Thursday, February 6, 2014

28 Weeks and great news!

28 weeks 1 day

How Far Along:  28 weeks - Welcome to the Third Trimester!
Weight Gain:  My doctor says I've only gained 18 lbs, but I think I've gained 20 lbs or so.  I was never a fixed weight to begin with, so it's hard to say. My belly is measuring at 36 1/2 weeks today, though!
How Big are the Babies?  Eggplants
Maternity Clothes: Yes.  Loving the pants and long tank tops to wear under things.
Movement:  Yes, they are active!  But apparently they are developing regular sleep patterns, and I definitely notice they're quieter at different points throughout the day.  They are definitely up when I'm going to bed and waking up.  
Belly button in or out? Still an innie.
What I miss:  Well, I'm still so thankful to be pregnant and can't wait to meet these little boys.  But I have to say I miss getting a good night's sleep.  I've just been having these crazy vivid dreams that wake me up, and it's hard to fall asleep for some reason.  Andy is having no troubles sleeping through the night, though!  haha ;)
Milestones:  28 weeks is again a MAJOR milestone for babies.  I'm so so thankful they're still inside and doing well.  And also...  I've been cleared from bedrest!  Praise the Lord!  My doctor is comfortable with me going back to work but really taking it easy other than that.  No standing for more than 30 minutes and listening to my body really well.  I will still need to make lots of time for resting, but I'm so glad for this news.  I just have a lot I feel like I need to do in the next 2 months.  But I went to Target for about 15-20 minutes and was WIPED OUT.  So, I'm definitely aware of what bedrest did to my muscles and energy.  I will for sure be taking it easy.  Also I know that the babies are safer when I rest a lot.  
I also found out that I passed my Glucose Tolerance Test with "flying colors", and I'm not anemic!  Woohoo! 
Food Cravings:  Nothing really... but maybe pizza?  But I always crave pizza, pregnant or not!  LOL!
Aversions: Nothing.
Symptoms: Super tired.  Sour stomach/reflux is back with a vengeance in the mornings, so I'm back on Zantac 150.
Best Moment this week: The great news I received at the doctor this am!

What I'm looking forward to:  Hearing if our boys will have a boy cousin or girl cousin to play with come June!  Andy's brother and his wife are pregnant and found out the gender on Friday.  They are mailing us something fun that will tell us... can't wait!! 

Here are some other pictures of things happening lately...

 My mom completed Baby A's baby quilt!  I love it!  The Winnie the Pooh fabric is a muted "toile" style print--so it's not over the top Pooh or Disney.  It's so precious.  She did a great job!  We just picked out Baby B's fabrics.  His will be a vintage-style baby cowboys print; more of a western style quilt.  It's going to be precious! 

A lot of what I did on bedrest was read (I read a total of 5 books) and do logic puzzles/games!  This game was so fun, and I felt like a mastermind doing the whole book of puzzles in an hour or so.  It's called Chocolate Fix... you get snapshots of each box of chocolates, and you have to figure out the order of the chocolates.  It was entertaining.  I also discovered KenKen puzzles, which come on the crossword puzzle page of the New York Times magazine. It's a kind of number puzzle, kind of like Sudoku.

I was also quite proud of myself for doing these poufs for a bridal shower I'm hosting this Saturday!  Joy usually does the poufs for showers we've had in the past, so this time I had my hand at it.  To be honest, they're kind of tedious to do, but they add so much color and fun to a room, they're worth it.  


  1. Yay for no bedrest! By the end of my pregnancy (probably 33-39 weeks), it became REALLY hard to get around bc my feet were so swollen and just walking around was like a major workout. My body was stretched to the limit to grow those babies. Just remember, there is NO SHAME in using the motorized carts at Target or wherever. I felt weird the first time I used one--like everyone was looking at me. But by the end, it didn't even matter bc there was NO WAY I was getting around the whole store on foot, especially the last 3 weeks or so.

    1. Funny you say that! I went to Hobby Lobby with my mom the other day, and she insisted that she push me in their wheelchair cart. It was so weird to feel like an invalid! But it is getting harder and harder to walk a ton, so I will most likely be using those motorized carts soon!!