Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 28 Weeks Preggers

Oh whaaaat?! I am officially in my 3rd trimester!!! How crazy is that? I still have a ways to go but man oh man… I can’t believe how close we are to meeting this little human being! I have been feeling a little anxious about going through childbirth again. I’ll most likely be writing another post about that soon.

Anyway… let’s get on with my weekly update shall we?

 

28 Weeks

 
And, of course, my weekly Bump pics wouldn’t be complete without my little monster wanting in on the action…

 


 

What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • Baby P #2 weighs 2 1/4 lbs and measures 14.8 inches from head to toe which makes her about the size of a large eggplant!
  • She can blink her eyes, which should have lashes now
  • Her eyesight is developing, which means she may be able to see the light that filters in through my womb!
  • She’s continuing to develop billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

 

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: Don’t know. Won’t know till my doc appointment in the beginning of August.

Workouts: Lots and lots of walking. At work. At the mall.

Symptoms: 

  • Minor leg cramps
  • some major waddling
  • aches and pains everywhere from my waist down
  • fatigue
  • frequent trips to the bathroom (story of my life!)
  • headaches
  • nose bleed (happened once at night, out of the blue)
  • some dizzy episodes

Food Aversions: I don’t know what is going on with my taste buds but everything just doesn’t taste the good anymore. I have a bad after taste in my mouth after I eat anything. But no food aversions.

Food Cravings: Nacho cheese Doritos and sour cream. Go figure.

Sleep: No much. Not by choice. With the 4th of July celebrations and trying to get back into our routines after not having our toddler for 2 weeks, it’s been a crazy exhausting week. 5-6 hours of sleep for me…combined with the heat wave that we are going through makes for some crappy sleeping patterns. Plus I had to work on Sunday morning so I didn’t get to sleep in much at all.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? We went shopping for maternity photo shoot attire! No easy task, but we managed to purchase some sandals for the monster, a few shirts for the hubster, and a couple of dresses for me. I still need to find a couple more things for the hubs and the baby. So I’m hoping to accomplish that this week at work.

Stretch Marks: none. *knock on wood*

Miss Anything?: being skinny and fit. I hated trying on clothes this weekend. I didn’t like the way I looked in anything.

Belly Button In or Out? Out, out, out!

Wedding Rings On or Off? On!

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? Happy! Moody when I’m at work because well… it’s work. It’s hot and people get on my nerves. Ah well.

Any Movement? Yes! And the movements are starting to hurt!

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? Nothing worth reporting here… not this week anyway. Maybe next week…

Looking Forward To? Our maternity photo shoot this Friday!!!

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28 Weeks

And we are officially in the 3rd trimester! Just 12 more weeks till we meet our little princess.

 


28 weeks

 


28 week baby bump



What Is Up With Baby P This Week? (According to my Baby Center App)

  • She is the size of an eggplant
  • She weighs about 2.25lbs and measures about 14.8 inches from head to heels
  • And to add to an already impressive repertoire of tricks like coughing, sucking, hiccuping, and taking practice breaths, Baby P can now blink her eyes and may even be able to see the light that filters from the outside world into the womb
  • Her brain is developing neurons and continuing to gain more fat to fill in her cute lil body
  • Her sleep now includes REM (rapid eye movement) phase – which means she could be dreaming already!



What’s Been Happening With ME This Week?



I had a prenatal appointment this week for my 28th Week checkup:

  • Was cleared of gestational diabetes (wooohooo!)
  • Was ordered to get more blood work done to check my iron levels to see if I will be needing to take iron supplements in this last and final trimester
  • Was vaccinated for the whooping cough

And then it was time to hear Baby’s heartbeat… the favorite part of my doctor visits. But this time, it didn’t turn out to be as exciting as I had hoped. My midwife detected a bit of a murmur. As a precaution she referred me to a fetal specialist to see if it’s something serious. So the next day, I came back to NST for a screening. I was hooked up to the monitor and we listened for a good 15-20 minutes. Baby’s heartbeat remained strong and no arrhythmia was detected (whew!). But I still needed to get another complete ultrasound to check Baby’s heart. Anyway, long story short… the fetal specialist says Baby is absolutely PERFECT. She was moving around a lot, her heartbeat was steady and strong, and she is already approximately 2 lbs 12 oz. Wow. Yeah, nothing to worry about. She is healthy and so very active. No signs of distress. Yay! However, the doctor did tell me that I can no longer drink coffee, eat chocolate, or use cocoa butter for the rest of my pregnancy. *sigh* Totally worth it though.



Weight Gained: Ok so if we are going based off my very first prenatal appointment, I’ve gained a total of about 16 lbs. BUT! I was already like 10 weeks at my very first appointment and I’m not sure if I gained much in those 10 weeks. My last regular doc appointment prior to that was maybe about a month before I found out I was pregnant and I weighed in 6lbs less than that. (Hope you’re able to keep up hehe). So if we are going off of THAT weight… I’ve gained 22lbs this pregnancy so far. AND, I have to add, I ate like a pound of food for lunch right before my appointment AND I was wearing tennies. But hey… it is what it is. 16-22lbs gained. Doc says I’m on target…so that’s all that matters!



Workouts: okay, so not much. 2 days of walking around the neighborhood and 1 day of leg workouts – I know, I know… I am totally slackin’.



Symptoms:

  • Lower back pain
  • Appearance of spider veins AND varicose veins on my legs
  • Slight nausea from chewing regular gum
  • Still tired
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom (and I’m talkin’ like every 15 minutes – or so it feels that way)



Food Aversions: Panda Express. The thought makes me gag. It’s been about a couple of months since I’ve had it but the last time I ate it, it grossed me out BIG time.



Food Cravings: Anything sweet!!!! Where in the world did this sweet tooth come from? Breakfast burritos, pancakes with lots and lots of syrup, fried rice, kalua pig (yeah that one was totally random), and slurpees. Totally had to get a slurpee right after my doctor appointment.



slurpee


Sleep: And I finally gave in and got me a Snoogle Total Body Pillow.

 




My regular pillows just weren’t doin’ the job anymore. I’m just at the stage where I am just completely uncomfortable. And I have to say… the body pillow has actually helped. The only time I ever really get up during the night is to use the bathroom. So hey, totally worth it. And I will probably use it still postpartum, so that’s a plus.



Any Baby/Pregnany-Related Purchases? yeah…. see previous question and answer.



Stretch Marks? Nope! My midwife even complimented me on it after taking my belly measurements and said my belly looks PERFECT!



Miss Anything? Being able to wear whatever I want to wear! I love showing off the baby bump but I seriously don’t wanna have to buy more maternity clothes. The stuff I bought last week were non-maternity stuff that I can wear after Baby P is born but I need maternity tops. Going “larger” in size won’t work for me because I’m still small on top. Big tops don’t look flattering on me. *sigh*



Belly Button In or Out? It’s a little bit of an outtie! Just a little!



Wedding Rings On or Off? Still on! No swelling yet.



Happy or Moody Most of The Time? Mostly happy.



Any Movements? She never stops! She is one active Baby. She rolls, twists, turns, kicks, punches, and does somersaults in there. The feeling is amazing and I love it… but it definitely is something new! And now that I’m in my 3rd trimester, I need to monitor and keep track of these movements from here on out! Baby P needs to be moving/kicking/dancing/something at least 10 times in an hour.



Looking Forward To: Nesting. Believe it or not… we kinda nested at the beginning… made some room for baby. Sorted thru our stuff – looking to see what we needed and what we should get rid of. We got some hand-me-down clothes, toys, and gear from my sister-in-law that needs to be sorted thru and put away… yeah there’s a corner in our room full of baby stuff that’s just sitting in boxes and bags. So I’m hoping to go thru them really, really soon.



So that’s what’s been going on with Baby P and me this week. Tomorrow I will be 29 weeks prego and I am just blown away by how quickly these weeks are flying by! Before you know it, our little baby girl will be here and I cannot wait!