It’s that time again, time for another bumpdate! Here we are at 28 weeks. It feels like this baby should be here soon, but I have to keep reminding myself that September is still a good while from now.
Left: 28 weeks with E, Right: 28 weeks now
How far along? 28 weeks
Baby’s size? 2.25 lbs and 14.8 inches from head to heels
Total Weight Gain: I think 19 pounds (same as last time, but I sure feel bigger)
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Getting worse, though it was at an all-time low Friday night when Ethan woke up about 4 or 5 times. Ugh!
Best moment this week: my date day with Kevin and our massages on Friday (*A note about prenatal massages – I’ve only had two, but one was much better than the other. The first was a special prenatal setup that allowed me to lay on my front. The second was a regular table that had me side-lying. Both were good, but the side one wasn’t as nice.)
Miss Anything? Feeling pretty
Movement: Yup. He’s rolling around in there all the time.
Food cravings: Nope, but I have been into ice cream every night and have also been enjoying cob salads. The good thing about making cob salads for dinner is that Ethan can eat all the goodies too, just without the lettuce (hard boiled egg, bacon, corn, avocado, and cucumber, though the cucumber is never a win for him).
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Symptoms: pelvic pain, acne, and lethargy (That second-trimester energy is already starting to fade a bit.)
Belly Button in or out? Starting to poke a little
Wedding rings on or off? Still on but a little tighter when I get hot
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Our friends’ wedding this weekend (I’ll actually have a reason to shave my legs, curl my hair, and maybe even throw on a little mascara.)
It’s time to start making room for baby, and I mean that in almost every sense of the word. First, we need to starting making more progress on the nursery. Yesterday my mom and I hit Target for a crib, thanks ma! And there are still just one or two bigger things I want to buy soon, so as not to freak Ethan out all at once. I want to phase a couple things from his room to the nursery, and I’d like it to be gradual.
Ethan’s new toy!
I also can’t quite imagine how I’ll fit another baby in my life and my heart. Other mamas I’ve talked to say that they didn’t have to divide their heart once baby two came; instead their heart just doubled.
The Grinch always comes to mind when I hear one of them say it.
I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how that works. And about baby fitting into my life? I’ll have to wait and see about that too I guess. Ethan takes a lot of attention and energy… hmm, but so do babies. Oh well – he’ll fit in just fine, I’m sure! (Advice is very welcome!)
- What are you most looking forward to?