Monday, May 4, 2009

28 weeks

So as I approach 30 weeks there are a few things that I am hoping for. One, that my belly button will pop out. Not sure why I want that, I just think it is cool. Two, that she turns around. I found out at my appointment last week that she is defiantly breach and if she doesn't flip by the end of the eighth month they will schedule a c-section. To which my mother in law replied, "Now we will know when to come out." That at least made me laugh in the midst of my stress! And three, that the temperature will stay under 100 for as long as possible. I just get beat up when I am in the heat. Weddings the past couple of weeks have licked me for sure and my poor husband keeps going to bed with more and more clothes on, as I strip down to less and less while turning the AC down further and further. I can't even bear to think how hot I will be in July.

Here is what Baby Center says about Madelyn and Mommy this month (with some slight comentary by myself):

How your baby's growing:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes (hopefully daddy's lashes). With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb (which someone told me to take the flashlight, put it on my stomach down by my pelvis and she would follow it, turning her out of breach). She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

How your life's changing:

You're in the home stretch! The third and final trimester starts this week. If you're like most women, you'll gain about 11 pounds (Ha! That's funny!) this trimester. At this point, you'll likely visit your doctor or midwife every two weeks. Then, at 36 weeks, you'll switch to weekly visits. Around this time, some women feel an unpleasant "creepy-crawly" sensation in their lower legs and an irresistible urge to move them while trying to relax or sleep. If this sensation is at least temporarily relieved when you move, you may have what's known as restless legs syndrome (RLS). No one knows for sure what causes RLS, but it's relatively common among expectant mothers (I totally have this!!). Try stretching or massaging your legs, and cut down on caffeine, which can make the symptoms worse. Ask your caregiver if you should try iron supplements, which can sometimes relieve RLS.


The 4 Rohrers said...

2/3 done! Way to go! An aside on the breach thing...I have few friends who've had their babies turned by the doctor (heard it's not fun, but do-able) and I have had a few talk about some chiropractic methods used to get the baby to turn. Maybe worth looking into as you get closer if she's still not turned.

I received your BEAUTIFUL shower invitation this week and I wish I could be there to celebrate with you! I'll be thinking of you!

Mattie said...

You can have my belly button!! I swear, it used to be a cave so I thought it would never pop out. Boy was I's been out for months. Also, I think that we should be living together so we can crank the air down for each other!

Oh, and the shirt came from the Motherhood store at the Chandler Mall. Cute stuff and reasonably priced too.

Mattie said...

Oh yeah...

As for being in breech position, remember that she still has room in there to move around. Don't worry about it too much right now. :) Evan was breech too for a while, but last week at our appointment he was head down.

Sarah said...

I agree with the chiropractic prenatal chiropractor said he had good luck with getting babies to turn around.

My belly button did not pop out and I don't think you should wish that on yourself...what if it never goes back?!!

AND- I had the RLS so bad that I did not sleep for two months before I had is so freaking annoying that I seriously cried every night for those last two months. (No lie- every night, and Mark was gone all summer so I was alone crying and wanting to chop off my legs)

Hang in there!! YEAH!! almost done!

Mrs Bic said...

You are doing great, Jenni!!! Jenn and Kevin used headphones with music and got Abbie to turn around that way. Worth a try! But, I agree, lots can still happen with the turning!

The Vehons said...

Don't worry too much about being breached quite yet. We were told by 34 weeks she should be head down. Maisey kept moving positions until a couple of weeks ago when she settled in head down. Just tell Madelyn to behave! :)

Aaron and Jean said...

1) My belly button is half way popped! The top is out and the bottom still remains hidden, funny huh?

2) There are lots of options for getting the baby to turn, you have plenty of time. Don't fret my pet!

3) I hope I survive as well. The heat is making me swell and I can no longer wear my wedding ring. You'll find me floating in m y parents pool from here on out until our sweet pea arrives!

Love you and look forward to seeing you next week! <3