Today I am 28 weeks and finally in the THIRD TRIMESTER… WHAT?! Crazy how time flies. We are now in the last stages of pregnancy and officially in the “panic” stages. Less than three months until we finally see his face! He is probably around just under 2.5 pounds, and just under 15 inches… crazy that he actually looks like a baby now, just teeny tiny.
Not a whole lot going on in Caleb’s world over the past week which is good after spending LAST Tuesday morning in the hospital. A calm week is a good week in our books. Our 28 week appointment is tomorrow and we’ll be back every two weeks from now on. I’m looking forward to hearing how big he may have gotten and hearing his heart beat.
For the first time last night, I actually SAW him move in my stomach. I felt really big rumblings and when I looked down and flashed a light, I could see my stomach moving around like ripples. I didn’t see any baby body parts, but just the fact that I could SEE him moving finally… wow! Guess he really is getting big! I then played “All About That Bass” to see if I could get more movements, and did see a few more bubbles in the stomach. My nephew likes dancing to that song, so I thought I’d give it a shot. His movements really are getting bigger by the week and I love it. I always wonder what exactly it is that he’s doing in there when I feel him.
Still feeling pretty good but pretty big. I’ve had a couple of co-workers tell me that I am now waddling. Eeek! I don’t feel like I am, but I suppose it’s only natural. I’ve had some occasional knee pain and back pain continuing, but nothing I can’t manage. My sleep is fairly decent, except for all the middle of the night bathroom trips.
We received Caleb’s first baby shower gift over the weekend from a family member who can’t make it to the shower and are VERY grateful. We got a diaper pail, a dog toy that makes sounds, a blanket, snowsuit, and some other little goodies! She also wanted to participate in our wipe/diaper raffle, so we got a couple packages of wipes and a package of diapers – yay! Love adding to my stockpile and knowing that we will be pretty well prepared. We really appreciate that we have so many great family members and friends who are eager to meet Caleb and help us out!
My mom is currently working on a curtain for his room. We went and picked out the fabric at JoAnn’s last week. I’m looking forward to continued progress on the nursery and seeing it when it’s all done. I can’t wait to share pictures here!
I’m looking forward to Halloween. I wanted to wear something creative with my belly, but haven’t had the time or energy to put anything together. I might try and find a pumpkin shirt still. I have to work until 5 the day of, then I’m going to dinner with my parents since Jerry has to work. They don’t get any trick or treaters, and my neighbors say we hardly get any here either, which is disappointing. Afterwards, a couple of my friends may come over to watch some scary movies. I’m realizing that this will be my last Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s without Caleb. Life is going to change so much in just a matter of months! And on that note, that’s all I’ve got for this week!