28 weeks pregnant – that means I am officially in the THIRD trimester!!!! Wow. I can hardly believe we’ll be meeting baby in about 12 weeks! This past week was another rough one, but I’m counting my blessings this week instead of complaining a ton.
About Baby This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) By this week, your baby weighs 2 1/4 pounds (about the size of a large eggplant) 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 am I feeling? The back pain I mentioned last week? Yup, still there. It’s gotten bad. I am in a lot of pain when I walk. I can take pain pretty well most days, but this hurts. It’s only when I walk. When I am sitting or laying down, it’s fine. It was only in my lower back, left side for a week. Yesterday, it traveled to my hip and leg. The heartburn is still out of control. Other than that I’m feeling ok. I’ve been resting more than normal because it does hurt to walk so I’ve been sitting a lot and hubby has been a lot more busy bless his heart! <3 him!
Food Cravings/Aversions: Nothing really this week. I do feel the need to drink chocolate milk every night, but that’s been going on for a while.
Sleep: I feel like I am sleeping pretty well. It does hurt a bit when I turn over (my back/hip) and I have the normal hip pain when laying on one side too long, but overall it’s not too bad.
Baby’s Movement: She seems to be moving more throughout the day now. I am hoping she’s figured out that nighttime is for sleeping! haha!
Weight: I haven’t checked recently. I need to do that….
Next Appointment: My next appointment is this week! I’m excited to go believe it or not. I want to talk to my doctor about the pain I’ve been having. I want to ask her about having a photographer in the room when in labor. There are just some things I want to discuss that I’m anxious to get the answers to. Plus, hubby may even be able to go!!! Woohoo!!!!
What happened this week? Not a lot. We stayed in a lot because of either my back pain or because it was rather cold and we didn’t want to take LA and Addy out.
Something that upset me: Nothing really, outside of the typical work stress.
Something I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving!!! And Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping!!! <3
Boy or Girl? Those strong feelings I had early on about gender proved to be right!!! We’re having a girl!!!!!!!!
Things I am doing to prepare: Nothing this week. I’ve not felt like doing a thing.
Countdown: I’m at 28 weeks pregnant, so 12 weeks to go if we go to 40 weeks!
Another Journal: Check out Courtney’s 23 week journal at Joy of Momma Joyner!