Sunday, July 24, 2011

28 weeks (3rd trimester, whaaat?)

28 weeks


This week has left me feeling a bit exhausted. After fretting about the possibility of having gestational diabetes, reading all about breast feeding and natural childbirth (more thoughts on that later this week) and then getting a crash course in labor and delivery, I'm feeling a little bit like I need a nap.

I definitely feel more prepared and excited to have this baby than I ever have before, but preparing for it is still exhausting. And mothers everywhere are saying, "Just wait 'til he gets here."

Anyway, I'll elaborate on some of those thoughts later. In the meantime, here are some stats on our boy:
  • We're now in the third trimester. Whoa.
  • He weighs about 2.5 lbs, or as much as a head of Chinese Cabbage. Not regular cabbage, Chinese. Just wanted to make sure that's clear.
  • From head to heel, he should be around 15 inches long.
  • He has eyelashes and is blinking.
  • He's developing billions of neurons and adding more body fat.
And mama's doing well, too! My biggest complaint? Back pain. Wah. But we got an exercise ball yesterday and even just sitting on it takes some major pressure off, so I'm feeling good about that.

That's all for now, folks. Hope your week starts off happily.

6 friends said...:

  1. I can't wait for you to see the things I bought him the other day. Not all at once, though--I've got to space them out in case there are more holidays or showers coming up that I forgot about.

  2. I had back pain, too, and the exercise worked after he's born and he begs you to buy him a large bouncy ball from Walmart, you can lay on the exercise ball and he can lay on the bouncy ball and you can "fly" together...hours and hours of giggly fun! :o)

  3. Ohh man. Little man is going to be so cool.

  4. Ha! A bonus! Even better :)

  5. you are so cute in that picture!!! i am sure you are so excited. :) my fiance's SIL just had a baby and i was reminded of what a miracle babies are!! congrats. :)

  6. Thank you :) I'm so excited...I can't believe it's so close! I bet you're enjoying being an aunt. So much spoiling to be done!


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