Friday, June 17, 2011

Pregnancy Update – 28 Weeks….the Third Freak’n Trimester!


I don’t know why when I say I am 28 weeks it seems like I have plenty of time to get ready for the baby, but when I hear I am in my third trimester it seems like our babe will be here SOON!  And I just scheduled the remainder of my Dr. Appointments for this pregnancy today….which makes this all seem THAT much closer!

“By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.”

How is Henry?  
Great! He learned a new trick Monday….tumbling!  I was lying on the couch, half propped up and all of a sudden I have feelings like Henry is flipping and then I see my stomach move! AHHHHH!  Then a minute later it moved again!!  I was calling out his name and tapping my stomach to get him to move more and then I see my stomach do this wave thing! AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME!  This was a first to see and it was rather exciting! 

Has Terry seen him move?   
Sadly, no.  Though he won’t admit it, I am sure it is a little frustrating for him because by the time he gets home at 8pm, Henry has started to calm down for the evening. (Good baby boy knows it is time to start getting ready for bed!)  So Terry will get to feel him move on occasion but even those movements are fainter and he hasn’t seen him move my belly.  I feel bad sometimes that I can experience these things and doesn’t get to see/feel them until later.  I know it will happen, just have to be patient!

Are you taking any classes? 
Uh, no.  There was only one class I had an interest in taking, a safety/CPR class, and unfortunately the only time most of these classes are offered are during the day and the evening or weekend classes are only once every other month. Convenient. We happen to be busy every time there is a class, so no classes for us and we are just going to wing it!  Though I will most likely take an infant CPR class after he is born.  We will at least go over car seat safety when we pre-register at the hospital in the coming weeks which is good.

How are clothes working for you?   
Luckily I am STILL in my pre-pregnancy clothes.  I have to wear a belly band because of course I cannot zip my pants, but luckily they still fit!  I do have maternity tops and one pair of casual maternity pants, but my jeans and work pants are still wearable…though I noticed them getting a little tighter in the past two weeks so who knows how long they will last!  I also have a pair of pants that I wear that are slightly bigger and I can still bottom those.  Believe me, I am NOT bragging about this (if I could find maternity pants I would SO be in them) but please understand that it has been SO hard finding maternity pants for my height and size and that also don’t make me look even bigger that I think this is a karma thing letting me have my regular pants just a bit longer!

Are you working out?
I tried prenatal yoga this week and who knew stretching and breathing could make me so tired. Goodness gracious! I have to admit, the stretching felt WONDERFUL.  My hips have been hurting for a few months now and my back just started to hurt, so the yoga actually helped to relieve some of that pain. I may keep doing it.  I also MUST start walking....but it is hard when the couch just calls my name :)

I never know what to write in these things, so do you have any questions for me?!

 Here I am at 28 weeks. The only change I have noticed in my stomach is that it is rounder, more like a ball.  If I didn't wear black all the time maybe you could see that! 


  1. Your first sentence is so appropriate given the fact that you're having a boy.

    You know, "balls" and all.


    Loved this updated.

    And seriously, I loved prenatal yoga. I almost fell asleep on the floor EVERY TIME I did it. :)

    I cannot believe you're already 28 weeks. AWESOME!

  2. I love your first line. I made me laugh. ;)

    How awesome that you are 28 weeks and still wearing your normal pants. That is great!

  3. pre-natal yoga sounds rough, but it also sounds like the payoff is worth it if it makes you feel better an all, so keep up the hard work!

    the belly bump is adorable. and HOW THE HECK is Henry just weeks away from arrival?! yay!

  4. So glad to read things are going well. I am so excited to hear more about your little man as he grows!!! Can't wait to see you soon and get to hear more about Henry! Love you and thinking of you lots!!!

    BTW, I am attempting to start a blog again. Check it out if you feel so inclined.

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  7. Your belly IS rounder! Grow Henry, grow!