Tuesday, February 28, 2012

28 Weeks

I've been planning on taking a belly pic, but just haven't had great lighting and/or I've been going from one thing to the next and didn't take the time to take one!

I had to count back from my due date to see how far I am since the weeks in the 20s seem to just kind of mesh together. But I am feeling great! I feel so lucky to feel like a normal person (just with an extra bump)  and keep all my food down :) I haven't had a repeat of heartburn from a couple weeks ago, so I feel happy about that too. I've decided it was some oranges I ate. Too many!

I had an ultrasound last week and thank goodness, my cervix moved away from my placenta (or vice versa, I don't know!) which was the reason we were doing another one. It was so fun to take another look at this guy and the tech said he is 2 lbs. 10 oz. and in the 70%! She showed me he has some hair on his little head and it gets a bit thicker as it gets down by his neck! That was so fun to see. And she verified it's still a boy :) Good thing because Gymboree has taken a good chunk of my money for some cute clearance boy clothes! Everything looked good, the baby is already in the correct position and is healthy and strong.

This past month I have noticed that sleep isn't as restful as before and I know I'm not that big yet, but I still find myself flipping from side to side countless times at night! I know it's typical, but I didn't remember it this early on with the last pregnancy. Isn't it amazing how many things you forget? I feel tired a lot and I'm lucky that I can get a nap in when Ali does and Molly's at preschool from time to time. Justin thinks I should go to bed at 7:30 with the girls. Sometimes I think that's not a bad idea!

I do have to say that I have some serious anxiety about when I am mother to 3 children versus 2. I don't know if it's the fact that I have WAY less patience while I'm pregnant that the girls seem to be giving me a run for my money, but man! I am so nervous that I am going to have to be admitted to a psych ward with a 4 year old, 2 year old and a newborn! Molly will be out of preschool and I'm hoping that I can send the girls outside so they can play in the backyard! My neighbor says I can send them down to her house. I will definitely take her up on it!

I took the glucose/diabetes test yesterday and haven't had results back yet, but hopefully I'm all clear. My mom had it with all her pregnancies, however, I've yet to have it thankfully! I have been going to the gym 3 times a week lately and that has been good. It makes me feel better knowing that I'm getting some exercise when all I want is sugary things! Yikes.

We still aren't really closer on a name. Justin continues to call the baby Jackson and may even have brainwashed Molly to agree with him. I still throw around Caden (Justin likes this one too), Camden, and some others. I guess time will tell.

I bought some flannel from JoAnn's that was 50% off to make a receiving blanket for baby boy. I have washed it and now I can get going on it. I have to say, I have been really bummed with the selection of boy fabric! Especially flannel. There is 3x as much girl stuff! And the girl stuff seems way cuter to me.


Becky said...

Oh, I hear you on the lack of cute boy stuff. It seems to be the case with most everything - boy vs. girl. At least you will spend less money throughout his life, right? ;)

erinmalia said...

yep, boy stuff is definitely harder. i find that especially true with corduroy. blah.

happy to hear everything else is going well!

Christine said...

So sorry to hear about your other grandpa.

Hooray for another ultrasound and that all things look good. AND I am so glad that you are feeling well.

Laura said...

You will do great with 3 kids. I have no doubt about it. You are awesome. Can't wait to meet this handsome little guy!!

Kati said...

I vote for your names:)I try to brainwash my kids too you are with them more then Justin, get working on um!
You will do awesome with three, and summer is always great cause they can play all day outside.