Thursday, July 28, 2011

28 Weeks!

Third trimester!!! 84 days to go- is this for real??

Size of baby: This week, baby girl weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through the womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

Sleep: Sleep is still my biggest issue.  My hip/groin/pelvic pain is making it impossible to get comfortable while laying down.  I've gone to the chiropractor twice and I got a massage last night but the pain is still there.  Has anyone figured out a way to sleep comfortably??   I'm thinking seriously about trying out the recliner one of these nights.

Movement: Her movement has been kind of sporadic lately.  Some days she's punching and kicking like a champ and other days she's quiet and only gives light taps.  I've still been having quite a few BH contractions but my Dr said I'm ok unless I have more than four in one hour.

Best moment of the week: Passing the glucose test and getting a massage.  I just have to say how thankful I am to have such a great husband.  He has been so understanding and helpful throughout this pregnancy and he's always asking if there is anything he can do for me.  Just another one of the million reasons I love him!

What I am looking forward to: I think I've mentioned a few hundred times that I can't wait for our shower this weekend.  I'll mention it one more time in case anyone missed it....I'm so excited to see my family and friends!!

Weekly wisdom: This one comes from my always hilarious Aunt Jody- "opinions are like assholes, everyone has one."  An oldie but goodie for sure! I received a very thoughtful email from her this week that made me smile- she is such a caring person and I'm glad to have her in my life.  Thanks again Aunt Jody your email made my day!


Pictures:

getting bigger!

Steve with our travel system- thank you Dad & Regina!!




15 comments:

  1. You look so great, I can't wait to see that baby in your arms!

    Also, your Aunt Jody is a very very smart lady.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay for eyelashes!! She'll be batting those at her daddy so soon. Time sure is flying. You look amazing and I hope you get some comfortable sleep soon. I say, try out the recliner-you might love it! Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can't believe you are 28 weeks! Incredible! Try out the recliner for sure. It was the only way my best friend could sleep for weeks....she had the same horrible hip pain.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What has helped me sleep and I am 36 weeks is taking a body pillow and having one leg under it and one leg on top of it. I have not had to sleep on the recliner yet because I found that works for now. Good Luck.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That eyelash thing is a little weird but I guess it just means she's developing normally.

    Your Nursery is really beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I can't believe you're already in your third trimester! You look amazing as always, and Steve looks so excited :) Can't wait to hear about your shower. You deserve to be spoiled!

    ReplyDelete
  7. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003D7E2XI

    I just bought that pillow, and it is SOOOO amazing. The last two nights are the best sleep I've had in months. Maybe that would help you?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congrats on making it to the third trimester - how exciting! You look great! Good luck with the sleeping issue!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cute belly and cute stroller!!!!
    I am with you on the opinions thing, there are so many people out there who think that they know exactly what you are feeling, but they don't. And then they want to give you their advice!
    I think I have found a small form of relief from the bad sleep though . . . . make sure that when you are laying on your side, you stay perpendicular to the bed. I was leaning over, rolling slightly on to my stomach when I was on my side. Staying more upright has helped me! I hope it has helped you.

    ReplyDelete
  10. oh my gosh the time has flown!! Hope you start sleeping better :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love these posts. You look great! I hope you start sleeping better!

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't believe it is the third trimester already!!! what in the heck is a chinese cabbage? lol and can your aunt adopt me?!!!

    you look fab and you deserve a great day at your shower.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have our stroller in our closet and I might stroll it around the house a couple of times a week...I just can't believe we have one! As far as the sleep...I have been having trouble too. I did sleep ok last night...I basically laid on top of my body pillows...then propped myself up so I was not all the way on my side but not on my back either. It seemed to work...but it takes A LOT of pillows! Hope it gets better for ya!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looking good there mama! Such a cute stroller, and I haven't posted in a while, but I was catching up on posts and love the nursery pics too. I hear ya on not sleeping well... I'm with kkasun on the trying to stay perpendicular when you sleep, I have pillows squished under me all over ha ha! Can you believe we are already in the third trimester?? It's all such a miracle :o)

    ReplyDelete

I would love to hear what you have to say!