Saturday, February 12, 2011

28 Weeks - Hello 3rd Trimester

Baby's now the size of an eggplant!

Baby's lungs are mature enough that, if born right now, he has a pretty good chance of surviving (with help from medical technology). His skin is still pretty wrinkly (one byproduct of living in amniotic fluid) but will smoothen as fat continues to deposit.  
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

~Pregnancy Highlights~

Due Date: May 6, 2011 
Total weight gain: 18 lbs.
Morning Sickness: none
Cravings: spicy everything & sweets (my sweet tooth has gotten out of control again)
Sleep: has also gotten worse & I am really feeling the effects of the lack of it
I can't live without: my body pillow
I miss: bending over like a normal person
I am looking forward to: we have a ultrasound scheduled for next Tuesday & can't wait to see him
Milestones: entering our 3rd trimester
Exercise: walking the mall 3 mornings a week, I started doing my prenatal pilates again & I have been walking our stairs every night
Diet: I have been on the "see-food" diet again this past week
Maternity Clothes:  pants yes - shirts a mixture still
Movement: all day & night & it is the BEST feeling in the world
Gender: Boy; Colton Lee
Labor Signs: None
Belly Shots: