I’m so grateful to be at 28 weeks. From what I’ve been told by others, most babies who are born here or after don’t have long term issues, even if they need to spend weeks in the NICU. I’m so incredibly grateful to be here.
How Far Along? 28 weeks yesterday… whoa!
Size of Baby? 15ish inches, head to heel, and 2 1/2-ish pounds
Maternity Clothes? Maternity everything. Even some of my maternity clothes can no longer be worn because they creep too far up my belly.
Weight Gain? Of course. I’ve gained 21 pounds total, and with 12 weeks left, that means I’m going to probably gain more than suggested. Stupid additional 8 pounds due to thyroid. It’ll be a pain to get this off before having to take the PRT six months after I give birth.
Stretch Marks/belly button? No stretch marks, but my belly button is getting awfully shallow and the top of it pushes out when I cough.
Baby’s Sex? Still a girl.
Sleep? Sometimes. On good nights, I can go four hours or so without having to get up and pee.
Food Cravings? Nope! I still can’t do super sweet stuff, though I can have a little here and there.
Best Moment This Period? “Playing” with Skipper.
What I am loving? I’m loving the movement and still just being pregnant.
Movement? Definitely. Though there have been times her kick counts weren’t up to par, so I had to poke/prod.
What I’m looking forward to: Just enjoying this pregnancy and her movements.
Other Updates… I had my gestational diabetes test yesterday morning, but won’t know the results until Monday. I’ve also graduated to my next OB appointment being three weeks away instead of four (after that, it’ll be every 2 weeks for a while).