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Monday, April 15, 2013

28 Weeks

Time is flying! In honor of entering the third trimester, here's a little blogland-style pregnancy update.
How far along? 28 weeks

Bump watch: Finally here! The bump started obviously growing, to me anyway, at the 20-week mark. But it really popped out in the last couple weeks. I love it!
Left: 24 weeks + 1 day. Right: 28 weeks +1.
26 weeks on Easter. See what I mean about popping in the last couple weeks?
Weight gain: Just shy of 16 pounds, which puts me on track for a healthy total gain of 25-28 pounds. Unless of course I go crazy with the ice cream over the next couple months... which is a viable possibility.

Sleep: I can never seem to get enough. That whole blissful second trimester business was lost on me this time, and I miss it!

Best moment so far: Jake just felt her kick this morning! And even though I don't think he gets what's going on with the whole "there's a baby in mommy's tummy" thing just yet, he squealed when she kicked his hand and I loved it.

Movement: She is an active little gal! It's so fun to feel and watch her kick and move around throughout the day. She is most active at about 11:30 p.m., though, so we might be in for some midnight playtimes in the not-too-far-off future.

Exercise: Ideally, four or five times a week, Jake hops in the BOB and we go for a little three-or-so-mile run (if you can call that slow pregnant-with-a-jogging-stroller pace a "run"). Of course, that's when the Utah weather cooperates, which hasn't happened as much lately so the base gym's ellipticals and I have had to make friends. I've always been a classic "cardio queen" offender and am trying to work in more weights as well. I have a dream of graduating from girly push-ups to real push-ups post-baby.

Cravings: As per usual, I love fruit and ice cream, but I can't say I've been "craving" them. I tend to have food aversions while pregnant more than anything. Oddly enough, I have a strange aversion to water this time -- it doesn't seem to matter whether it's cold, room temperature, from the fridge, or from a bottle. I really like water and obviously need to stay hydrated during pregnancy, so the whole "water tastes gross" thing has been terribly inconvenient.

What I miss: Feeling human, having energy, not being nauseous... you know.

What I’m looking forward to: Holding this little girl and completing our little family of four! And soaking up the final few weeks as a family of three. Life is good.

Just for fun, here's a post about the 28 week milestone with Jake.


  1. Congratulations and good luck! Hope you're feeling better. You look adorable. Thank you for sharing. I've been looking forward to a pregnancy post. I have two daughters expecting around the same time as you--one a couple weeks before you and the other a couple weeks behind you. It's been fun watching the four (another blog I follow is expecting twins) of you grow through your journey to motherhood once more.

  2. Great pictures, you look awesome! Exciting that you are going to add another member to yur family soon. Fun stuff!

  3. You have the cutest LITTLE baby bump! I love that jake just felt her kick. I love when the kids can start feeling it is a little more real.


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