Wednesday, July 20, 2011

28 Weeks

Alternate title: Irritable Uterus Strikes Again! 

If you were around for my pregnancy with Jack, you might remember that my uterus is a big old jerk.  Basically I contract.  A lot.  I spent the majority of yesterday feeling crappy, and once I finally laid down I realized I was contracting every five minutes or so.  Since this is basically what happened last time, I tried not to worry and put in a call to my midwife.  She agreed that it was probably just my irritable uterus once again in combination with a little dehydration from the heat.  I have started drinking A LOT more water, as well as Chamomile tea (to relax my muscles...it really helps!), and although I am still contracting, I no longer feel so crappy (in fact, by evening I felt perfectly fine...aside from the contractions).  Should anything change I will definitely head in for monitoring, but I am simply praying that it's just my silly overactive uterus, and that Luke stays put for another 10 weeks or so.

Other than THAT, so far so good! I had an appointment on Monday and learned that Luke is measuring a little on the large side.  Only a week or so in advance, and it's not uncommon for babies to have growth spurts that put them ahead in size a little bit.  
Matt took this picture, then said...'Wow, that got big'.  Yes.  Yes it did.

Stats:

Weight Gain: 22 lbs.  Sigh.  I'm fine with it. 
Cravings: Still watermelon.
Sleep: Total crap.  As evidenced by how tired I look in the above picture.  I now remember why I cropped the heads out of my pictures last time!
Movement:  Yep! He's a mover and a shaker.
Gender: Boy!
Labor signs: Not really...just my contractions, which are not real labor contractions.
Milestones: I found a new stretch mark.  Would we call that a milestone?

9 comments:

  1. you are adorable. just go with the weight gain...it's so fun, huh?!

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  2. 22 is great for 28w, you've got it mama! Boo to your uterus.

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  3. You look AMAZING!

    Not much longer, and the best is yet to come;-)

    Amanda
    Homegrown & Beeyoutiful

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  4. Hang in there Love, not much longer!! You look adorable as always!! Love to you, Oukie

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  5. I had a ton of early contractions with my first pregnancy, I'm hoping to avoid it this time around. At least we both know it's not actual labor! I went in for false labor twice!
    You look great, and of course to us your face is still lovely but I know how you feel as I keep thinking I need to figure out how to lose face-weight. HA!

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  6. I still can't get enough watermelon either. I'm 30 weeks and up 25 pounds - I feel your pain on the weight front!

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  7. This one cracked me up because I just took my 29-week picture and my hubby look at it and went - Whoa! You're big all of a sudden! :)

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  8. maybe you swallowed a watermelon sometime ;0) I think you look fabulously gorgeous....seriously.

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