Wednesday, December 17, 2014

pregnancy #2 - week 28

Whew ... almost didn't get this post done in time.  Just got home from a "crazy" date night with Ryan.  We went to the movies and saw "Hunger Games, Mockingjay - Part 1."  It wasn't bad.  I can't remember the last time we went to the movies.  I definitely inhaled my kid's pack (tiny popcorn, fruit snacks, and extra small drink).

Anyways back to the task at hand.  This week I hit 28 weeks.  On Friday I have my regular check up at the ob/gyn and will see how baby is doing for the 29 weeks post.

I'm feeling great, large, but great.  Still have major back pain and have started to get super tired by late afternoon.  I squeezed into regular jeans for today but as Ryan pointed out, the zipper isn't having it and looks like it might break with further wear (you can see what I'm talking about in one of the pictures).

I just liked the silhouette look of this picture

 Gap Body maternity extra small tank, Gap jeggings size 25R

just realized I am in my third trimester.  yahoo!  according to thebump.com:
Your baby's the size of an eggplant!
Putting on layers of fat, your baby now weighs in around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds and measures about 13.6 to 14.8 inches.
 
pregnancy symptoms at 28 weeks
  • Trouble sleeping. As you get closer to your due date, you'll likely have more and more trouble with this. It could be hormones or nerves -- or both! (YES!!!)
  • Shortness of breath, as baby continues to crowd your lungs. (not too bad)
  • Aches and pains -- the third trimester can be really uncomfortable due to hormone fluctuations and the toll on your body. (BACK PAIN BACK PAIN BACK PAIN)
  • Braxton Hicks contractions -- these might be getting stronger or more frequent as your bod gets ready for labor. (oh yeah!)
  • Leaky boobs. Your breasts may already be producing baby's first food, a yellowish substance called colostrum. (oh geez it's going to start already? so far I'm in the clear)


I'm still running, just not as far or fast as each previous week.  No real cravings or aversions, just trying to stay healthy and not pack on all of the weight.  Happy to report that baby and I are doing well!  I've been looking into acupuncture and am going to try to schedule a treatment for later this month or January depending on availability.  I've heard it'll help with the back pain and am willing to try anything! 

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