Thursday, August 18, 2011

Week 28. 12 to go.

How Far Along: 28 weeks.

Size of Baby: almost 15" and 2.25 lbs.  

Total Weight Gain/Loss: ?? I think I have another dr appt next week. I am supposed to have gained between 17 and 24 lbs. I think I am probably close to the 17 mark if I was guessing.

Maternity Clothes:  Yep. I guess the good news is that I haven't had to buy bigger maternity clothes. The ones I bought back around 15 weeks are still sliding right on.

Movement: Yes and this week he had the hiccups! It felt similar to kicks but was very rhythmical and quick. I am ready for more!

Symptoms:  The usual with some SI joint & IT band pain. I used to have a lot of trouble with my IT bands when I was doing triathlons and apparently pregnancy is a lot like training for a race as far as taxing the body...time to get out the foam roller. 

What I Miss: I don't want this to come off the wrong way, but I miss not thinking about pregnancy every moment of every day. Every movement I make, food I eat, decision I make is somehow related back to "what will this do to the baby?". I am sure motherhood brings plenty of this as well, but at least I'll be able to jump for the attic stairs without wondering if it will hurt the baby!

Girl or BoyBoy!

Baby name hint: Week 26: His initials don't spell anything no matter how you arrange them (this is still true with both middle name options we are considering). His monogram doesn't either. I don't even think either are acronyms for anything...if they are, it is well beyond my field of knowledge.

Belly button In or Out: Flat but Scott declared that it is on the verge of being an outie. 

Stretch Marks: Nope. 

Cravings: One week with minimal chocolate and I have felt great. I might try to introduce my nightly Hershey Kiss snack back in and see if that really was the problem or if it was just the travel.
Best Moment This Week: Pre natal massage. For Mother's Day Scott got me a massage. I opted to hold on to this gift until I got bigger and more uncomfortable. After a day of wincing in pain from my hips/SI joint pain I decided it was time. Oh what a glorious 75 minutes it was. I found a masseuse that actually had a table with a belly cut out so I could lay on my stomach. It was pure bliss and I am happy to report that it helped my pain immensely. Maybe I can somehow earn one more before this little guy arrives! ;-)


A side note: I would like to give kudos to all those who are pregnant in Missouri in the summer. I swear I swelled up while I was there from the humidity and don't think I deflated until 3 days post returning to CA. This could all be in my head but I still give HUGE props to women carrying around their baby bump in the muggy Missouri summer.


I would also like to note that pregnancy is such a crazy phenomenon from a physical standpoint. The day we went sightseeing I felt good each step of the way, didn't mind walking or trekking around. But then, all of a sudden I hit a major wall and was officially spent. It is amazing how the body can go and go, seemingly normal, but then all of a sudden it is very apparent that it is working very hard on growing a baby while these other actions are happening. This was true of the overall toll the trip took on me as well. It took me a good 48 hours to feel like I could motivate to do anything upon returning to CA. I was officially worn out from the trip and Baby R and I needed some serious rest and relaxation when we got home. 


Ok, all for now...

And just for fun...

Week 6...skiing in Tahoe. This was before the purple shirt came on the scene.
Week 13. Purple shirt has been located.
Week 21. Starting to pop.
Week 28. If that's not a baby bump, I don't know what is!

1 comment:

JAX MARIASH SWARTZ said...

You are absolutely gorgeous steph, Just spent an hour reading all your posts. I am so excited for you and Scott. SO BEAUTIFUL!

XO
JAX