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Eggplant- Week 28

April 27, 2014

 

This week you are the size of an eggplant! You are about 1.5-2.5 pounds and measure 13.6-14.8 inches.  Your putting on layers of fat and your skin is becoming smoother and less wrinkled.  Your lungs could survive on the outside (but you won't really be ready until July- keep growing in there!) Your eyes can now open and close and sense changes to light.

A pretty normal week, minus the nosebleeds that have started.  Almost every day- a wonderful side effect of more blood flow.  I just keep tissues with me at all times and I put coconut oil in my nose to help keep it moist. (Yes, I am snorting coconut oil).  This week the stretch marks started to show- very little but he has claimed me as his! I have started Vitamin E oil and coconut oil along with some essential oils that should help reduce them.  I really don't mind too much- a rite of passage I suppose. Earlier this week I thought I had more to say- I guess now it wasn't that important.  Did I mention my brain is losing power as well?

I will be glad for Stephen to be home- one more week and then I have someone to help pick things off the floor and remind me to eat :) Not to mention I really miss him this time around.

 

 

I was looking back through old pictures- and wow I didn't realize how big I had gotten until I looked at these pics! Grow baby grow!


How Far Along: 28 weeks

Total Weight Gain: 30 ish and still feeling great!

Maternity Clothes: yep

Stretch Marks: a couple small ones have started- bring on the coconut oil and vitamin e!

Sleep: decent- I start on my left side but end up on my back- strange

Best Moment This Week: lots of kicks

Miss Anything: fast movements :) one morning I woke up and it was harder to get out of bed

Movement: much more now- can pretty much do kick counts

Food Cravings: baby is a fan of Thai fried rice- but no cravings. I think he likes dairy when he's growing- wanted ice cream a lot this week

Aversions: ugh smells- always the smells :(
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: too early!
Belly Button: in
Wedding Rings: on
Exercise: swimming and walking Odin
Mood: generally happy- like a normal person (not a crazy preggo lady) most of the time
Looking Forward To: him getting bigger and meeting him- no more nosebleeds or indigestion! 

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