On to the 28th week...
How Big Is Baby
I sort of agree with Tiffany's comment from last week about these vegetable guesstimations being a little inaccurate...but suffice...this week we are a "small cabbage" at 17 inches, 2.9 pounds.
Nothing really noticeable this week other than heartburn at night, a bloody/constantly-stuffy nose (which also happens in winter when I'm not pregnant, so whatev), and some low back achy-ness (totally attributable to the large belly, I think).
Just keeping it real on the blog again, guys - I was down two pounds this week. Total gain: 17 pounds. You're not supposed to lose weight in pregnancy, so I was slightly worried. But the doctor says a little loss here & there is fine - the only cause for concern is if the weight is down in a consistent pattern.
Almost everyday this week! And I'm actually able to do a reasonable walking workout, I'd say (that is, for a pregnant or non-pregnant person). I'm enjoying this while I can in case the tailbone pain comes back.
Food Aversions / Cravings
Naaah - but boy do I love peppermint-flavored sweet treats!
I had one yesterday. I drank the glucose drink and had my blood drawn after an hour. And I had the Rh+ shot
What I'm Looking Forward To
Finishing the book Amy recommended to me, The Birth Partner, so I can learn more about my options during labor and try to figure out what road I want to take with all that.
Preparations and Decisions Being Made
Nothing major. We decided to buy a dresser someone at my work was selling to use as a changing table in the nursery. It's blonde-colored wicker, so I plan on painting it white on one of my vacation days from work.
Good - except that I'm feeling incredibly unprepared for actually having a newborn. I have no idea about things like: umbilical stump care, breastfeeding, sleeping & eating patterns, etc. My doctor recommend a class at the hospital that covers all that stuff, so I'm going to look into it asap.
And here we are. From the front:
And from the side:
Enjoy your weekend!