Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Pregnancy: Weeks 28 & 29
* That scale reads an extra 20 lbs. I give it the stink eye out of habit.
* Waistline is 40.5 inches
The Monster's Stats
*He is gaining more energy, thus moving around a lot more. I think he is preparing for the Olympics in there.
* He is now strong enough to grasp a finger. So I totally picture him grabbing the umbilical cord ala 'Look Who's Talking' and saying "Hey Ma. How about some more OJ down here?"
* He recognizes my voice now (Mental Note: REALLY need to stop cussing so much).
*According to the Fruit-O-Meter, we are now the size of a squash. But between you and me, that looks like a pumpkin.
Prenatal vitamins make your nails grow like weeds. I have to clip my talons nearly twice a week. I have just about given up on nail polish.
As my belly expands, I have noticed that stretch marks I had previously (from puberty) have gotten deeper. I haven't noticed any new one yet, so that's a good thing!
Energy Level/ Sleep:
The past couple weeks have been more comfortable. The night sweats have gone away, and the little guy has started to calm down when I lay down-- either that or I have gotten really good at just ignoring him. Mother of the year award? I think so.
Food. In general. Who are we kidding? That extra 20 lbs didn't come from me eating plain lettuce.
I think I have evened out. You might want to ask JEGs to be sure though. In the super market the other day he went to pick up the lettuce and I said "the bag specifically says 'Just Lettuce'" to help him out. Well, he heard that as " I specifically said 'just lettuce'". So I guess my bitchasaurus rears it's ugly head more often then I am aware of. Oops.
I don't feel the little guy kicking as much, but I do feel him moving and pushing. It's fun/cool/creepy to watch my stomach move as he pushes on it. I'm also starting to learn where certain body parts are located-- like I can tell if is head is wedge up in my ribs.
I have dubbed JEGs the 'baby whisperer'. Every time I tell him to come over and feel the baby move, he little guy stops as soon as JEGs' hand is on my stomach. Daddy's boy. Pfft. Whatever.
I passed my glucose test! Hooray for diabetes-free!
I was watching A Baby Story the other day and as the mom gave birth I started to cry. This overwhelming feeling of excitement and love came over me. As much as I am still a little scared to go through this, the idea of meeting my son as started to become a reality. I hope he likes me :)
Always & Forever,