Wednesday, October 14, 2009
28 weeks. I've definitely got a bump now!
I am officially in my third trimester now! Actually, I think I'm about a week into the third trimester. I had a doctor's appointment last week to meet the doctor who will deliver Lane, and he said that everything looks good. He measured my belly and we got to hear her heartbeat for the first time. I really like the doctor, Dr. Deede. He's probably in his late 50's and has been around the peninsula for a long time and has delivered lots of babies. It makes me happy to know that I'll have someone who has lots of experience. He also said that babies come when they come, often to around 2 weeks before or after your official due date. This makes me happy to know that he won't push for a c-section if I'm a week past due, especially since Lane is still measuring about 10 days smaller than "normal" for her due date.
Anyhow, all is good with the pregnancy. Lane is quite active sometimes (usually when I'm trying to go to sleep!), and I can feel her squirming around or rolling over, but I think she's too big to do flips/somersaults. She should be about 14 inches long and about 2 pounds by this point. Sometimes I can feel her "vibrating"...I don't know how else to describe it. I think maybe she has the hiccups? I'm trying to get out and walk 2 miles a day when it's not raining, and waiting tables is helping me to stay active some. I had envisioned running up until I was 7 or 8 months pregnant, but the 5 or 6 weeks I took off for packing/moving/back pain really did me in...I don't think I could start running again now. So I'll have to be content with walking.
Other than the pregnancy, life is going well up here in Alaska. The weather yesterday was so nice that Shannon actually turned on the cool air in the car! He says it wasn't the AC, but it was blowing cool air, so he admits that it was warm...at 58 degrees! It was quite nice. Today is foggy and in the 40's. Fall is almost over. We had a lot of wind and rain the past few days, so most of the leaves are gone and all the fireweed is dead. It's starting to look gloomy and this is the time of year that I long for beautiful snow to cover up all the ugly dead stuff.
Shannon has officially started his job, and he thinks that he's going to like it alright. It's not exactly what he thought it would be, but he still thinks it will be just fine. My job is going well and will be nice to help create a financial buffer for when the baby comes and I don't work anymore. So all is well!
My 16-year old brother goes to play football for the State Championship this Saturday...an update will surely come if they win! Last weekend he caught an interception and returned it for a touchdown...not too shabby for a defenseman!