November 30, 2012

twenty-eight weeks


written November 29th

Apparently I'm looking 'really pregnant' these days.  Yesterday while dropping Ryann off at MDO, three different people asked me, "Now when are you due again?"  When I responded with February 21st, they all gave me that look, and then "Oh, so you've still got a few months."  Yep.  It is possible.  Thanks for letting me know I look gigantic though!  Haha.

Then while we were at the mall a lady working at White House Black Market came around the corner and said, "Wow!  You're really pregnant!"  Uh, thanks?  Great observation.  I can't remember what exactly I said to her, but she tried to play it cool.  "I just mean the rest of you doesn't look pregnant, but your belly is really big."  Again, thanks.  She really was trying to be sweet and told me I was cute and yadda yadda, but I'm not looking forward to all of those comments for the next several weeks.

Also?  There are 12 weeks to my due date.  But if this little girlie were to decide to come at 37 weeks, I'd have only nine left.  NINE.  Do you know how fast nine weeks can go?  I doubt she'd come any earlier than 37 weeks, and I won't let her anyway, because I'm supposed to have a February baby.  Not a January baby.  You hear that little one?

Lastly, I got my RhoGAM injection today (if you don't know what that is, wikipedia might help).  Thankfully it wasn't awkward with Ryann :o).  And I just thought I'd mention both times the injection hasn't been a big deal at all for me.  Just like a regular shot, barely any pain.  I know when I was on the bump the first time around all sorts of ladies scared me into thinking it was the most horrible thing ever.  It may be different elsewhere, but for me, no big deal.

how far along:  28 weeks (compare to 28 weeks with Ryann)

size of babyaccording to the bump an eggplant, between 13.6-14.8 inches long and weighing somewhere between 1.5-2.5 pounds.  I think I must have used baby center or something last time for all of the 'what baby is up to' info, because the bump doesn't really give you much to work with.

weight gain:  15.4 pounds.  I am proud of myself.  I managed to only gain 2.2 pounds in the last two weeks.  Score!  I've been trying to be a little more mindful of what I'm eating.  Even though a lot of the time I still reach for the junk.

maternity clothes:  Yes.  Yesterday I wore of regular pants with the hair tie trick and I was miserable.  In general I prefer yoga pants or sweats.  My t-shirts are getting too tight.  My workout shirts are getting too short.

symptoms:  Lots of uncomfortable stretching.  I feel like this little girl is just going to explode out of my belly button it is so uncomfortable sometimes.

exercise:  FIVE workouts.  Bam.  13.8 miles on the treadmill, including a little bit of jogging here and there, plus one session with Jillian's 30 Day Shred.  The best part of my workouts?  Going pee when I'm finished.  Seriously, I usually end up having to pee so bad by the end of my walk or whatever I'm doing, it is driving me crazy.

cravings/aversions: Chips and baked goods are where it's at.

movement:  Lots.  And it is PAINFUL.  Not all the time, but if she is moving around when I'm standing it hurts so bad.  I don't know why, but it seriously feels like she is shredding my muscles apart (which she probably is).

sleep:  Meh.

gender: Girl.

looking forward to:  Holiday sweets.  What?

worries: That I'm not going to be able to handle two kids.  I know part of it is that I'm tired and pregnant and what have you, but there are some parts of my day with Ryann that drive me nuts and I feel like I am going to go insane.  How on Earth will I survive another?

what's different this time:  Even though I'm incredibly uncomfortable, my body definitely seems to be handling this pregnancy much better.  By this point with Ryann I'd already made a trip to the ER because we thought I was in preterm labor.  It was just muscle spasms.  As far as I know my blood pressure is still great too.  I think with Ry it started climbing a bit at this point.  Nothing crazy, like low 130's, but still.

milestones:  Another week down.

best moment this week:  Chris and I were laying in bed Saturday night when Baby Sister started moving like crazy.  We sat and watched her for probably ten minutes or so.  I have no idea what we were seeing, but little knobs of stuff kept moving across my belly every which way.  It was hilarious.  At one point Chris kind of pushed on the right side of my belly (where the bulk of her usually is, my belly is always lopsided!) trying to figure out what was what, and something, maybe a foot?, poked out on the other side.  Weird, but funny and entertaining.

Also, Ryann is really starting to love on my belly and talk to her baby sister.  It is the sweetest thing, and melts my heart every time.  Well almost every time.  Sometimes her loving is a little, well, painful.  But her heart is in the right spot!


1 comment:

Jenny said...

Lookin' good! On behalf of your loyal readers, I request a nursery progress update (like this one you did with Ryann's: