Skip to main content

28 Weeks: Eggplant or Chinese Cabbage

from thebump.com
Baby's lungs are mature enough that, if born now, she has a pretty good chance of surviving (with medical help). Her skin is still pretty wrinkly but will smoothen as fat continues to deposit.

How your baby's growing: (from babycenter.com)

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

 Tim and I are loving the third trimester so far! We've got our crib and pack'n play set up in the living room... Tim set them both up right away when he got home two different days this week and they were sitting outside our door (from shipment)! AWESOME. They look great, and we are getting more and more excited to use them for our little Kastenbaby!

As we get closer to "having" a baby--like, the delivery process--it seems like I get more excited, but Tim may be getting just a little more comfortable, I wouldn't put him in the "can't wait" category... Thanks to all our guy-friends who are dads, Tim knows that it isn't all very stunning and pleasant. BUT he does know that no matter what he'll be there for me and that little babe as we welcome him or her to our world here in Littleton :) He is very excited to be a dad, and to raise our family together. I asked him if he wanted to cut the umbilical cord, and he said he wasn't sure yet ;) I'm hoping he does!
Right now, we're in the middle of a six-session dvd class called Laugh and Learn about Childbirth. It is a Lamaze childbirth class. We found it at the library, and picked up the Laugh and Learn series of Breastfeeding and Newborn Care classes as well... It seems like a great class, so far. Although the "style" and persons in the video are definitely set over a decade old, the overall class, and teachings are great. The teacher, Sheri Bayles, is pretty eccentric (and sometimes weird), but very informative and knowledgeable. We like it :) Tim is a great sport about watching them and learning right along with me--since it is going to be him reminding me of all the things we've learned anyway by time we start the labor and delivery process!

Comments

Amy, I always have to tell you how cute you are! I love to celebrate week 28, when the baby has a good chance outside the womb. I love enjoying your journey with you:)
Thanks Lea! I know I really love this part of pregnancy already! The baby is just moving all the time, and sometimes in freakish movements :) It is fun to feel like I can start to tell a little more what a certain body part might be... Something sticks out, and it feels like a bony butt, then I think, Oh there's the head!

Popular posts from this blog

Happy Birthday, baby boy! | Titus is one

Last year, just after midnight on the morning of Mother's day, this little tyke was born to us! He was a mere 7 pound, 10 ounce baby with fuzzy hair, puffy eyes, and just a perfectly strong boy. He has elfin charm paired with tender kisses. The strawberry blonde fuzz continues to grow up and out, a lighter shade today. We most often find him wanting (whining) to be held, or seeking mischief. He already wants to do what C, J, and A are into... and it causes him many tumbles and tears when he can't keep up or isn't allowed to participate.

We are celebrating this mini man today, on his first birthday! Happy Birthday Titus Andrew!
















Homeschool Plans 2017-2018, First Grade and Pre-K Boys | Homeschooling with Truth, Beauty, Goodness

I would like to share with you our plans for our homeschool this year. Codeman is in First grade, while Jesse is an official Pre-K dude. Anna is a wannabee brother and underfoot helper and Titus. He's three months old. Whooofta. I'd just like to repeat that again. Whooooooooofta.

I have read many books, blogs, and journals on the topic of education. Home education, and to be even more specific, sources regarding Classical Education and Charlotte Mason. I truly enjoy these topics and the sources. I am intrigued, and so I continue reading and have now found myself following and chatting with several homeschool moms online in addition to my local and Colorado friends who homeschool. Tim and I were both homeschooled, although my window of homeschooling was only 4 years, I glean much from my mom and Tim's mom. As some podcasts I've listened to refer to us, we are second-generation homeschoolers :) Haha! Well, it helps give me perspective on quality literature and publisher…

Happy New Year 2018! | Family Life, Health, and Commitments.

New Year, New Energy
The sun stays up a few moments more every day now. The cold, hard and dark of late Autumn and into winter is always a challenge for me. It's like they're calling out to me: "you're tired," "you're weary" and they howl threats to take away my joy. As I see the days growing longer again, I get a rejuvenation as I get to see the turn of the calendar, too. The howls seem farther behind now. They're not creeping around my doors anymore. Winter is in a frosty, forward thrust here in Minnesota, and as I watch the sun rise up over the trees, witness the special still and clear mornings of a hoar frost, or see a bright halo around the sun... these each show me it is still cold. But, my spirits are brighter.

Ordering my priorities. Saying No, gives me more Yes time.   When we finished our ministry serving as Missionaries with Oak Hills Center for Indian Ministries after August, our commitments were able to level out to a seasonable p…