Tuesday, August 23, 2011

28 weeks :)

Are you dreaming about your baby? At 28 weeks pregnant, your baby may be dreaming about you, too. Brain wave activity measured in a developing fetus shows different sleep cycles, including the rapid eye movement phase, the stage when dreaming occurs.

By now, your baby, who weighs in at about two and a half pounds and stands — or rather lies — at almost 16 inches (measured head to toe) has added blinking to his or her growing bag of tricks. (Outside in the real world, blinking is necessary to help keep foreign objects out of the eyes.) Other impressive new talents being added to your baby's roster in the womb include coughing, more intense sucking, and, perhaps most important, better breathing. Of course, it's still best if a baby doesn't check out of that uterine hotel just yet — there's still a lot of growing and maturing to do over the next 12 weeks.

Size of Baby: About 16 inches long and 2 1/2 pounds, though I think Vivienne might be bigger because the doctor says that I am measuring further along than I actually am.

Total Weight Loss/Gain: -17 pounds

Maternity Clothes: maternity jeans and trying to find cute tops to wear so I actually look pregnant and not just large :-P

Gender: GIRL! Vivienne Claire Hall.

Movement: She's getting predictable and definitely settling into her own schedule.  She's really active around 8-11 in the morning, then chills out til about 3 in the afternoon until 5 or so at night and then without fail has a riverdance style dance party as I lay down to sleep.  Must be like 80s night in there for her lol! :P

Sleep: There never seems to be enough but it is better and more consistent lately.  Learning how to nap when I can which has been the biggest help.

What I miss: Laying on my stomach. Coffee. Ibuprofin.

What I'm looking forward to: Enjoying the rest of this pregnancy as much as possible... baby gear collecting... getting her room ready to go... my baby shower... holding her in my arms when all is said and done.

Cravings: the usual, cheese, yellow tomatoes, melon.  Add in lettuce wraps and gummy worms and there ya go.

Symptoms: general soreness and tiredness and still battling some morning sickness.

Wow!  I made it to the third trimester all ready!  It's hard to believe that it's already here, especially when back in March and April, everything felt so far away!  But here we are and doing well. :)  I had my monthly doctor appointment today and it went well.  I got the results back from my glucose test and everything was normal- good even!  I had to get my Rhogam shot for my RH- bloodtype which wasn't fun, but is necessary and then we were told that we'll be having another ultrasound because the doctor says that I am measuring further along than I actually am.  This doesn't surprise me, as I was 9lbs 9oz when I was born and Roslyn was 8lbs 14oz.  We are definitely looking for to another glimpse of Vivienne... after only have the 2 ultrasounds with Roslyn, the 4 we're having this go around feel like a ton!  

I've also been bit again a bit by the crafty bug this week... been working my way through a list of projects and feeling accomplished.  I made this after being inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest...

Well... I think that that will do it for this week... hope its been a great week for everyone and that it will get even better! <3

1 comment:

  1. I better be getting lots of pics of this little girl too, oh wait, almost forgot who I was talking to. I love you all and miss you so much. Summer wasn't quite the same without the outdoor concerts to take the little girl to so she could show off her dance moves and I could see my Rachel friend. Chat with me sometime soon please.