28 weeks and counting…

EggplantHow far along are you? 28 weeks

Total weight gain/loss so far: Down 2 pounds (by doctor’s weight) – finally gained some weight in the last few weeks.

Wearing any maternity clothes? Yes. They are all that fit without showing off the belly.

How’s the sleep? It’s okay. I’m having some pretty strange dreams (like gas prices being back below $1.00…).

Best moment of the week: Starting to make progress in Peanut’s room. We (or Jon, really) started painting last weekend.

Do you miss anything? Sub sandwiches

How much is baby moving? He’s moving a lot. I predict that we have a future gymnast on our hands.

What are the food cravings like? I’m on a sweets kick. Cheesecake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate in general.

Is anything making you queasy or sick? Not this week. 🙂

Have you started to show yet? Yep. Nice little bump working its way out there.

Boy or girl? It’s a BOY!

Any labor signs? No. And hopefully not for many weeks yet.

Is the belly button in or out? Still in, but getting a little flatter.

Are the wedding rings on or off? On today, but were off most of last week. Had some sudden swelling in my fingers that finally went away.

What’s the mood? Pretty good.

How big is the baby? Peanut should be measuring about 13.6 to 14.8 inches long and weigh between 1.5 and 2.5 pounds…or, the size of an eggplant. (Or, for you guys who have “no idea what these fruits are” [as said by Jon], the size of a lunch box.)

What’s baby up to this week? He is starting to develop more fat (chubby babies are cute!), and as that happens, his wrinkly skin will get smoother. Also, his lungs are mature enough that if he were born today, he would probably survive (though, we’re not wanting to test that idea).

What are you looking forward to? I am looking forward to get the results of my glucose tolerance test. I haven’t gotten a phone call, so I must have passed it last week! (Really don’t want to do the 3-hour test…..)