Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Week 28

There that belly grows!
Along: 28 weeks

Size of baby: The baby is the size of an eggplant- weighs 2 1/4 pounds and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her/his head to her/his heels. The peanut can blink his/her eyes, which now sport lashes. With the baby's eyesight developing, the baby may be able to see the light that filters in through my womb- SO COOL. The peanut is also developing billions of neurons in her/his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: We will know Thursday.

Maternity Clothes:  I do a mixture of maternity and non-maternity. I never got around to shopping for more maternity clothes a couple weeks ago. I'm at the point where I'm tempted to see how creative I can get with the things I already own.

Gender: Surprise!

Movement: This is my favorite part about being pregnant. This little peanut is wild, and I love feeling him/her move.

Sleep: Not great- I came down with a cold this past weekend, so the cold just added to the lack of it. I honestly have just accepted it- I'm not a good sleeper while I'm pregnant. I try to be in bed at least 8 hours, so that even if the sleep isn't deep, I'm at least resting.

What I miss: I really can't think of anything!

Cravings: Ice water, peaches, peanut butter, ice cream, cottage cheese, bananas, cheese, coffee and chocolate.

Symptoms: Round ligament pain, pressure, back pain, swollen digits, irritability, and exhaustion.

Best Moment This Week:  My best friend since the fifth grade came up on Saturday and spent the weekend with us. We didn't do anything too crazy, but it was so nice to hang out and chat. Noah loved having a visitor- he showed off to Jenna the whole time. Noah was so excited when he woke up on Sunday, and he realized she was still at our house. Jenna taught him thumbs up and how to catch a ball with two hands. Noah hasn't perfected either of the skills- but he is getting pretty close. Matt, Noah, and I took her to White Rock Lake on Sunday morning and did a little jog. It is so beautiful around there. Jenna is training for a half Ironman in January. We are so excited to root her and Catherine on in spirit; I can't wait to join them in a couple years and do one myself. I didn’t take any pictures. I know- I'm horrible. My parents are coming up on Saturday- I will make sure to take some pictures! This blog is getting BORING!


  1. Hi Natalie! I'm Heather and I have a question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)

  2. Your blogs are never boring!! I love reading your updates. Miss y'all all the time :).