Hello 3rd Trimester!!!!
By this week, baby Mason should weigh about two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
This has been a very exhausting week for me! I haven't felt all that great. It's hard to get comfortable, I have shortness of breathe, lots of heartburn, and can't sleep at all. Also, I've had a bit of pain in my upper stomach.
How far along? 28 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +24lbs
Stretch marks: Nope (fingers crossed)
Maternity Clothes? A Must!
Sleep: Not so much! Takes me forever to fall asleep these days. We are in bed most nights by 8:30-9:30 and it's well after 11 before I doze off. Then I am awake every hour looking at the clock, readjusting and trying to get comfortable.
Movement: Yep, still mostly after meals and at night. And then all throughout the night! I think sweet baby Mason has his days/nights mixed up! Hope we get this straightened out before May :)
Food Cravings: Mexican food, subway
Food Aversions: popcorn
Symptoms: Sleepy, heartburn , shortness of breath, etc and so forth!!
Belly button in or out? Almost out! I've been saying this for weeks, I know. But it's almost surfaced!!
What am I looking forward to? Sonogram on Monday!!!!!
Weekly Joy: Getting to hear Mason's heartbeat on Wednesday!!!
Picture time! Lots and lots of them :)
Shelf in Mason's room - all temporary items on the shelf. The shelf was built by Mason's Great Grandfather, RV Furrh. Mason's Nana LeeAnn let us borrow it for his room. Matches his furniture and will be a great addition to the room! I am sure it will be full after the next couple of weekends. :)
1st shelf contains his scrapbook, I made/put on the letters - a moo cow that is a book end, I just like it because it matches Mason's room, and then a Red Tractor we bought at Tractor Supply (of course).
2nd shelf - Letters I made for his room. These will eventually hang on the wall. Each letter is a 5x7 frame
3rd shelf - a bank my mom found at an antique store that says "Mason", baskets that have odds and ends in them, and then the few books Mason has already collected.
4th shelf - train letters that spell out "Mason" that I have to paint, his lil cowboy hat and rope we bought him at Canton a couple months ago
5th shelf - all of Mason's shoes he's collected. Most were given to him. But Mommy and Daddy did buy the Puma tennis shoes and the flip flops!! Couldn't resist, too cute.
Playing in Mason's Room!