Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How I'm Feeling - Week 28

Yesterday, I had my 28 week appointment. It was good finding out how far along I am, seeing as I can never quite keep track myself. This Saturday, I will be 29 weeks, so that's the official count.

My gestational diabetes test results came back fine. My number was 129, I believe. The baby's heartbeat was strong and well-paced. Lily seemed mesmerized by the sound of it...mouth wide open, staring at nothing, listening intently. Tina said, "It's so funny how little kids are hypnotized by the sound of the baby's heartbeat!"

On the weight scale, I only gained two pounds in the last month. Not too shabby...1/2 lb a week. Especially considering the baby is growing 1/4 lb a week at this point. That puts my total weight gain thus far at 16 pounds, or 23 lbs above my first pre-pregnancy weight, putting me at 156 lbs total. Fortunately, Ryan has also put on a few pounds in the last couple of years - though you'd never know it to look at him - so I'm not so close to matching his weight at this point of my pregnancy as I was last time. There's something demoralizing about nearly matching your husband's weight even though you are nearly a foot shorter than him.

This is the first time in any pregnancy that I really feel like I'm starting to lose my appetite. I have no strong desire for food, which is something I never thought I'd hear myself say. Ever. Maybe that has something to do with this month's lower-than-normal weight gain. Even when I didn't have a lot of room for food (at the beginning or end of any pregnancy), I still WANTED to eat a lot, even if I couldn't fit it - hence the frequent cases of overstuffing and feeling awful afterwards. But now...? Mmm, no thanks. I wonder what this is from? It certainly didn't happen last time. I wonder if it will last?

I'd better wrap this up and get in the shower while Lily's still asleep. I have to make the most of every moment alone!


Anonymous said...

I always felt the same way as I neared Scott's weight...I surpassed him in the last month each stunk.

Brent and Abigail said...

haha i felt the same way at the end of my pregnancy with colin about my weight. I stopped telling brent at the end how much weight i had gained since we were very close to the same weight!

Amanda said...

Yeah, yeah, I PASSED Eric by about 20 pounds. Or more.