How Far Along: 28 weeks
Size of baby: Around 14.5inches and just over 2.5pounds, according to babycenter. Every baby is different though, and for some reason I have a hard time thinking my baby is really that big. She's healthy though and that's what matters! As she continues to grow she will really start packing on the pounds!
Total Weight Gain: 13 pounds. No change from last week, and that is okay with me!
Stretch Marks: None
Maternity Clothes: This week I have worn mostly regular clothes. My maternity jeans are dirty and while doing the laundry yesterday I realized I forgot to put my maternity jeans in the wash! Stupid. So it'll be another week 'till I wear those again. Thankfully my pants are still comfy with the help of a rubber band or a belly band. Makes me pretty proud. :)
Names: Reese Elizabeth!
Movement: Lots of movement! Last night she did a big kick in something that hurt. It took my breath away and I said out loud, "Reese!" I was sleeping so it was surprising. Poor Jake was terrified for a second. Haha. But it's still mostly fun, wonderful movement. Nothing painful! She hasn't made it to my ribs yet. :)
Sleep: It has been okay this week. My hips have really started hurting, so that's made sleeping hard. If I can get comfortable with a pillow between my legs then I'm set. But if not, it's a pretty long night.
Exercise: It's been good! Walked the doggies and staying active!
Symptoms: Two nose bleeds a day. And I'm talking about SERIOUS I-look-like-I-was-just-beat-up nosebleeds. They make me laugh. I find them hilarious. Pelvic pain, some round ligament pain.
What I miss: Nothing!
Cravings: Nothing really... my appetite has been pretty normal this week, hallelujah! I've wanted Dr. Pepper a few times but never had any. And I've really been loving milk. But nothing extreme (although don't get me wrong, if someone tempted me with a donut or other type of carb I'd be ALL over it)
Things to do: So much, it's getting overwhelming. We need to find a way to store her clothes (hopefully a dresser), I want to continue to decorate her corner with wall decals and such, Jake wants to paint the room her corner is in. She needs more clothes! Hopefully that'll be resolved after my baby shower though. There's A LOT left to do. It's just finding the money to do it. The Lord will provide!
Best Moment this week: Officially being in the third trimester! I'm kind of dreading the energy level going way down, but so far it hasn't been awful. I have a 16 week old puppy, I need all my energy! I still LOVE feeling her, obviously.Looking Forward To: My baby shower in three weeks! Also totally random but getting my hair trimmed. My mother-in-law bought me a hair cut/color for my birthday (in a month) and I can't WAIT to get it done. It's been over 8 months since anyone has touched my hair. I will feel so pampered. :)