27 & 28 Weeks



Size: Rutabaga {about 14.8″ long}
Definitely had to look up what a Rutabaga was.  I’ve never heard of it before, so I figure if I’m going to compare my sweet baby to it, I want to make sure it’s not completely terrible. But I’ll be honest…eating a rutabaga doesn’t sound appealing.

Gender: We have officially annouced it to our families, but the reveal will be coming in just a few short weeks! We’ve loved everyone’s excitement and appreciate all the love you have sent our way.

Baby Names?: I’ve grown to absolutely love the name we picked out.  I’ll be honest, I was a little hesitant at first.  I had a bunch of different { & more unique} name choices, and Kurt’s were generally very basic.  Kurt came up with the name and it took me a while to catch on.  It’s funny how sure we were about the names we liked before we found out the gender of the baby and we pretty much threw that list out and started over once we found out.

Cravings: None this week that have been consistant for more than 24 hours haha.  I crave a lot of things, but nothing that I’ve needed to eat multiple times to feel satisfied.

Aversions: It’s not that I don’t like Salsa, but it really just sounds so unappealing all the time.  Maybe it’s because of the strong smell.

Symptoms: I’ve been swelling a lot, and it’s been really annoying.  My hands and feet swell but it usually goes down by the middle of the day.  Fortunately my ankles haven’t gotten huge haha

Movement: A lot, but nothing more than the usual.  We actually went through a phase where little Peanut wasn’t moving around too much, and it got me really worried.  But there’s still movement so I came to my senses eventually 😉

Nausea/Sickness: I get colds a lot.  It’s been really annoying because one morning I’ll be totally fine, and the next I feel like death.  I think a lot of it has been this crazy weather in Utah.  My body must think it’s spring and allergies are coming on a lot quicker.

Sleep: I have my good nights and my bad nights.  I slept wrong on my shoulder and I woke up feeling like my arm was going to fall off.  Other nights I sleep like a baby.  The nights I sleep the best are the ones where I don’t have to get up in the morning for work the next day.

Maternity Clothes: I bought a new dress that I absolutely love.  It will make it’s debut at my baby shower in California in a couple weeks.  I know it’s silly, but I’m still in the mindset where I always want to dress better than I feel- I feel like it actually makes me feel better haha. Does that even make sense?

Wedding Ring On or Off?: I’ve mostly had it off just because I’ve been working so often and I don’t wear my ring to work.  So whenever I get home I don’t bother putting my ring on just in case I start swelling and can’t get it off by the time I go to work the next day.  It’s just been easier that way.  In the mornings it doesn’t fit, but in the afternoons and nights it does.

Best Moment of the Week: As lame as this sounds, on Friday I went to a CE course that contributed 7 continuing education credits that will help me maintain my dental hygiene license.  I’ve been trying to get a lot of them done before our baby comes so I don’t have to worry about them later.  Plus, I got to see friends, which makes my life so much better!

Worst Moment of the Week: Having a cold.  It throws me for a loop, for sure.  I try not to go anywhere when I have a cold because I don’t want to be getting other people sick.

Looking Forward To: My doctor appointment next week! We’ll get to hear little Peanut’s heartbeat again, I’ll get the results of my gestational diabetes test & I’ll get updated on my current “high risk pregnancy” issue.  I have an antibody that can cause some complications during my pregnancy & birth and that can put Peanut at risk after birth.  Fingers crossed that we are in the clear!



Size: Eggplant {about 15.2″ long}

Gender: I still can’t believe that we are having a little ______ !!! It doesn’t seem real when I think about it.  The gender reveal is coming in less than a week!!! We are so overwhelmed with the love, excitement, & support people have shown us during the first 28 weeks of my pregnancy.  We can’t wait to share our excitement about the gender with everyone during the last 11 weeks 🙂

Baby Names?: I wrote the name down for the first time and it felt so weird knowing that that will be our child’s name.  It’s so surreal!

Cravings: Spaghetti w/ red sauce.  I’m usually an alfredo type of gal, but Prego has really been hitting the spot lately.  What would be super nice is my Dad’s spaghetti sauce, but I have no idea how to make it and I definitely don’t have a pot big enough to make it in.  My dad doesn’t cook much, but spaghetti sauce is his thing.  Good thing we are going home soon because I could really go for some of my mom’s garlic bread and some of my dad’s spaghetti sauce right now.

Aversions: Same old stuff.  Kind of getting annoyed of typing this out every week.  Sometimes I just want to eat salsa to see whether I’ll like it, but it just sounds too gross to eat right now haha.

Symptoms: Swelling.  Just like last week.  I told my doctor that my index fingers swell like crazy and he totally laughed at me! He said my whole hand is swelling, I just use my index fingers the most {especially working as a dental hygienist} so I notice it more often.  Which totally makes sense and I made myself look like an idiot in front of my doctor. Oh well.

Movement: Yes! Lots and lots of movement, which has been really comforting for me, Kurt, & my doctor.  Peanut has been getting at my ribs lately.  I don’t feel a jabbing or anything like that; it’s more like Peanut is stretching and is trying to move my ribs out of the way.  It’s weird haha but movement is a sign of normal and healthy, so I’ll take it.

Nausea/Sickness: None, which has been so nice.  As I get more into my 3rd trimester, I get nervous that I’ll get morning sickness and nausea again. I’m hoping and praying that I’ll be healthy, still be able to work, and that overall I’ll function like a normal human being during my 3rd trimester.

Sleep: Like last week, I have my good nights and my bad nights.  My Snoogle pillow has been a miracle worker from day one and I can’t sleep without it.  The other day Kurt hopped into bed and took all my pillows to test them out and see what it feels like to sleep like me.  He’s pretty jealous that I sleep on a cloud every night. But I haven’t been sleeping as well as I used to.  I’m waking up around 3:00am and I’m always really thirsty. 

Maternity Clothes: No new ones since last week, but I’ve been needing to buy more church clothes and some more scrubs.  I already bought new scrubs and they’re starting to get too tight again.  As much as I would like to stop growing, it’s a positive sign that Peanut is doing well, so I’ll take it and do what I can to accommodate my growing bump.

Wedding Ring On or Off?: With the hand swelling and working so often, I’ve naturally just kept it off.  In all honesty, I forget to put it on most of the time.

Best Moment of the Week: My 28 week appointment with my doctor went so unbelievably well! I have the greatest news: my blood work came back and it shows that I don’t have gestational diabetes. Yay! Even better news: My antibody screening came back NEGATIVE! Guys…I don’t know whether you understand the excitement, relief, and gratitude I felt when my doctor told me that I no longer have a high risk pregnancy and it should all be smooth sailing {in general} from here.  How is it possible? I’m not quite sure.  But, I do not think it’s coincidence that Kurt and I pray daily that our baby and I will be healthy through this pregnancy and all of the sudden we get good results on my blood work. I strongly believe God answers prayers.

Also, I’ve been able to see a lot of friends this week, which makes my life so much more exciting.  We went to a friend’s place for dinner on Sunday, I went to lunch with Alex on Monday, we got Sub Zero ice cream on Monday night for FHE with ward members, we went to Kurt’s basketball games…life is just better when you get to share experiences with other people.  I love friends!
We hosted a family picnic today and it was so much fun to see family and celebrate our brother-in-law’s birthday.  We feel so fortunate to have such wonderful family members.
We also went to the temple.  Life is so much better when Kurt and I attend the temple every month.  

Worst Moment of the Week: Not really a moment, but with all the work I’ve been doing my back is really starting to bother me. It’s really not fun because pregnancy has had a huge impact on how my back feels, along with working on patients all day.  

Looking Forward To: Going to Santa Barbara, California with Kurt on Thursday and revealing the gender of our sweet, precious Peanut!

We’ve done some fun baby-related things this week. We put together our stroller and we absolutely love it! We can’t believe a little baby is going to be sitting in it.  I’m such a planner so I’ve been making lists upon lists of all the things I’d like to get done and by what time.  I’m a little {okay…a lot} OCD about being organized and super ready for when the baby comes.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past two weeks about what Peanut will be like.  Will Peanut want to play soccer, run, play football, sing, dance, sew, or paint? Will my sweet baby be more like me, or more like Kurt? What is my sweetheart going to look like?! I just can’t believe that we get to find out so much in just 12 more weeks…can you?!



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