Sunday, April 29, 2012

28 Weeks

28 Weeks

Here's a few different looks at my pregnant belly!

Total Weight Gain: 16 lbs.

Maternity Clothes?  Finally had the opportunity to wear a sundress this week!  I will have a hard time holding myself back from buying a bunch of cute maternity summer clothes, but with less than three months to go, it doesn't really seem worth it.

Wedding Rings On or Off? On, still no swelling here!

Stretch Marks?  No, thankfully I have still escaped them! 

Sleep?  It's been okay.  My numerous bathroom breaks during the night aren't helping.

Best Moment This Week:  My doctor's appointment!  So many good things came from my appointment.  I got the approval to start running again, albeit shorter distances.  My belly is measuring at 28 inches (right on schedule).  And....I passed my glucose test!  Guess that massive serving of baklava the night before wasn't a problem! :-)

Miss Anything?  Happy hour on a sunny afternoon. 

Movement?  Liam is one strong little boy!  He even gave my doctor a few good punches while she was trying to listen to his heartbeat and kept "swimming" away.  My doctor couldn't tell exactly how he is positioned quite yet, hopefully at my next appointment!  (We go every two weeks now)

Food Cravings:  Breakfast!  I made my own granola this week and have been devouring it everyday.  I'm still making lemon poppy seed pancakes every Saturday, and I don't envision a day anytime in the near future when I won't want them!  I also got a hankering for some wafer cookies this week, so Conor set off on a wild goose chase to find me some after work one day!

Food Aversions:  Nope, I still have a monstrous appetite!

Symptoms: Heartburn is becoming a more regular thing, although it still hasn't become bad enough to prevent me from eating spicy foods.  I had few more braxton hicks contractions which are such a weird feeling every time.

Staying Active?  Oh yes!  Even though I can run again, I'm still keeping up the swimming but only every other day.  On the days I swim: I run/walk 2 miles and then swim for 40 minutes (about 1500 meters).  On the days I just run: I run/walk 3 1/2 miles and do some light weights for 20 minutes.  It feels so good to continue to be active!  I hope to keep it up until the very end!

Belly Button:  "In!" Although this week Conor asked me, "What's going on with you belly button?!" Umm...nothing is going on with it...it just looks funny!  Thanks for the positive words! :-)


Happy or Moody?  Oh my, what a week!  I really am a happy girl,but these days I also have the ability to get very angry in a heart beat.  Therefore, this section should be changed to "hormonal breakdown of the week!"  This week there were three...and they are so funny (in hind sight) that I have to share:

(1) "Get out of my lane!"  Sometimes the pool is so busy that I have to share my lane with someone.  Etiquette would say that you should wait at the end of someone's lane and at least ask or let them know you're joining.  Well not the mean old lady I had to deal with!  Here I am enjoying the back stroke when bam, I just attacked a woman!  Where did she come from?!  Thanks for the heads up.  I was a little upset, but continued on.  After my next lap, I turned around and now there is another mean old lady in my lane!  Seriously?!  Three of us are not sharing one lane, this is ridiculous.  They proceeded the chit chat and the end of my lane for a few minutes and then began a workout together!  You. Have. To. Be. Kidding. Me!  I was beside myself!  Right when I had mustered up the courage to scream  talk to them, a lane opened up.  They were no longer my problem, phew!

(2)  "My Parking Nightmare" The next day the gym was packed, so I had to parallel park on the street.  Not a big deal.  When I returned to my car, there was a car parked behind me... 2 inches (no exaggeration) behind me!  How on earth am I supposed to get out of my parking spot?!  I could not believe whoever parked this close to me...they either had to get out of the car and inch their way into this spot (there was a red loading zone behind them) or tap my back bumper as they pulled that close!  Well I was pissed, and normal reasoning had completely left me.  So without a second thought, I proceeded to pull out of my spot... Reverse, go a few inches, stop.  Drive, go a few inches, stop.  Reverse...  and each time I reversed I hit the damn car behind me!  Yep, I had no reservations about it.  If you're going to make it impossible for me to move my car, I'm going to bump yours...repeatedly!  I'm still angry typing this....

(3)  "R.I.P. tea kettle"  Thursday morning I woke up and went to make myself a much needed cup of tea.  I have an electric tea kettle that I love 'cause it boils water so stinking fast!  Well of course, it decided to stop working.  While this doesn't seem to be a big deal, it was devastating!  I tried to fix it  continue pressing the on button for about 5 minutes til I conceded that it was not going to work for me.  I immediately decided that I was going to buy a new one!  We have a few random gift cards left over from our wedding, so I figured I would use one of those.  Well, they were no where to be found!  I frantically texted Conor (on his work phone no less) because this was obviously an emergency! 


He of course didn't respond to this ridiculous text; he figured I needed some time to cool down.  I then proceed to boil a pot of water for my tea...I could have been an infomercial for an electric tea kettle at this point while I pouted about how awful boiling water in a pot is, and how terrible pouring water from a pot into a mug is!  "Oh what a CHORE a normal blanket is! If only I had a Snuggie, I could be a useless couch-potato without intolerable discomfort and those dreadful cold arms!..." Hard stuff!  Conor shared this story with my mom later that night... walking her through his mind upon reading this text in the middle of his busy day. We were all laughing so hard about it!  That is, until I started uncontrollably laugh/crying!  Crying because I'm a crazy woman at the moment, crying because I miss my tea kettle, crying just because.  What a week!

Nursery Progress:  Nothing new in the nursery.  I'm trying to hold myself back from purchasing things until I've had my baby showers.


Looking Forward To:  My Spokane baby shower!  It will be so wonderful to be surrounded by family & friends celebrating together!

2 comments :

  1. Hi, first off you have a really cute blog here! Congrats on your little guy. I noticed you mentioned your craving for poppy seed pancakes.

    Here is an article i read about having poppy seeds during pregnancy and the "drug like" effects it can have on the baby. http://www.livestrong.com/article/125199-poppy-seeds-pregnancy/

    I suppose poppy seeds in moderation are okay. You may know all this, just passing on some info!

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  2. Thanks for thinking of me. I've done my research and checked with my doctor, and I have nothing to worry about.

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