Weeks Along: 28
Weight: 188 lbs. (by the end of week 26 I have gained 45 lbs.)
Weeks to Go: 12 weeks
What I feel: KICKS! So many kicks! My goodness that little guy wants to move around. Some nights when I lay down all he is does it jab my side. I think it makes me a little restless. But I need more sleep.
I think overall pregnancy + the weight gain = i am freakin' tired. all the time. nap from 6-8 pm? Bed at 10:30 pm? That sounds like a plan EVERY NIGHT!
I am still working 40 hours a week, which might be getting to me. I am normally an efficient, lets see how much I can do in a day person, but lately I just don't have it in me. Yes, I get my work done, but nothing fast and furious over here.
What I look like: A recent photo opp with a friend really showed me how very large I am. Phew. Thank goodness this is for a fantastic reason.
I think my area is expanding faster than my circumference. Hubby tried to explain the geometry of that phenomenon the other night. All I know is he is getting huge!
I am still amazed that a human body can do this. What a feat.
Oh Things I didn't know about pregnancy until now: A $17 body pillow will be the best investment you make while pregnant, I swear. I waited way too long to buy that. I sleep SOOOOO much better. Don't buy the one in the baby items isle, save money and go for the dorm style one that comes with multiple cover in the regular bedding isle. Same thing, better price.
Go slow. Standing up can be hard. Take your time and don't let your self get dizzy (you're doctor won't like that and will make you come into her office ASAP).
Rest more than you think you should.
I magically broke three (1,2.3 yes!) needles while trying to sew curtains for the nursery. I wanted to cry. Thankfully I finished them and loved the end product. Perhaps I will take a sewing class now.
|Our guy's place!|
Still lots of kicking (or hiccups or punching) going on. He is active, and getting stronger. Some mornings he wakes me up early so we can eat. I guess that begins now.
A good friend of mine just happened to be driving through Pennsylvania this week. She and her family were on their way to a wedding when we got a phone call that they were in town for a bit. She couldn't believe how big I was, and we had fun taking pictures. I have lovely friends.
I finally got a breast pump. I am not sure how well it will work. I did a lot of research and reviews were mixed. I made a decision after weeks of fretting. Guess we'll find out if it is worth the extra money to buy the top of the line one...it was just so much more! ah! I did however have a dream that this part of motherhood went swimmingly well. That might be good news!
Things for Baby: My grandmother made the CUTEST sweater, booties and hat set. I am not exaggerating. They are adorable. Oh I love them. They are blue. And perfect. I hope he can wear them at least once. They are kind of small but perhaps they will be a home from the hospital outfit (with pants and a onsie of course!)
Socks. Stocked up on those. I am going to guess my dryer monster will eat about half of them in the first week. Ha. I might have outsmarted him by buying all the same color (expect for the stripe ones, they were so cute!).
He now has a dinosaur night light. I know, he is a little young but again, IT WAS SO CUTE!
My husband and I decided not to go overboard with toys yet. We don't have tons of room or loads of money to spend on these items. We have many of our own childhood favorite books and stuffed animals to pass down. We have a few items received as gifts, which I am sure will get us by. I am really happy about this actually, less clutter for now until we find out what he likes. I would rather spend more money on toys to help him grow and learn that toys that do too much work for him (like pressing a button to make it interact with you).
And the Husband says: "I am tired. Pregnancy is tough" -this is by far my favorite thing my husband has said recently. I wanted to stay up and talk to him one night, but apparently pregnancy just tuckered him right out. Ha. I bet.
He also recently was asked by a friend how I was doing and he said "She sleeps a lot". See told ya pregnancy is tough.