Friday, November 8, 2013

baby bump: 28 weeks

28 weeks

how far along? 28 weeks, due January 28th.

size of baby: size of an eggplant, about 14 inches (head to toe) and 2 pounds

heartbeat: 139 bpm (last week). This baby’s heartbeat is consistently in the 130s… which is normal, but sounds so different compared to the 150s to 180s that we had with Nolan. Maybe I’m getting my wish for a more calm baby?? ;)

total weight gain: + 18 lbs 

maternity clothes:  I’m now wearing compression stockings from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to sleep. Even though they’re super tight, they feel so comfortable to me. My uniform lately has been leggings with boots, a long maternity shirt, and a jean jacket.

sleep: still sleeping well :)

movement: he moves A LOT in the late evening.

food cravings: sweets mostly—cookies, hot chocolate, Edy’s cookie dough ice cream, waffles with whipped cream. I get restaurant cravings, but we’re on a strict budget, so we don’t eat out.

symptoms I have: My legs are becoming a little more painful. We’ve all had mild colds for two weeks, so I’ve had a bit of a sore throat and neck.

doctor’s appointment: Last Thursday, I met with another midwife in the practice. My blood pressure and the baby’s heartbeat were fine. I also got good results from the glucose test. I now have appointments every two weeks instead of every month—yay third trimester!

what I’m looking forward to: The baby’s room got painted on Saturday, and the new curtains came yesterday! Nolan is now sleeping in there while his room gets painted—and one wall gets fixed. I’m dreading the winter and the cold, but I know that the more wintery it becomes, the closer we are to meeting the baby! I am excited to get Nolan’s baby clothes out of storage and see what the new baby will be wearing :) I want to make a list of what I think he’ll need. Nolan mostly just wore onesies since it was September, but this baby will need warm, full outfits.

“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.”
Psalm 139: 13-16


  1. Psalm 139 is my favorite chapter of the Bible. So incredible to think about how God is slowly knitting together every precious detail of your baby boy :)

  2. Ok I have to tell you, your baby bump is darling! and you have a cute cute family! I don't think my baby boy EVER moved in the day, it was all late in the evening so I feel you! How fun to have 2 little boys! We are in that "thinking of having a second phase" (my baby just turned 14 months) ha and it would be so fun for him to have a little playmate! Anyways I'm excited to follow your cute pregnancy! xo

  3. You look great! Happy 3rd trimester. Your favorite maternity outfit is definitely mine too - so comfy

  4. You look so stinkin cute! I'm happy the little one is growing so well! I hope yall have a great weekend!

  5. Looking great and it sounds like you are feeling well too!!! Congratulations on a second child! May you have a safe and healthy baby and delivery.

  6. You look so cute! Even though I'm not the biggest fan of eggplant ;) hope you guys get over that bug soon!

  7. Oh gosh, you are SO cute! You look a little more popped this second time around. LOVE your hair, it looks so pretty!

  8. congrats to you!! you look so happy :)


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