Today was my 28 Week Dr appointment and everything went great! Blood pressure was perfect. Ava's little heart did the usual "whoosh-whoosh-whoosh" at 150 BPM. She even kicked twice while we listened to the heartbeat, scaring the Physicians Assistant. "Whoa!! She's feisty!!" She said. Takes after her Momma, if you ask me!
I stepped on the much dreaded scale, only to find out that I've gained 14 lbs thus far... which was far better than I had anticipated. The Doctor says healthy weight gain for pregnancy is considered to be between 25-35 lbs. At the rate I'm going, I should hopefully end up around 25 lbs when all is said and done ("hopefully" being the key word!). Never know though... my chocolate cravings have kicked into overdrive lately. I just can't seem to stop eating Snickers!! Good thing we buy the bite size ones! If I was eating the full size ones, we'd have ourselves a problem!
Everything else is moving along just fine! I still feel great! I have noticed that it's harder to get up and around these days... I get winded going up and down the stairs (we live on the 3rd floor of a walk up). It must be from carrying the extra weight. It's also getting a little harder to get up from the floor or from out of bed (makes me laugh at the gimmick below... they actually make a rope for this very purpose). Another new thing I've been experiencing is that I'm getting full from food, much faster. I've read that this could be due to the fact that the baby is getting bigger (2.25 lbs this week!), causing everything to squish together, which in turn has made my stomach smaller. This should be a good thing!! Bummer is, I end up eating smaller meals, which means I'm hungry more often. Watch out Snickers bars... I've got my eye on you!
We're off to Quincy next weekend to visit with family and to attend a shower, hosted by my Mom, Sister & friend Susanne. I am so excited!! We're also going to be loading up all of the goodies that my sister is "handing down" to us... We're getting everything from furniture to clothes to swings to bathtubs!! You name it, she's giving it to us! We're so thankful for her generosity because we're learning more each day, how expensive babies can be. This is going to help us out tremendously, especially since I recently lost my job. With all of the furniture finally in there, I can start organizing Baby Ava's room and getting everything ready for her big arrival. I may have to pace myself though... I still have around 12 weeks until her expected due date. Yikes!! It'll be here before we know it!