Friday, January 23, 2009

Bump Watch - 28 Weeks

12 weeks to go! Wooo hooo! It's starting to get really exciting. I am looking forward to two baby showers...which means I need to get on the ball and go register! Chloe is definitely living up to her nickname of Squirmy Wormy. She is really active, though when she's not moving, I get worried and have mini-freak-outs. I know that's silly. I just can't help it. Russ and I are ready to meet our little girl. We are so blessed to have been given this opportunity and we are completely thankful to God for giving us our little girl.
Bump Watch - 28 Weeks
I can't believe how much my tummy has grown in two weeks. Compared to the last picture, I look huge. I knew it was growing because it has started getting tight. I use pregnancy lotion every morning and evening. I just hope it's enough to cut down on the stretch marks that I am inevitabley going to have. It doesn't help that I have stretch marks from my fat-Lisa days. Of course, I think pregnancy stretch marks are beautiful. I'm still working out every day...most days for an hour. Monday and Wednesday I get home late so I usually only get thirty minutes in. At least it's something. Hopefully all the yoga will help me during labor and if all goes the way I want, I won't need an epidural.......HA HA HA HA HA! I say that now......
Weight gain: 16 1/2 pounds. My original goal was 20 to 25 pounds which I realize now is a bad goal. The book I recieved from my OB said that a woman with my height and (original) BMI needs to gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. So my goal changed to 25 to 30. At the rate I am going at this point, I will probably be closer to 40. Yuck. I don't know what else I can do. I work out every day and I watch what I eat so I've just accepted the fact that I might gain more than I want to.
One more thing. I don't get belly pats from anyone except for my Dad and this makes me sad. I hate that it's become "bad" to give them. So if you know me in real life, please come pat the belly because I love it!!!

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I Believe in Miracles said...

You look very cute. If I was near you in real life - then I'd come pat your belly for you!!

Where do you get the weight chart? I tried to click on it, but it didn't go to a link. I want to track that too... :o)

You're getting very close!!

Darya said...

I wish I knew you IRL because I'd love to give you a belly pat! I just figured they are a big no no now so I never give them anymore.

You look awesome! I can't believe you are so far along!!! Don't worry about the weight. You lost it before, you will lose it again. Now you will have a baby to run after so it will be even easier. ;-)

Hollie said...

Girl you look great. I know it's hard seeing the number on the scale go up. I gained 34 lbs. After 16 days I have lost 19 lbs. It just falls off. And I didn't get any stretch marks on my belly. I think you will be fine. It's amazing how much your body changes in the last trimester. Belly pats...