Baby E. 28 Weeks

{29 weeks today}

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Baby E’s Stats

Baby: They’re calling her an eggplant this week or measuring about over 14 inches from head to feet and weighing over 2 pounds! She can now blink her eyes & her brain is continuing to develop!! Her skin is starting to get smoother due to developing fat!

Sleep: Every night is different. It’s not helping that the hubby has decided to be a blanket & pillow thief in the middle of the night!

Clothing: Leggings, maternity jeans, dresses, and the belly band. I’m on a short rotation of clothes that fit anymore!

Food Cravings/Aversions: Still loving all things sweet! And vinegar!!! And pepper! I think I’m labeling pepper as a craving, I seriously have not been able to get enough of it this entire pregnancy!

Symptoms: Short of breath all the time it seems. I’ll be sitting completely still & suddenly I just can’t catch my breath. She must be pushing on my diaphragm about every 5 minutes! My feet have started swelling…hello cankles.  So not attractive. The leg cramps and back pain are still there, I’m just clearly a pro at dealing with them now.

Movement: Doing crazy weird flips in there! She’s giving my bladder some “friendly” kicks too, which leads to peeing all the time but not really feeling satisfied, ya know what I mean?! If she’s gonna kick there, I at least want her to make it worth while for me to get off the couch and go to the bathroom!

Doctor’s Appointment: We go for our 3d ultrasound on Wednesday!! I can’t wait to see E’s features!! I’m going to cry…that’s a given. And I passed my glucose test. The drink wasn’t that bad really. The shot I had to get for my negative blood type was not fun at all though. The shot didn’t hurt, but the next day certainly did! Doc also decided that my iron has officially dipped lower than she is comfortable with, which means I’m now on an extra iron supplement every day for the rest of my pregnancy. I figured this was coming. I’ve always teetered between anemic and not, so it was only a matter of time before my iron count dropped, especially with little miss taking all of my nutrients. Hopefully this will help with all my lack of energy too!

Gender: GIRL!! We are overcome with joy! If you missed our announcement, you can see it here. She will be our little Emma.

Best Moment of the Week: This was actually a tough week personally for me. If you read this post, you’d see where my heart was. I’m simply going with the assurance that Emma is healthy and strong as my best moment. God is certainly giving me a peace about her.

Thoughts: We are getting into crunch time! Almost to a single digit countdown & I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling a little, ok a lot overwhelmed about her arrival. I feel so unprepared. Everyone tells me that’s normal and that the feeling will change once I have my baby shower. Like somehow having all of that stuff will ease my nerves about bringing a baby into the world when right now we have no idea where we’ll be living or what job M will have. I’m sure I’ll feel more prepared to “care” for her, but not sure if the feeling of confidence will come until God reveals His plan for us.

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This picture makes me feel like somebody stuck a basketball up my shirt. I can’t even handle when I catch my reflection in the mirror! It doesn't seem like my body! When I stand like this I feel so much bigger than when I am holding my belly!

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Sarah said...

Adorable! I am so excited you are doing a 3D ultrasound. They are amazing!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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