopping 15lbs total! Doc says she's happy with my weight gain! I, personally, cringed when I saw 150lbs show up on the scale... YIKES!
Baby Size: Eggplant
What is going on with this baby:
- He's starting to develop more fat, so his wrinkly skin will start to get smoother. Getting more adorable by the minute! I just can't wait to see this baby boy meet his parents!
- His lungs are mature enough that he'd probably survive if he was born now. Wow! But, I'm going to suggest that he stay put for just a while longer. Let me help you fill that wrinkly skin some more. K?
Maternity Clothes: Tops are getting shorter... Really, they are. Must be the washing and drying process.
Sleep: Same old, same old. I have been really fortunate to not have any discomfort or issues with my sleep. If I remember correctly, I don't believe I had any problems sleeping with my own either. Apart, of course, from the midnight potty runs... I just don't know how my bladder fills that quickly with SO much fluid?? It's not like a drink a gallon of water before heading to bed or anything! Geesh!
Movement: I cannot say this enough; this boy moves ALL THE TIME! K calls him her wild child. I think she may be onto something...... Bahahaha!
Symptoms: Apart from the usual (boobs and veins) that I don't think are going anywhere anytime soon, some of the sporadic ones have subsided. I don't really have headaches much. My back only hurts occasionally. But, I am beginning to get winded more easily and more frequently. And, I can't eat too much at one sitting because if I move too quickly I can feel some of it come back up. Kinda (really) gross, but hey - it's happening!! Why not document it??
Food Cravings/Aversions: I'm still loving food, but didn't quite enjoy the not-so-delightful non-carbonated orange glucose beverage I had to drink on Monday morning. I was actually worried that I wouldn't be able to enjoy all the foods I love (ahem, desserts) so thank the heavens above, I passed my glucose screen with flying colors! Not even close to failing - not something I have ever experienced before. I failed the first round with my son (passed the next) and only passed by 1 point with my daughter! Both of my children were LARGE babies (9 & 10lbs) and both of their blood sugars crashed upon birth. Doctors told me I was borderline diabetic with both. But, this time around, it's NOT MY DNA and woot! I passed by a landslide! Maybe this baby will be smaller than my own?? Either way, I'm not really worried. My 10lb-er was a super easy delivery; 4 pushes in less than 15 minutes and she was out and ready to eat!
I'm looking forward to: seeing my family again this weekend! We live just too far away from each other... Pregnancy related: still waiting to get this little butterball's belly performance on video for K&J! And, getting more funny messages from K&J like the one below: