Week 28

How big is baby? The size of a eggplant!

Baby Development FYI:  Putting on layers of fat, your baby now weighs in around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds and measures about 13.6 to 14.8 inches. She’s starting to develop more fat, so her wrinkly skin will start to get smoother.  Her lungs are mature enough that she’d probably survive if she was born now. Wow!

My body has been invaded, how’s that going? Still smooth sailing (knock on wood), other than the normal aches and pains.  If I over do it one day, my hips and back hurt the next day.  So I’ve learned not to push it, take lots of breaks, and it is okay to sit on my butt all day.

I’m still sleeping pretty well.  I get up every hours, but I sleep really hard in between and feel rested when I wake up.  But this week, my internal alarm clock has been waking me up at 4am and I can NOT get back to sleep.  I even woke up when Nate was going hunting one morning and he asked me if I wanted to go, because I was up.  Thanks, but I’d much rather lie here in the warm bed! 🙂

I’ve had the WORST heartburn of my life!  I woke up in the middle of the night pretty much choking / wanting to vomit acid.  It burned my throat.  And since then, I haven’t been able to get rid of it.  I need a tums the size of a bagel to kick this heartburns ass!

What’s been on my mind?  I think the labor classes are what’s making the birth be on my mind so much.  It seems like that is all I think about now.  And realizing, I only have 12 weeks left…crazy how time flies!  I really can’t wait for the baby to be here.  The first 5-6 months I would be anxious one minute and then think “no, I’m good right now, sleeping and doing what I want.”  And now, I’m ready to get this show on the road!

We got to tour the birthing center of the hospital this week, which was awesome.  It is comforting to see where you are going to be spending the labor and recovery ahead of time.  I didn’t realize how nice the rooms were going to be.  There is a jacuzzi tub and mini fridge in every room!  And the high-tech bed that can change into all sorts of positions.  These people really thought of everything!  But now I’m starting to get my packing list together for the hospital. 

Crazy Cravings:  Nothing new this week, still have my sweet tooth…is what I typed on Tuesday.  But since Friday I’ve had crazy cravings and intense hunger strikes!  Low main noodles + Chinese hot sauce + eggnog.  Sounds disgusting but it was all that I wanted, and it did not disappoint.  There must be a growth spurt going on because I’ve never had cravings like this before…where I literally salivate at the thought of the craved item.

Highlights: Passing the glucose test!  I celebrated with a milkshake…every night haha!  I can’t resist those things. And crossing over to the 3rd trimester.  I can’t believe it is already here.  I remember thinking it would take forever to get to this point.

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