- She's starting to develop more fat, so her wrinkly skin is smoothing out!
- Her lungs are mature enough that she'd probably survive if she was born now. :)
- She is now blinking! ;)
- She is also now dreaming thanks to the REM sleep she is now getting. (Wonder what babies dream about...)
- She may be sticking out her tongue now too! : P
- She recognizes Mason's voice now. When he talks to her she always gives him little kicks! So sweet... :)
Symptoms: Beginning to have what I think are sporadic Braxton Hicks contractions. Luckily, they do not hurt at all. I've also woken up twice in the middle of the night this last week with a foot cramp. Not sure if that is a pregnancy symptom or not...
Cravings: None. I've been eating pretty much like I did before pregnancy. I'm a little more lax about eating carbs than I used to be, but other than that, the types of things I eat and the amount I eat has pretty much been the same.
Weight Gain: Up about 13 pounds total.... which pre-pregnancy would have been horrifying to me, but it seems to be mostly packed into my belly bump, so I'm not stressing about it too much.
28 Week Bump Pic:
I had my three hour glucose screening on Monday. It was pretty awful. Thankfully, my mom came in town to suffer through it with me. After fasting after dinner Sunday night and having nothing to eat or drink Monday morning, I checked into the lab, had an initial base line blood sample taken, and then chugged my 10 oz of glucose drink (fruit punch flavored this time). After that I had to get my blood taken every hour for the next three hours. The drink made me a tad nauseous this time, probably because it was so sweet and I had nothing else in my system. The first hour passed quickly and my second blood drawing went just fine, and I thought, hey this isn't so bad...
Then it was time for the third. I just about blacked out. To make matters worse, she couldn't get anymore blood from my left arm so she had to switch back to my right, as I'm trying my hardest not to pass out. She had to literally stop and fan me for a little while, as I was as pale as a ghost and sweating profusely. I finally managed to regain composure, but was not even allowed a sip of water. Talk about cruel and unusual.
My fourth and final blood donation went well, although, it was pretty painful as she went back in through my right arm for the third time of the day. My arms are all bruised up now and might be cause for concern for those who don't know better.
I do not know my results yet. I plan to call in tomorrow to find out. I'm just glad the massacre is over and that my veins have a little time to recover. It was pretty brutal.
Besides all the sugar drama for this mama, I am so happy to be in month 7 of pregnancy and in my final trimester. I really just can't believe how fast it has gone by. She will be here before we know it! Yay!!! :)
12 more weeks to go! :)