Self-Portrait, 28 weeks

Here’s what I’m looking like this week. ‘Whoa, Baby!’ comes to mind, doesn’t it?

Went in for my regular prenatal check-up this morning. Good to hear that baby seems to be growing normally. I’ve recently started to feel her kick out of both sides at once, instead of the simple, one-sided pokes. I didn’t mention it before (was more worried about the fetal heart at the time), but we found out during our perinatologist visit that I have what is called a velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord. We’ve been told that it shouldn’t cause much of a complication as long as the ob/midwife doesn’t use any traction on the cord to aid the delivery of the placenta. So much to remember, which is why I’ve started to write out our birth plan to share with our doula and the other delivery staff.

Other hightlights so far this week – we attended our first child-birth education class last night. Lots of good information to be learned during the next five classes. Also, yesterday, we were surprised by a special delivery, our very first baby shower gift! Some lovely outfits and supplies to add to our growing nest.

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6 Responses to “Self-Portrait, 28 weeks”


  1. 1 Irene September 9, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Hi there baby! Birth plans are great because there’s SO much to remember and who’s going to remember it all?!

  2. 2 leslie September 9, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    oh, my. you are adorable. that is a little baby in there. crazy.

  3. 3 Mon September 10, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful picture!

  4. 4 Péitseoga September 10, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    beautiful bump! !it’s starting to get really real, isn’t it!!

  5. 6 jane September 28, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Nice photo!

    By the way, if you think that’s big, wait till you’re 36 weeks! 😀


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