Tuesday, December 16, 2008

28 weeks! What! Where did the time go?!

Life has been too busy to blog lately! My only blogging hours have fallen post-midnight or pre-dawn... neither a likelihood at this point with my busy work and holiday schedule.

Today we went for our 28 week appointment. Excuse me, 28 weeks?! We have tipped over into the third trimester already and I absolutely can't believe it. Over the past three weeks, my tummy has hit a bit of a growth spurt, but after a pretty good weight gain at my 26 week appointment, I found out today that I actually lost a pound from my last visit! I'm hovering around 13 total weight gain since the beginning, and I'm hoping not to exceed 20. All those experienced mommies, is this reasonable at this point with about 12 weeks left? Today I got my Rogan shot because of my Rh negative blood. It was probably one of the most painful shots I've had because of the sheer volume of medicine going inside. Luckily, it was inserted in my very well-padded bum. Today, we also scheduled a 4-D ultrasound for mid-January. We were back and forth about whether we wanted to have this. I was indifferent, but today Justin mentioned that he thought it would be cool, so we scheduled it for the 14th of Jan. I am excited to see what this little booger looks like now! We will be 32 weeks by that point!

A week or so ago, I ordered the crib set from a lady here in Birmingham who makes baby bedding. I hope it looks good when she completes it! I patterned it from this photo:

The colors are pretty much the same, but I wanted a gathered skirt instead. She is also making the skirt a little longer, and I didn't order a toy bag. The back of the bumber is going to have the letter "H" monogrammed... same with the pillow and blanket!

Why just the letter H? THE BABY HAS NO NAME! Although we have a short list, we haven't nailed down exactly what we're going to call this little guy yet. I'm ready to commit, but Justin is wanting to see what he looks like first. Maybe the 4-D ultrasound will help!

Well, by this point in my pregnancy, the baby should be around 14 inches long and a little over 2 pounds. He can blink, hear, suck his thumb, and do all sorts of other things I never would have thought a baby could do in utero.

In just a few short months, we'll be able to meet our little guy. I can't wait!



The Penter Family said...

don't worry about gaining weight...i gained 29 pounds and i already waigh LESS than i weighed before i had Colton. once you start breast feeding the baby will suck all the fat out of you!!!

Mike & Leanne said...

Whitney, So glad to hear your doing so well. I can't wait to see pictures of you now that you say you have a baby bump. I can't wait till little Hardy is here. I love the crib set. It is going to look awesome. Remember that I think about you often. Love ya.

katherine said...

Cute bedding! Congrats on making it through the first two trimesters--now is when you really start to get big. And like your other friend said, don't worry about how much weight you're gaining. This is the only time in your life when you can gain weight and people will tell you that you're looking great (this applies post-baby, too) so enjoy it! (But to answer your question--I only gained 20 pounds with Anna and had gained about 12 or so by week 25. But I delivered 2 weeks early so who knows how much I would have gained in the final two weeks.) Eat healthfully and you won't have to stress about losing the weight. That's my prediction. I can't wait to hear the name!

Jessa Mullen said...

You are still so little and looking great..
I can't wait to see how the bedding turns out, I am sure it'll be perfect !!
Poor Baby.. He needs a name.. We can't call him "Baby Boy Hardy" forever... Just kidding, take your time, it is a big decison !!

The Cosby's said...

You look great! I think you'll be glad you did the 3-D, they are neat. Love the new bedding style, can't wait to see it in person.

Abbie said...

I want to see pics of your belly. Im sure you look so cute. Don't worry about your weight. But you should expect your weight to increase faster towards the end than it did at the beginning. He is just growing so fast right now. I think the 4D ultrasound is a great idea. Ben and I decided to do it and we are so glad we did. It will just give you an even more realistic view of that sweet baby. I can't wait to hear some names.

Michael and Hannah said...

Only way you would be able to gain less than 20 pounds is if you started out overweight... which you didn't. I only gained 17 pounds with Wesley, but I started out about 10 pounds heavier than my normal weight and then got healthy during the pregnancy, so I didn't gain weight until the very end of the pregnancy. With Anna Kate, I started out weighing less, so I naturally gained more, but ended up weighing the same at the end of both pregnancies. So there's no shame in weight gain! All those tiny celeb moms gain like 70 pounds when they're preggo! You look beautiful (I've seen pics on your mom's FB!).