19 February 2014

Week 28

I will be writing a new blog post soon all about the precious baby shower my sweet sisters put together to celebrate our little joey. Spoiler alert: each lady spoke Scripture and blessings over me and our baby boy. I'm thrilled to use the blessings they poured out as the opening Scriptures for the rest of my baby bump posts!

"Commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up." Deuteronomy 6:6-7

{I've decided to do away with the board. It's a lot of work, and I basically say the same thing in the posts. 
Just me & joey in the nursery from now on!}

How far along?
28 weeks, 1 day. Hello, third trimester!

Baby size?

Joey is about the size of an eggplant.
2.5 pounds and 14-15 inches from head to toe.

Weight gain?

About 15 lbs now I think! At least 6 lbs of that was from the insane amount of delicious food I consumed in Nashville. 


Sleeping is getting a little less comfortable, but a lot more needed.


No cravings. 




Third trimester came with new symptoms. Aches and pains in back and legs, heartburn (ahhhh, I REALLY hope this means he's gonna have some hair!), and I think I'm feeling some baby hiccups! Still tired and growing…Hubs described me as "extremely pregnant" yesterday. Sigh. Poor guy doesn't even know. 


The mood was all excitement in TN, getting to celebrate and enjoy being pregnant with family and friends! But I can get irritable quickly- it's usually associated with heavy eyelids and is how I can tell a long winter's nap is in order!

Looking forward to?

- New blog posts soon about my trip to Nashville, the baby shower, and finishing up the nursery!
- I have a growth scan (ultrasound), glucose test (yuck!), and blood work on the agenda for this week before my next doctor's appointment next Thursday.

What's new?

- Joey can open and close his eyes and has eyelashes.
- Third trimester!
- Holy Ow. Third tri brought heartburn. Never had it before and my throat is on fire and I'm eating my weight in tums. What is this?!! I feel like I'm hungry yet I don't want to eat a thing until my stomach GETS OUT of my esophagus please. Or is this baby trying to crawl up out of me the wrong way?? I don't even care that I'm being dramatic about this.
- Joey is moving a little bit more these days. Feeling more of those subtle movements and can see him kicking away sometimes.
- We have been receiving baby shower gifts in the mail! It was like Christmas morning when I got back to AK- thank you, thank you, thank you!

Prayer Requests?
- Please pray for this next three months. Pray for good health and growth for Joey. Also, pray that Hubs and I are able to get a few things done before his arrival.
- Pray for our sweet friends Nick and Victoria, who is about to start her second trimester! Read her story of their JOYS and PAINS here. My favorite quote from her post: 

"God uses the bad for the good. Everytime."


  1. Ah look how cute you are! I am excited to see more pictures from the shower and hear how it went! Im so glad I have you to ask questions since you have JUST been there done that! Thankful for you and your friendship!! Cant wait for our babies to meet one day and be best friends like their mamas! Or boyfriend/girlfriend, what evs! Haha!

  2. Cute picture! Good luck in your third and final trimester.

  3. It feels like we are on the "downhill" now! I'm feeling more and more grandmotherly!