Wednesday, October 19, 2011

28 weeks along

We had our 28 week appointment yesterday.  I got my rhogam shot with a giant needle, but nothing else too exciting happened.  My gestational diabetes test came back fine, but my blood work showed anemia, so I'm on iron supplements, same as I was with Joshua.

Though you might be entertained by a pregnancy survey:
How far along: 28 weeks
How big is baby:  Should be about 3 lbs and 17 inches long
Total Weight Gain: 2 lbs
Stretchmarks: Not really
Sleep: Waking every couple hours either because Joshua has called for me or because I have to pee
Maternity clothes:  Mostly, but today I'm wearing regular pants (my favorite work pants that fasten under my belly) and regular shirt (long enough to cover the belly)
Best Moment This Week: Having that scale tip to the positive
Movement: A lot. More shimmers and shakes and rolls than punches though.
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button: Kinda even
Food cravings:  fruity carbonated beverages
Food aversions:  The only thing that I really have an aversion for right now is unagi.  That texture just didn't sit well.  Mostly I just don't feel like eating anything.
Symptoms:  Some heartburn, anemia
What I Miss: champagne and fruity cocktails
What I am Looking Forward to: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Next appt:  November 1 - we're now going every two weeks!

And if I could find the USB for my phone, I'd post a 28 week picture (the same one as on fb).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My little black book

The daycare provider at the gym gave me a little black journal awhile back and said it was for me to write down things that Joshua says.  (I thought that was really nice of her.  I guess she liked both Joshua and me enough to go out and spend money on us!) In it so far are lists of words I wrote down as Joshua's vocabulary grew.  There have been a few cute phrases too (things like, "put the jacket on the book; it's cold"), but I haven't been very good at recording stuff. 

Today I'm wearing black pants and Joshua is wearing blue pants.  He told me that "our pants are not the same pants, but our pants are sim-li-la."  I'm definitely adding that to the book. I knew he knew 'same' and 'different,' and that I have used 'similar' in talking to him, but his using it on his own was quite the reminder that he is such a little sponge and absorbs things we say and do without us having to actually "teach" him.

It's also a reminder that I really should write this stuff down since every day he grows up and understands more and changes so much.