Wednesday, August 3, 2011

28 Weeks: Baker's Big News!!!

Rough Picture- We just moved and long day. :) 

Along: 28 weeks
Welcome Third Trimester (again)! Some say you start Third trimester at 27 weeks, some say 28 weeks. I’m documenting both for y’all. You can choose which one you’d prefer.

Size of baby:  Noah is the size of a Chinese cabbage.  He has most likely developed a regular sleep schedule- sleeping in 20 to 30 minute intervals. He can sense light, blink with his little eyelashes, and move his head in response to bright light shone on my tummy. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  The average weight the scale says is about 17 pounds. My doctor said yesterday that at 28 weeks, they like to see about an average of 18 pounds gained. She said with my built they would rather see more weight gain than less. I’m feeling good about 17 pounds. I told her I look huge. She said for me to just wait and used a measuring tape to show me how much larger my belly will grow. YIKES! He’s at about 3 pounds right now. He could gain up to about 4 to 5 more. BIG BABY!
Maternity Clothes:   Maternity pants to work all the time. I wear a mixture of maternity tops and old tops I’ve owned. I can still fit into my shorts, which is nice, but by the end of the day with a couple meals, I like to unbutton the top button. I keep it classy.
 Gender:  AN ACTIVE BABY BOY! Noah Walker Clem
Movement:  Yes. The lady that took his heartbeat laughed yesterday as she saw my tummy roll with his movement. He’s VERY active and continues to keep us laughing. Ashley saw him move this weekend when she and I were taking a little break from unloading boxes. If you watch my stomach, it will just jiggle and jumble as he moves. The nurse warned us that he will be an active child.  
Sleep: Good. I’ve been sleeping a lot.  Fatigue has set back in. I am much more tired at the end of the day than I was a couple weeks ago. I try to get a good 8 to 9 hours if I can. I want to get back in the habit of walking in the mornings, but I haven’t yet. We are still adjusting to the new apartment, and Matt getting ready for school.
What I miss:     I miss not being so swollen!
Cravings:  Cookies, Yogurt, Yogurt Covered Pretzels, Fruit (Bananas, Oranges, Apples), Vegetables, Milk, and Ice Cream
Symptoms: Leg cramps, hip pain, tailbone pain, fatigue- all these are normal symptoms
Best Moment This Week:   Getting to announce what you see below! Yes my blog friends, my best friend Ashley is ALSO pregnant! She is due in February and we could not be MORE excited! I’ve been anticipating this blog post since we knew the little nugget was growing in her stomach. J Noah is going to have a little buddy to love on and experience Baylor homecomings with. Now that the Bakers are Aggies (well, Luke is an Aggie-not Ashley), there will be some rivalry between Matt/Noah (soon to be a Longhorn) and Luke/Baby Baker.  I cannot believe God’s timing in providing us both with little nuggets in the same year. Noah and Baby Baker will be in the same grade. It’s been so fun to watch her experience all the joys of pregnancy. We feel so blessed to call the Baker’s our buddies! Click here to see her blog!

1 comment:

  1. Awww, how awesome is that??!!!! I am so happy for them and for you guys being able to have little ones the same age!!!!