How Far Along: 28 Weeks
Size of baby: Turtle is the size of a Chinese cabbage. She weighs two and a quarter pounds and is almost 15 inches long.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 24 lbs. I went for my 28 week doctor's appointment and FREAKED out when I saw that I gained 9 lbs in 4 weeks. I went home and cried the rest of the day. And then craved ice cream (which I did NOT let myself have).
Maternity Clothes: All I wear now.
Gender: It's a GIRL! Brooke Henley Femiano!
Movement: Her movements are definitely on a schedule now. She has a pretty regular sleep/wake schedule and her movements are almost predictable.
Sleep: Sleep has been terrible. I wake up all throughout the night just trying to get comfortable. I did manage to go to the Chiropractor this week and I slept a little bit better that night. I hope that it's going to help out with my sleep issues.
What I miss: I miss being in control of my crazy tears. I have been so hormonal lately. I cry when I'm hungry and then after I eat, I cry because I feel like Shamu. All I can say is Mike is a saint for dealing with me.
Cravings: Still craving cereal. This week I bought Fruit Loops...but I haven't polished off that box yet.
Symptoms: Sore hips/pelvis and running to the bathroom every 30 seconds AND add reflux to this list now. Its like a magic trick...drink water, lay down and water just appears right back in my mouth again. It's so gross (especially when it's not just water)!
Best Moment this week: Hearing Brooke's heartbeat at our doctor's appointment. Her heartbeat was 'steady in the 140's'. :) AND we had our 3D/4D ultrasound (actually, we had 2...the 1st one she wouldn't cooperate and the 2nd wasn't much better, but we were able to get a few pictures of her sweet chubby cheeks). We got to see miss B smile! I think she's just perfect.