I crossed several things off my checklist this week: scheduled newborn photos, washed some of Bonnie’s things, started on Bonnie’s file folder, and Andrew and I went on our hospital tour Saturday. Going on the tour put my mind at ease about a lot of things, made me more anxious about a couple of things, and made me even more excited than I already have been to meet our little girl!
One of the highlights of my week was a prenatal massage on Friday! It was Andrew’s Valentines Day gift to me. He got me FIVE of them, and Friday was my first. I will have one every couple of weeks right up until the week of Bonnie’s birth.
My visit to the chiropractor this week was already really great. An intern adjusted me, and she did some sort of special thing on my tummy that is supposed to help Bonnie get into the
proper position for birth. The girl who adjusted me told me that the tummy thing might make Bonnie extra squirmy the rest of the day. And it did! She moved around all day on Wednesday, which was a special treat!
How far along? 28 weeks
Total weight gain? 12 pounds, although I’m not sure how reliable our scale is. If our scale is correct, then my weight gain has stalled these past few weeks, which is really nice.
Maternity clothes? Yes. Still mixed in with some of my non-maternity tops.
Stretch marks? Nothing new, and nothing on my tummy.
Sleep: I am not sleeping much at all! I have a difficult time falling asleep, and then a difficult time staying asleep. It’s been that way during this entire pregnancy. but it’s been even worse the past few weeks.
Best moment this week: Learning that Andrew passed all his classes!!! Praise the Lord!
Miss anything? Still missing Ladybug, but I’m thrilled with how well she is adjusting with my parents.
Movement: Yes, I feel her every day, and it is fantastic!
Food cravings: Ice… I’ve been crunching on it like crazy.
Anything making you feel queasy or sick: Nope! Feeling great, other than being tired. (:
Labor signs: Nadda.
Symptoms: Itchy, itchy skin…. SO itchy! And I’ve been bloated the past two or three weeks as well. I’m feeling more pregnant every day, which is a good thing! (:
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding ring on or off? On. But I think I will take it off in the coming weeks. I’ve been very bloated recently, and I don’t want to let my ring get stuck!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy this week! I just had one night when I was a little emotional, because of missing Lady. She is usually my snuggle buddy at night!
Looking forward to: Having the entire week with Andrew! He gets the week off from classes, and it will be so nice to have him all to myself.
I am both looking forward to and dreading my doctor’s appointment on Wednesday. We have an ultrasound, which I’m very excited about (the doctor does not usually do 28 week ultrasounds, but he is doing one for us since we got pregnant through IVF), but I am also taking the glucose test, which I am much less excited about. I’m really nervous about not passing, and having to take the three hour test.
What’s Going on with Baby:
- She is around 2.5 pounds, and almost 16 inches long. She is still skinny, but will be getting longer and fatter pretty quickly in the coming weeks.
- Should be settling into a proper birth position.
- She can blink!
- Her sleep now includes an REM phase, which means she could already be dreaming. I’d love to know what about…