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Week 28 Pregnancy Journal- Chinese Cabbage

23 Nov

Wow, I can’t believe I’m in my final week in the 20s!  Next week I’ll officially be in the 30s!  Time is going by so quickly, which I’m grateful for as I can’t wait to meet our little princess!

How Big is Baby?

Baby, fetus at 28 weeks - BabyCenter

According to BabyCenter.com,

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She’s also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

How I’m Feeling Physically

Physically, I’m still feeling pretty good.  I actually feel like I had more energy last week than in previous weeks.  I was able to get a lot accomplished, even though I was lacking sleep.  I didn’t sleep well for about three nights right after Quincy got neutered, his  plastic cone he had to wear was so noisy.  Like Keith said, it was probably a good little practice as the baby will have us up a lot more!  I got confirmation from the doctor that I’m getting Braxton hicks contractions when I’m working out and walking the dog.  They are pretty sporadic but my whole midsection gets really tight and hard as a rock.  She said not to worry about them unless I get five within an hour lasting for more than 30 seconds.  I  guess my body is really starting to prepare to have a baby!  Exciting!  At first I thought I was envisioning my rock hard stomach but once Keith touched it, he let me know I wasn’t imagining things.  : )

Other new developments, I’ve been able to feel the baby a lot lately and am still loving every second of it.  She is now more into rolling/flipping around in there and it feel so weird when she makes major adjustments.  Keith has been having a lot of fun feeling her move too.  This morning, he told me he that while I was sleeping and my stomach was gently touching him, he could feel the baby dancing around in my stomach!  I wonder when reality will completely set  in we are about to become parents in a couple months?

One other thing I did this past week in week 28 was get tested for gestational diabetes.  I think I passed, but wont officially know until my appointment next week.  I figured if I failed, they would probably call me, but until I get the news I passed, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

 

How I’m Feeling Emotionally

With all the excitement of the holidays, it has elevated my excitement even more (if that’s possible) for the baby to get here!  I’m just so excited I can’t even put into words how I’m feeling!  : )

I do have an urge to get the house in order on a daily basis and am starting to now get antsy to start getting the baby the smaller items she needs like a baby bath, diaper genie and other odds and ends.

  We had a doctors appointment last week and it went well.  The nurse let us listen to Cameryn’s  heartbeat for a few minutes witch was nice since the last time we heard it, it was only for a few seconds.  Since I’m in the third trimester, I now visit the doctors every 2 weeks instead of every 4-5 weeks.  Once I hit 36 weeks, I’ll start going in weekly to get checked. 

Random Tidbits

  • Weight Gained so Far:  17-18lbs
  • Days Until our Due Date: 77
  • Cravings:  Pineapple, bananas, blueberries
  • Dishes Keith and I will Cook on Thanksgiving: 6
  • Workouts this Week:  2 gym, 1 yoga and 1 dog walk

Baby Bump Pictures Week 28

Week 14, just starting my second trimester:

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Week 28, first week in the third trimester, I swear you can still see my upper abs just a bit (whatever is left of them), although Keith just rolled his eyes at me when I made him look! : )

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I can definitely tell I got wider this week and the baby now loves to hang out in my ribs which makes breathing difficult at times.  I’m constantly having to reposition to get comfy. 

 

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