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December 20, 2010

Week 28 - How Big is Baby w/ Q&A

About our lil Munchkin:
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.  Baby's lungs are mature enough that, if born right now, he has a pretty good chance of surviving (with help from medical technology). His skin is still pretty wrinkly (one byproduct of living in amniotic fluid) but will smoothen as fat continues to deposit.  Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin.  Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- which I've noticed -- they don’t always coincide with mine but pretty close. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments.
Baby is the size of an Squash

Sorry everyone, I'm a week behind on my pregnancy update.

Today's date: December 14, 2010

How far along:  28 weeks

Total weight gain: 4 lbs

Maternity clothes:  Yes, I am NOW in maternity clothes.  They are sooo comfortable too.  Don't know why I waited so long to buy some.

Sleep:  Tossing & turning...waking to use the bathroom at least 3x a night.

Food cravings/aversions:  Hostess Chocolate Frosted donuts & cheeseburgers

Morning sickness:  No more, it's all COMPLETELY GONE!

Symptoms: LOTS baby movements (kicks, wiggle worm)

Labor signs: None

Belly button in or out: Stretching out, almost flat

What I miss: sleeping on my stomach

What I'm looking forward to: eating tons of Christmas food and watching my kids faces opening their Christmas gifts!

What's going on this week: My family is laying my uncle to rest, his burial is Dec. 15 and my birthday is the 16th.  My cousin's wedding is Sunday the 19th..

Pregnancy Update:  I failed my 1 hour glucose test on Thursday, Dec. 2 and had to take my 3 hour screening on Tuesday, Dec. 7!  I did have to stay the full 3 hours due to me failing the fasting by 4 points. They almost didn't let me drink my drink but since it was by 4 points they let me and thought FOR SURE I was gonna I was prepared.  Needless to say, the nurses were shocked I passed the 1 hour with such a low reading.  I mainly watched movies on DH iPod.  Switching from Trapped In Paradise to Life. 
My OB office sugar level ranges
Fasting below 105 -  I was at 109
1 Hour below 190 -  I was at 145
2 Hour below 165 -  I was at 145
3 Hour below 140 -  I was at 116

The nurses were not liking that my 2 hour numbers didn't drop from the 1 hours so that is why I stayed for the 3 hour one.

My 28 week check up appt & growth ultrasound was Dec. 14.  I was called back for the financial part and my vag del will be $2373 but my insurance is 80/20 so I owe $474 which is $79 every month for 6 mos which I will pay each time I go to the docs office.

I am 28 weeks as of Dec. 14, Yay, 3rd trimester!  Come to find out at the u/s, LO is measuring 30wks 2days & weighing 3lbs.  My doctor that was a little shocked at how big he is.  They of course already ruled out GD.  He is just BIG.  She believe's I'll have to have a c-section if he keeps growing like this but I hope not.  Hopefully, he just went thru a growth  Still a BOY, you could really see that sucker.  He's HB was 132 and he is too cute.  It was odd how close he was to the wand to see his face in 2D.

My little can see him up close in this pic

One not so close up

I go back for another Growth Ultrasound on Jan. 11 so lets hope he is measuring right on time.


  1. Looking fabulous he is!!! Woot!!

  2. So happy and excited for you Heather :)