B A B Y S T A T S
Baby girl is now opening her eyes, which are growing lashes now! She may even be able to see light filtering through my stomach. Crazy! She is also developing more and more fat preparing for her life outside the womb. (Fat rolls that I will surely be kissing all over! Baby fat is the absolute cutest!)
Apparently her heartbeat is so strong now that Tom may be able to hear it beating if he puts his ear to my belly. We'll have to try and see! That would be so amazing. The part of her brain that is responsible for consciousness is quickly developing too. She is fully formed and now all she has to do is worry about growing and packing on the pounds before she comes. Yay, baby girl!
She now weighs about 2.5 lbs and is about 14 inches long.
She is about the size of a large
M O M M Y S T A T S
Holy moly people. At my appointment the other day I stepped on the scale and said, "Is that RIGHT?!" I gained TEN pounds this month alone! If you've followed me from the beginning of this pregnancy you'll know that at first I lost 5 lbs then I've slowly been creeping up on the scale (barely). I had gained 9 lbs total up until a few weeks ago apparently. But now I'm up 19 lbs! Dang. I gained 40 in total with Charlotte so if I stay under that I'll be happy (but less would be nice!).
I thought I had enough maternity clothes. I was wrong. Haha I need moooooreee. Nothing fits right on me. I bought some maternity shirts from Target that are really long with the thought that they would fit for the rest of my pregnancy. BUT my stomach sticks so far OUT this time that it doesn't matter how long they are. They just feel tight and stretched and the material is weird so it always sneaks up above my waistline. WHYYYYY, TARGET, WHYYYYY.
Maybe one day someone will make some maternity clothes that actually fit and stay on busy, pregnant moms. I can dream, right?
Sleep is okay. Sometimes I fall asleep right away and stay asleep all night. Other times I'm up really late and then I wake up every few hours. It's hit or miss.
Best Moment From Weeks 27 + 28
I was laying in bed the other day feeling oh so sick (we all got a virus here at our house) and I was just miserable. But then baby girl started kicking and punching me like crazy and even kicked me so hard one time that I jumped up! It was craziness! As bad as I was feeling it was really sweet and made me feel better at least emotionally. She must have known how sick I was and was trying to make me laugh. It worked! :)
Well, nothing actually! See below.
So, because we've all been sick with a stomach bug I've really not been wanting anything lately. Tom got us some Chipotle on Sunday and while normal, pregnant Hannah would have LOVED it, and I thought I would, it was not amazing. And coffee? I usually live for coffee but I have not wanted it at all the last week or so. Ewww. Maybe one day I'll feel right again...
Just a bunch of Braxton Hicks contractions but those aren't real ones. They're basically practice contractions that get you ready for the real thing. They don't hurt, but just contract and tighten your uterus until your belly feels rock hard. It's weird but kinda interesting!
- Anemia. I went to my midwife this week and said I was a little anemic so I'm taking iron tablets. That explains the exhaustion!
- My tailbone has been really tender? I know - WEIRD. I'm not sure if that's even a pregnancy thing or not. I feel like it is because I've gained so much weight this month and it's putting more pressure on it. But yeah. Strange.
Happy or Moody?
Definitely happy! Even being sick I've been feeling really positive. A lot of that has to do with Tom. He is so positive and sweet and lifts my spirits just by being in the same room as me. He got sick after I did and he was all smiles the whole time. He's the best :)
My Midwife Says...
I saw a brand new midwife at their office this week and although I was slightly anemic she was confident that everything will be perfectly fine for baby and for me. We did listen to baby girl's heartbeat of course and it was very stong! She was pretty impressed with how strong it was which makes me so happy!
That's it for my 28 week update! Let me know if I missed anything because I have a weird feeling that I did? #mombrain
I'd love to hear in the comments if you're in the same stage of pregnancy as I am and if you're experiencing the same thing!
Have a wonderful day!
My name is Hannah and I'm a lucky wife to Tom, and mama bear to two sweet girls - Charlotte & Rosalie. Coffee, lipstick, sunshine, and dresses are some of my favorite things! I love to blog about God, motherhood, "wifeyhood", food, health and much more.
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