How Far Along: 28 weeks and 5 days
Meds: All taken daily – prenatal vitamin, Omega 3 + DHA, Ranitidine (2x/day), Magnesium (250g at bedtime as per my chiro’s recommendation), Gaviscon for heartburn as required (which is OFTEN!).
Baby is the size of: a coconut or a papaya
Best Moments This Week:
- Reaching the 3rd trimester
- Celebrating my 30th birthing with a backyard BBQ
Total Weight Gain: Didn’t weigh myself this week. Last week was up 1.2lbs for a total of 10.2 lbs. With my birthday, I expect I may be up again. MMMM birthday cake!
Maternity Clothes: Still a mix of tops but definitely all maternity bottoms. I’m trying really hard to live with what I’ve bought so far. I would love a few more options, but I keep telling myself it’s not worth it when I work from home.
- Definitely went through another growth spurt. I recognize the pattern now. I am so hungry during the day and baby doesn’t move as often as he usually does. At night, my tummy feels extra bloated and sore. At the peak/end of the spurt, I’m exhausted.
- Minor heartburn and acid reflux – one of my best week’s yet!
- Sore hips/tummy
- Started to notice slight watery discharge from my nipples on certain days
Sleep: Haven’t been sleeping great this week. Lots of tossing and turning. One hour naps on my really tired days make a huge difference!
Food Cravings: Black cherry ice cream, plain ruffled potato chips, cucumbers, red grapes,
Anything making you queasy or sick: Smell of pulled pork cooking which we made for our BBQ. I had to stay out of the kitchen for a few hours until my stomach settled.
Movement: Not as much the past few days due to the growth spurt. I kept telling my husband I wanted reassurance from the baby. Two nights ago, I went to bed later than expected, but of course, that’s when the little man decided to dance up a storm. I stayed awake enjoying the fact that he was moving again.
Stretch Marks: Yes, on my lower tummy.
Baby Bump: Growing and growing…
This shirt has a story behind it. I bought it the month of our 2nd IUI because I thought for sure it would work (we were all naive in the beginning...). I tucked it away in the closet and didn’t get a chance to wear it for over a year and a half. It’s finally starting to fit me properly. My husband’s fav Canadian Football League (CFL) team is obviously the Saskatchewan Roughriders. It’s one of their maternity shirts that says ”Baby Rider Fan”.
Labour Signs: Too early.
Belly Button In or Out?: Innie but still lots of stretching and pulling around my belly button.
Wedding Rings on or off?: Off due to the heat.
Happy or Moody?: This week had been a good one. I enjoyed my birthday and felt relaxed overall.
Purchases for baby: A few onesies and a blanket from Carter’s. Toys from a garage sale – they were an amazing deal! A print from Chapters to hang in the baby room.
Purchases for Momma: A light housecoat to wear post-delivery at the hospital
Miss Anything?: Being able to sleep fully reclined.
Looking forward to: Our next OB appointment on August 4. I must have past my initial glucose screening test because I haven’t heard from him.