Tuesday, November 11, 2014

28 Weeks Pregnant

So sorry I've been MIA lately!  Life has been the craziest it's ever been since getting back from America.  So much to share and some exciting things coming up!  I promise to try and get my act together one of these days.  :)

Now on to the bump update (now that I'm almost 30 weeks!).

I delayed this post because I was trying to find a time where I was dressed and Ryan was home to take my bump picture with my nice camera.  Alas, the stars did not align this month so my good ol' trusty iPhone picture will have to do.

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Picture from when I was pregnant with Maggie.  I look a little puffier in the face!  Yikes!

How far along: 28 weeks

Size of Baby: 15 in & 2.25 lb

Fruit/vegetable comparison: Chinese cabbage (If you don't know what that is like I didn't click here.)

Total weight gain: 5 pounds.  This is less than a third of what I gained at this time last pregnancy!  I guess you can tell that it's been a rougher pregnancy this time around.  I am starting to eat more so that's positive!  I also attribute it to not having access to American food.  Ha!

Sleep: Not too bad.  I wake up a lot but am able to fall back asleep pretty quickly.  I usually have to pop a few tums, run to the loo once or twice and/or baby girl's kicks will wake me up.  :)

Movement: Oh My Goodness... This girl is constantly on the move.  She is always kicking, jabbing, hiccuping or pressing outwards.  I'm really worried because she doesn't seem to sleep, and I'm scared I will be in for it when she is born!  I definitely don't remember Maggie moving this much or moving so much across my whole belly.  I feel her super low, way up high and clear into my sides (almost to my back!).  My stomach is already getting sensitive in certain areas where she pushes out a lot.  I don't remember that happening with Maggie until the end!  Periodically, throughout the day she will push out on my stomach so hard that it hurts!  Like she is trying to come through!!  Not sure how the rest of the pregnancy is going to go!!  Fingers crossed that it might get a little better when she doesn't have as much room to move around.  The midwife said that she's currently lying sideways in my belly.  Hoping when she turns down I'll feel more relief.

Unglamorous body changes: Heartburn and sore belly.

What I miss: Not getting winded every time I exert any energy!  Ryan called my Darth Vader the other day because I got out of breath just sitting on the couch.  Yikes!

Best moment this week: We had a 3D ultrasound of the little lady done this past weekend. Since she was not head down yet, they weren't the best pictures but it was still fun to see her.  We will go back in a few weeks to hopefully get a better look.  We also put up her crib and her room is starting to come together.  It just needs the finishing touches to bring it all together.  It's kind of hard to decorate when you are not allowed to put any nail holes in the wall!

Looking forward to: We have a really busy few months coming up.  I'm looking forward to wrapping up a few things and trying to get more settled in the new home.  Plus, we are going to try and make a Thanksgiving meal here in the UK.  We'll see how it goes!


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