Bumpdate: Week 28

Welcome, third trimester!  It seems so unreal.  Before, my third trimester meant spring, summer, skirts, flip flops, shorts, tank tops, and days at the pool.  So of course, that's how I remember it and what I associate with being this far along.  Which is maybe partially to blame for why it doesn't feel real (or right) quite yet?  I just can't get over the fact that I'm having a baby in less than three months.  Of course, that's if he comes on time.  I suppose I could still be waddling around miserably three months from now.  And I may change my mind about this as that date approaches, but for now, I don't even think I'd mind.  A few extra days of life-as-I-know-it doesn't sound all that bad as compared to life with a newborn and a 21-month old. :) 

(Seriously though, I'm super excited to be expanding our family...just a tad a lot nervous if you haven't picked up on that!)

Plans for Baby #2 are lining up nicely.  My maternity leave/long-term sub is official.  We have a place for Brantley if and when I go into labor.  (Thanks neighbors!)  And we have guaranteed a spot for Baby #2 at daycare next fall.  All pretty big weights off our shoulders!  Kind of like how Baby is just hanging out and packing on the pounds at this point, I feel like we have most of our ducks in a row and now we just wait.  12 weeks to go.

How Far Along: 28 weeks

Size of Baby: ~14.8 inches, 2 1/4 pounds; the size of an eggplant

Gender: BOY

Weight Gain: 20-21 pounds

Food Cravings: No specifics

Food Aversions: None

Movement: Movin' and groovin' in there multiple times per day. 

Sleep: I started not sleeping well because I was getting really hot overnight.  (Weird, it's January and negative degrees out.)  I switched to a lighter blanket and I'm back to sleeping like a baby.

Clothing: Same.  Though I wear the same three pairs of work pants all week long.

Other Pregnancy Symptoms: The usual - Braxton Hicks and minor acid reflux

What I Miss: Being able to bend over/squat down easily.  Getting Brantley dressed, giving him a bath, changing his diaper, etc. is getting much harder (and super exhausting) these days.

Best Moment: Entering into the third trimester.  I love the big milestones.

Looking Forward To: Is it bad that I'm already looking forward to spring break?

And this kid seems to be catching on to our weekly photo shoots.  Week two of going to stand by the sign as soon as I hang it, so here's his 28-week photo, too! :)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! Cannot believe you are already to the third trimester! You look so great!!!!