How Far Along? 28 weeks
Size of Baby? About the size of an eggplant
Maternity Clothes? Yup, still wearing them.. This question is irrelevant until I’m like 8 weeks post partum now because I can guarantee I’ll be wearing maternity clothes until at least then.
Weight Gain? Around 16lbs.
Stretch Marks/belly button? No change. I have them. They’re not going away. Hopefully I won’t get too many more.
Baby’s Sex? Still a boy. Still don’t have a name picked out which still annoys me.
Sleep? I tend to sleep pretty well right now – probably because I’ve been so busy that I crash when I go to bed. Sometimes I get up to pee around 1-2am and sometimes I make it until 6-7am before I wake up. However, whenever I do wake up, I’m roasting and have to kick off all my covers. Still have pain, but it’s manageable.
Food Cravings? I still crave fattening food. I need to start eating more healthy.
Best Moment This Week? Hearing his heart beat again at my appointment last week, and feeling him move a bunch.
What I am loving? Nothing specific, I just like being pregnant in general. Sure it has it’s not so fun aspects, but in general, I really like it.
Movement? I’ve been feeling him more and more on the top of my belly and on the sides. He moves quite a bit now. When I get really busy sometimes I don’t notice him move much, but typically as soon as I focus on him, I feel him move quite a bit. A lot of times I wake up and I’m kind of on my belly/side and he’s kicking away, kind of like he’s telling me to get off of him. And if I wake up and don’t feel him kick then I worry and don’t fall asleep until I feel him again.
What I’m looking forward to: Having him. And having the damn 3 hr glucose test behind me so I can quit worrying about it… And starting to get his room/clothes together.
Other Updates…I had my 1 hr glucose test this last week. I was dreading it because I knew I got 139 at my last one around 28 weeks and this office’s cut off was 140. So I figured it would be close. I got 141…. Grrrr… I’m really annoyed and frustrated and now I have to go take the 3 hour one and spend 3.5 hours at the dr’s office and pay for childcare and find the time to do that. So I can’t even take it again until Friday, which is over 8 days from when I took my 1 hr one. I’m too busy to deal with this stuff, and if I do end up having GD, that’s REALLY going to put a wrench into things. I already have to start going to the OB every 2 weeks from now until 36 weeks and then it’s every week. If I have to start going in for growth scans and fluid checks and NST’s all the time, I just don’t know how I’m going to fit all of that into my busy work schedule right now. Not to mention taking Ben to all of those sounds like a special version of hell. It stresses me out but I would put money on me flunking the 3 hr glucose test also. I know this baby will be worth it but I just don’t have the time, ambition or desire to deal with sticking to a diabetes diet right now. It was HELL for the 2 weeks I had to deal with it during Ben’s pregnancy, let alone doing it for 3 months. Ugh.