Monday, July 20, 2009

28 Weeks

Baby Center:
"By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world."

The specialist that we visited last week said that the babies are doing great. They are 2 lb, 2 oz each! They are in the 40th percentile, whatever that means. He is very happy that I am not working and that I can relax during the summer. I have been taking it easy, but am still staying pretty busy everyday. I rest when I feel like I need to. He wants to address the whole "going back to work" issue when we go back for our next appointment in about 3 weeks. I do have some new 3D pictures of the babies, but they aren't very great or different from last time, so I'm not going to bother scanning and posting them. The babies are both vertex, or "head down" and doc doesn't expect that they will move from that position, as they are running out of space to maneuver. So, that's good, too. They are probably positioned pretty close to what's represented in the following image.
I am still feeling really pretty good overall. My leg pain has not been bothering me as much. I am just feeling really BIG. My maternity wardrobe is literally getting smaller. I had 2 people at different stores ask me today if I was almost due.

Dad came over for supper again the other night.

Todd & I took a big vacation to Galveston for a few days. The trip, even though it was just to Galveston, was so great. I just love hanging out with my husband. We are so blessed to really enjoy each others company. We got to stay with my aunt, who lives about 30 minutes from the beach. We spent Friday, just the 2 of us, at the beach. Went back Saturday with Aunt Pat and had a good time on the Bishop's Palace tour. Actually, I was terribly hot on the whole tour. Most rooms had window units blowing, but there was this lady with her kid that purposely stood right in front of every unit, every time. So rude! Way to make a hot pregnant lady mad! Other than that one hiccup, the tour was fun. The rest of Saturday in Galveston was spent at an awesome restaurant for lunch then finding a place to get snow cones. We were going to spend some time at the beach, too, but a bad storm was rolling in at the West End. We decided to call it a day and went back to Pat's. We went to church with Pat Sunday morning then came back home. I have more pictures to share of the trip, but that will have to wait. Todd's computer is having some small issues and the pictures have to be processed before I can post them.

I had a pedicure the other day - my first that I can remember. (I may have had one before we married, but I'm not sure.) I can't reach anymore, so I gave up and had the toes done for me. Yes, my toes are a little swollen.


Anonymous said...

I can tell you from personal experience-just when you think you can't possibly get any bigger, those babies will show you definitely that you can!

Julia said...

you look great! I am so happy that you are having a good pregnancy! I hope that labor and delivery are good for you as well. Have there been any discussions about c-sections versus natural birth?

Natalie said...

Actually, yes. If they are both head-down, as they are now, then I can give natural birth a try. About 50% of women that attempt natural birth with both babies head-down still end up needing a c-section. If either baby is not head-down at the time of delivery, then he will do a c-section. My chances at natural are pretty slim given this info, but that is the goal.