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Bump Watch – 28 Weeks

Thanks everyone for all the great comments on cribs.  I really enjoy reading everyone’s thoughts.  One of the fun parts of blogging is the comments and interacting with people.

Movie Mom told me yesterday that I needed to post a new pregnancy picture so here I am at 28 weeks.  Only 12 weeks to go – eeeeeep!

Please excuse the weird look on my face.  It was early this morning.  And I always seem to have a double chin in pictures so I was trying to stick my head out a bit to avoid the double chin.  It just ended up looking weird!

I’m wearing one of my favorite maternity dresses that I got on the Target clearance rack for only $7!  It’s so soft and comfortable.  Actually all maternity dresses are it seems.  I have several.  I would wear them everyday if it was warmer.  Once spring hits I’ll be rockin’ the dresses more often.

My pregnancy is still going well.  Although I have nothing to compare it to, I feel like I’ve had it pretty easy.  Only last week did I start feeling uncomfortable.  Sitting at my desk for long periods is a bit bothersome so I have to get up and walk around.  Which usually isn’t a problem since I have to use the bathroom about every 30 minutes!  That can be a problem when I have an hour long meeting.  Even though I wait till the last minute and go right before the meeting, I still can hardly make it through!   And if people want to chit-chat or ask questions afterwards, I’m giving them the stink eye.  🙂

Sometimes I have trouble getting deep breaths, which I think is just a side effect of the baby getting bigger and pushing all my organs up.  My feet and ankles have started swelling a little bit at the end of the day.  It goes away by morning but then gradually increases throughout the day.  It’s worse when I wear heels so I think I’m done wearing heels for awhile.  My black flats and I are new BFFs. 

I have officially gained 16 pounds as of today, which is right on track.  I think I’ll end up gaining 25-30 overall.  I’m still working out 1-3 times per week when I can.  I am just doing 25-30 minutes on the elliptical and then a few weight lifting exercises.  I just do light weights and lots of repetitions.  One day a couple weeks ago it was really warm outside so I walked 2 miles on my lunch hour.  It felt great to be out in the sunshine.  I’m hoping to do some more walking as the weather gets warmer.

One other strange symptom I’ve been having is very dry skin.  I’m not sure if it’s pregnancy-related or just because it’s winter.  But I’ve never had such bad dry skin in past winters.  Any other moms have this problem?

This week we have our special 3D ultrasound scheduled.  I’m very excited.  Both Movie Mom and MIL are coming too.  I’ve been lucky to have three ultrasounds so far and this will be the fourth (although not covered by insurance).  It will also probably be the last time we see Baby Boy until he’s born.  I can wait to see how much he’s grown.  I really hope he cooperates and lets us get a good picture of his baby face!

So if anyone feels like commenting again, tell me what was your worst or most bothersome pregnancy symptom (not sure if symptom is really the right word, but you know what I mean).  And if you haven’t been pregnant share something that bothered a significant other, family member, friend or other loved one.  At this point for me I think it’s having to go to the bathroom all the time, especially at night.  I can never get a decent night of sleep because I’m getting up every two hours.  But I suppose I should get used to that, right? 🙂

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One thought on “Bump Watch – 28 Weeks

  1. The strangest thing for me was my second pregnancy, my daughter sat really low, that my pubic bone area would go numb, awful feeling and also bizzare. With my first(son), my food cravings were wild cherry pepsi & a toasted italian hoagie & raspberries…that was my lunch pretty much every day, lol

    YOU look great & I just found your site & love it!

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