Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hump Day, Bump Day!

Drumroll please...I'm officially in the third trimester!! (Well, some sources say it's as early as 25, but I'm going with 28.) Glass half-full: I'm 2/3 done gestating. Glass half empty: There's still 1/3 to go.

Here's the bump at week 28 (note that I wore my classiest tee shirt for today's shoot...I believe there's even a hole or two in the shoulder you can't see. Just call me Gisele.):

"Congratulations, Kristi! You're 28 Weeks Pregnant. Your baby measures about 10 inches from crown to rump, or a total length of about 15.75 inches from head to toe, and weighs about 2.4 pounds. He is able to dream when sleeping and his eyelids open and close. His lungs are almost fully developed, so there's a good chance that baby would survive if born prematurely. Your uterus extends well above your navel. As baby gets bigger and stronger this month, you may experience leg cramps and mild swelling of ankles and feet, difficulty sleeping, shortness of breath, lower abdominal aches, clumsiness or scattered Braxton Hicks contractions (hardening and relaxing of the uterus). These contractions are normal but if they start showing a pattern, call your health care provider. You may also be urinating more frequently as the uterus continues to push on your bladder."

I'm quite sure it's impossible to "urinate more frequently." I'm in the wizzer every 10 minutes. True story. No BH contractions yet, but I'm sure if/when they happen I will totally freak out. That might be a blog entry worth popping some corn for.

I'm excited we're getting to the "safe zone" for premature birth. Not that I anticipate the lil' bugger wanting out of his cozy playground, but it's still nice to know.

In other news, I won free tickets to a private screening of "New In Town" with Renee Zellweger and Harry Connickmyboyfriend, Jr. last night. It was sponsored by FOX2 News' Ladies' Night Program - so imagine Joe's elation when I told him he could be my +1. It was a fun night overall...we appreciated the free date night. But, save yourself some moolah and add it to your Netflix queue. It was cute, but cast totally wrong. Well, except HCJ. He can do no wrong.

1 comment:

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

You got the right ones...loungewear.

They are fabulous...don't you want to wear them EVERY minute?