Jan 26, 2015

28 weeks

How far along: 28 weeks - officially in the third trimester! Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, there were so many times when I wouldn't even let myself imagine getting to this point and now it's here!

How big is baby: Lemon went from the size of a scallion, to a head of cauliflower, and is now the size of a large eggplant. Next week he'll be the size of a butternut squash - woah!

Anxious about: My anxiety is definitely getting better, and at this point I'm now going to the doctor every other week, and we get to hear his heartbeat each time which I love love love!

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Mmm, all the fruit and veggies. I'm really enjoying eating well lately, and hopefully that reflects in my glucose test. (For the record, drinking glucose wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated, but it did have a gross after taste).

Movement: Oh my gosh how I love movement! I've definitely noticed him moving around more during the day, but there was one night last week when I was tired and anxious and I asked Lemon to give me a few reassuring kicks. I felt some movement a few minutes later and whispered, "thanks bud." Fast forward to a few minutes later when I actually went to bed, and I felt the strongest kicks and punches yet! I ended up giggling myself to sleep because I swear it felt like he was doing somersaults!

The belly: Definitely growing! When I've been sitting for awhile I'm a little stiff when I get up and there are awkward moments because sometimes I forget I can't move quite as gracefully as I once did.

Miscellaneous: I'm not sleeping well because I'm up a lot to go to the bathroom or my hips are sore and I wake up to shift around, which I think contributes to my frustration levels. I get super impatient about inconsequential things now; for instance, the other day I dropped something twice in a row and actually screamed out loud because I was so irritated! It's funny talking about it but oh my gosh is it frustrating in the moment!

We're also moving into "getting things done," mode. We have a meet and greet with a pediatrician scheduled later this week, we've done a virtual hospital tour (they cancelled the actual tours because the flu has been so rampant), and we're signed up for a birth class next month.

Things that made me cry/laugh: I started working on a digital photo album to document this pregnancy. It's going to be as much writing as there are pictures (I'm hoping to include my blog posts as well), and the other night I just kept thinking how grateful I am to be doing this.

Also, every night I sing Lemon a lullaby, and I swear he knows that's when it's time for bed. If he's been active he settles down (for the most part), and sometimes he'll even kick while I'm singing. I love that we're already establishing traditions with him!

Best moment of the week:  I visited my best friend this past weekend and she sent me home with all sorts of goodies for Lemon - prints to put up, clothes, lamps, and even a little wooden robot who is now hanging on the wall. We've had furniture (crib, dresser/changing table, bookshelf) in his room for awhile, but finishing more of the "homey" touches really hit me and made it start to feel like a room.
So far so good!
At one point Ben and I just stood in there, his hand on my stomach, and I said, "just think, in a few months there's going to be a little boy sleeping in here," and we both just grinned like fools!


Katelin said...

Did I cry reading this? Yes, yes I did. You look so darn cute & love the little robot for Lemon's room. So adorable! So excited for you to head into the third trimester friend, it really is an awesome milestone. I mean, my worries have never fully gone away but they've definitely subsided a bit the further into pregnancy I've gotten. Everything is exciting, even with all the hip aches and constant peeing, ha.

So so happy for you and Ben xoxo

Amber said...

The nursery looks so good and you are a glowing, beautiful mamma. So excited for you to be in your third trimester now!!

TaraMetBlog said...

Congratulations! Such an exciting time. The room looks great already. (PS: my son's name is Ben :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Aw, I teared up at the end of this post. I am so over-the-moon excited for you guys and can't wait to meet him later this year! Hope you passed the glucose test with flying colors! :)

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Kidding (not about the crying). I love this post... and you, and youandBen, and Lemon. I just can't wait for the many, many traditions ahead for you guys!!!!

Nicole said...

Happy tears, yay!
I bet you anything he'll settle down to that lullaby after he's born, too. It's crazy the stuff they are aware of and react to later!

Nora said...

That last piece just made me all goosebumpy. And you sing to him every night? You're an awesome momma. Can't wait to see you in action and hold Lemon! (and hug the crap out of you, too!)

Amy said...

Wonderful!! I'm so glad you're almost done! So close to holding him in your arms!

Kate @ GreatestEscapist.com said...

Blurgh, I love this. I am so happy for you guys.

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