bump at 28 weeks

How far along: 28 weeks (I'm in my 3rd trimester now! Crazy how time flies!)

Baby size: Eggplant

Total weight gain/loss: 12 pounds up from pre-pregnancy...this was according to my doctor visit this past week.  She's happy with my weight gain and told me my absolute max would be 30.  We'll see if that happens. :) And she as happy with the measurement of my belly and said it was right on track.  Yay!

Sleep: Can't complain! Just wanting more of it now that school has started! :)

Movement: It's constant and so entertaining! It's all over my belly and both high and low...but mainly low.  I still haven't felt her up in my ribs.  That's a good thing, I'm sure. :) Her movement is definitely more powerful.  She still moves the most in the evenings, but I do feel some activity throughout the day now.  It's also almost like clockwork that she starts to move on my way to work after I eat breakfast.  It's a nice reminder of why I'm heading to work and to start my day off thankful for God's blessings!

Food cravings/aversions: I can finally say I'm starting to have what is probably cravings.  Salt and vinegar chips! I also woke up thinking about Fall and caramel apples.  Haha.  I still have a pretty strong aversion to authentic Mexican food...but I enjoy Qdoba.  I also just realized today that in pregnancy I haven't wanted to chew gum at all.  Usually I'm a huge gum chewer.  Weird.  Also, I'm thirsty all the time.  Milk, orange juice, and ice cold water are tasting best.

Pregnancy Symptoms: So far, my 3rd trimester has been by the books.  Exhaustion and fatigue again? Check.  More frequent trips to the bathroom again? Check.  (I can also thank her for those random, hard movements that push on my bladder.  Whew!) My appetite has definitely picked up.  Leg cramps have picked up and so has the indigestion.  Occasional overall uncomfortableness.  Beyond that I can't complain.

What I miss: Being able to drink things with caffeine without worrying about how much or how often I am.  Nothing major really.  I wouldn't mind to just feel "normal" again. :)

What I'm looking forward to: Completing the nursery and meeting her!

Milestones: For me-- glucose screening test is behind me! I didn't get any news from the doctor and no news is good new.  I'm also on the two-week plan for doctor visits.  For Adeline--she's getting more fat on her now and her lungs are developed to a point that she would most likely survive if she was born!

Best moment this week: Whew with it being my first full week back to school, it was a whirlwind and I was exhausted.  I'd probably have to say the weekend getting here!

Moments with Justin: I really should have titled this part "Brag on my husband" section, because that's all I feel like doing throughout this pregnancy.  He's been beyond patient with me.  Even when he's exhausted from a long day (and putting in some extra hours after work with some side jobs) he still rubs my feet or my back when I ask.  He also does what he can to keep me comfortable and happy....even if that means going to McDonald's while I'm getting ready for church to satisfy my breakfast craving. ;)

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  1. What a sweet Husband you have! I can't wait to hear how awesome he is with the baby! You look amazing!!

  2. You look so cute! I bet all of your students were surprised to see you with that belly that popped up over summer break :)
    It sounds like everything is going really well for you guys!!! Hope you get some more rest this week!!

  3. Look how cute you look! Motherhood is agreeing with you well!

  4. Don't you look cute!
    Get used to the caffeine thing... breastfeeding is the same way! I drink one a day. No Dr Pepper... to sugary. But a tea or something. I know some moms can't. But I drank one a day when Lil was in my tummy... maybe that made a difference?

  5. you look so great!!:)
    I feel your pain on the 3rd trimester symptoms haha and yay for passing the glucose test!! :)

  6. Love your bump!! You're such a cute lil preggo momma :) Hope school doesn't keep ya down!


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