28 weeks: Happy 3rd trimester!
Welcome to the 3rd trimester, land of anticipation and waddling!
Yup, I’m officially waddling! It makes me laugh so hard but I can’t help it. It only happens sometimes when the baby is in a certain position. I don’t mind waddling if it means the baby is head down! Also, when I sit on the ground I prefer a little help getting up. And when I bend over to pick something up I try to combine it with anything else I have to do low to the ground. Funny.
28 week pic:
Here’s what Babycenter says about 28 weeks:
How your baby’s growing:
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He’s also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
My latest obsession is trying to make sure bambino isn’t breech. At my next appointment I plan on asking my doctor for ways to prevent that from happening- if there are any. I’m obsessed with the topic and it worries me every day.
The weight gain has definitely slowed down. I gained a ton in one month, but now I’m peetering around 1 lb or less a week. This past week I gained 0.8 lbs… despite eating two ice cream sundaes, clam cakes, and other fun RI foods I missed.
Last complaint… stretch marks. I am so paranoid about getting them since I already have some from growing up. I don’t want anymore!! (said in a bratty voice) I got two little ones at the ends of my appendectomy scar, but I hear that getting stretch marks next to scars is normal. I don’t care about that since I already deal with a scar there- I just hope I don’t get any anywhere else. I’ve been religiously lubing my whole body up even though they say it won’t make a difference. Just need to cover all my bases.
We spent the long weekend in RI and it was heavenly. We went to the beach, hung out with family, lounged around my auntie’s pool and ate all the Rhode Island foods I have been craving. I’m not sure we will be back until after the baby is born, so we tried to squeeze in as much family time as possible. We also reorganized the room we sleep in at my dad’s house and PB set up the crib! I stayed in the shade all weekend and drank tons of water like my doctor told me to do. Things are moving fast and we are in the home stretch. I have a feeling the next couple of months are going to crawl by.
My family also showered me with a mini shower! It was just my cousins and aunties and nonna- a small group of 12 of us- and my sister in law took us to 41 Degrees North in Newport.
We had a casual lunch, played two cheesy shower games, and I opened presents. I felt so loved having my ladies around me, and I wish we did girls’ days more often. One of the trivia tie-breaker questions was how much weight did they think I gained so far, and my nonna guessed 40 lbs. FORTY POUNDS! I guess she thinks I am a lot bigger than I am. Everyone got a chuckle out of that one. Ohhhh and my cousin Raz got me some cookies from the Cookie Jar to bring home. They are in my freezer awaiting transformation into these. Yum, yum yum. After lunch the guys met us at auntie’s pool for dessert and relaxation. It was a perfect way to end a perfect weekend.
The pre-term contractions have slowed down a lot, but the minute I do too much they act up again. I need to just keep reminding myself that for the next 2-3 months I need to take it as easy as possible. One funny belly thing to note is that bambino kicked me so hard in the ribs one day I CRIED! It still feels tender in that spot 3 days later. I called him an @sshole and then laughed. We’ve already bonded.
Random facts of the week:
Weight gained in the last week: <1 lb
Weight gained overall: about 25 lbs
Ice cream servings consumed: 5
Ice cream cravings: serious
Current cravings: Life cereal (still), ice cream (still), this amazing pasta dish I will share later this week, and peaches
Amount of exercise: 0 aside from incidental stuff. I’m not going to do any formal exercise anymore because the second I walk more than 2 minutes I get contractions.
Exercises I’m looking forward to: zumba, lifting, pushups, running, boot camp, kickboxing, riding my bike to run errands. I miss being hard core!
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