How Far Along: 28 Weeks – 3rd Trimester finally! **Happy Dance!**
Baby is the size of a(n): eggplant.. that seems so big to me!
Gender: still a girl. They have checked 6 times now. At her wellness ultrasound they weren’t even looking at her gender, and the tech said “Oh, she’s definitely a girl!”
Weight Gain: Up to 20 at the doctor’s office, 27 at home. I go back to the doctor next week and will have an update on my weight.
Maternity Clothes: Finally nailed down our maternity session outfits and two of them will double as my baby shower outfits. One is my maternity dress from PinkBlush Maternity and the other is actually a non maternity lace dress from Forever 21.
Stretch Marks: still none. Come on elastic skin, hang on a few more months!
Belly Button In or Out: Still hanging in just a little.
Wedding Rings On or Off: On, but debating when/if I should remove them. I’m so scared I’m going to swell so much near the end.
Sleep: Oh man.. last night was possibly the worst night yet. The Procardia has increased my heartburn to whole new levels so I was up peeing 9 million times, awake feeling like I was going to spew lava everywhere, and just slept terrible. Maybe tonight I’ll be so tired that I’ll sleep better.
Best Moment This Week: I got my shipping notice for the custom hat I ordered for Whitlee from Cotton Cupcake on Etsy. I’m so obsessed with her initial beanies and she made me a custom one after I sent a request for something with a vintage floral print. She was so wonderful and I’m thrilled about her little hat! I also officially finished the hospital door hanger. It was Pinterest inspired and I love how it turned out. The date and stats part detaches and will go in her memory box, and the top part will just have ribbons hanging from it and will be a bow hanger for her room!
Miss Anything: Sleep.. agh.
Movement: Unfortunately her movement still seems decreased to me. I had another ultrasound today and she was still perfect, so I guess she’s just taking a break from all the activity before now.
Cravings: flaming hot Cheetos, bacon wrapped stuffed jalopenos, ranch dressing
Symptoms: heartburn and just basic pregnancy aches and pains. Oh and I’m out of breath CONSTANTLY. Sitting, standing, talking, walking, all the time lol. Nothing too crazy other than that and the pre term labor mentioned earlier in the week. I actually felt better the day after all of that craziness than I have in a really long time!
Noteworthy Moments: I found out I did indeed pass my Glucose Test so that’s good news. I had another placenta check ultrasound today and Whitlee looked good. Her heartbeat was 163 and she’s weighing 2.5 lbs now. She is head down again and my placenta is measuring 2.7 cm from my cervix. I don’t actually see my doctor until Monday so we’ll see how she feels about 2.7cm. I hate not knowing what we’re doing. I also got my flu shot and my tDap shot for pertussis (whooping cough) today, so Whitlee and I both are protected a little bit for those. They didn’t give me very good pictures today from my ultrasound, just three different shots of her face, so I’ll share one. I think she’s so cute, but I am her momma.. so I might be biased!
Also, her closet is looking good with all the clothes in it and I haven’t even had a baby shower yet. Almost everything I’ve bought has been on clearance or second hand, so I’m pretty proud that there’s probably less than $100 worth of clothes in this picture!
I’m so looking forward to our maternity pictures this Friday, my first baby shower in three weeks and my second one in four weeks. Then it’ll just be waiting time!