**I am writing this post from Baby M’s newly designed nursery while sitting in our new rocker – best view ever!**
Yet again, the past 4 weeks have flown by! I cannot believe that I am officially in my 3rd trimester! Overall I have been feeling great, but it’s been a major adjustment to slow down and not be a part of all of the house activities going on this week (aka – no carrying heavy boxes, assembling furniture or painting walls).
J and I are currently back in Omaha since I have this week off from school. We made ourselves a pretty ambitious to-do list for the week, and we’ve basically stayed on track with all of our tasks. One major milestone we achieved was picking a Dr. to finish out my pregnancy and deliver our baby here in Omaha. It was really starting to weigh on me that we didn’t have a plan set in stone, so meeting our new Dr. and making the final decision feels great! She’s an extremely nice, competent woman who I know will keep me calm and focused through delivery. I was even able to get my childbirth classes switched over to my new hospital and scheduled out ALL of my appointments up until my due date – CRAZY!
I had an ultrasound a couple of weeks ago to check the position of my placenta, and I was VERY happy to get the news that it had moved up right where it was supposed to be (this lessens the chance I’d have to have a c-section delivery). Little Miss M still wasn’t very cooperative and refused to show us her face – we did get some nice images of her feet though :)
Without further ado, here are the latest and greatest belly pictures:
28 Week Survey
This week, baby is the size of an: eggplant (or a Chihuahua, depending on your preference for vegetables or puppies)
Due date: June 24
How far along: 28 weeks
Next appointment: April 17
Total weight gain: 20 pounds (hoping that slows down one of these weeks)
Exercise: Walking, treadmill intervals, and packing boxes for the big move!
Stretch marks: Still thinking I’m getting some around my belly button, but they aren’t looking any worse since 24 weeks
Swelling: Some in my feet during our long road trips
Maternity clothes: My wardrobe staples are two basic Gap Maternity dresses my mom bought me earlier this year. They are basic cotton dresses with long sleeves and v-necks. Cute and really versatile! I’m completely in maternity tops, but still hanging on to those pre-pregnancy pants, haha. I did find a cute pair of maternity capris at Old Navy, and now that the weather is nice they are becoming a new favorite!
Belly button: Out, out, out! And amazingly gets bumped WAY too often – ouch!
Sleep: Pretty good. We’ve been sleeping on the futon mattress at our new house over spring break, so my back is a little sore and it’s REALLY hard to get off the floor to pee 5 times a night
Food cravings/aversions: Nothing consistently – but still loving carbs, carbs, carbs
Symptoms: Lower back pain and leg cramps
Movement: LOTS of movement from little Miss M! It still throws me off when she kicks my bladder, but other than that, it’s the best feeling! It’s so cool to see her little fists and feet poking my tummy throughout the day!
Labor signs: Not for awhile :)
What I miss: A full wardrobe
What I’m loving: Getting semi-settled in our new home
What I’m looking forward to: Moving to Omaha!
Best moment this week: Meeting our new Dr. in Omaha! She’s awesome! And washing up Baby M’s clothing and bedding – laundry is more fun when it’s full of baby gear :)
Milestones: Making the final decision on a Dr. in Omaha, rescheduling childbirth classes, and getting our new home ready for the big move – especially the nursery!
Goals: Get a TON of schoolwork done this week to prepare for the end of the semester – only 3 weeks left!!