I could say that I'm a lucky girl...
... if I believed in luck.
But I don't.
Blessed sounds more like it.
Today I am 28 weeks along and yesterday my best friend turned 28 years old.
I'm so thankful the Lord has blessed my life with Jess, and for all of the birthdays that we have shared with one another. I'm also so thankful that we have been able to walk this journey of pregnancy together. The next time we take pictures together that sweet little bundle of hers will be in her arms!
Our families spent the weekend together doing a whole lotta blissful nothing. :) Jess is on bed rest and has been since she was 26 weeks along in her pregnancy, so lounging around was just what the doctor ordered. Fine by me! The boys spent a good bit of Saturday playing golf, and we stayed home watching movies while the kiddos napped. On Sunday we laid out and sunned our buns (our buns in the oven, not our other buns. That would've been weird and disturbing.)
Yesterday also marked 34 weeks and 4 days of Jessica's pregnancy, which is precisely when she gave birth to Benson after being on bed rest with him as well. It's looking more and more like she may go full term with this baby boy!
We've come a long way since the last time we were together!
Just to be clear, I'm having a girl and Jess is having a boy. We realized while taking these pictures that we were wearing the wrong team colors. ;)
I can't even believe that there are six of us in this picture. I can just about guarantee you that this is as good as it's gonna get. We might pull our hair out if we ever try to get a picture of all of us with the babies out of utero.
How far along?: 28 weeks. Here is my picture with Lael.
Total weight gain/loss: + 11 lbs.
Maternity clothes? I'm so glad to start wearing my summer stuff that I have from when I was pregnant with Lael. Those lightweight dresses are so comfy.
Stretch marks? none
Sleep: Pretty good.
Best moment this week: My best friend and I baking our bellies in the sun together. :)
Movement: Seems like she is constantly moving. She's starting to kick me in the ribs.
Cravings: Not really. I'm getting to the point where I get full really fast and just don't have enough room for a lot of food.
Gender: sweet girl
Labor Signs: No, but the braxton hicks contractions have increased.
Belly Button in or out? still in.
What I am looking forward to: We're going to get a 3D ultrasound when I hit 30 weeks! I can't wait to see this girl's face!
Random facts: Despite all of the pollen, my sinuses are doing much better these days! I still get a little bit stuffy at night, but it is NOTHING like it was. I have no complaints!
Milestones: Happy to be well into the third trimester! Ruthie-girl, not too much longer now!