Week 28… Only 12 weeks left to go!

What’s going on with baby:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb.  Looks like it’s time for flashlight tag!

She’s also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.  Wow – things are happening pretty quickly, eh?

What’s going on with me:

Your uterus is a little more than 3 inches above your bellybutton.   Your weight gain at this time should be between 17 and 24 pounds.   Ha!  I’m beating the odds again 🙂

Gone, most likely, are the days when you could call pregnancy “comfortable”. These days, your baby’s kicking (or lack of) is keeping you up at night and worried during the day, your feet are swollen (nope – not yet), you’re getting tired all over again, (affirmative – I’m wiped out by 7PM) and your backache is a pain that just won’t quit (hmmm.. not yet, but I’m sure it’s coming).

Allison, Brad, and Griffin came to Columbus on Saturday to save my sanity and help me sort out my baby registry.  We quickly learned that I no longer fit into a booth at Chili’s – the hostess kept apologizing over and over again.  At least I look pregnant and not just fat… that would have been embarassing!

I think I finally have a grip on everything we need and will get the mess that is my registry sorted out while Ben is away on business.  It’s just me and the dogs from today through late Wednesday night.  I’ve got to get a handle on it soon since baby shower invites will be going out this week.

My discomforts aren’t all that bad, really – I took for granted how great I felt in parts of the second trimester once the tiredness came back.  I was completely wiped out from shopping at BRU and going to lunch with everyone this weekend – by 5:30 I could have used a nap.  No back pain to speak of (yet) and I’m almost sleeping through the night (woo hoo!).  I think I’ve finally found a comfortable position within my Snoogle prison.  Having more and more difficulties getting out of chairs, sofas, and other seating positions.

This baby is MEGA-active!  She’s now moving all the time when I’m sitting at my desk at work, in the shower, driving, and any time I sit down.  I woke up in the middle of the night last night (thanks, Ben!) and a few seconds after I woke up she was thumping and bumping, too.  Now I get worried when I *don’t* feel her for a long period of time.  Prime time still remains 8 – 10PM – those are the biggest movements.  My adrenaline must have been realllllly pumping last night during the SuperBowl as she was constantly moving around.  It probably had a lot to do with everyone around me yelling and screaming, too. 

Next doctor’s visit is in a little over 2 weeks – February 17th.  We’ll see how things are going then – n1ot sure if I’m due for my next ultrasound then or not.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DarcKnyt
    Feb 02, 2009 @ 14:28:37

    This is really exciting. Ben should talk to her. He’d really see her respond now. 😀

    He’s still uncomfortable with talking to my belly. Believe me, I’m working on getting him over this. Actually, the only real time I talk to the baby directly is when I’m in the car by myself or the shower.

    Tick-tock! Time is short!!

    AAAAAAAAAAACK! Don’t remind me!

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  2. DarcsFalcon
    Feb 03, 2009 @ 22:42:38

    Just 2.5 months to go! This time is going to fly by, trust me, even when you start to feel like you’ve been pregnant forever and will continue to be pregnant forever. I think that’s God’s way of encouraging us to actually look forward to birth just to get it over with. 😀

    Yeah, because if we didn’t have something to look forward to then we’d never pop ’em out. I’ve finally hit the ‘I think I’ll start playing the pregnancy card’ stage. However, you’d never have known it with me on a ladder last night in the nursery wielding a drill 🙂

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