28 weeks has always been one of those big goals for me. This is mostly because the survival rate goes up to about 95% at 28 weeks. This is very reassuring to me. My next big one is 32 weeks, and then after that it will be 36 weeks. I know the next two months will go quickly as April is a busy month for me and the beginning of May marks my last big event before Tate is born. I wonder sometimes if it is normal that I worry this much. I’m thinking it is probably not all that normal and I am not sure why my worry has been exponentially increased over the last couple of weeks. I am thinking it must be that I am getting closer and my first two pregnancies were not good examples of what pregnancy is supposed to be like. With this pregnancy, everything is normal and I really don’t know how to deal with that or trust it. It is bizarre.
On a more upbeat note, I did my last wedding this weekend until after Tate is born (I am crazy and booked a wedding on August 1st, so about 5 weeks after he is born…). This was such a sweet wedding with a great couple. I tend to really enjoy most of the couples I coordinate for, but some I connect with more than others. This couple was very young and so nice to each other. They were incredibly low key and relaxed. The venue was beautiful and the decor was simple and so pretty. Overall it was a really nice experience. I’m not gonna lie, I was in a fair amount of pain when I got home. Mostly it felt like my crotch was on fire and I had a little trouble walking yesterday, but I am back to normal today. Good weekend though…
How far along? 28 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: Jesus, 30 lbs. My face is round and my thighs are enormous. My actual bump is normal sized. Oh, and the boobs, good lord. They are giant! They probably account for at least 7 of the gained lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes. I think I have enough stuff to get me through the end, but I really don’t fit into any of my older stuff now.
Stretch marks? Nope. I have two small new ones on my calves, but otherwise, nothing.
Sleep: I am sleeping ok. I have to pee about 30 times every night and that is annoying but I am at least falling back asleep pretty easily.
Best moment this week: Finishing my last wedding. And reaching 28 weeks!
Miss Anything? Not really. I definitely am craving a beer, but it isn’t something that I am dying for. I will definitely enjoy a beer or something like that after Tate is born.
Movement: He has been moving pretty well the last couple of days. He had two days in a row last week that he was slow and I suspect that he was going through a growth spurt.
Food cravings: I am not really craving anything in particular. I’m enjoying Gatorade and I still like my cereal. We will see what happens this week with my diabetes test. That could be a big game changer for me in the cravings area.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I am starting to get queasy for no reason again. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of trigger behind any of the queasiness at this point. Maybe because I am giant and my stomach is all squished.
Have you started to show yet? Yes.
Labor Signs: Still getting occasional braxton hicks. They are not painful at all, but they are uncomfortable.
Symptoms: Stuffy nose, some swelling, braxton hicks, movement.
Belly Button in or out? Halfsie. Innie/Outie for now.
Wedding rings on or off? On. It is definitely getting tight.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy for the most part. I can feel my tolerance dropping quickly as I get more and more tired. I spoke with my boss last week to see if I can start working from home half days starting at 37 weeks. I remember how I felt last time and I was in a fair amount of pain, plus I wanted to kill people so ideally I would like to avoid this. She was agreeable, so starting at 37 weeks, I will be working mornings from work and afternoons from home.
Looking forward to: Easter is this Sunday. I am not religious at all, but I love new holidays for Arlie. I am super excited to get some eggs for her and get them “hidden” in the living room on Saturday night. She is going to be so excited. I am also looking forward to getting this stupid GD test out of the way. I am fearful that I will fail. Think good thoughts for me…