On to the update!
Baking Baby Blakely
"As the Big Day nears, your baby is getting ready to go towards the light at the end of the tunnel (the tunnel being the birth canal, the light being the one the doctor is shining directly into it so she can see what the heck she's doing).
Other highlights this week:
Your baby's eyes are partially open now and can blink. Truly superior babies can actually wink. (OK, there is no way to prove that, but it's fun to imagine, no?) Your baby can also now become a shiny, happy person as she has begun having rapid eye movement (Get it? REM? Shiny, happy person?? We'll be here all week.)
His eyes have color now, too. It may not be the color he ultimately ends up with, especially if they're light gray or blue. The eyes typically don't settle on a final hue until nine months after baby is born. So when your mother-in-law says that the baby has her eyes, you can politely inform her that they'll most likely change soon. Sorry.
Your babe is downright chubby compared to a few weeks ago. He is about 15 inches long, about the length of an amusement park cinnamon-sugar-coated churro (yum!), and weighs 2 to 3 pounds."
28 Week Belly Pic
The dreaded swollen ankles set in today. I have marveled at how I've avoided them so far-- then, today I looked down and Fred Flinstone's feet were in my sandals. I sit at a desk all day with nowhere to prop my feet up and it doesn't help that my office is 80-ish degrees. (I work in a very old building without central air in my office. We have a 20 year old window unit that doesn't actually cool air, it just moves air around.) I've been so hot the past few weeks, it's no surprise that my feet would swell. Never fear, some big changes are coming next week. I'm excited and scared at the same time. More on that later!