Monday, June 21, 2010

28 Weeks!

We just hit 28 weeks and celebrated Rob's first Father's Day! He got the obligatory tie (one he had picked out), some shorts (also his choice) and his very own diaper bag! I haven't picked out a diaper bag for myself yet, but I'm pretty sure that whatever I get will not be something that Rob would be thrilled to carry. I did some reading on diaper bags for dads, and the Skip Hop Via Messenger seemed like a great choice. Looks cute on him, don't you think?

On to the update!

This week, baby is the size of an amusement park cinnamon-sugar-coated churro:

And looks like this:

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!


  1. Both you and Rob look so cute! I'm so glad he had fun celebrating his first Father's Day. Can't wait to hear about the big changes in store for next week.

  2. Cute cute cute pictures! Father's Day must have been so sweet for him! As for the heat, it is MISERABLE here in the south. Try to stay cool!

  3. WOW! 28 weeks already and you look awesome! Hope the swelling doesn't get too out of control!

  4. Awww, daddy Rob looks so cute with that diaper bag.

    But I can't understand why they chose a churro as the basis of comparison for this week. That's odd, right? It isn't just me who thinks that's odd?

  5. You look fantastic! And so does Rob - he looks quite proud of his new item!

  6. SS-- totally weird. I don't even know what the heck that thing is. Then again, I'm not exactly a fair kind of girl.