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Week 28, Feb. 26 - March 3

Thursday, February 26th (91 days to go)
Dr. Appt. Today. Follow the link to see how it went. All I'll tell you here is that Ella is still a "she". :)

So in light of that, I went and bought her more girly clothes. She's going to be the cutest baby in town.

Baby Update: The baby's muscle tone is gradually improving. Its hands can grip with some strength now. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D.

Friday, February 27th (90 days to go)
Today went by without a phone call from the doctor's office. If you don't know why that's a big deal, then go check out the doctor appointment update from yesterday. I'm not counting myself in the clear until Monday goes by without a phone call. But I'm feeling a little bit lighter today.

Saw "The Passion of the Christ" today. I took kleenex, and for good reason. Though I'm going to say that I thought it was going to be more gory than it was. Some might think me crazy, but I think maybe my imagination is bigger than some, and I was imagining worse. But it was hard to watch. What was amazing was that there were so many people gleefully "punishing" him. Did these people have the mentality of a murderer? And what was also amazing to me was that Jesus didn't die from all that was done to him before he was crucified. How he managed to carry the cross at all is a wonder.

The baby is doing well today. She was moving quite a bit during the movie... even kicking me uncomfortably at one point. I try now sometimes to get her to move whatever bump is giving me discomfort. I think she has her rearend backed up against my ribs sometimes.

Enough rambling from me for now.

Baby Update: By now, the baby's body is composed of 2-3% body fat. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 28th (89 days to go)
Baby Update: The baby's eyes unfuse and open. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D.

Sunday, February 29th (88 days to go)
Baby Update: In the next day or so the baby's eyes will be completely formed. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D.

Monday, March 1st (87 days to go)
Hoping to get through today without a phone call from the doctor in regards to my gestational diabetes test. If there's no phone call then I'm in the clear.

Not much new to share. Just the usual Monday stuff. So here's the new heartbeat sound. And here is Baby Center's take on development at 28 weeks.

Baby Update: The baby's sucking and swallowing skills are improving. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 2nd (86 days to go)
It's a late entry today. Yesterday I got a call from the doctor's office. I failed the 1-hour gestational diabetes test. So I went in this morning for the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. I fasted again for 12 hours, then at 9am they drew blood for a control sample, then I drank an even more concentrated version of the orange stuff I had last Thursday, then each hour for 3 hours afterwards they drew more blood... for a total of 4 pokes in all! Two in each arm. And they hurt for some reason. The third draw didn't go so well... since I was dehydrated (not allowed to drink water even) my blood didn't want to come out... plus when you don't eat for a long time your blood pressure lowers. But I'm now drinking water and had lunch. The doctor will get the results tomorrow, and the nurse will get direction Thursday... which will mean I'll either hear from her if the results show I have gestational diabetes, or I'll hear nothing and get a postcard in the mail in a few day. Let's pray for the latter!!! I feel like my diet is restricted enough all ready. I don't know if I could really handle the diet of a diabetic.

Anywho... enough about all that! Let's hope I have nothing more like this to report anytime soon.

Baby Update: Today is a very significant day: [the] baby's lungs are now capable of breathing air! - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 3rd(85 days to go)
Not a very productive day over here. The stupid computer had to get it's operating system re-installed, which means re-installing a lot of stuff. Oddly enough, just the software that Dell installed on the computer before shipping it to me needs to be reinstalled. So far we're back up and running, but Outlook doesn't want to work so I've got another call coming to Dell after I finish with this. But as you can see, we can still communicate!! So that's good.

Haven't heard from the doctor yet. It's still early.

There's a new belly pic! Unlike last time, when I thought there wasn't much of a change from the two weeks before that, I think it appears as though there's been another substantial growth spurt in the last 2 weeks. I will say that my belly is now showing signs of growth that will stay with me after the baby is born. :( I knew it was coming, but still...

Baby Update: Today, as Week 28 comes to a close, [the] baby measures almost 10 inches (from crown to rump) and weights 2 1/8 pounds (actually... we know that Ella is probably past 3 pounds now). In just two weeks, [the] baby has gained 6 ounces (likely more) and has grown 3/4 inch. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D.

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