Thoughts: 28 weeks down, 12 to go! Seems like just yesterday we were at our 12 week appointment, anxiously awaiting to announce that we were expecting. I am still pretty comfortable in pregnancy and despite the extra weight and slowing down, loving it so much. My belly button is out and proud, full on outie from here on out. I wonder if it will go back in postpartum?
Baby: we went to the doctor yesterday and our little champ is growing and looking great! They can't get an accurate measurement of how long he is but they estimate between 16-17in. Based on a few measurements, his estimated weight is 2lb 11oz and they estimate he will be a solid 8lb baby. His head measurement was 2 weeks ahead so we have a big ole brain on our hands. His femur measurement was ahead which means he may be tall! The nurses and doctors kept saying he was so cute and had big cheeks and lips.
Symptoms: womp womp... back on Zofran. I was sickness/med free for 12 days and got sick 3 times last week. I am mostly taking it on demand because it is so fast acting but thought I was in the clear. I started experiencing heart flutters last week and discovered that heart palpitations are common in pregnancy, especially the 3rd trimester. The severity ranges throughout the day but it is the weirdest feeling. It feels like I've just run a 5k and can't catch my breath yet I am laying perfectly still on the couch taking deep breaths. I still get a few bloody noses a week too. I swear, if it is a bad symptom of pregnancy, I have it!! As much as the symptoms suck, they are totally worth it.
Weight: 20lbs total
Movement: lots of kicks, punches, booty bumps, and flips. I can tell when he is flipping around because his butt sticks out by my belly button and my tummy is lopsided. I think I have felt a few Braxton Hicks contractions but not 100% sure yet. They feel like quick tightenings and aren't painful but definitely out of the normal.
Cravings/aversions/eating: fruit, sweets, plain buttered pasta. I thanked Jon on Mother's Day for allowing me to eat plain pasta without protein for dinner (he is usually the protein police!). Drinking TONS of water too. I've eaten a few salads but they have to be covered in toppings (I know this defeats the healthy purpose)
Thank you Chuy's!
Workouts: last week I went to the gym twice but took a few days off trying to control my heart palpitations. I've heard that doing light workouts can actually help them but I've enjoyed relaxing and being off my feet. I am gonna try to get a few weights workouts in later this week.
Sleep: believe it or not, there have been multiple nights in the past week where I have slept 8 hours straight without getting up to go to the bathroom. This is great news considering I went through periods of time where I would go every hour. I am pretty content and comfortable on my left side and have to have a pillow between my knees at night.
Clothes: Sunday night we were looking at my belly and it's crazy to see that I have grown so much below my belly button, so there is really no way I can wear non maternity pants. I wish I would have measured the circumference of my waist pre pregnancy but we did this weekend (with a belt, not a measuring tape so I don't know how many inches) and I am officially rounder than my husband haha. And I don't feel bad about it at all!
Doctors appointments: like I said above, we went to the doctor yesterday and unfortunately I failed a portion of my glucose test. I fasted in the morning and passed the fasting test (which is the one you want to pass) and then they pump you full of sugar, wait an hour, and test your blood sugar again which I barely failed. Much to my surprise, this test has NOTHING to do with my diet and shows that my placenta is hyper active. The good news is I don't have gestational diabetes and don't have to do the 3 hour glucose test but the bad news is they want me to cut out refined sugar and sweets (womp womp). I've talked to lots of women who had the same thing happen to them so it's not a big deal, it was just hard looking at the jar of Nutella and Reese's PB cups in our pantry last night. They will test again in 3 weeks so hopefully I pass! Everything else looked good. My weight gain is a little lower than average but on target for my height and my placenta/cervix/fluids look great... they don't see any reasons why I'd go early.
Random: we schedule the rest of my appointments from now until delivery which was so surreal! We will go at 31, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 weeks and most likely get ultrasounds at all of them :). We are so excited!
Baby Hart was super active during our ultrasound. It's crazy to think we used to be able to see his whole body in the sono but now he's so big we can only get portions at a time. He had his hands up by his face and was playing with his umbilical cord... SO CUTE! We even got to see him move his little eyes around. The picture isn't the best but how cute are his little cheeks, it looks like he's storing up acorns for the winter.
27w3d and loving maternity shorts
Baby Hart is ready for metal shows with his daddy (major joking)!