Bumpdate: 25-28 Weeks

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!

This was me at 26 weeks, 4 days.

This was me at 26 weeks, 4 days.

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).

 

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2 thoughts on “Bumpdate: 25-28 Weeks

  1. You have a little bit more than 6 months for the PRT. It’s six months PLUS six weeks….and then you’ll roll to the next PRT. For example, my son was born in December 2013, six months plus six weeks is August, and I do the PRT cycle 1 of 2015 as my first one back. So if Skipper is born in March, your time will expire in November-ish (depending on how the six weeks falls), and you’ll roll to the Cycle 1 of 2016. (http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical/Documents/Guide%208-%20Managing%20PFA%20Records%20for%20Pregnant%20Service%20Women%20May%202012.pdf) The six month clock doesn’t start until after the six week con leave is done, even though we don’t technically get con leave.

  2. Winds,

    Ah, thanks! I totally forgot that they had changed it to six months after the six weeks vs just six months. That makes me feel so much better!

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