How Far Along: 28 weeks 3 days
Size of Baby Newsham: Our baby is as big as a butternut squash or 17 in, 3.1 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Yes.
Name: Olivia Jane
Getting Ready: God provided even more clothes for Olivia is past week!! Two friends from church brought me clothes to go through for Olivia!! This is such a blessing. I've been trying to go through the bags of clothes to see what we are going to need for Olivia. We also received a bouncing chair, diapers, and more!
Please continue to pray that God would provide the big things we need for Olivia, like a stroller, car seat, and high chair.
Movement: Olivia is a very active little girl. She does not kick me a whole lot, but she is always on the move. I just love to feel her move!
Sleep: I have been sleeping well, as long as I have some extra pillows to cuddle with. Some days I am more tired then others, but the extreme third trimester fatigue has not hit me yet.
What I Miss: There is not anything I miss this week. I'm so excited about all we have to look forward to over the next 11 weeks, other than Olivia's birth. I cannot wait for our baby showers. I am also excited for Jon's family to arrive in Texas, some time in August to be with us for Olivia's birth!!
Best Moment of the Week: I'm not going to lie. Emotionally, this has been one of the hardest weeks of my pregnancy. It had nothing to do with my pregnancy, but other circumstances in our family. It's hard to look at the "best" moment when hard circumstances cloud my vision. However, the best moment came when God reminded me that He is the ultimate healer. He shared a verse with me that I have been clinging to all week long.
"But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord" - Jeremiah 30:17a
Food Cravings: I am still craving watermelon like crazy. Last night, Jon even stopped what he was doing to cut up the watermelon for me!! I am so thankful that Jon is there to take such good care of Olivia and me!!
Symptoms: I have still been having leg cramps, especially on the days I go walking. I finally remembered to tell the doctor this on Wednesday and he recommended that I take a magnesium supplement. He say that I was getting enough potassium and calcium, but I was probably lacking in magnesium which would explain my leg cramps. I really hope that this helps my cramps!
Due Date: August 28, 2012
Next Dr. Appointment: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 2:45pm
Daddy: Jon continues to amaze me with his willingness to help me around the house. This week he has made dinner, done laundry, mopped, and cut up my watermelon. I am so thankful to have his love and support during this time!