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Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: weekly bean update

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

I'm Jenn, a stay at home/work at home mama to Penny, wife to Evan, and daughter, sister, and friend to a lot more. I absolutely love capturing beautiful every day moments from behind my lens, and I'm doing my best to do just that!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

weekly bean update

hello 3rd trimester!

and for weeks 25-28 according to The Bump...


HOW FAR ALONG- 28 weeks 7 days. i'm catching this update right at the tail end of 28 weeks :)

SIZE OF BABY- 14.8" and 2.25 lb

MATERNITY CLOTHES?- indeed! i can still sport non-maternity tops, but the maternity ones are quite comfy now too. the shirt in the photo is a maternity one from target and it's just the softest material ever. super cozy on this rainy day!

STRETCH MARKS?- no sir, but my belly is starting to get a bit itchy and from what i hear this is the time when they would start to appear. bring on the lotion and oil!

SLEEP?- i seem to have a few good nights of sleep, followed by a night of the pregsomnia where i'll be up for about 3 hours in the middle of the night. keep in mind though that even "good sleep" still involves waking up every few hours to pee, or get comfy again... it's all in preparation for zero sleep i guess.  

FEELING ANY MOVEMENTS?- good lord, this little lady is an active one. sometimes i'll get a punch in the side that makes my whole body jerk. it also looks like an alien is in there sometimes when my whole belly jumps to one side. so crazy!

ANY CRAVINGS?- me and cookies are best buds these days. i actually won't let myself buy any to have in the house anymore... it was getting ugly! guess penny's got herself a sweet tooth. that's my girl!

ANY FOOD AVERSIONS?- not a single one!

VISIBLE BUMP?- heck yeah! i'm not even sure if it's still fair to call it a "bump" at this point. more like a mound!

BELLY BUTTON. IN OR OUT?- it's in for now... but we shall see for how much longer that lasts.

STILL WEARING RINGS?- surprisingly yes. the cooler weather is definitely helping with that.

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK-  just hitting this 3rd trimester mark has been so satisfying. knowing that i'm able to keep her safe in my belly, and let her grow healthy and strong is a great feeling!

WORST MOMENT OF THE WEEK- i'm been kinda weepy these past few days. i can cry at anything... and nothing at all. i'm mostly set off by songs (like THIS), or movies (like THIS, which destroyed me!). it feels good though to get a cry out. cleansing i suppose.

so here's to another week of pregnancy! it's going so fast now i just want time to slow down!



Blogger Faith said...

You look GREAT! And don't worry about stretch marks. Some ladies don't get any! I've got loads after three babies, and I kinda feel like I've earned them and should be proud :)

October 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger b said...

you and your bump are so beautiful!
tell uncle evan to give kisses to that baby belly for me :)


October 19, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

thanks faith! i figure i'll do my best to avoid getting them, but if they do appear i'll wear them proudly. like you said, i think i'll have earned them!

October 19, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

awww thanks B, and i'll pass that along! can't wait to see you guys again in a few weeks :)

October 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM  

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