Monday, August 29, 2011

28 Weeks: What's New....(7 Months!!)

Due date: November 21st

Baby developments: Little Mango is now the size of an eggplant. He weighs approximately 2.25 pounds and is 14.8 inches long. He can now blink his eyes, which now have lashes. He's developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

Weight gain: packing them on! 3 pounds this week (14 total pregnancy)

Cravings: bananas, red apples, popcorn and Diet Mt Dew (multiple times I found caffeine free at the gas station on our New Hampton trip - score!)

Aversions: none to note

Symptoms: having symptoms galore....major rib pain which after talking with Tessa this weekend sounds as though it's my precious little one pushing up into my rib - in lookingn online it may also be the uterus pressing into my abdomen and squashing my ribs. It's on my right side and very uncomfortable- fortunately it's not all of the time, but it has been happening daily (today since about 4pm, so five hours of fun!)

Leg cramps have been minimal, but I've had what I'm self-diagnosing as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), which is an uncontrollable urge to move my legs. This happens usually late at night and it's painful, but just annoying more than anything.

Sleep: has been good, but I was tired after this weekend. We went to a wedding in New Hampton, Iowa and stayed with Tessa's husband's dad all weekend - it was late nights and early mornings. I slept from about 10pm until 7:30am this morning which was great.

I miss: wearing jeans and a nice shirt instead of dresses and stretchy pants....dang give me a pair of skinny jeans any day and I'd be a happy girl.

I am loving: getting closer and closer to meeting this little guy....being in my 3rd trimester means that we are almost there!

I'm spazzing about: not really spazzing, but hoping for the best on my glucose screening test in a couple weeks. At my last doctor's visit she gave me a bottle of this orange sugar stuff that I need to drink before my next appointment - if the results come back high I'm in for the 3-hour glucose tolerance test....and that doesn't sound fun.

Best moment this week: I have to say finding our pediatrician, which we finalized today after my appointment with Dr Shidler at Boys Town Pediatrics. Finally!

Milestones: we're in the home stretch and hit the 3rd trimester this week - wow! now it's getting real. It sounds like the average weight gain this trimester is 11 pounds....which would put me at 25 total pounds....

Movement: Little Mango has been moving like crazy.

Exercise: was slim to none last week - very busy at work with my new boss in town and it felt like we were out of the house every night this past week and weekend. Definitely going to get back into it this week and started this morning...

Diet: has been ok, but it's hard to eat well when you aren't at home. A lot of grabbing something quick in between meetings.

Goals for the upcoming week: order the chair for the nursery and hang some of the pictures in that room. Plus, a non-pregnancy related goal - finish reading The Help. I'm about halfway through and it's pretty good so far. Oh, and I need to catch up on the blogs I follow - last week didn't allow me much time online.

Belly shot:

28 week bump
(Now that is where those 3 pounds are storing themselves!)


  1. You're getting so close! 3rd trimester already! It won't be long now :)

  2. I love your self diagnosis'!!!!You look great, you have unbelievable self control and dediction to this little man, my inspiration!!!

  3. @Morgan - lol I wish I could call it self control. It doesn't seem that way when I'm shoving a Hostess cupcake in my mouth at 9:30pm each night! :)

    @Heather - I can't believe how time is starting to fly now! I'm saying prayers for you and little Tory today - can't wait to meet her!


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