Monday, April 29, 2013

Pregnancy Survey - 28 weeks

I went for my 28 week appointment this morning and here are my results:

 How far along? 28 weeks - 3 days

Total weight gain/loss: I gained no weight in the last month so holding steady at +1 pound.

Maternity clothes? Yes.  I actually purged all of my maternity clothes and have officially "Good-Will"ed the winter items.  The summer skirts, dresses and leggings are ready for warm weather.

Stretch marks? No new ones. 

Sleep: Still trying to stay on my sides but keep waking up on my back.

Best moment this week: Hard to say - although I it kind of made my day today that some of the ladies I was volunteering with at Joseph's school couldn't tell I was pregnant. I am carrying her so differently - it's still hard to tell in some outfits.

Movement: lots and lots of movement.  I'm thankful for all of them.

Food cravings: Thai Chopped Salad & Ice Cream Sandwiches

Gender: Still a girl!  :)  We double-checked this morning.

Labor Signs: I've started having some Braxton Hicks in the evenings which are not super comfortable - but not painful.

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

What I miss:
 maybe sleeping on my tummy?

What I am looking forward to: Finishing the nursery! Everything is pretty much done.  I need to hang a couple more pictures and move the couch upstairs.

Weekly Wisdom:
 If you want to keep from gaining weight while pregnant - make sure your kids catch every tummy bug around AND give it to you.  I've had it three times now.  Not so awesome.

Milestones: We had a growth ultrasound this morning and baby girl is measuring at 30+ weeks and weighs 3 lbs. 5 oz.  Definitely a Swearingen baby!  We also got to sit and listen to her heart for about 45 minutes.  At our visit last month we heard her drop a beat and she repeated this a couple days later when we checked again.  From here on I'll be going in weekly to monitor her heart rate/bpm for about 20 minutes or so to track how often it's happening (if it's still happening). We have been told that this is not entirely uncommon and often is outgrown before birth.  Once again we are thankful for Christopher's job and that we are surrounded by/connected to so many talented doctors who help reassure us and take care of us.  Also thankful for so many friends who are praying for this sweet baby girl.