Friday, January 16, 2015
Bumpdate: Week 28
Size of the baby: A Chinese cabbage, about 2.5 pounds and she can open her eyes!
Total weight gain: 17 lbs so far
Maternity Clothes: Yes! I went to Destination Maternity over the weekend and hit up their Buy 2 Get 1 red line sale especially since I had a savings pass from December. I bought an Ultimate Support Belt and it's fantastic! I plan to try it out at work this week to see if I can minimize the strain on my back. I also bought three tops by Pea in the Pod, a pair of Motherhood bootcut jeans, and a pair of Destination Maternity black slacks for work. One of the tops is going to be perfect for my maternity shoot!
Gender: Sugar and spice.
Nursery: The original curtains I purchased didn't work out and but the replacements came this week and I love them! Three walls are painted, only the accent wall remains and we received our recliner/glider as a gift from R's mom on Saturday. It's coming together and I'm thrilled! Next weekend we can get something pretty on the wall and hang our mobile, then R wants to start on the furniture.
Sleep: It takes me a bit longer to get to sleep because she is so active at night. I've noticed that I'm more tired than I was in the second trimester and this week I needed a nap by Thursday.
What I miss: Nothing really this week, I wish I was able to talk to patients at work without feeling out of breath.
Cravings: Clementines are difficult to find in the dead of Winter so I've been eating more fresh pineapple. I got a hankering for tater tots this week and I'm still enjoying my morning OJ.
Other symptoms: Some slight back pain at the end of the day. I'm propping my feet up at work but I haven't had any swelling. In general I've felt okay but feeling "heavier" and sometimes it's hard to move for long periods.
Best moments: I went to my routine OB appt this week, everything is on track and now I'm doing fetal kick counts daily. I use the Baby Kicks app to keep track, though sometimes she moves so much I don't even have to start the timer. I also set up my 3D ultrasound for the end of the month, it's optional and not covered by insurance but totally worth the splurge to see her little face! I enjoyed a maternity shopping spree this past weekend; I don't usually shop at the mall and even more rare to try on clothes - I'm not much on clothes shopping usually but I loved finding some cute scores on sale.