"By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can open and close his eyes, which now sport lashes. This movement is more of a reflexive blink than a deliberate opening and closing, but it won't be long before he's batting those beauties at you."
How far along? 28 weeks
Baby’s Size: Well, MOST babies at this point weigh at least 2 1/4 pounds, or as much as a chinese cabbage. But since Elliot only weighed 1 lb 10 oz on Thursday, I seriously doubt that he's even 2 lbs yet.
Total Weight Gain: 20 lbs. Now, if only some of those pounds would go to ELLIOT instead of my BUTT...
Bellybutton: It's still an innie... but a strange one.
Maternity Clothes: Yup!
Gender: All boy.
Movement: I don't know if he was just lazy last week or what... but he has been going CRAZY in there the last couple days. I spend a lot of time just staring at my belly now and watching it move... it's fascinating! Hopefully all this movement means that means my fluid levels are a little better?
Sleep: I've been sleeping like a baby lately. Seriously. Even better than when I'm not pregnant! :)
Symptoms: TERRIBLE back pain. But now that I'm on modified bedrest, it seems like my ankles are a little less swollen. I think keeping my legs elevated really helps.
Best Moments this week: Well, two things: 1: I got my haircut, and I'm really loving it. 2: I have an eye appointment tomorrow, and call me a dork, but I looove getting a fresh box of contacts.
Food Aversions: Meat.
Food Cravings: These cravings are starting to get a little weird. And unhealthy. I was craving Cheetos so badly that I actually went out and bought a bag. Of CHEETOS? Seriously?! I can't even remember the last time I bought a bag of cheetos. But I was craving them like crazy.
What I miss: The weather has been lovely lately and I would have LOVED to be able to go out and take a walk.
What I am Looking forward to: All of this sitting around and waiting/wondering how my little man is doing in there is driving me insane. So I'm very much looking forward to having another ultrasound next week and seeing how my amniotic fluid levels are. If they are low- I'd rather be in the hospital, where Elliot can be closely monitored and taken care of, than just sitting around at home. I feel like a lot can happen in two weeks. For the better or for the worse. (But hopefully for the better!)
Milestones: Definitely in the THIRD TRIMESTER now! Holy moly! Time is really flying by. I mean, seriously. The thought that I could be having this little man within the next MONTH blows my mind.