How Far Along: 28 Weeks, 2 Days
How Big is Charlie: 14.8 inches, the size of an iceberg lettuce
How Momma Feels: It goes back and forth. One day last week I felt huge and uncomfortable. My back hurt, my feet hurt, and my pants just felt weird. The past few days I've been back to normal. I do wake up a lot to adjust my sleeping position, but I don't have trouble falling back asleep.
Baby Bump: I am definitely starting to feel big. I am able to bend over less easily as I feel my ribs run into Charlie when I try. I look in the mirror and can't believe how big I am, or how much bigger I am going to get. Also with my my uterus being up into my rib cage more, I had to move my bra band out to a bigger hook. I feel so much better. It was like one day he wasn't there, and the next he was. I don't get rib kicks yet, but I'm sure that isn't far behind.
(No picture this week. We closed on our house today and I'm just kind of behind)
What I'm Eating: I'm so boring on this topic. Everything is normal. =P
Exercise: Walking and doing body pump. I am slowing down as when I walk too fast (which isn't event that fast!) I get side cramps now. That mixed with my usual foot pains has kept me walking at a slower speed but longer distance or time period. I hate that I'm slowing down, but figure as long as I keep up with something it is good for me and Charlie.
Movement: He has some slow days and some wild days. On some days he gets my hip bone a lot. It never hurts, but feels so strange.
Maternity Clothes: With my belly starting to be bigger, clothes fit me a little differently now. Generally better. But it has been a strange adjustment with my pants. I wore mostly dresses with Colin when I was big. With this pregnancy I have LOVED my shorts and jeans from the GAP. I have two pairs of shorts I go between and three pairs of jeans (one of them from my pregnancy with Colin). I've never really like the big belly panels, so all of those shorts/pants have that mid rise thing that goes all the way around. But now it gets kind of scrunched up under my belly. You can't tell, and it feels fine now, but took me a day or two to get comfortable with it.
And I hate most of my clothing I wore with Colin. It doesn't fit the same. I like a dress or two and maybe a handful of tops. I bought some stuff on super sale b/c it felt wasteful buying new clothes when I had some, but I just didn't feel good about myself in those. Andrew pointed out they are 4 1/2 years old and my taste probably changed a bit.
I love my new skinny jeans from GAP.
Prepping for Charlie: I feel like I haven't done ANYTHING. We will be in our house soon, but even then, I don't have big plan for a nursery. I mean, I have cute sheets and his furniture, but I'm not painting stripes like I did in Colin's. I don't know if it is because he is the 2nd child, or we will have a whole house to decorate this time too. I'm sure it will take me forever to feel like the house is set up, but look forward to the process and will take it slow.