I've been losing a lot of sleep ... but not from worrying about getting baby stuff done or from my big belly making me uncomfortable. Every two hours, I wake up having to use the bathroom. Usually in the middle of the night (pre-pregnancy) you can get up, pee, and go right back to sleep, vaguely even remembering that you woke up.
It's gotten to the point for me, though, where my bed and my bladder are in a battle. My bladder wakes me up, - "Oh, Meghann ... there's a giant baby sitting on me, time to go again" - and I lay there trying to talk myself out of getting out from under my warm covers. Then, when I do get up, the trip into the cold, dark hallway seems like it was hardly worthwhile, almost no pee comes out!
When I thankfully fall back into my covers, 60 percent awake, the thought that I'm going to have to get up in another two hours facing the same conflict lingers in my head.
I read in one of my pregnancy books that this is mother nature's way of preparing a mom-to-be for a new baby's latenight feedings and diaper changes. Maybe I'll start getting Matt up with me every time, poor guy needs preparation too, right??
Here I am at 28 weeks pregnant. I don't know if this belly is all baby or the Hibachi chicken dinner I just finished eating ... maybe a little of both.
But whether it looks like it or not, I'm finally seven months preggo, and my belly measures 37 inches around. Yay for another milestone!
He weighed two pounds, three ounces. The ultrasound technician said from now on he should gain about one pound per month. (As for MY weight - I don't even want to know anymore) She also said everything is measuring right on target. And he's still a little boy. :)
He's getting some fat on his face! Sorry, this pic has a wrinkle in the middle.
Using his hand to block the loud ultrasound noise
Last night Matt and I took a trip to Babies R Us to buy bottles. I had no idea they were so expensive ... and confusing. We ended up getting the Avent Newborn Starter Kit (3 bottles, 3 nipples). We also stocked up on diapers and wipes. When we got home, we realized we've collected more than 900 wipes. Oops. Wipes are just the easiest thing to buy!
Yep, we did it. We got our baby an organic mattress for his crib. Even though the sales girls at BuyBuy Baby had never even heard of all the hype about non-organic mattress fumes causing sudden infant death syndrome, and the theory is supposedly completely unfounded ... we decided to skip the risk and shell out the extra money. It kinda makes sense that the preservative chemicals sprayed on a mattress are too much for a seven pound newborn baby to breathe in, night after night. After all, pregnant women are told to avoid paint fumes and household cleaners, could there really be that much of a difference? Matt and I feel confident that our decision wasn't made in vain, our money wasn't wasted, and all three of us in our new little family will be able to sleep better at night.