Archive for April, 2013

Pregnancy Update Week #28

Monday, April 15th, 2013

How far along? I am 28 weeks.

Total weight gain/loss? I have gained an appropriate amount! 😉

Stretch marks? So far so good!

Best Moment this week? Mikayla asking if she can snuggle up to the baby and love on it!  She climbed up beside me and nuzzled her head against my belly.  She will also randomly come over and rub on my belly which I think is sweet!

Movement? Seriously, we have a mover and a shaker in there!  The other day I told Ben it looked like I had an alien in my belly because the baby was being so active.   

Food Cravings:  Nothing really, just food in general.  I feel like I have been eating non-stop for the last week or so.

Gender? Yeah, about that…We had another ultrasound done at our appointment last week and the distinguishing characteristics for a boy were no longer visible, rather we saw girl features!  Based on what we saw yesterday, it looks like it probably is a girl.  Since the first also looked definitive we will wait until our next scan before we “know” one way or the other!

Labor Signs?  Nothing really, a few BH off an on.

Belly Button in or Out?  We are getting dangerously close to an outie folks!

What I miss.  This week in particular I missed my bathtub!  We only have a stand up shower here, but I have been longing for a nice bath!  Not really directly pregnancy related, but something worth noting!

What I am looking forward to.  Eesh, there is so much to look forward to!  Sleeping soundly at night (ha!  how long will that be?), snuggling this new baby, not peeing so frequently, etc…

Weekly wisdom:  Technology is never fool proof and neither are ultrasounds!

Milestones:  We crossed over into the third trimester which is exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time!  We have a lot to do to prepare for this baby, and limited amount of time to do it in.  I suppose every future parent feels this apprehension though.

We had our monthly check up on Wednesday and all is healthy with the baby.  It is growing nicely and right on target for our July 4 due date.  The ultrasound reveal was a bit shocking for us, but we are taking it in stride!  Now we will just have to pick out a girl’s name in addition to a boy’s!