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Friday, October 25, 2013

28 Weeks

How Far Along: Last Saturday marked 28 weeks

Size of Baby: Approx 3 pounds

Weight Gain: 26 lbs 

Stretch Marks: Nope!

Maternity Clothes:  Loving them.  Found a great maternity sweater for $2 at the thrift store last Thursday.

Gender:  Sweet baby boy!

Movement:  I literally feel our baby boy all. day. long.  And I love it!

Sleep: Sleeping well, but I am a living heater in the bedroom!  I am sleeping with no blankets on and the fan blowing on me - my poor husband is shivering!  I can't help it.

Missing:  My brother.  Mom and dad are here this week and it has been oh-so-special.  I just wish Brother Bear were here to make it complete.  I am such a family person and my brother is my bff.

Loving:    Salads.  I typically would not put ranch on them, but I'm loving ranch and croutons!  Loving that my mother inlaw hung onto a lot of my husband's baby things so we can use them for our boy and incorporate them into his nursery. 

Craving:   Celery with peanut butter, Macintosh apples, squash - mom made some Weds night for dinner and brought me 4 from home - now all I can think about is squash.  So yummy!

Feeling: Great!  Still running and staying energized.  Definitely slowing down my runs as I'm starting to feel a little wear and tear on my body when I go too far or too hard.  I'm realizing that my post-pregnancy body will not be able to function properly if I don't take care of my pregnancy body right now.  So, I've decided to start using the elliptical and walking when necessary.

Looking Forward: To going home for Thanksgiving.  Now that I've seen my parents, I'm even more excited about seeing the rest of them when I go home.  Also my best friend from high school and my mom are throwing me a shower while I'm home so I'm really excited for that.

Best Moment(s):   Watching my mom and dad hear baby boy's heartbeat for the first time.  That was mom's birthday present!  I rented a heart monitor from Baby Beat for my mom's birthday present and it was the best idea I could have come up with!  I video taped her reaction as she opened it, but promised I wouldn't share the video.  I also got to spend the night with my parents Tuesday night and took the day off Wednesday so we could  just hang out and be a family.  It was totally worth a vacation day.

Mom made the most delish meal Wednesday night: squash, mashed potatoes, and pork tenderloin.

Went for a nice 3 mile walk this week and walked several more miles throughout the week.
Taking care of my body and not pushing myself too far physically.
28/ 48 miles in October with Manda

A few of my favorite former students (I have lots of favorites) send me special pictures from spirit week each year now that they are in high school.  I teach some awesome kids.


  1. Feeling baby move is my absolute favorite!! I can't believe you're already 28 weeks!

  2. Yay for feeling Baby G moving! I love the idea for your mom too! So sweet!

  3. love feeling baby move! and that squash your mom made looks AMAZE!!

  4. Cute! Love the skirt!!

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  5. Lookin good lady! Glad you are still feeling good too! I can't believe we are already in the third trimester!!!!


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