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 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.


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?


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

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

  3. You look AMAZING!

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

    Homegrown & Beeyoutiful

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

  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!

  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!

  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! :)

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


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