Thursday, 5 July 2012

28 weeks

Starting to feel heavy. Sleeping lots and getting kicked a bunch. Baby just started doing a bunch of this head/butt pressing into the front of my belly about 2-3 inches above my belly button. No signs of an outie belly button to come yet. Less than 12 weeks until my due date now! I'm getting super excited!

Having lots of fun nesting, although I'm starting to run out of things to do! As soon as we get back from Nevada on the 16th, we'll be putting up pictures, shelves and decals. Super excited!!!!

Organized the top of the dresser. Look back a few posts to see what it looked like before. Second pic, me in a dress I wore non pregnant 3 summers ago. Still fits with a bit of growing room!


How your baby's growing:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. I guess I haven't been reading very well lately since last I remember, baby was like 1.5lbs... over 2lbs of baby. That's unreal to me! She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. Flashlights on the belly... must try that!! She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

You're in the home stretch! The third and final trimester starts this week. 2 down, 1 to go and this is the one that starts to get uncomfortable too :( If you're like most women, you'll gain about 11 pounds this trimester. It will probably be more for me but I'm not concerned.

At this point, you'll likely visit your doctor or midwife every two weeks. Then, at 36 weeks, you'll switch to weekly visits. Depending on your risk factors, your practitioner may recommend repeating blood tests for HIV and syphilis now, as well as doing cultures for chlamydia and gonorrhea, to be certain of your status before delivery. Probably gonna request retesting just to be sure, because there are some procedures after birth that I would rather not have done to baby and just retesting for these would reassure me that there's not problems. Also, if your glucose screening test result was high and you haven't yet had follow-up testing, you'll soon be given the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. My glucose levels in Canadian terms were 5.7 which in American terms is like... 103. I think that's within what they want you to be. That orange drink was NASTY!


Around this time, some women feel an unpleasant "creepy-crawly" sensation in their lower legs and an irresistible urge to move them while trying to relax or sleep. If this sensation is at least temporarily relieved when you move, you may have what's known as restless legs syndrome (RLS). No one knows for sure what causes RLS, but it's relatively common among expectant mothers. Try stretching or massaging your legs, and cut down on caffeine, which can make the symptoms worse. Ask your caregiver if you should try iron supplements, which can sometimes relieve RLS. KMFX no RLS. I don't need more problems.

Photo Bomb:

gonna go on the wall like scrabble tiles... cheap paper cut in squares and stencils with sharpie
vowels in turquoise and consonants in green

car seat box covered in fleece blanket to make it look prettier for now :)

car seat in our old snap n go. hoping we'll get our expensive stroller before 
baby comes but this buys us a bit of time if we can't

left side, patterned diapers; right side, plain colours

left side, NB pockets; right side, NB covers

best bottom inserts and pocket inserts

left side, kushies diapers; right side, all covers bigger than NB

fitted diapers

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