Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 28 weeks

Alright. Yeah. I know. I'm a little late. This shoulda went up Monday and its Thursday.... Life happens. Plus I really wanted to write that post about the nursery. I'm so excited to get started on it!  Anyway... Twenty eight weeks pregnant. How on earth did we get here? Nine weeks out from full term, twelve from our due date. It's getting very very real folks. We are having a baby!

This week has been exciting, to say the least. This week we had a scare....I thought my water broke. I've been having consistent back pain and actual contractions lasting about a minute for a week and a half, then that happened. I was terrified we would be meeting baby way too soon. As it turns out, all is well. Contractions are a bit concerning so I need to stay off my feet as much as possible and relax. It's a challenge with two small kids, a house, fiancée and two dogs but we are making it work. 

Size Comparison: this week Baby M is comparable to a coconut, according to the Ovia Pregnancy app.

Symptoms: heartburn has become a semi regular thing in my life. At first it was just when I would lie down at night, but now I am dealing with it on and off all day. So. Yay for that. Contractions as previously stated. Again. Yay for that.

Cravings: Sweets per usual. This week I have had much better control over my sweet tooth....but the urge is still definitely there. For breakfast all I want is Pop Tarts (super healthy I know) and Mexican food officially grosses me out. We went to a lovely restaurant and I ate plain tortilla chips with water. My waitress was not impressed.

Mood: I wish I could say I am feeling fabulous, but that's not the case. Between exhaustion and other things going on in life right now, I've had to work very hard to keep a positive outlook. Things are looking up, however. Thank you Jesus.

Another pregnancy "milestone" was reached this week....I now sleep with four pillows, and it would be more if I had them. Six weeks ago someone offered to buy me a pregnancy pillow and I said, "Oh, no! I'm sleeping great!" How silly could I possibly be?! I would KILL for one now. Well. Not literally. But you know. I am still on my nesting kick, cleaning and organizing every corner of our new home when the burst of energy comes. It's funny the things you find yourself doing.... Like scrubbing baseboards with a toothbrush. Yeah.

I'm also feeling a strong urge to pack my hospital bag. I have no idea whatsoever as to what to take. For myself or her. To be honest, I don't have many options for her yet as I haven't had my baby shower (four more weeks!) And I do not know what to pack. I have no idea what my hospital provides, if anything. I've heard some provide EVERYTHING, others not so much. I need to schedule our hospital tour and get pre registered, just in case our little lady decides to come early. Can you tell I'm feeling unprepared?  Once our bags are packed, I'll update you on what I'm taking. Maybe I'll update you on what we actually used in a later post... I think that would be interesting and helpful to other mommas to be!

Let's talk birthing classes. When did you take them? As well as breastfeeding classes? We are on the home stretch here and I haven't signed up for either. I know, I know. Get it together Megan. 

I didn't take a bump shot this week, but I post them regularly to Instagram. Follow me there for updates, I post at least once a day! I might be addicted. It's whatever. As always, thank you so so so much for reading and visiting my blog. If you'd like to stay in touch, my social media is linked. Just click those little icons over there. Keep doing you, you're fabulous. See ya next time.

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