August 20, 2012

28 weeks

28 weeks!
28 weeks = eggplant!
[Shout-out to Meredith for doing the chalk board this week! She's AWESOME!]  

How far along? 28 weeks + 3 days
Weight gain: +16.2 pounds total. I must give a shout-out to Mike, Jeff & Sam @ 4Balance Fitness right now. They've been AWESOME at keeping me motivated at the gym while monitoring what I'm doing, making sure that not only am I safe, but that Baby M is safe as well. I have felt awesome throughout this pregnancy and I attribute a whole lot of that to these guys (and gal)!
Sleep: sleeping great (:
Best moment(s) this week: Hearing wee one's heart beat at my 28 wk checkup! AND, Baby Martin's very first Baby Shower!! (: Thanks SO very much Melissa & Carolyn!
Movement: Now I'm feeling kicks in my ribs [still mainly on the left side]. I'm hoping that means the little booger has stretched out some - at the 3D ultrasound it was crunched up like a taco (head and feet together). 
Food cravings: nothing
Symptoms: Have I mentioned that I have outrageous heartburn ALL.THE.TIME? Nope? I didn't think so...
Gender prediction: Still feeling boy!
Labor signs: nope!
Stretch marks: none 
Belly button in or out: it's starting to poke out a little
Looking forward to: little by little getting our home ready for this little one! and, my appointments have moved up to every 2 weeks instead of every 4 weeks, so we'll get to hear the heartbeat and check on the bambino more often!
Random facts about Baby M: According to The Bump baby still weighs between 1.5-2.5 pounds and is still 13.6-14.8 inches long (but has moved from a rutabaga to an eggplant), but is now developing more fat. Also, Baby M's lungs are developed enough that chances of survival are greatly increased if it were born now! 


  1. you are glowing!! can't wait to meet that sweet baby.

  2. AWE!!!!! You can definitely see that cute bump now!!! so adorable ! :)

  3. Ahhhaaa...developing more fat...just like Mimi! Can't wait to meet this baby.