25, 26, 27 + 28 Weeks // Baby E

Despite how long it’s been since I posted these images here, I have definitely been taking them consistently! I’m starting to figure out how best to archive them once baby girl arrives and I’m thinking a super simple little digital scrapbook – maybe Artifact Uprising? Any ideas? I want something quick and easy but that results in all of these photos printed for the memory box.

4 weeks of bumps below!

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How far along? 28 weeks

Total weight gain: 23 lbs

Maternity clothes? I basically live in my Blanqi support tanks now (got the black and white one recently) and just ordered the leggings too. As the weather gets cooler, time to shift wardrobe accordingly, so some shopping has occurred recently despite my better intentions to save money.

Stretch marks? Not yet…fingers crossed – only 12 weeks to go before I’m in the clear!

Sleep: Still going really well. I only ever wake up and get up 1x per night, if that, so I’m still sleeping mostly through the night. When I wake up just due to baby kicks or dachshund movements, I typically fall right back asleep. There have been a few mornings where I’m wide awake at 4am, but those are rare.

Best moment this week: Um, best moment of the last FOUR weeks – ha! Let’s see…week 25 was awesome because we traveled to Chicago and Grand Rapids to visit family and enjoy our baby showers. That was by far the best moment(s) of the last 4 weeks – seeing everyone and having a great time celebrating baby girl!

Week 26 was completely non-eventful due to the return from traveling which knocked us out.

I painted our bedroom during week 27 as I felt like I was getting to the point of missing the opportunity. We’re loving the new relaxing color and have finally setup the 2nd TV in our house for all of my third trimester not-getting-out-of-bed moments coming up.

Week 28 was low key as well – we got some baby and house stuff done and hubby started a 5-gallon batch of beer! He promised to save me a few bottles for January.

Miss Anything? Being able to sit and/or stand with no swelling in my feet. It has begun!

Movement: TONS. I’ve started to be able to tell how she’s lying based on her kicks. It’s so cute feeling what I know are little fingers wiggling around or not so cute getting jabbed with a foot on the side of my belly. Who am I kidding, all movement is so adorable and super mind blowing.

Food cravings: I might have reached the first food craving milestone…not long ago I thought “english muffins with peanut butter and raisins would be delicious.” I tried it, and I was right.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really…I’ve heard of third trimester “morning sickness” and I’m really hoping my avoidance of first trimester doesn’t mean I’m doomed for third.

Gender: Girl!

Labor Signs: Nope…just a couple braxton hicks so far.

Symptoms: Lots of swelling in my feet due to all the sitting for work I’ve been doing. Trying my hardest to take more breaks and elevate my feet often. I drink so much water I don’t know what else to do!

Belly Button in or out? Still in…and I cannot believe my eyes. It’s pretty much flattened out, but still in!

Wedding rings on or off? On. My hands swell occasionally but it’s not as bad as my feet.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: First exciting thing to occur next week is our 3D ultrasound…I can’t wait to see the little bug and hope she smiles for us! Next exciting thing is finishing a huge work project and becoming unchained to my desk on a regular basis. If it takes me 4 weeks to post again, I should be 95% complete with that project if all goes according to the current plan! Hooray!

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