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28 week update

I had my 28th week appointment with my OB-GYN yesterday. Everything's normal, according to her - I've put on the correct amount of weight, my uterus is at the right fundal height - my stomach looks about the right size. So far, so good. I'm happy that everything's going ok so far.

I asked her about the pelvic pain I've been having - she said that's pretty normal because the baby is putting more weight and that's putting pressure down on my pelvic floor. She suggested a pregnancy harness - I've to go buy one and check it out.

I also asked her about the abdominal pain on my lower left side - she said that's probably a bruise on my uterus from the baby kicking or moving repeatedly. She said there's nothing really to do about it and it will go away on its own.

Overall, a good visit. My next visit is a month away and I will be doing a growth ultrasound then. While that's normal, I have a feeling she wants to make sure the baby is in the correct position since I think the baby is in breech position right now. At the beginning of the pregnancy, when I had asked her how many ultrasounds she will be doing, she said only one - the 20th week one. But now, she's suggesting a 32 week one. So we'll see how that goes.

I'm excited to see the baby again and hope she's doing well.

In other news, the baby's kicking and moving most days now. It feels strange some times but I'm happy to feel her move. I felt her hiccup for the first time last night. It didn't bother me and I've been told it doesn't bother her either, I was excited to feel that.

I ordered the glider/ottoman for the nursery yesterday on amazon. Below is the one I ordered. It was on sale for $129, which I felt was a pretty good deal.

Stork Craft Tuscany Glider and Ottoman



Some iPhone tips you didn't know about

I came across an article recently about some iPhone tips and it had some suggestions which I didn't know about even after years of using iPhone.

Here are those suggestions:Invert display colors for easy night viewing. o to Settings --> General --> Accessibility --> Invert Colors to change your nighttime display.Slide texts left to read timestamp. A few days ago, I found myself trying to find out when a message was sent in iMessages and was not able to figure it out. This is useful info for the future.Ask Siri what's happening on Twitter. For some reason, I've not used Siri much beyond basic stuff like setting a reminder or an alarm. I should start using it more.Putting the phone in airplane mode to charge faster. I don't know if this really works but something i need to try

Saving money on groceries

Recently, we had some family visiting for a few months and as a result, our grocery bills shot through the roof. It's back to being just us again and I'm trying to reduce our grocery expenses.

One of the reasons our grocery bill gets so high is we buy a lot of groceries at the local indian grocery store and it tends to be the biggest part of our grocery budget.

Use a discount grocer or warehouse club - options for me are Trader Joe's, Market Basket, Costco, ALDI's and Sam's ClubChoose your primary store and learn its layoutWatch the store flyer each weekMake a meal plan and grocery listStock up big on sale-priced non perishablesListen to uptempo music while you shopFigure out the price per unit when buying a specific non perishable itemShop your pantry - meal plan around the items in stock in your pantry So I'm going to start meal planning soon and use the rest of these tips to reduce our grocery costs every month. I will keep updating on how that's going.


Free Printable Baby Shower Planning Checklist

This would have been really helpful when I was planning my friend's baby shower and even when I was planning my own baby shower.

Check out this FREE printable Baby Shower planning checklist from Unoriginal Mom

Free Printable Baby Shower Planning Checklist - unOriginal Mom