Wednesday, December 7, 2011

28 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far along? 28 weeks 2 days

Size of the Baby? chinese cabbage ?????

Maternity Clothes? yes

Gender? girl!

Movement? she moves all the time now, i can't get enough! it's truly the coolest feeling in the world!

Sleep? I've slept really well this week!! But keep having strange dreams/nightmares. Last night I dreamed black birds were attacking me in a wide open field and trying to peck my eyeballs out.. and I wasn't even that scared. in the dream, I was just like AHH get off me! Then I woke up in a cold sweat and freaked out. Couldn't my dreams be more pleasant?? haha

Cravings? ehh. none this week.

Symptoms? just back pain and a little bit of hip pain this week after walking a long way at the ACC Championship on Saturday. Also, my heart condition (vasovagal syncope) has been making itself more known this week. it keeps trying to make an appearance and i keep speaking it away. i am NOT starting this passing out nonsense. ive made this far, I can make it 2.5 more months.

What I miss? same as last week, being able to get comfortable!!

Milestones? She got this hiccups for the first time, monday night!! it was so cool! i kept reading that she may get them soon and was disappointed i hadnt felt them yet. monday i was laying watching tv with matt and started feeling what i thought was a slow heartbeat in my lower belly. I thought "what in the world?? is that the placenta pulsating?? its too slow to be her heartbeat.... or mine." Then i realized they were rhythmic movements and my whole belly would get a little jolt ... voila! hiccups!!! she got them again tonight at the basketball game. so fun!

Weight Gain? Holy 16 lbs last night when I weighed before bed.... then this morning when I woke up, 14 lbs. Sheeeeesh. A lot of times i look down at my belly, which feels like the sides of my stomach skin may rip at any moment, they are stretched so tight, and think how the heck can you get bigger?? I know i'll look back at this in 12 weeks and laugh bc im going to be so much bigger! there's no where to go, but out!

What I’m nervous about? labor, delivery, epidurals, hospitals, breastfeeding, the list could go on... but ive been reading and meditating on Phillippians 4:4-9 a lot this week. It says: "The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." This verse has helped me a lot with my passing out anxiety this week, but needs to be applied to EVERYTHING I worry about. It's something I am going to just rest in, the rest of this pregnancy, including labor and delivery. Please pray for me to stay strong in this!

What I’m excited about? now that we got to see her sweet little self today, im more excited than ever to actually meet her!!

Baby Center Update for Week 28: “By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She’s also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.”

1 comment:

  1. oh gosh what is wrong with me?! Everytime I read about this baby I well up with tears! I love that verse, and I will most defintily be praying for you!! You've been so strong thus far, and I know God will give you the strength to finish this well! :) I love that you felt her hiccup!! I can't wait to meet this little angel!!!