I'm Kristen. Mom to Luke and Zoey, two-year-olds extraordinaire. Trying to keep a foot in the advertising world (I freelance part-time as a writer/creative director out of San Francisco and Boston). Recently relocated to Albuquerque, NM for my husband's job (I love it). Trying to do the creative stuff I did before babies, but it's hard. Hoping to be an outdoorsy/backpacking/ snowboarding/surfer girl again someday, but fear that may be in the past. Really, just trying to embrace change and find balance--and to be grateful for all the things big and small that are good in my life.

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Pregnancy: Week 28

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday!

So, 29 weeks today...yay! Here's how the last week has been:

  • Lots and lots of movement from the babies, which is by far the coolest part of being pregnant
  • The whole gestational diabetes thing is still going OK. Eating VERY carefully and my blood sugars pretty much always test in range. I did lose a pound this week, instead of gaining a pound like I'm supposed to. I'm also getting really bored with food. Dinners are OK because we cook a variety of things, but breakfast and lunch and snacks are becoming pretty monotonous. I'm also finding it hard to get in three snacks a day (two's not a problem)...must be better about that
  • We had our all-day birthing class at the hospital on Saturday, which went really well. Lots and lots of good information. Still not all that scared about labor & delivery...it all still seems so abstract and far away...
  • The usual insomnia (not every night, but bad when it happens), back ache, joints aching, still some nausea although nothing like it was before
  • I took a bath for the first time since I got pregnant! I love REALLY hot baths, and those are not allowed, so I've been kind of pouty about it and not had any baths at all. But this weekend I ran a 100-degree bath and it was pretty nice. Not as good as scalding hot, but definitely better than nothing. I also ***horror of horrors*** had a decaf espresso on Saturday (I've been really weird about caffeine of any kind during my pregnancy, and decaf has a little). It was super yummy and the world did not end because I drank it :)
  • Getting big, big, big, and slowing down a lot (which I talked about here last week). Really tired a lot of the time. Spent yesterday on self-imposed bed rest trying to get some energy back and, ladies who have had to do that (or are doing it now), I'm so impressed because it is HARD. After one day of reading and watching TV and knitting and not much else, never getting out of my pajamas, I was pretty stir crazy. But we all do what we have to do, right? I'm sure if I had to do bed rest for real I could do it

Hope everyone has a lovely week!


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Reader Comments (7)

You are absolutely adorable!! Thanks for keeping us posted on how things are going!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStill Hoping

My daily baths are the highlight of my day especially now that I'm on bed rest! Enjoy!

I love the movements too but some have gotten downright painful. The girl punches my vagina/cervix/bladder so hard that it takes my breath away and the boy punches my ribs such that I think their bruised. :(

Great job in managing GD. I'm rooting for you to have a smooth 3rd tri. Get lots of rest, sistah!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

"Still not all that scared about labor & delivery...it all still seems so abstract and far away..."

Well, I am 38 weeks and still feel the same way... like this is not going to happen to ME. Which, I guess, is a good thing :)

You look awesome!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzygotta

I hope you can avoid the bedrest. I hear it really bites.

It sounds like you are doing a great job. Keep on growing, babies!!!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchckenpig

Yay for 28 weeks! Good luck with the meal planning and fitting in a third snack!

I cut caffeine out of my diet more than 10 years ago but I liked having the option of it :) Now that I CAN'T drink coffee or caffeinated sodas, I kind of crave one. So silly but it must be pregnancy related because before being pregnant I could have cared less - LOL.

Enjoy these last few weeks, you look gorgeous!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMommy ToBe

You look fantastic...so exciting, 29 weeks!

January 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpeach

You look terrific! I must commend you for taking these bump photos regularly! I only took one of my twin pregnancy and I deeply regret it.

January 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJjiraffe

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