Sunday, March 10, 2013

28 Weeks

I have been really bad on the belly picture thing!  I am going to make a conscious effort starting next week to get every picture!! This picture is pretty special to me though.  This is Britny and I at 28 weeks with our sweet boys! 

How far along? 28 Weeks…I know I am a week late on posting.  

Total weight gain: 16 lbs.  and still very happy with my progress so far!

Maternity clothes? All the time. I am finding it harder and harder to dress in the morning.  I notice it is taking me more time than usual to pick out my outfits.  I did go shopping last week and was able to get two new maternity shirts! They were buy one get one free!  I will be wearing those to upcoming showers :) 

Stretch marks? Still not on my belly...

Sleep: The last 4 weeks have been pretty comfortable.  I have actually been very surprised at how well I have been sleeping.  I have noticed that when I get up, I am a little bit more sore.  

Best moment these last couple of weeks:  Well it wasn't really a big event but I realized something on my drive to work one morning.  The last few weeks have been nuts with my kiddos.  Spring Fever kicked in way too soon this year.  I was feeling very beat down and overwhelmed and even irritable, complaining more than usual about everything.  Liam is more active than ever and at times it can become very uncomfortable or even painful.  Very rarely do I ever listen to KLTY.  I like contemporary Christian music but sometimes they play very repetitive songs and I need more energy than that.  Especially in the morning.  The song "Love Me Anyway" by the Sidewalk Prophets came on.  It is a song I have heard a million times but for some reason God spoke it into my heart that morning.  The bridge says "I am the thorn in your crown, but you loved me anyway.  I am the sweat from your brow, but you loved me anyway."  I couldn't help but think that, feeling the emotional beat down from the kids and the jabs to my ribs from my child, is the exact thing God feels in our daily disobedience.  I am a constant beat down to him and jab to his ribs.  Yet, he continues to love and tolerate me.  Needless to say, it changed my outlook.  I know it will be the same with Liam.  He is never going to do anything to make me stop loving him.  I love that God can show us an extension of his grace through parenting.  It really is a beautiful picture and makes me very thankful to love a God full of such love and mercy. 

Miss Anything?  Wearing anything I want. 

Movement: Our son is still a very very active baby.  

Food cravings:  I haven't really had any cravings these last 4 weeks.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Labor Signs: None, thank the Lord. 

Symptoms: I think in the last week I started feeling a couple of Braxton Hicks.  I read that they can feel like quick urges to use the restroom.  I have had that a couple of times and then went to the restroom and there wasn't really much there.  I guess that is what I was feeling.  Heck if I know...I haven't done this baby thing before.  Still get charlie horses at night.  I also feel very tender in my pelvic muscles.  I guess that is just preparation for what is to come in 8-11 weeks :) 

Belly Button in or out?  Neither... It's just pretty much flat. 

Wedding rings on or off?  Still off and current;y sitting in a Robbin's Brothers box freshly cleaned and redipped.  

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody sounds so negative.  I am still pretty happy overall.  I have recently got to where I will tear up for no reason or for something very small.  Which is not in my personality.  At all. 

Looking forward to:  My baby shower!  It is going to be March 30th!  I am getting more and more anxious about not being prepared.  Other than some clothes, a few receiving blankets,  and his diaper bag...we are completely unprepared for his arrival.  I can't wait to see what my sweet friends come up with for the shower.  I am pretty excited to celebrate our boy :)  

Doctor Appt on February 26th:  This was a pretty important  appointment.  This appointment was my 1 hr glucose test and also a sonogram.  The sonogram was begin monitoring his umbilical cord attachment.  Dr. McClintock said everything looked great.  The cord is very firmly implanted and doesn't appear to be moving at all.  They won't be checking it again until 36 weeks.  It was also great to catch a glimpse of our boy.  He was very healthy measuring in at approximately 2lbs 8oz.  My blood tests came back about 48 hours later.  I failed my glucose test.  Whomp Whomp.  I go in on March 12th to take the 3hr test.  My iron also came back low.  I started taking over the counter iron supplements this week.  Praying for great results at my March 12th appointment.  I have been very careful these last few weeks watching my sugar and what I eat.  Hopefully, it will help.  

Extra: Our energetic, healthy boy!! 

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