We are moving right along in this pregnancy! Some days do drag but for the most part it’s going quickly, I’m not ready, of course. However, I will be by February! At least as ready as I can be.
Pregnancy: 28 weeks
Weight Gain: Down two pounds from my last appointment so I’m back to -9lbs and Abby is up to 2lbs 12oz which is the 69th percentile.
Gender: Still a girl here! At my ultrasound yesterday there was something poking out around her lower abdomen and the tech said ‘it’s the cord, it’s the cord!!’. I think she was more worried then I was since I barely noticed haha
Name: same, Abigail Jane. Her first name just sounded pretty to me but her middle name is my Grandma’s middle name. I was planning a middle name of Jane for our daughter if we had one but changed the first name several times.
Feeling: A little more tired, it’s a nice combo of DST, Nathaniel’s new wake up time and my waking up throughout the night. I feel mostly rested but by the end of the day I am done. I’ve been able to workout a little more and using my ball to do some of those exercises as well as sit on it to relieve pressure/back pain. Emotionally, I’m realizing more and more each day that we have kids, plural, more then Nate. And she will be here soon! Nate is a big brother, I’m a mother of more then one and Chris is a father of both a son and daughter. The daughter part has him feeling different things, I’m going to have him guest post sometime soon too. I consider myself a boy momma but I’m so excited (and terrified) to have a little girl.
Health: At yesterdays appointment my BP was 117/56 so that’s under control and they had me do my second glucose test which I expect to come back fine.
Movement: She is still kicking, punching and kneeing me! Chris and Nate can feel her frequently and I’m feeling her kicks as high as a few inches below my sternum. I was finally able to get a good and relatively clear ultrasound, she was moving a lot but had turned to the side a bit so they could see everything. She was sucking her thumb, touching her cheek, moving her arms and hit herself in the face once. At the beginning of the US her feet were up by her chest but she quickly moved back to scrunched legs. I will admit, I cried at this ultrasound. There was something about her doing all of those things and moving and being able to really see it and knowing she’s doing awesome in there. It just made me so happy that I was crying.
Cravings: still mexican food along with cookies, donuts and peanut butter toast.
Next Appointment: December 5th, there will probably be another US at that time because they were planning to do one in a month. With my being overweight and the transient high blood pressure (despite being well controlled) they just want to keep making sure she’s growing, her placenta is fine and everything is going well. When you have the high pressure it can deteriorate the placenta but none of that has been happening.