How far along? 28 weeks & 1 day! Emilia is now about 17 inches long and 2.9 lbs. The size of a small cabbage, apparently. Ha ha ha! :)
Total weight gain/measurements: 16lbs total! My waist is 32" and my tummy is 37", which means I gained an inch in both places :)
Maternity clothes: Didn't buy any new maternity clothes this week or the last...but I did end up wearing my H&M maternity shorts a lot in Sorrento and they were super comfortable -- I definitely recommend them! I also found it sooo easy to dress the bump in the hotter weather because I didn't have to wear so many layers.
Stretch marks: Still none to report! Phewsers! I took the Dream Belly Stretch Mark Cream with me to Sorrento and used it everyday...so far so good!
Sleep: Sleep was amazing, especially in Sorrento. For some reason I didn't even need an app, nothing bothered me at all not even Jofus' breathing...ha ha ha! Probably because I was a lot less stressed on holiday!
Best moment this week: The whole of last week was just a whirlwind of happiness for me, I loved being in Italy, seeing my family, spending time with loved ones, eating good food and relaxing in the sunshine...I can't really pick just one moment in particular!
Miss anything? While we were in Italy of course I missed Albi & Sina & the puppies...but now that we're back it's fine :)
Movement: Apparently movement is super important from now on! And Emilia has definitely been doing a lot of it...she has gotten much bigger & stronger as I can definitely feel her a lot more and some of the kicks are so strong that you can see the movements from the outside of my belly! Freaky! Jofus actually got really scared one night when he was tapping my tummy (he plays this game with her where he says hello & she kicks back :) and she did a HUGE roll or somersault...Jonathan was so freaked out that he hid under the covers! Ha ha ha!
Food cravings: Nope, not that I can remember. I did eat a ploughman's cheese bagel today and it reminded me of that craving I had earlier on in the pregnancy...although I did really enjoy it I wouldn't say it's a craving anymore!
Anything making you queasy or sick? This is so weird, but I actually completely did a 180 on the seafood aversion when I was in Italy! I probably ate seafood every single day...and enjoyed every bit of it! So strange!
Labour signs: At one point on the plane coming home to Ireland I did think I was experiencing a Braxton Hicks contraction but I think it was just Emilia kicking and moving a lot...she really didn't like the pressure of taking off and landing, she would get super active and actually press hard on my belly, it was awful...I don't recommend flying to anyone who's pregnant...especially in the 3rd trimester! It's way too uncomfortable :(
Symptoms: I definitely have been feeling more tired lately now that we're coming to the end of my pregnancy. The evenings are generally when I start feeling like an old grandma and all I want to do is go to bed! I had a little heartburn (also in the evenings) after dinner some nights but nothing major. My linea nigra has gotten darker and more noticeable I think! Another thing I noticed just this week was that my weight gain seems to be all in one area now as opposed to before, when I think it used to be all around my belly & hips...I actually feel like my hips have gotten smaller and my belly has gotten bigger, is that weird?! I'm leaking a little more colostrum too which always makes me feel like a cow ready to be milked, ha ha ha! And pregnancy seems to have stopped two things -- hayfever (which I normally suffer from every summer) and the growth of my leg hair! I haven't shaved my legs in weeks and they are practically bare. Definitely a plus!
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! :)
Looking forward to: Buying the stroller...we are doing that this month because the model we want is a new one and didn't come out till June. I've finally decided on the colour and I can't wait!! :)