Monday, March 28, 2011

28 weeks

Hello 3rd Trimester!!

how far along?  28 weeks
how are you measuring?  30 weeks (I'll know a better estimate when I go to the doctor tomorrow.)
size of baby? 14.8 inches long from the top of the head to the heels, 2 1/4 pounds and about the weight of a Chinese Cabbage??
heartbeat? 135 bpm (at our 24 week appointment)
total weight gain/loss? +23.4 (I think my scale might be wrong.  I'm really not sure how I gained 5 lbs this week.  That can't be right.  Especially since I had the stomach bug this week. Ugh, 23 lbs though.  I wanted to stick around 25 but I guess I'm pushing my limit up to 35.  Hopefully I can stay under that.  The normal weight gain is 25-35 lbs.  I really don't want to have to lose more than 35 lbs after he is here.)
maternity clothes? All the time!!  I'm really trying not to wear real clothes because I don't want to stretch them out.
stretch marks? No, not yet.  The line underneath my belly button continues to get darker, and I noticed a few teeny tiny varicose veins pop up this week. Ugh.....oh well, I know Pearson will be worth all these crazy things my body is doing.
sleep? Matt and I were out of town from Tuesday night to Sunday night.  I didn't sleep the greatest this week because I wasn't in my own comfy bed with all my pillows.  It also didn't help that I caught a little stomach bug this past weekend.  And not the throwing up kind.....sorry.....TMI.  
best moment this week? Not working!! I loved having 3 days off this week.  It's really going to be hard to get back in the swing of things.  I worked 1 1/2 days in the last 10 work days!! Only 49 more days to go!!   
movement? He's a little mover and groover.  He's so funny, when I lay down for bed, I always lay on my left side first.  He immediately starts kicking me like crazy, and I always have to switch to my right side.  I guess he doesn't like me sleeping on my left side.  
food cravings? I ate a TON of grapes this week. Mmmmmm....so good!! I actually just went to the store and bough 3 lbs of grapes today!!
gender predictions? It's a BOY!!!  Pearson Davis Link!!!
what i miss:  Getting a good night's rest and working out.
what i'm looking forward to: Getting an extra sonogram on Tuesday.  I can't wait to see my sweet boy's face again.  It's been 8 weeks since our last sono.  After this sono, it will only be 12 weeks until we get to meet our little guy!!
how are you feeling? I'm not going to lie, I haven't felt the greatest this week.  My belly pain continued to bother me so I called my doctor and she asked me to come in last Tuesday before Matt and I left town that evening.  She thinks it is my rectus muscle is being pulled and stretched by the weight of my uterus.  She advised that I buy a maternity belt and take it easy for a little while.  She also wanted to add a sonogram to my next visit just to make sure everything looks good.  I wore my maternity belt and took it very easy while we were out of town and I didn't have any belly pain while we were gone.  I hope that when I go back to work this week and I'm on my feet all day that the pain doesn't come back.  Also, this weekend while we were out of town I caught a nasty stomach bug.  I spent quite a bit of time in the bathroom in the middle of the night. That was no fun.  I'm still eating very light because I'm so afraid that I won't be able to hold it down. Hopefully I'll be back to normal this week!

6 comments:

The Roberts' said...

I gained over 40 lbs, & at my one-week postpartum appt, I had lost 22. I ate really well & exercised my whole pregnancy, so I'm convinced your body gains what you need. & much of it will be water weight, so you'll drop a lot of it fast. Don't worry about it (try not to, anyways!).

Andrea smiley said...

I gained 69 with Lincoln... Let's just say this go 'round I'm not eating any brownie batter:):). You look great!

BrunerAbroad said...

Congratulations, Katy!! It's getting so close!!

Katherine said...

You look great!!

Don't stress too much about the weight gain. I gained 35 lbs with Isabelle, despite throwing up every single day for 22 weeks :( At 2 weeks postpartum I lost 23 lbs! It really does come off fast. Except the last 10 are hard to lose if you breastfeed! I worked out the whole my whole pregnancy so I think that helped too.

I hope your belly pain subsides...could it be the beginnings of a hernia??

Valerie said...

Katy,
Just a little bit of fun information. I craved grapes, and grape juice while I was pregnant (I HATE anything grape (before and after pregnancy...well, except actual grapes). Anyway, I could eat drink grape juice by the gallon and ate a ton of grapes. Carter is now allergic to grapes. I'm not sure if there is any correlation, but always thought that was odd. Maybe I overdosed him. Anyway, be careful with the fruits too, they contain a ton of natural sugar, and I thought I was eating well one month, because I was loading up on fruits, but I gained a TON of weight that month.

Shane said...

Katy,
You look absolutely beautiful! I am so very excited for you. Do not worry about the weight gain. After gaining 32 lbs. with Wyatt, 3 weeks after delivering him I had only 10 to lose. The crazy thing is 5 months later I am pregnant again, and let's just say that I only lost 3 of the 10 I needed to. But you are right when you say Pearson will be so worth it. Praying for you these last few weeks, they are some of the hardest, and especially having to work. You look stunning, and I can't wait to see pictures of that little boy!
Katie :)