At 28 weeks I'm feeling really well still! I can't believe this is the start of the third trimester. I must be looking quite large though because it seems like recently people have been moving out of the way when they see me coming. I found some pregnancy survey questions online that I'm going to use for this post. That way I can get the main details in without forgetting anything.
Due Date: August 7th, 2011
Weeks Pregnant: 28
Weight gain so far: I had a big jump around 24 weeks and I think at this point I'm up about 24 lbs. Yikes!
Pregnancy Symptoms: Mainly my symptoms come from just being big at this point. I have quite a bit of lower back pain after I sit on the floor... or any hard surface really. Sometimes it almost feels better to stand and walk around than to sit because sometimes it seems like I can't get my sitting angle right. Make sense? No? I'm confused too. I think it's my sciatic nerve acting up. Womp womp. Other than that, my main pregnancy symptom from the first time around has come back full-force: heartburn. The only thing that seems to help is a really cold drink. I try to take lots of little sips of ice water to keep it at bay.
Cravings: Anything that's not nailed down. I kid, I kid. I am eating tart things like crazy... which probably doesn't help my heartburn now that I think about it. I can't get enough blackberries. I drink so much lemon water (or is it that I put so much lemon in each glass of water?) that I've had to resort to buying 100% lemon juice in economy sized bottles. After going through several of those little lemon-shaped squeeze bottles I just figured last shopping trip I'd go for the 32 oz bottle. That's one full quart people.
Sleep: I'm still sleeping decently at this point... though I'm sure I'll be eating my words soon. I obviously require several pillows, but I can usually get comfortable enough to sleep soundly in between bathroom breaks.
I can't live without: My husband helping me more and more with Dominic these days. There are times I just don't have the energy to literally wrestle him into his pajamas or entertain him and cook dinner at the same time.
What I miss: looking good in a bikini. Not joking.
What I'm looking forward to: Finishing her room! We're sooooo close :)
Aha moment: Not sure if this really qualifies as an "aha moment", but I hosted a 31 Party and ordered our girl a thermal tote personalized. So her pretty (and still secret) name is now set in.. um.. embroidery. It seems so real now!
Milestones: Saying adios second trimester and hola third!
Best moment of this week: I'm fairly positive that this baby has at least moved into a semi-head down position from the fully breech position she's been sitting in the last two months. I have an appointment next week and I'm going to ask my OB if he can tell. Let's hope she completes her rotation! In other news, I failed my glucose tolerance test. That was definitely NOT a good moment. On to the 3 hour :(
Goals for the upcoming week(s): To not gain more than a pound a week.. ha!
Movement: Full body, tummy shaking movements. All day, everyday.
Labor signs: None yet, thank God!
baby weighs about 2 1/4 lbs and measures about 15 inches!