How Far Along: 28 Weeks - I did not go outside to have Matt take a belly shot this week. It's cold beyond my human understanding or adaptation and I would have been wrapped in way too many layers to see a belly much less myself! So this is me, warm inside, after a work out and happily pretending it's summer again :)
Size of Baby: About 2 1/2 lbs and almost 15 inches long, the size of an eggplant
Gender: Girl! We're still working on a name; pray for us as we search out the name God already calls her by.
Maternity Clothes: Clothes and I aren't really on speaking terms these days. As you can see, baby girl is high up inside my freakishly long torso, so not low enough to make maternity pants stay up around my hips. Regular pants are uncomfortable now though, can you see my dilemma? I love working out though because all my gym shorts and t-shirts feel great!
Movement: She's now getting big enough to make out body parts as she presses out little feet, back, and bottom. She squirms when one of the boys is talking to her close through my tummy and still favors the midnight hours to get her gymnastics in :)
Cravings: I'm a broken record, I get it, but really, fruit is highly under appreciated and I'm doing my best to contribute to supply and demand.
Symptoms: This week I've really started noticing just how big she's getting. Taking deep breaths, some exercises like mountain climbers, and eating more than two bites at a meal all keep me very aware of her expanding real estate.
Best Moment of the Week: Every week she grows, so does the boys' interest and excitement over her! They love learning about her developments each week and seeing pictures of what she looks like inside. They think it's hysterical to feel her kick and see her movements under my shirt. I love hearing them sing to her and tell her all the things they want to teach her like light saber fighting and jelly bean eating- those are some good big brothers :)