29 Weeks: Babymoon

Rob and I enjoyed a final sunny getaway before BK arrives in June. We spent 5 days in San Diego at a fabulous bed and breakfast. Our days consisted of sleeping in, long walks, yummy meals and a few tourist attractions. We went to a couple of breweries (Stone and Pizza Port), toured the USS Midway, walked many of the beaches, and visited the San Diego zoo. It was a fantastic trip and left us both feeling very energized. While relaxing one night Rob was able to capture one of the more distinct kicks of BK:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G06NYsqyNY

Belly Bump Self Portrait at Ocean Beach, CA
San Diego Zoo

28 Weeks: Baby 101

This week Rob and I took our first baby class, Baby 101 at Evergreen Hospital. It covered everything from what a newborn could look like, to bathing, feeding, diapers and carrier options. I also had my 4th doctor appointment which included the dreaded glucose test. I am happy to report that I passed the glucose test and don’t have gestational diabetes. My belly is measuring on track at 29cms which is very close to the average of a cm a week (28). My iron levels were slightly low so I am now on an iron supplement. BK is still very active and has a strong heartbeat. The “firsts” for this week were feeling him have hiccups and actually being able to feel both sides of a limb as he was pressing out against my stomach. According to the baby websites he is almost 2.5 pounds and ~15″ long from head to heel. The doctor said at the next appointment, in late April, BK will be big enough that she will be able to feel which end is his head vs. bottom. We are excited to figure out what are arm vs. leg movements that we are feeling.

27 Weeks: Third Trimester

We can’t believe it–the third trimester is already here! I am still feeling great, but do find I am less agile. This was very apparent when finishing up the panels on the airplane from the annual inspection this weekend. The screws I have put in 5 times before were out of reach this time around. Rob was a super trooper and took on the extra work, as usual. I have also become the heavy weight of the house passing Rob up on the scale. I knew the day would happen and it would happen fairly early in the pregnancy so I am happy to make it 2/3rds of the way before the day came. Apparenetly a few months ago one of the feet on the toliet seat broke off, but I never noticed until Rob was out of town. I thought my weight had broken the seat, which was very humbling. Let’s just say I felt much better hearing it had been like that for months, but we also installed a new one this weekend.