Due Date: November 8, 2013
Gender: It’s a girl! Confirmed 3 times now!
Movement: Oh my! How the movement has changed so drastically over the past month. Her movements are so much bigger now. Instead of light kicks, I feel rolls and stretches. Each and every time, I’m amazed!
Feeling: Still feeling pretty great. Honestly, I cannot believe we have entered the final stretch! It has gone by so fast; yet, I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever!! We cannot wait to meet our little girl.
The past two weeks have been pretty hit or miss with my energy levels. Some days, I’m going-going-going, and then the next day my body feels so worn out.
I’m so excited to have the 28 week appointment done and over with….I was so incredibly nervous for the glucose test. I’m feeling good about passing, that’s for sure!
Food Cravings: No cravings…although for the first time since I’ve been pregnant, I didn’t feel like water! So, I treated myself to a Sprite. First pop I’ve had in a year or so!
Food Aversions: None
Clothes: The clothes situation has gotten pretty interesting. I finally feel like I have nothing to wear! The dress above is from The Limited, so I’m still trying to fit my big belly in regular clothes…just a size up. I’m pretty sure this won’t work forever! I ordered a few things from H&M that I’m excited to receive and see how they fit. Fall fashion is definitely killing me right now…I want everything but in my old size!
Stretch Marks: Thankfully none at this point. I alternating between Palmer’s and Bio Oil. Hopefully that keeps them away! Although, I’m pretty amazed with how much my skin is stretching…I know I have a ways to go…but, wow is the female body amazing or what?!
Sleep: I really can’t complain. Sleep most nights is still same-old sleep (except with the 1-3 wakings to pee). I have had some rib pain that has forced me to find a comfortable spot multiple times at night. But again, I feel pretty lucky to feel so comfortable.
Symptoms: Heartburn/acid! I find that right after we eat at night, if I recline or lay down, the acid is definitely worse. So I’m trying to avoid doing this. Right now, the only complaint I have is the rib pain. I have had it for about a month now. My ribs are so tender that I expect to see a bruise when I pull up my shirt. I’m not sure if it is from the muscles stretching away from the ribs or if it is just our little lady’s position in my stomach. Either way, it is tolerable for the most part.
What I Miss: Nothing right now
Best Moment: I think the best moment was seeing our daughter again at the 3D/4D ultrasound. I really didn’t expect much, but she looked like a little baby! I cannot wait wait to hold her…it definitely amped up my excitement even more!
- My birthday at week 24. It really was a memorable one!
- My spa day at week 25…seriously contemplating going back again before I deliver.
- My first baby shower at week 26. I had so much fun and felt so lucky to have such great friends!
- Week 27 marked celebrating our 4 year anniversary, finishing up our nursery, and my stomach getting noticeably bigger!!
- Our feisty little girl flipping us the bird at the ultrasound at week 28!!