Sunday, September 29, 2013

Baby Baby Baby Baby....Week 28


Baby Jensen Update!



How far Along?

28 Weeks
Why, HELLO 3rd Trimester!

How big is Baby?

14.8 Inches and weighs about 2 1/4 lbs
About the size of a LARGE eggplant

  
How am I feeling?
Remember these pictures of Kim Kardashian that came out when she was pregnant?



Remember how everyone called her a Killer Whale and were APPALLED at how HUGE she was? Pictures were sprawled everywhere of her stuffing her face with french fries with articles titled: "I Can't Stop Eating!" I just want to say, Kim, girl, I understand. And say what you will about Kim and the Kardashians, but no pregnant woman needs to be told she looks like a whale.
NEWS FLASH:
We already feel like Shamu

Enough about Kim, I am seriously starting to feel huge. The best thing is the comments I have gotten in the last week or so:

"You know that moment where you are just so big that you just want to get the thing out of you?" 
um....no. Actually I feel fine. Thank you for assuming I feel that way already though. Maybe I look bigger than I feel?

Brother when Cameron and I walked into church: "NOW THAT LOOKS LIKE A FAMILY ABOUT TO HAPPEN!" 
Nope. Still have 3 months to go, but thanks. 

I think I am just starting to get a little scared because baby boy still has 12 weeks to grow and I am already feeling like I can't possibly get any bigger.

Don't worry moms out there, I know that I will. You don't have to tell me.

What do I miss?

Starting to forget life pre-pregnancy...um...I miss not feeling winded when I walk up stairs. I'm pretty sure that was once a reality for me.
Pretty sure...

Symptoms?
My lower back is starting to hurt...but other than that I really have had a really easy 2nd Trimester. No nausea and feeling really quite energetic. I'm on the hunt for a good belly band currently. My doctor suggested getting one of those for the back pain. Any suggestions of places to look/brands are welcome.

Cravings?
Still hamburgers. This baby is either going to love hamburgers or hate them. But this mama wants hamburgers ALL. THE. TIME.
Also, lovin me some pepper-jack cheese.

Highlights of the week?
This week something really neat was when I was starting to go to sleep one night I curled up behind Cameron. My belly was in his back and I could feel baby boy push up against Cameron like he was a little too close for comfort. It was like we were all cuddling...except for Cameron and Baby Jensen didn't like it and I did :) It's been so neat feeling him move so much lately. Love the constant reminders that he is there and he is OK. I also love that he can hear us now.

NEXT UP!?!
As my doctor said we are finally now in the "final stretch." Crazy to think in roughly 12 weeks we will have a little baby in the house. I can't wait to hold him and kiss him and play with him. Now I just have to continue to learn a lesson I am afraid I am going to be learning for years to come:

how to be patient