Tuesday, December 8, 2009

28 weeks 3 days

The third trimester has begun!! I am now 28 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Crazy.

I had my 28-week checkup this morning. I ran through the bagillion things that have gone wrong with my body over the last month (random stabbing and cramping pain after urinating, pelvic/groin pain, sudden severe UTI last Friday night...) and the doc seemed less than concerned with all of it. So I guess things are just fine. :) I also gave blood for my glucose tolerance test...prayers that my slice of toast and cup of cottage cheese this morning didn't mess it up, because I sure don't want to go back for a 3-hour exam. (And just for the record, the doc's office told me to eat a normal breakfast...but I still have this fear that it is going to mess up my glucose levels somehow and then I'm going to be stuck there with them sticking needles in me every 10 minutes for 3 hours.)

My uterus is measuring 28 cm now, which is right on target. And Krewson is wriggling around like crazy. The doc seemed somewhat surprised by how much movement he was making during the exam. She made several comments about what an active baby he was. As she was trying to listen to his heartbeat, my stomach was bumping all over. After her remarks, I felt a twinge of pride in my unborn child...like it's my first glimpse of his personality, ya know? Of course I may not feel so joyful about his never-ending energy when he's mobile and ripping our house to shreds. But for now I will cherish it. :)

On another note, Dave and I finally got the baby room painted this past weekend. We also put up the valance that my mom made and put on the cushion covers for the glider, and I really like how the room is looking. :) I will have to take pictures and share. Dave is in the process of selecting supplies from online so he can make his design on the wall behind the crib. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Speaking of baby rooms...for any of you moms out there...any suggestions on how to sort baby clothes? I've got a dresser and a closet. And no idea what to put where. Every time I go in to organize it, I get frustrated after about 5 minutes and have to leave the room. And this isn't normal for me. I'm normally quite the efficient organizer. But these baby clothes have me stumped. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. :)

And for anyone interested in Krewson's growth stats, the baby websites say that at this point he is probably around 15 inches long head-to-toe and weighs around 2.5 lbs. Pull out a tape measure and check it out. He's getting big!


  1. hey girl :)

    eden has never had a lot of clothes so organizing was fairly easy. when i say she lived in long sleeved white onsises for the first month of her life...i mean it. it's all i had her in :) Something so sweet about a bran new babe in pure white clothing :)

    we used a bin system in shelves (and still do) for all sleepers, burp clothes, diapers, and accessories (hair bows, socks, shoes, bloomers, hats, no scratch mittens, etc). we put all 0-3 in one bin, 3-6 in another, 6-9 in another and so on. We also have 1 bin for burp cloths, 1 bin for diapers (we use gdiaper inserts they don't take up any room) and then 1 for accessories.

    In the closet I just arranged all her hanging clothes from smallest to largest. My personal opinion is that the thin plastic hangers that come with the clothes stink so go buy yourself some thick white baby hangers from brus. I think they were like 1.99 for a pack of 10 or something. Or better yet, put 'em on your registry. someone bought us 4 packs of them and it's been plenty! And worth it.

    We have a dresser that's in her closet, and in one of those drawers we have her blankets and sheets. But really, that's it. The other 5 drawers are totally empty! haha :)

    Okay....I hope that helps! Just start somewhere...the good news is you have until Feb. to change your mind if you figure you don't know where to find something or can do it better! :) HAVE FUN!

  2. Yay for the third trimester! Exciting! Wow,fifteen inches? He is getting big . . .