Sunday, February 20, 2011

28 Weeks! Hello 3rd Trimester!

I'm 7 Months Pregnant!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: Baby is the size of a head of cauliflower!  And weighs about 2.5 lbs.
Total Weight Gain: Gained 22.5 lbs! 

Belly Growth: 12 inches.

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes!!
Gender: It's a boy! 

Movement: Constant!  He is starting to hurt me sometimes!

Sleep: My Mom got me this boppy pillow, and I would have paid about oh, a million dollars for it.  It takes so much pressure off of my hips and my legs, and helps me sleep longer throughout the night.  It's amazing.  Every pregnant woman needs one.

Symptoms: I feel huge.  Like, really huge.  It is hard for me to stand for long periods of time without my back and feet hurting.  My doctor says I am anemic, and that I may be developing a hernia.  I have a lot of painful pelvic swelling on my right side. 
Cravings: I have a problem with sweets.  I am loving Baskin Robbins Chocolate and Peanut Butter ice cream.  I asked Hubby to let me run in there for some on Sunday after dinner.  The sweet teenage girl said, "Oh how cute, is this a pregnancy craving?"  I told her it wasn't, that I just really wanted some ice cream.  Well, the next night, I went to Randall's, which just so happens to be right next to Baskin Robbins.  So, I thought I'd go in and buy the prepackaged carton of said ice cream.  Well, the sweet teenager was thrilled to see me back, and sweetly pointed out "See, I knew it was a craving!"  So yes, I have a problem.  I need to get this ice cream thing under control.

Emotions: Good this week.  I'm starting to really see the weight gain in my face and cheeks, and that part is hard, but other than that, I've been feeling good. 

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing Jaxson's pictures on the 3/4D ultrasounds!  And, getting to spend the weekend in Dallas with my parents.  I've missed them so much and totally got m batteries recharged with a great parents visit!!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week!


Candice said...

Where has the time gone? Only 12 more weeks! You look beautiful!

The Townsend's said...

You look great! I've been thinking about getting a pregnancy pillow myself, maybe I'll have to check that one out. By the way, BR Chocolate & PB is my FAVORITE ice cream of ALL time!! Love that stuff! I may or may not have a pint in my freezer.... ;)

Ali said...

you look beautiful :) i'm just starting to crave sweets, I about tore open a box of toasters strudels last night :/

Tiffany said...

Your third trimester!!! Oh my gosh... that went by so quickly... I hope it feels that way for you too. You look great!