Pregnancy Highlights: Everything is good. And I’m pregnant. That’s a highlight. I still feel very grateful every day to still be pregnant. There isn’t much that I don’t appreciate about it this time around, even the heartburn that makes me wake up throwing up in the middle of the night. I think that is probably the one good thing that came from having miscarriages. I can’t imagine feeling anything other than incredibly grateful for pregnancy every second.
How far along: 28 weeks.
Size of baby: “By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels.” She’s probably a bit bigger than that (think like… a Korean cabbage), she is measuring a few days bigger than 28 weeks. And her head is big too, like Ophelia’s. And mine. :(
Total weight gain: I don’t feel like I should have to disclose that information. I’m eating better than I was with my first pregnancy, not swelling nearly as much, and have gained at 28 weeks the same amount of weight I gained during my entire pregnancy with Ophelia.
Name: Daphne Lane (probably Deedee)
Movement: No, she’s just not a big mover. I can count on one hand the times I have felt bigger kicks, but it’s not something that I can count on by any means. We had an ultrasound today to make sure everything was okay, so I know I’ve just got a lazy baby and that it’s kind of normal to just feel flutters and hiccups.
Maternity clothes: Someone take me shopping please.
Sleep: I’m sleeping okay. I wake up in the middle of the night throwing up because of the heartburn, but it’s part of the deal.
What I miss: Not anything really. I’m just appreciating being pregnant.
Cravings: No, although I still really love chicken sandwiches an extraordinary amount.
Aversions: I am still grossed out by fish. One of the sales guys at work comes in with something and turns on his blender at 6 am and it smells EXACTLY like tuna. Oh, it’s so awful. Enough with the tuna smoothies, man.
Best moment of the week: Probably seeing her on the ultrasound today. She’s breech and is pretty squished. I asked the ultrasound tech what she was holding next to her face and he said “oh, that’s her thigh.” She’s just hanging out in there with her legs wrapped around her head. Sounds comfy.
Looking forward to: Ugh, I cannot wait to see what her personality is like! AND EXERCISE. Believe it or not, I miss exercise so bad. I’m tired of doing my walking and lame stuff. I want to actually sweat and not just because I walked a flight of stairs.