Thursday, April 18, 2013

Playing Catch Up...Long Update

Wow, it's hard to believe it's only been a week since my last post.  Life has been really busy in just that short time!

Last Friday we flew out to Houston to visit Art's sister and her husband, and their adorable twins!  They have a boy and a girl who are both 5 1/2 months old and they were getting baptized.  Art was the baby girl's godfather and I stood in for the godmother at the ceremony.  It was so much fun getting to spend the whole weekend with family and meeting our gorgeous niece and nephew for the first time.  Pictures coming soon!

Monday morning I had my 28 week appointment, where I got the Rhogam shot and found out that I officially passed the 1 hour glucose test!  Apparently my score was a 77, which is well below where it needed to be.  Woohoo!

After work we went to church for the baptism class (it was a whole long weekend of baptism fun!).  The class was really nice and we knew two other couples there.  It really made things seem real to fill out the form with our little girl's name and information.  We had to leave some things blank like her birth date obviously but at least we are all set for after she is born for her to be baptized.

After the baptism class Art and I celebrated passing my glucose test by getting ice cream.  There is a new place right by our house and it is dangerously good!!!

Delicious soft serve...Yummy!

On Tuesday I had to leave town again for a work event the next day which was 4 hours away. The event was on Wednesday and I came home that afternoon.  So two trips in such a short time has left me feeling very wiped out!  To make things worse, my car's air conditioner wasn't working properly and so I had to drive back without a/c for about half the drive.  I was sure to take it in be repaired first thing Thursday.

And last but not least...

How far along?: 28 Weeks, 82 days to go!
How big is baby?:  By this week, your baby weighs two and a half pounds (the size of a pumpkin) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world. 
Any appointments or updates this week?:  Thankfully my bladder pain has gotten better.  I am so glad to have passed the glucose test too.  
Body changes?:  I officially have cankles!  With the warm weather lately my feet and legs are getting swollen and I am constantly hot, sweaty and uncomfortable.
Maternity clothes?:  I desperately need to get to Old Navy to buy some tank tops and shorts, now that summer has apparently arrived in Central Florida :/
Best moment last week?:  Being with family for my niece and nephew's baptism
Food cravings?:  Nothing specifically
Symptoms?:  Back pain, trouble sleeping and swelling.  
Exercise?: We went for a few long walks in Houston. 
What I miss?:  Nothing much, I am really happy. 
What I'm looking forward to?: My shower which is coming up in just over 2 weeks, and my best friend and her daughter who will be here in exactly 2 weeks!!!


  1. Such a fun post of updates! I'm so glad that you passed your glucose test and I love that you celebrated by getting ice cream.

    And wow baby is getting big! :D

    1. Thanks Jenn! I can't believe how big she is getting either!