Skip to main content

Baby Update: 28.5 weeks

Ok so there are a lot more pictures of the baby bump in this blog post. I had Derek take a lot to make sure I wouldn't look ugly or gross. What pregnant woman wants to look that way in a picture? Anyways there were a few cute ones I thought I would share.

I am currently sitting at my 3 hr glucose test, waiting for my last blood draw. This experience has been oh so lovely. I am excited to be done and put some protein in my body. I am starting to feel a little crazy and restless through this process.

Ok on to the update:

Aren't you loving our glitter ghost behind me? ha
Close up. Just so you could all know how big she is growing. 
Didn't he do such a good job? Thanks Derek!

How Far Along: 28 weeks, 5 days. The pictures were taken at 28 weeks, 3 days.
Size of the Baby: 2.25 pounds - the size of a Chinese cabbage...interesting
Weight gain/loss: Up 9 pounds currently from my pre-pregnancy weight. However, I was reading about how in the next 11/12 weeks I should put on about 11 pounds. Not looking forward to that. My goal is to not put on any extra with the holidays. We will just see how that works out. I am feeling pretty optimistic. If I get gestational diabetes that will help me control everything. Silver lining? 
Sleep: Ok actually. Switched sides of the bed and now sleep with the window closed so that those trains aren't as much of an issue.
Best Moment of the Week: Really paying attention to her kicking. I was asked to do some kick counts by my midwife because I wasn't always feeling her kick everyday, just about every other day. It's been fun to really pay attention to her movement. I have now seen her move underneath my skin and I can now feel her kicking by just lightly laying my hand on her. It really is the greatest thing. It's a feeling I have yet to get tired of.
Movement: See above.
Symptoms: I don't know if I have covered this one before but sneezing. If I had a nickel for every time someone has asked me if I have allergies or if I'm sick in the past 7 months..I'd be rich. I don't know why I sneeze so much I just do. 
Food Cravings: Sugar. ha I blame Halloween and the isles of candy everywhere you go. I do my best not to indulge. Other than that...cottage cheese and pears. So good. I just can't get enough of them right now.
Gender: Hoping she's still a baby girl in there.
Belly Button - In or Out?: Stretched.
Anything making you queasy or sick?: This 3 hr glucose test sure did today. Not a fan.
Labor Signs: No. I did have some mild cramping last week that had me worried but it is gone now and everything seems to be going great. I guess it can be normal.
Wedding ring on or off: Off. I did try last week to put it on. Mistake. I could barely get that sucker off.
What I Miss: Sleeping on my back
What I am looking forward to: Meeting her. I have been having more dreams about her recently. I just can't wait to see what she looks like with her cute little baby toes and baby fingers. Our friends Jackie and Par came to visit on Saturday and I just couldn't get over how little Henrik's hands and fingernails were. So cute. He's such a cute little baby.
Nursery: Skip
Emotions: Lets just say more emotional. I cried yesterday listening to this EFY song. I know - so lame. Anyways it has to do with the white dresses a girl will where in her life and the first one is for her baby blessing. When I started to think about Derek blessing our little girl...i just lost it. He didn't really know what to do with me. ha
Stupid things I have done: Eat some delicious chocolate mousse from Kneaders the day before my glucose test. I was only over by 2 points. I blame it on that dessert. Ridiculous.

We had such a fun weekend and I look forward to posting about that in a couple of days. Hope you all had a great weekend. 


  1. You are the cutest pregnant person ever!!! :)

  2. So cute! And we got a shout out! Seriously, we loved seeing you guys and we can't wait until your little bundle of joy comes! She will be beautiful and you will just spend hours each day staring at her. I know I do!

  3. Love your striped sweater! I just ordered a pair of maternity jeans and maternity tunic top from Old Navy. My first maternity clothes. :) Can't wait til they get here! P.S. Nice work only being up 9 pounds. Pretty sure I've already passed that...

  4. Yeah I've gained like 15 pounds...whoops! Even with all the throwing up. Also, I get cramps every once-in-a-while too and maybe you already know this but I found out that it is my uterus and stomach and such stretching, so it's really nothing to worry about. Of course, you know your body best so listen to it!
    I am going to steal this thing for my blog, hope that's okay! I really want to keep track of the little things to look back on. :) Thanks for the idea!

  5. Oh congratulations on the baby! So exciting! I can't wait to have a baby! I love your blog.

  6. Awwwww this is so sweet! I cried when I wasn't pregnant listening to that song, I would totally cry now! I love you!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Wise Men Still Seek Him Free Printable

UPDATE:  Hello Everyone! I have noticed that this post has been receiving a lot of traffic via pinterest and The Dating Divas Website. I wanted to welcome you all. I still do free printables for different seasons and holidays but no longer post them on my personal blog. We'd love it if you'd follow along on our design journey. You can find us on Facebook! I also post all of my free printables here. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your holiday season.
So the past couple of days I have really been thinking about how I can reflect the true meaning of Christmas in my home. We live in a small two bedroom apartment and there isn't much room to decorate. This morning I was watching the video Wise Men Still Seek Himand felt inspired to create a printable for my home. It's a good reminder to not only seek Him this time of year but throughou…

Hazel's Birth Story

Warning: This is long and is written in detail as it's meant to be my record of her birth. 
Well it's been a long time since I've blogged. Life gets busy and it's hard to keep up. However, I found myself wanting to record the details of Hazel's birth story. She's already 4.5 months old and I am finding that I am starting to forget small things. I want to write them all down before I forget. So here I am, sharing our story, so that I can remember and share it with her someday.

Hazel Anne Power joined our family on September 3, 2017 at 8:40 pm weighing 7 lbs 5 oz and 19.5 inches long. She is my smallest baby. She's 6 oz less than Brooklyn and 1 inch shorter. She is just darling and we are so glad she's a part of our family. 
So I guess I'll start at the beginning. I found out I was pregnant right after Christmas time and was able to share the news with my family that was in town for the holidays. We return home from our trip and I start back up playin…

Big News!

So this is big news for the Power family. I know many of you know a million other people who are currently pregnant but before you roll your eyes and skip over this post completely (ha), read on and hear a little bit about our story.
I am currently 20 weeks pregnant. We just found out yesterday that we are expecting a baby girl. She is due to enter this world on January 3, 2012. So far she is healthy and growing strong. She is growing about a week ahead of schedule. Maybe she'll come before the end of the year. Derek and I will celebrate our 3rd anniversary on the 16th of not too long after our sweet girl is born.
A little about us:
Derek: One of the things I love most about Derek is how patiently he accepts trials in his life. He always has such a good atitude about what life has handed him. When he was 11 or 12 he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Then at age 19 he was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer.  He has now been in remission for 5 years. We are tr…