I can't believe I only have 12 weeks until I meet this little man! As I feel more and more kicks (and a few barrel rolls) I wonder more about what my baby will be like.
I've officially transitioned into the 3rd trimester. They say the fatigue returns this trimester and boy do I feel it - especially if I don't get enough sleep at night. We've been super busy the last couple of weeks (hence my lack of blogging) - work is busy and we've been spending a lot of time at the rental property. Fortunately, things are really coming together down there and I'm hopeful we will have it ready to go by the end of the month. On a side note - I have discovered my new favorite power tool. The orbital sander. We are repainting the cabinets and interior doors in the house and I am having a blast using the sander to take off layers of paint. So much fun.
But here is the updated belly bump picture. I took the 28 week picture last night - I feel like my belly is ginormous at night after I've been on my feet all day and eaten and hence it looks like I've had a tone of growth compared to last month. I feel like my belly is much smaller this morning. None the less, here you go!
How far along? 28 Weeks
weight gain/loss: I see the doctor today and I'm afraid to step on the scale. Probably around 30 pounds :-( I know that every woman is different and gains weight differently but I have definitely gained a lot in my legs (my natural place to carry weight) and is makes me sad. I feel like I make good food choices for the most part but am not afraid to indulge on occasion. Exercise is getting harder as my hips are starting to hurt more and I fatigue a lot faster.
Maternity clothes? couldn't get by without them.
Stretch marks? Still none on the belly, but they
continue to accumulate on my hips and thighs.
Sleep: Good for the most part especially when Andrew isn't hogging the bed. By the end of the work week after 4 ten hour days I can usually fall asleep by 9 pm
Best moment this week: Andrew had his head on my stomach and the baby was kicking him over and over again. It was so cute.
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my stomach. And the ability to have a beer after a hard days work at the house.
Movement: I can tell he's getting bigger as I feel kicks on both sides of my stomach at the same time. And I'm starting to feel more rolls versus kicks.
Food cravings: Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and granola. I think I had it almost every day for lunch. Also, Capn Crunch cereal was on sale. Its yummy.
Anything making you queasy or sick: cigarette smoke
Have you started to show yet:
Gender: Its a boy!
Belly Button in or out? Still in
Wedding rings on
or off? On - my hands swell when I walk for exercise or I get really hot. Its a good thing I don't wear my rings on my ankles :-)
Happy or Moody most of the time: It varies. Because of how busy we've been and the rental house is stressing me out, I get so overwhelmed and just cry. We were riding down to Tacoma last week and I was venting to Andrew about stuff going on at work, etc and I just started sobbing. Andrew said "What's wrong?" and I said "I just feel so overwhelmed and stressed out" and he said "What is overwhelming you?" and I said "I'm HAVING A BABY!" Of course, it was that on top of everything. Fortunately, vacation is next week and I can't wait!
Looking forward to: Vacation in Montana and sitting on Flathead lake. Also, have baby showers coming up this month and I can't wait to celebrate with my friends.
You may also notice in the pictures that my hair is getting longer and longer. Its driving me nuts but I'm on a quest to grow it long so that when I don't have time to shower as a new mom then I can just throw it in a pony tail. I can get it into a short stubby ponytail now but I'm so tempted to chop it off sometimes.
Okay friends, I'm not sure if I will be blogging again before or during vacation. If not, hope everyone has a great fourth of July!