28 week bumpdate

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.

Symptoms:

  • 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…

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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”.

Gender: BOY

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.

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14 thoughts on “28 week bumpdate

  1. You’re still looking great! Those shorts are really cute. Sorry the pulled pork made you feel queasy…that’s one of my favorite things, hope that doesn’t happen to me lol! Sorry you aren’t sleeping so well, but sounds like overall things are going pretty good. Can’t believe you’re getting so close to the end!

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  2. Yay for passing your GTT! I love the shirt. It’s nice to finally get to wear/use the little sentimental items that were bought long ago. We got a Seuss shirt when we were at Disney in 2012 that has an arrow pointing to the belly area and says “Future Thing”. We waited two years to wear it (with Little Spark). It felt momentous!

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  3. Um are the watery nipples totally weird? Or exciting? Also growth spurts are SO weird. I just had one over the weekend and it’s so cray how big he is and I am now. What are you doing for your sore hips? So happy you finally get to wear that shirt! And that you passed your GTT!

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    • Weird, very weird. My husband was definitely weirded out when I pointed it out to him. I have been using an exercise ball. Just rotating my hips on it. Other than that, I try some stretching. My husband also uses a few pressure points my Chiro showed him to help relieve some of the tightness.

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      • Haha ok I am weirded out by the thought of my nipples leaking. Glad I’m not the only one! It just seems like we should be so grateful and feel blessed for all of the weird, gross, and painful symptoms of pregnancy, but here I am imagining my crazy face the first time my boob leaks. I’ve been doing those things also, just wondered if anyone has anything new to try.

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        • Sounds like hip pain is inevitable. It’s not like they pour. Just a bit of leakage. It wasn’t mind blowing but is it weird that I hope one day I totally have milk that spurts out. Hahaha I know it becomes liquid gold at that point but I think it would be hilarious to see.

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