The Weekly Run-Down: 28

How Far Along: 28 weeks pregnant - third trimester, baby! 

Size of baby: We're an eggplant this week. The fruits/veggies are finally starting to look a bit bigger. :)

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

Until now, your baby's eyelids have been fused shut, but this week she'll begin to open and close her eyes. What's more, her irises are now filled with pigment. Even if you could peek at the colour of her peepers now, though, they might not stay that colour, as a baby's eyes can change up until she's 6 months to 1 year old (especially if your little one is born with baby blues).

Total Weight Gain: I had a look at my total gain.. in 28 weeks, I'm up 9kg (19lbs). 

Sleep: The night-time humidity has been making it really hard to sleep, but having the fan blowing on me helps.

Symptoms: The backaches have continued. I'm also now getting a strange, burning feeling under my ribcage when I sit down for too long - I suppose everything is starting to become noticeably squashed? 

Cravings: Bananas - again. :) Grilled banana sandwich w/ brown sugar, omgosh.

Gender: Girl, Girl, Girl!

Movement: She's been freaking me out this week by being SUPER quiet. Not much movement at all, except for the odd wiggles here and there. I've found myself whipping out the doppler for some reassurance.

Maternity Clothes: Mostly dresses, again. So much more comfortable than actual pants. 

Milestones: We are DEFINITELY in the third trimester now. Huzzah! 
What I'm looking forward to: School goes back this week.. but without me going back with it! Yes, my very early time spent off work begins officially this Tuesday. I'm also starting to count down to the 30-week mark; it sounds so much closer to the end than the 20's!

The belly: Baby seems to be hiding way back this week and as a result, my bump has been all sorts of shapes and sizes! It's less 'out there' than last week, and is back to being a bit more jiggly. Very weird.
You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Mrs. Higrens said...

I don't particularly like eggplants, but eggplant sized babies I like very very much!

If I recall correctly, LO's foot started pushing against my ribcage around this time when I sat for too long. :(

Also, 19 pounds / 9 kilos seems like a good number to me, certainly nothing to worry about.

Enjoy the countdown to 30!

Kiddo Bliss said...

You look really good!

We are slightly behind you on the countdown, just hitting week 25 today. My son is really enjoying the trips to the store and discovering what vegetable his sister is each week.

Court said...

You look beautiful as always! Happy 3rd Trimester-I can't wait to be there myself!!

JB said...

happy 3rd trimester! And boo for quiet babies!! I still use my doppler all the time :) you're not alone! You do look gorgeous dear! I think the burning in your rib cage is definitely baby girl inching her way up. To me, that's been one of the most uncomfortable parts of pregnancy--the baby in the ribs syndrome haha. Hugs!

Azara said...

Yay for the third trimester! Congrats!

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