How far along: 28 weeks! Hello, third trimester!!
Size of baby: The size of small cabbage - about 17 inches and 2.9 pounds!
Total weight gained: It is definitely time to start exercising more! As in exercising in general :) I guess keeping up with my kids doesn't burn as many calories I had thought! I am up about 30 lbs. Yuck.
Maternity clothes: Absolutely. I did try to wear some non-maternity workout pants a couple weeks ago and that was not a good idea. A day or two ago I attempted my maternity skinny jeans and that really didn't work either. Yikes.
Movement: All.the.time. Last weekend it felt like he was using my hipbone as monkey bars. Not fun. And when he moves, my whole belly shakes and moves!
What I Miss: Being able to go up the stairs and not get out of breath. Heck! Being able to walk and talk on the phone and not get out of breath.
Cravings: Nothing really special! Peanut butter crackers have been delicious. And chocolate. Really, any kind of sweets.
Aversions: Nothing really. Other than cooking. I need to use my crockpot more - by the end of the day I am wiped out and don't feel like cooking!
Symptoms: My back has been hurting more. And my previous C-section scars have been sore. And my bellybutton feels bruised. Hormonal headaches are not fun. And hunger. Good gracious! In the mornings I will eat breakfast and then within the hour I feel like I need another meal! I say all that, but I do feel good! I can definitely tell that my back is getting more stiff. And I feel enormous! I also think that pregnancy is messing with my hair texture this go around - it seems so frizzy and yuck! I thought it was the super cold winter, but it is still doing it. Hopefully that goes away once BC3 is born!
Best moment of the week: Katie has finally felt the baby move! She thought it was really neat, of course. And I try to tell Jack that there is a baby in my tummy and he lifts my shirt up and says, "baby!" - and then he points to his belly and says, "baby!"...still have some work to do there :) And hearing Katie say BC3's name in her prayers makes me excited. I promise a name reveal is coming! Oh - and seeing the nursery start to come to life and seeing how much Katie is loving her new space has been exciting too! I've also signed us up for a big sis class at the hospital where BC3 will be born - it is different than with the other two kiddos, so I figure doing that class will let us see what we need to and let Katie get a feel for the new place too!
And I know I have done a post with this picture in it, but it definitely needs to be posted again. I absolutely love it! So glad I have this to document this part of my pregnancy! And for the record, I was 26w5d in this picture! Don't forget to check out Amanda McNeal Photography! You may actually find this image there :)
And just for comparison's sake, here I am at 28 weeks with each of the 3! I feel like a whale already, but when I look at these pictures, it kind of puts it into perspective. Some days I feel like I carry him higher and then other days it seems like he drops. I know he is obviously super active, so there is no telling what kind of positions he gets himself into in there! Can I also just say how glad I am that I don't have braces?? I had them when I was pregnant with Katie and that just wasn't fun!