28-week update

How far along: 28 weeks – holy crap, less than 3 months to go!

Meds: all taken daily – prenatal vitamins, vitamin D, DHA, probiotic, Levothyroxine 100 mcg

Gestational diabetes: Had a high blood sugar after unwittingly over-eating at a restaurant, but otherwise my numbers have been nice and on target. And I still get to indulge in a small scoop of ice cream before bed, or sometimes a milk tea. Hurray!

Baby is the size of: an iceberg lettuce

Belly pictures:

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Total weight gain: Down 1.2 pounds from last week, and almost 16 pounds up from pre-fertility weight. Bump and baby seem to be growing fine, but think I need to carefully increase my calories on my more active days.

Stretch marks: Nothing that I can see, and my massage therapist confirmed I have nothing on my back. Hoping I’m lucky and it stays this way!

Sleep: Strangely lately I’ve been feeling fine after only 6 hours of sleep. May need to experiment with sleeping upright in the glider, to see if I can stay asleep for longer. At least I don’t feel tired during the day.

Symptoms/Feeling: Still feeling good overall, I feel very lucky so far! The sore hips are annoying, but I can live with them, and have figured out how to position myself better when I sleep to minimize the ache. In fact, I’ve been feeling so good, that when weightlifting this past weekend, I actually came very close to my previous PR on deadlifts! So my goal this weekend is to set a new PR, and capture it on video 🙂 I was sore as heck the following few days, but recovered fine despite not being able to take Ibuprofen or use Salonpas.

Best moment of this week: Always great to see baby girl on ultrasound with hubby at our appointment this morning. As usual, she was kicking and moving a ton in response to the probe. You could see her actually holding the umbilical cord while covering her face with her hands – yeah, pretty glad I decided not to get a 3D ultrasound, she is just not that cooperative in there!

Miss anything: Indulging in chocolate throughout the day. And if only time could stand still just long enough for me to get some serious de-cluttering and nesting done around here.

Movement: Crazy active in there, and I have to admit, I’m not doing formal kick counts because she kicks and moves so much throughout the day, I figure I should be fine.

Food cravings: I’ve consumed 4 eggs today. Normally I eat half of this healthy pancake recipe for a snack (bananas have a lot of sugar), but since I was home this morning, I indulged in the full recipe for lunch. Yummy!

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Easy flour-less protein-packed pancakes: Blend 2 eggs, 1 banana, 1 Tbsp natural no-sugar-added peanut butter, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and pinch of salt (I use a Vitamix, a food processor should work fine). Pour silver dollars onto a greased skillet/griddle on low heat. Add pinch of chia seeds prior to flipping and finish cooking.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, and very thankful!

Labor signs: Just the rare Braxton-Hicks.

Belly button in or out:  It’s smaller, but still an innie.

Wedding rings on or off: Still on and loose.

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy for sure – staying active definitely helps me feel good!

Purchases for baby: Picked up the glider! More gifts have been arriving on our doorstep – thus the serious need for de-cluttering, especially with the first of 3 baby showers taking place in just over 2 weeks!

Looking forward to: Stand-up paddling this Saturday – SUP yoga starts up again Sunday but I have to work. Will definitely be taking class the following weekend if this weather holds! We also have a breastfeeding class next Wednesday. I feel like hubby probably doesn’t need to attend, but at the same time, I expect breastfeeding to be the toughest part of the first few months, and any extra support I can get from him would be great.

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