Friday, February 25, 2011

28 weeks....

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 28 weeks
please ignore Libbi's pajamas in the background... :)

Size of baby: According to Baby Center, Baby Tippins "weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his/her head to his/her heels. He/She can blink his/her eyes, which now sport lashes. With his/her eyesight developing, he/she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He/She's also developing billions of neurons in his/her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world."

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I am within the healthy/recommend limits of weight gain - and that's as much as I'll disclose ;)

Maternity Clothes: yes, please! :) I wear mostly maternity jeans and pants, but a few of my regular shirts still.  Some of my dresses have now turned into shirts - ha!

Gender: Only the good Lord knows....this week I've been thinking boy.  I don't know why, but I have had a "boy feeling" all week......

Movement: More frequent and more definite.  Mostly at night and in the early morning.  I think I just don't notice it as much during the day since I'm moving around so much chasing Libbi. :)  Last week I said that Baby Tippins never got the hiccups and I guess this week he/she decided to make me eat my words, because he/she has had them multiple times a day, every day since!

Sleep: non-exsistent. I had horrible insomnia when I was pregnant with Libbi, and it looks like the trend is continuing (BOO!) I have slept a little better this week (if I can get 5 consecutive hours, I count that as a successful night's rest!) :)

What I miss: Sleep! caffeine (I still allow myself one can of coke a day (okay sometimes two if it's a REALLY bad day, but that is a considerable drop from the caffeine intake I'm used to), Changing diapers without dry heaving, and being able to carry Libbi upstairs without feeling like I'm going to pass out/hyperventilate. 
Cravings: This week I've eaten a lot of Frosted Flakes.  When I went to Publix last week to do our grocery shopping, they were BOGO and although I don't usually buy them, they just sounded really good!  I have gone through two boxes since then :)

Symptoms: insomnia, shortness of breath, and really bad acid reflux - ugh. :(

Best Moment This Week: finalizing our plans for moving everything out of the guest room (bed, dresser, computer, etc.) to start getting it ready for a nursery!  I'm ready to start setting things up for Baby Tippins! And....I'm excited to be in my third trimester - I'm officially in the home-stretch! :)
**Btw, I posted the 2nd part of "amy answer's
right here if you want to check it out :)

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