Tuesday, April 19, 2011

baby bump alert: a mover and a shaker

 Two things have changed since my last "bump alert":
1) I now really have to let people do things for me.  It is hugely humbling for me to admit I need help with anything...particularly bending over to pick things up!

2) Baby is constantly moving!  I can now see my tummy contort and shake {which hopefully is normal?}, which only makes me feel more connected to him. It. is. amazing. 

I am also now the pregnant woman who literally always has her hand on her tummy.  Please forgive me if we are in mid-conversation and I zone out, press on a particular area of my abdomen, and grin wildly.  Just ignore it.  Or if you say something particularly sad or shocking, I immediately envelope my bulging tummy with both arms as though Baby can hear what you are saying and I can somehow protect him from it.  Yikes!  Overprotective Mom Alert!  

Weeks: 28
Weight gained: 25 pounds
Hours working per week{3rd shift}: 70+
Hours spent sleeping during the day: 10
Kicks per typical hour: 20+

I used to worry that when I started doing "kick counts" baby and I would come up short.  Obviously not so.  Baby kicks, flip, jumps, karate chops, flails wildly, head butts...it's GREAT!

Keep kicking the crap out of me, Baby Boy - I love it.

 {If I look tired in that last picture...it is because I am.
This mama is done tired, ya'll.}



  1. aww, it's such a beautiful thing to see! truly a miracle! :)

    <3, Mimi

  2. Awww Greta!! You look beautiful!! :)

  3. What an adorable bump. :) Isn't it crazy how much your belly shakes around?! Mine have turned into paintful kicks in the ribs!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS! It's been so long since I've seen you! Look at that bump...that is so awesome.

  5. You look so beautiful. Learning to ask for help is a good lesson to learn. We woman are to slow to ask for help.


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