Monday, May 16, 2011

28 weeks!!

I'm 28 weeks and still standing! I had some pain and cramping on Friday which earned me yet another trip to labor and delivery. I deliberately called before the office closed thinking I could just go in and get checked out, but my doctor wasn't there and they spoke to the midwife who was on call both times I abrupted and she suggested I head to L&D. I think I scare her a little bit. But baby was good, I wasn't having contractions and my cervix is still long and closed. I appreciate that they are cautious with me, I just wish it didn't involve the hospital every time. Their "official" response was "well, this is about as pregnant as you've ever been, so this could be how your body reacts." The next couple months should be a joy then.
Other than that I'm feeling okay. It definitely takes some time to get used to carrying around this bowling bowl in front. I can tell my body isn't loving the changes so much, my back is killing me, but I know it's better than the alternative. I'm VERY happy to still be pregnant and standing, it just huts a bit.
I feel huge, so I pulled up a picture from the same gestation with Emma to see how I was comparing and yeah, I'm quite a bit bigger!

27w with Emma on the left, #2 on the right. #2 also feels a lot lower, but you can't really tell that from the photos.

giant belly!

Emma having some fun with her sister - she's ready for her to come out and play, but we've explained she can't come out until summer is almost over. I also don't think she completely understands that baby sister won't be playing much when she's born.


Ania said...

Glad everything is going ok in your world.

Love the maternity pictures!

Kimberly said...

You look awesome! Glad everything is still going so well! Love the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Wow...those are pretty much the cutest belly pics I've ever seen. You look so freaking cute!!! (And E isn't too bad, either. ;) )

Ondrea said...

aw!! love love love the ones of Emma kissing your belly!!!

Anonymous said...

Awww, your belly is adorable! Yay for being more pregnant than you've ever been before! Hope your belly will calm down and give you some peace of mind. Love the pics with E!