Tuesday, June 5, 2012

28 weeks

How Far Along: 28 weeks
How Big are the Babies? They are each the size of an eggplant and probably about 2.5 lbs each.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm still up 19 lbs. since my egg retrieval. It seems like I'm stalling out here a little bit- I've been hovering between 18 and 19 lbs. since 24 weeks. My doctor predicted in the beginning that I'd gain somewhere around 25 lbs. throughout my pregnancy. When I started gaining I thought she was CRAZY, but now it is looking like she may end up being pretty close to correct. 
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much all the time. I have several things that are getting too small, but I pretty much refuse to buy more maternity clothes at this point
Movement: Now that baby B is head up I'm feeling his little feet in a VERY weird way. I'm not kidding when I tell you that when he kicks it feels like his cute little feet are going to come out of an unauthorized exit. Seriously, it is the weirdest feeling EVER! 
Belly button in or out? It is still in, and continues to get more shallow. 
What I miss: Rolling over at night without waking up because it is so uncomfortable. 
Milestones: I'm 28 weeks and in the FINAL trimester of this pregnancy. 
Food Cravings:  Corn on the cob.
Aversions: Eggs..... still grossing me out, but not as badly as before!
Symptoms:  Exhaustion, very tightly stretched sore belly skin, numb belly button, leg cramps, lots of soreness, ligament pain and bleeding gums. This week I also found out my iron levels were low and I began taking a supplement. Now instead of feeling completely exhausted, I'm just feeling extra tired. 
Best Moment this week: Finding out that I don't have gestational diabetes! Also, working more on some sewing projects for the nursery.

Funny Moment: I can't think of anything funny that happened this week. 
Tip of the Week: Be cautious of how much activity is too much for your pregnant body. I had another spotting indecent on Friday, and while I didn't freak out, I did take it as a warning that I need to spend a little more time each day sitting in the the recliner or laying on the couch. It makes me feel a little worthless, but it is such a blessing to be able to rest when ever my body reminds me. 
What I'm looking forward to: Finishing a few more items on the to-do list and meeting our new doctor in a little more than a week.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I love your tips of the week! They are always useful and being about 5 weeks behind you with twins I need all the advice I can get:)