28 week update!

Baby size: About 2.5 pounds and almost 15 inches. Um... growth spurt?
How far along: 28 weeks... last trimester! Can't believe it. I think pregnancy must go by WAY faster with a toddler. 
Weight gain: 9 pounds
Sleep: Wellllll... last update it was a sinus infection that was keeping me up. This time it's a sick toddler. I remembered what it was like to have a newborn the other night. Thanks for the reminder, Landon. Oh, and ya. I'm also still up 
Food cravings:  Still nothing really... although there was one day this week that I desperately wanted CHOCOLATE. of any kind. I'm not sure if this means I have a calcium deficiency, but milk just wasn't going to cut it.
Hormonal: I mean, I know hormones are always crazy when one is pregnant, but I've been exceptionally grumpy/emotional this week. I'm sure lack of sleep has contributed. My poor, poor Randy. (He is a saint, though.)
Ligament pain: Yup. I know. It's just gonna stick around for the next three months.
Headaches: Not sure if it's because of my lack of sleep, stuffed sinuses, or what... but they've been bad this week. 
Shortness of breath: Oh, you know, still just loving it.
Exercise:  Same! Although I've noticed it's getting a bit harder on my legs... I'm guessing because of the growing baby putting weight on them? ;)
Movement: Insane. Child.
What I’m looking forward to: my glucose test! ... not really.
What I miss: Sleeping through the night without waking up to pee 53 times. I realize this sounds extreme. So maybe it's not quite 53. But it's a LOT. I've stopped counting.
I got a free 3D ultrasound at an ultrasound school here in town this past week, and it was so much fun to get a little peek at our growing baby! The quality on the ultrasound was pretty bad, though, so when they first pulled up his picture, I was like, um. He doesn't have a nose. Ha. Can't wait to see what this little guy looks like! (they DID verify he has a nose by the end of the ultrasound, btw)
To be honest, it's been a long past couple weeks (not related to pregnancy... except maybe the crazy hormones!). My poor little man has been sick with so many different viruses over the last few weeks, including his random seizure, and it starts to take a toll after a while. I feel so bad for him dealing with all this sickness, and we've all been having a tough time sleeping! 
But I'm not complaining. I've been thanking the Lord over and over, particularly after the seizure scare, for giving us our little Landon. There's nothing like the fear of losing something to make you realize just how much it means to you (cliche but true). And after hearing about the tragedy in CT this weekend, my heart is so grateful to have a sweet baby boy to love on and snuggle with tonight. We aren't promised tomorrow. But God has given us today, and I am so, so thankful for it - even the fussy, tiring, overwhelming moments it included! And I am grateful for this tiny baby growing and kicking (even if it is my ribs!) inside of me.
28 weeks with Landon on the left... 28 with Colton on the right!


26 Week Pregnancy Update

So... for the 26-week update.

Baby size: A pound and two-thirds and fourteen inches long. 
How far along: 26 weeks
Total weight gain: 9 pounds
Sleep: Worse. Bad cold and a sinus infection... that's really all that needs to be said.
Food cravings:  My mama's home cooking!
Ligament Pain – Getting out of bed in the morning is starting to get uncomfortable... and yes, I know this gets worse.
Sciatica - It's been a lot more intense this week... I've had to do a lot of stretches.
Shortness of breath – It has been awful this week. Not sure if my sickness is contributing to it, but I feel like I can't take a good, deep breath. Makes going to sleep so hard!
Exercise:  Haven't worked out as much since I've been sick (and Randy won't let me!), but still getting a few days in a week. It actually helps my sciatica.
Movement: Still crazy little man in there.
What I’m looking forward to: Breathing normally again!!!
What I miss: Breathing normally. Did I mention breathing normally?
I will be so glad when we're all feeling well again! Landon has had a rough go of it, and taking care of a sick toddler while feeling yucky yourself is no fun. 

I love watching Landon kiss Colton (aka: my tummy) and feeling and seeing Colton go crazy when his daddy talks to him! Grateful, as always, for this gift God has blessed us with.

And... here is the comparison pic (pregnant with L on the right)... I still can't believe how much lower I'm carrying this time! 

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