how far along: 28 weeks
how big is baby: the size of an eggplant (14.8 inches long and weighs 2 1/4 pounds)
weight gain / loss: starting weight was 142.4 lbs and i weighed 157.5 lbs at 26 weeks. this week i'm at 158 lbs, having only gained 0.5 lbs in the last two weeks. feeling good.
symptoms: seriously, somebody make the heartburn go away. and remind me never to eat a dark chocolate oatmeal granola bar ever again. that was a painful half hour last week.
cravings / aversions: i had a salmon craving last weekend so the hubs grilled us an awesome dinner that night. i'm craving fish more than other meats (boo mercury restrictions), and really am not in the mood for any meat on its own. i'm down for casseroles and pizza though! i've also had a slight addiction to cereal lately and have had that for dinner more times than i'd like to admit.
movement: baby alex has been kicking up a storm the past few days. i discovered he loves sonic cherry limeades. i thought he was going to break my rib after i drank it.
gender: i'm really warming up to having a little boy. it was so easy for me to envision being a mom to a girl because i knew i'd be good with one. i'll admit that it hasn't been easy picturing a little man in our lives. but every time i hang up a new outfit or wash a new blue blanket, it sinks in more and more.
belly button: awkward half in / half out stage
sleep: i wake up at least two or three times a night because i'm not comfortable, feel myself on my back and freak out, have to pee, or any other number of reasons. i miss the good ol' days.
what i'm looking forward to: my friend stephanie and her daughter celeste are going to come into town from houston in a few weeks and help me install the chair rail in alex and leila's rooms. i also have yet another sono tomorrow. not as much looking forward to the glucose test on friday.
what i miss: the days of no heartburn and abundant sleep. i haven't really felt pregnant this whole time, but now i feel it in the daily symptoms.
highlights this past week: my friend delilah came over and we painted alex's room this weekend. i also have the paint for leila's room and need to tackle that room next. we also bought alex's bedding, so i'm excited to see if all come together. here is his room before the paint and after the paint. we still have to add the chair rail. i love the blue already!