So, since the 3rd trimester technically starts at 27w3d, I called myself 3rd trimester last week – but this week is definite! Yay!
Every single week makes me a little happier because I’ll be honest – I’ve been deathly worried this entire pregnancy that this baby would come way too early. Every week brings me a little closer to his lungs being ready on their own! They’re already making surfactant (what he needs to breathe!) so his lungs are getting closer and closer.
How far along: 28 weeks! (+1 day today!)
How big is baby: The size of an eggplant!
Weight gain/loss: Whew. +19lbs as of this morning. Thank goodness that Cookie Cake Dessert didn’t kill me this week. Because someone ate the entire pan…..
Stretch marks: Same as before. Think I spotted a new one. Gag.
Maternity clothes: Most definitely. My medium tops are too small, officially. I spent all day yesterday pulling and tugging at it trying to make it cover the band on my pants. Forget that – movin’ up!
Sleep: Not too shabby. I keep reminding myself that even this uncomfortable sleep is 100x better than the sleep I’ll be getting when he gets here. So in that perspective – my sleep is fantastic! Ha!
Food cravings or aversions: Cookie Cake. Lots and lots of cookie cake. For meals, not dessert.
Movement: Lots of kicks and jabs. Less rolls – I think he’s running out of room! He hiccups ALL. THE. TIME. I’m talking, 4-5x a day. And they last for a long time each time! I know he’s head down at least..ha!
Belly button: Flat. Stretched.
What I'm loving: That my next appt has an ultrasound! I *LOVE* getting to see him! It will most likely be my last one before he’s born! That is so crazy!
Also, his bedding should be coming in a couple of weeks and I can actually get started on his room. Things are finally coming together!
What I miss: My hips not hurting while I sleep. They ache so badly.
What's different this time: I’ve had a lot of ‘pains’ that I’m never sure are something to worry about or not. I apparently did a terrible job of knowing with Amelia which ones were something to worry about and which ones weren’t since I got checked with her at 34w and was dilated. So I constantly wonder if I’m dilating early again with every cramp and pain. I think I’m going to get checked sooner this time so I can know if I need to be taking it easy. My goal is to keep this baby in my tummy through 37 weeks! I want him to be full term!
With my little helper…eating jello.