28 Weeks

How far along: 28 weeks (3rd Trimester!)
Baby’s Size: eggplant
Maternity clothes: I'm pretty excited that it's starting to get cooler and I can break out the handful of maternity sweaters I've been collecting!
Best moment this week: My check-up with the OB was good news all around.  I only gained 3 lbs over 3 weeks (right on target)!  I passed my glucose test (score of 95)!  And we're now on the every 2 week rotation (can you believe it?  only 12 weeks to go)!
Miss anything: runny eggs... 
Movement: It's funny how quickly things change.  Just last week I was saying how he's moving around all the time and this week he's slowed way down.  No worries though, I googled it and it's normal, he's just running out of space...gonna be a long 12 weeks buddy...
Food cravings: Not only am I not craving anything, I can never figure out what I want to eat in general...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor signs:  Nope.
Symptoms:  My legs are definitely not as bad as before but I think that's just because I was super busy this week and never spent any time laying around...  I also had a really tough time waking up all week.  Like I was still half asleep coming up on lunch time...  I guess that's what life with a newborn will be like so I should get used to it!
Belly button in or out?  Still in...more and more people have been telling me that there's never popped out.  Also, I've pretty much lost sight of my feet this week.
Happy or moody most of the time: I think I was in a better mood this week.  Mostly I've just been sort of bummed because I'm so busy.  I've seriously had plans for every day this week and all I want to do is veg out on the couch...
Looking forward to:  Baby shower on Sunday!


27 Weeks

How far along? 27 weeks 
Baby’s Size:  rutabaga
Maternity clothes?  I managed to fit into my old small
"Mission for Margie" shirt at the Alzheimer's Walk on Sunday...sort of...

Best moment this week:  Not hearing from the doctor.  I'm assuming it means I passed my glucose test!  I'll know for sure on Wednesday but I've been told no news is good news on that front.
Miss anything?  Not getting up to pee a million times a night!
Movement:  I've been noticing him more often.  It used to just be when I was laying down and relaxing but lately he's started kicking more and more when I'm out and about.  I'm assuming it's just more obvious the bigger he gets.  A few times he's even kicked at my arm when I have it sitting on belly, so fun!
Food cravings:  Chicken.  I've been wanting a pesto chicken sandwich for lunch for the last few days but the cafeteria isn't being very accommodating lately.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Joe thinks it's hilarious to make these terrible noises in his throat because it makes me gag.  Such a sweetheart, my husband.
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs:  Nope.  Not even Braxton Hicks.  All of my emails this week are about Braxton Hicks and I'd sort of like to have a few just to know what they're talking about but nothing.
Symptoms:  My legs are driving me crazy around 8:30 every night!  A friend suggested a bath in Epsom salt each night to help relieve it and I may have to give that a try if it gets bad again this week.  I also went to bed by 9 all week long, it's a bummer because I thought I'd finally passed that point and was back to being fun again...

Belly button in or out?  Still in...though Kate assures me that I look perfectly round from her perspective.
Happy or moody most of the time: Oh wow was I moody this week.  I just couldn't control myself, I wanted to throttle pretty much everyone all the time.
Looking forward to:  My baby shower on Sunday!  We picked up the glider this week so now the room is really ready to go!  It just needs a few decorations, baby stuff & a kid-let to fill it up!


26 Weeks

 How far along? 26 weeks 
Baby’s Size:  head of lettuce
Maternity clothes?  Zipping up some of my favorite sweatshirts has become quite comical.  Some point soon I'm going to have to give them up or only wear them open.  It's crazy how much bigger I look with just one more layer of material over the bump!

Best moment this week:  I got to see a lot of people I normally don't this week and they're all so excited for us!  I spend most nights at home alone and it all gets kind of routine so it was nice to be reminded that this is a really exciting time in our lives!
Miss anything?  I miss trying drinks.  For example, we're out with people somewhere and they say, "oh, have you had x yet?  It's so good!"  No, I'm not drinking alcoholic beverages, I have not had the yummy new beer...
Movement:  He's actually woken me up before 6am twice this week kicking away.  He's also taken to tap dancing on my bladder recently.  I go from zero to running for the bathroom in 2 seconds.  (like I need to pee more often, I counted the other day, I went 4 times in 2 hours)
Food cravings:  Must eat all the cereal!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs:  Nope.
Symptoms:  It took me a few minutes to come up with symptoms for my picture this week.  I've really felt good.  It seems like any real issues I have are on the weekends.  My back was achy to the point that all I wanted to do is lay on the couch.  Also, I couldn't get my rings off after walking around Oktoberfest because my hands were so swollen but after a few hours they were back to normal.  Nothing really terrible or debilitating though.

Belly button in or out?  Still in...though when I lay down it is almost flat around the edges.
Happy or moody most of the time:  I think I was pretty happy all week.  I can sort of feel myself getting agitated so I try to talk myself back down before lashing out.  However, Glee definitely had me crying last night and over stuff that wouldn't normally get me...like the mom crying on Finn's floor...done.
Looking forward to:  Getting the results of my glucose test.  I went for the 1 hour test yesterday morning and won't know anything until next week at the earliest.  Apparently, if it's bad they'll call but if not I have to wait to get the results at my appointment on the 23rd.  No news is good news until then...


25 Weeks

How far along? 25 weeks 
Baby’s Size:  cauliflower
Maternity clothes?  I don't even look at my other clothes...except sweatshirts & cardigans.

Best moment this week:  Spending time with Joe.  I know I know, so hokey...but he has been in the best mood this week and it's infectious.
Miss anything?  Not thinking about food.  I went to my check-up at the ob this week and I've put on 8 lbs in the last 4 weeks...I'm only supposed to gain 1 per week!  I've only gained 15 lbs so far which is totally fine but 8 lbs in one month is too much!  Between the weight gain and the fact that I've started swelling when I'm at all active caused the midwife to suggest I start watching my sodium intake and add more protein/less carbs.  So...now I'm always thinking about what I should eat...ugh...I thought I was getting a break from all that for a while!
Movement:  Yep.  Though I'm a little concerned I'm not feeling everything I should be.  When the midwife was using the doppler to monitor his heart beat at my appointment he kept running away from her then started kicking the sensor.  I couldn't feel any of it and she seemed surprised that I didn't.
Food cravings: Everything I shouldn't eat...
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs:  Nope.
Symptoms:  In addition to the swelling I talked about before, I've been really clumsy the last few days.  I haven't fallen down on anything but I drop pretty much anything I pick up.  I actually gave up on wearing a necklace today after I dropped it no less than 4 times trying to put the clasp together.

Belly button in or out?  Still WAY in...still annoying me...
Happy or moody most of the time:  I'd say 1/2 and 1/2 this week.  For the most part I've been good but there was one bad night :-(
Looking forward to:  My shower at the end of the month!  We went to Ikea on Sunday and got shelving, a rug and a few other decorative odds and ends that really pulled the room together!  It definitely still has a ways to go but other than a lamp shade and some pictures there's nothing else for Joe & I to do until after the shower.  In fact, every time I suggest picking something up Nicole yells at me not to until next month!