Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Week 28...

Gah! Couldn't my photographer tell me that my hair needed fixing!
How far along?: 28 weeks, 4 days (Last trimester!!!!)

Baby's Size: about 17 inches from head to toe, and 2.9 lbs!

Bellybutton: Still in... I'm *hoping* that since I'm this far along there's no chance of it coming out... who knows though

Stretchmarks: 1 - that red line I mentioned a few weeks ago.. yeah, that was a stretch mark. Boo.

Maternity Clothes: Just bought a pair of jeans and shorts... but that's about it.  I don't know if it's a good or bad thing, but even pre-baby I wore a lot of empire-waist tops/dresses, so I've been able to keep on rocking the same stuff.  Leggings and dresses are my BFFs.

Sex: It's a BOY! Yay! We didn't care either way, but I am loving the idea of a mini-hubs running around building explosive devices (Matthew used to get himself into lots of troubles building his own rockets as a kid).

Movement: Holy cow is he going stir-crazy in here!!! Every morning at 4AM he wakes me up with a good swift kick, then at 10AM, 2PM, and 10PM he likes to go a little wild and distracts me from concentrating on work. He likes to stay on my left side and I rarely feel him on my right.  Apparently, singing to him calms him down... or maybe it bores him.  Does he not like the way his mama sings?!

Sleep: I get these emails daily from a bunch of different baby sites (What to Expect, Baby Center, Fit Pregnancy, etc) that touch on difficulties in sleeping while pregnant.  I haven't had an issue yet... guess I'm pretty lucky.  I probably woke up twice with minor leg cramps, but I was able to relieve the tightness by flexing and didn't need to wake the hubs up.

Symptoms: OK, so morning sickness is pretty much all gone... save for the 1 or 2 times a week I still run to the bathroom.  No back pains or anything.  I'm still able to wear my rings and all my shoes still fit... Thank goodness.

Food Aversions: None.

Food Cravings: Chocolate.  Anything chocolate.

What I miss: I miss sleeping on my stomach and back! I don't like having to worry about being in a certain position while I sleep. Also, I miss me a good glass of Sangria...

What I Am Looking Forward to: 30 weeks is almost here which means I can schedule our 3D/4D ultrasound soon! I just want to see his face!!! Also, I just recently took my maternity pictures and can't wait to see how they turn out.  Here's a behind-the-scenes shot that Matthew took:




Milestones:  I'm in my last trimester! Can't believe that past 6.5 months have flown by so quickly! Oh, is it also a sad thing to mention that I'm still under my current starting weight?! Geez... I guess I really did let myself go this past year!  You see, I apparently gained a lot of weight while TTC (I'd read that diet and exercise can mess with a woman's cycle), got pregnant, lost a bunch of weight due to morning sickness in the first and second trimester, but haven't gained it all back!  I still have 2+ months left and I know that's when all the weight gain usually happens, so I know I'm not in clear just yet.  I think my scale is playing tricks on me or something because I don't see how that's really possible... but whatever.  I'll take it.

Now you know my ABCs...

Since everyone in the blogosphere is doing it.... Here are my ABCs:


A. Age: 27

B. Bed size: California King - With me being 5 feet nothing, I certainly don't need the length, but hubs is 6'3"... yet he still manages to push me into a tiny corner of the mattress while he sleeps diagonally.

C. Chore you hate: Bathroom duty... especially now that I'm preggers.  I get nauseous just thinking about it.  One time during the first trimester, I kept throwing up WHILE I was cleaning the toilet, so I eventually gave up and made Matthew finish the job.

D. Dogs: 2 English bulldogs - Harry & Marv

E. Essential start to your day: Snoozing for at least an hour, then snoodling for 5 minutes, and a glass of ice water

F. Favorite color: Cerulean Blue. Google it.  It's quite a relaxing color.

G. Gold or silver: Silver.

H. Height: See B above... 5'0"

I. Instruments: voice, and a little bit of the piano

J. Job title: Community Manager

K. Kids: 1 in my belly.... Baby T.

L. Live: Bay Area, CA

M. Mom’s name: Amy

N. Nicknames: Aub, Aubs, Brey, Brizzle, Brey-cheese..

O. Overnight hospital stays: Luckily I've never had to stay at a hospital overnight.

P. Pet peeve: I want to think that I am a very tolerant person and that it takes a lot to annoy me... but I can't stand it when ladies wearing heels can't walk properly (I know you've seen them before).  Don't try to rock shoes you can't handle... or at least practice before going out in public! (OK... I probably have been guilty of looking like those ladies after a long night in a cheap pair of stilettos... but still!)

Q. Quote from a movie: "That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is."
 
R. Right or left handed: Left.

S. Siblings: 1 older brother, Ryan.

T. Time you wake up: Lately Baby T has been waking me up every morning at 4AM on the dot!  I don't get out of bed until around 6AM though...

U. Underwear: VS

V. Vegetables you dislike: Brussel sprouts... gag.

W. What makes you run late: Not knowing what to wear... I can spend hours trying on different outfits and am never satisfied.  Also, I tend to underestimate how long it takes to get from Point A to Point B.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: I guess just dental xrays... unless you count airport security.

Y. Yummy food you make: Nothing.. I suck in the kitchen.  Well, Matthew would say I make yummy stuffed mushrooms and I like my fetuccine alfredo... but otherwise, I only stick to PB&J.

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: The cassowary.