Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bump Update: Weeks 26-28

How big is baby? At 28 weeks, baby is the size of an eggplant.  She's about 16 inches long and weighs somewhere around 2.5 pounds.

How am I feeling?  Still doing pretty good.  Some days I've actually seen why people enjoy being pregnant.  Most of my pains have subsided and I am loving the current bump size.  Other days are filled with too many Braxton Hicks contractions and overall belly tightness that make me feel like I can't eat, or really move.  Those days require soaks in the tub and laying down.  I'm not much for resting so this is NOT ideal.  At my doctor's appointment this week, he nicely suggested I start to back off of more strenuous workouts and try to slow down in general. 
Food aversions/cravings?  I had a Chic-fil-a sandwich on the way to California and it was every bit as amazing as I'd hoped.  I wish we had one near us!  Otherwise, nothing really to report.  I'm hungry often but feel like there's no room in there for food.  Eating full meals is more uncomfortable than anything. 
Sleep:  Not too bad.  Usually awake for an hour or two in the middle of the night but that's about it.  I'm definitely noticing myself being more tired in the mornings.

Maternity clothes: Yes! The belly is officially large.  Sometimes I try old clothes on thinking they will have plenty of room and then just have to laugh at the belly sticking out of the bottom. 
Best moments: SO many kicks.  She's crazy and people near me can notice my belly hopping all around.  I've also reached the point where I can feel if she has her foot (or head, or butt) stuck against the surface.  It's so fun.  

We did our HD ultrasound yesterday and got to see our little girl.  I learned that 2D ultrasounds (which I actually like better usually because I find them to be less creepy) don't really show much at this stage because she's so crammed in there.  She did not cooperate and held her hands (and one foot) over her face most of the time.  It was exciting to catch a few glimpses of her little profile though!  We saw her smile, open her mouth and eyes and suck on her arm which was pretty cool. 

Miss anything? Being able to bend over easily.  Those days are definitely over.  Also, lung capacity.  I definitely huff and puff walking up hills now and had to take plenty of breaks on our recent hike to catch my breath. 

Nursery progress:  We finally got her shelf and a few of the wall décor items I'd been waiting on.  When we get them all up, it will mostly be done!
Thoughts on pregnancy:  I'm thrilled to be in the third trimester!  I feel like it being June means August is FINALLY getting close.  Also, slightly terrified about how uncomfortably huge I'm about to be.  Spending three hours in the OB waiting room for my glucose test reminded me just how much more growing I have ahead of me.  I can't even imagine...
Looking forward to: June will be a fun month as we are traveling for a mini beach vacation in Florida and spending a few days in Texas and seeing Garth Brooks!  I can't wait to see my family and for them to feel the little one move!

26 week + 5 days

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