It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 28 weeks:
Here’s the current status:
❊ How Far Along – 28 weeks (3rd Trimester)
❊ Baby Size Comparison – Head of Cauliflower (16″ Head to Toe and 2.5 pounds)
❊ Movement – I’ve been asked to share about the baby’s movement, so I thought I’d add it to the list. Baby Girl moves a lot but it still feels very gentle even on the inside and it’s quite rare to feel her on the outside. I believe my anterior placenta is playing a part in this. I also wonder if she is facing the back of my body instead of the belly. Don has felt her kick a couple of times now, which I am grateful for. I feel her a lot throughout the day, especially before and after meals. She’s quite active even if it’s subtle!
❊ Symptoms – I noticed myself tiring a lot faster this past weekend, which I thought must be pregnancy related, but then I woke up with a sore throat on Monday and realized I must have been fighting off something. I’m sure being pregnant plays some part, but getting sick definitely does, too!
❊ Physical Changes – There wasn’t a huge amount of visible growth in my belly in the past week. Fortunately, my breasts have stopped growing (for the time being) as well, too, and the new bras I purchased last week are working well.
❊ Weight Gain – 1 pound (22 total)
❊ Mood – In general I continue to feel happy and calm, although I did have a bit of an emotionally volatile weekend mostly because I was really tired from fighting off a cold.
❊ Sleep – Most nights I sleep about 9 hours. It’s heavenly!
❊ Food Cravings – I’m still on a big cereal kick for the first time in my life. I’ve gone through two whole boxes in the past few weeks!
❊ Food Aversions – Fish. Not to be confused with seafood, which I still enjoy eating for the most part, although shrimp has started to feel less appealing to me as of late.
❊ Missing – A little breathing room in my schedule. I’ve been on such a big posting kick lately that between work, appointments, and time with loved ones there’s been very little time to just take a breather. I’m looking to change that so I have a bit of wiggle room for the last couple of months of my pregnancy.
❊ Looking Forward To – Continuing work on the baby’s room. My next task is to find an area rug and window treatments for the nursery. I’ve already started poking around online, but it’s really hard to know without being able to see these things in person. I want pretty specific things that are tough to find in stores. I’ll probably end up making an educated guess and hope for the best!
❊ This Week’s Happenings – I picked out a room color for the nursery (Benjamin Moore’s Lambskin), which we’re having painted this week. I also preregistered for the hospital, which my doctor recommended doing three months prior to my due date. I can’t believe we’re getting so close to meeting our sweet girl!
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I purchased a few baby care books this week, including The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD, Baby 411 by Ari Brown and Denise Fields, and the Mayo Clinic Guide To Your Baby’s First Year. I’m not planning on reading all of these cover to cover, but wanted to be able to flip through them and have them on hand for when I want this kind of resource.
I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:
Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice. I appreciate your support so much!
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