28 Week Pregnancy Update

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According to my Ovia Pregnancy app, Baby Girl is the size of a coconut.

Well, here we are in the third trimester. I truly can’t believe it. It feels like this pregnancy is just flying by, and I want it to slow the heck down!

This baby is getting more active than ever. I can almost constantly feel her squirming, kicking, and punching, especially if I press my hand to my belly. Ben has really enjoyed feeling these new, stronger movements. She also discovered a new trick this week–punching me in the bladder! It’s been super fun, let me tell you.

This was a particularly exhausting week due to work craziness and being on the makeup crew for Lyric Theatre’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I had to be at the theatre every night and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. While it was lots of fun to see all my friends and help out with the show, I’m very happy to be getting back to a normal schedule for week 29.

We had a prenatal appointment on Tuesday, where I got to discuss a lot of my anxiety surrounding the three hour glucose test and possibly being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It was VERY reassuring. My midwife told me that the one hour test casts a very wide net, to capture anyone who might possibly be diabetic, and then the three hour test rules out the vast majority of those. She also said that even if I were to be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, as long as it’s not an extreme case, I would still be able to stay under the care of the midwifery practice rather than being booted over to Maternal Fetal Medicine. That was a huge load off my shoulders! She also let us know that we’re now at the point where I have an appointment every two weeks instead of once a month. Woah!

As it turns out, all of that worry was for nothing, as I passed the test with flying colors. No gestational diabetes for me, thank goodness! I celebrated with pancake breakfasts on both Saturday and Sunday mornings πŸ™‚

It still feels like we have so much to do, and so little time in which to do it. I can’t believe Baby Girl will be here in twelve short weeks! Some projects for next week will include washing a lot of clothes, blankets, and burp cloths, and trying to bring some semblance of order to the chaos that is currently the nursery. I’d post a picture, but I’m kind of mortified. I’m also starting to make lists for hospital packing and whatnot. Crazy!

What are some hospital bag essentials I need to remember?

 

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4 thoughts on “28 Week Pregnancy Update

  1. SuzLyfe says:

    I even feel like your pregnancy is flying by! Didnt you just tell us you were pregnant? So glad the test went fine and you passed easily.
    Hmmm hospital bag essentials. Do you know what all they are going to provide?
    Go ahead and get lanolin for your nips. Trust me. Your nips will thank you. I doubt you’ll need nursing bra pads yet but you will ultimately and take a nursing bra with you. Also take a full change of clothes with comfy pants. Oh and lip balm! Hospitals are surprisingly dry. Bring some snacks as well. Food will be included, but having some pretzels or whatever for interim snacking after you deliver is helpful. A light blanket for you is also nice because hospital temps can vary.
    Toothbrush and toiletries! I brought my kindle but didnt use it much–i was either resting or chatting or watching and soaking everything up πŸ˜€

    • Rae says:

      Chapstick is SUCH a good call. I get unreasonably angry when my lips are too dry, haha! And I already have my comfy outfit planned πŸ™‚

  2. dgobs says:

    I second the Chapstick. And the lanolin, though it took me about a week before I really needed it. I recommend giant, comfy granny panties! You should get the giant mesh underwear at the hospital but they can be itchy… it was such a relief when I changed into normal (just larger than usual) underwear! Also, phone charger and any meds or pain relief you or Ben might want (a friend’s hubby asked the hospital for some Tylenol and they later saw they got charged like $20 a pill!). I also second comfy clothes and a fluffy bathrobe, and even a pillow or something comfy and homey. I never got around to packing my bag until labor kicked in (whoops!) and had like nothing I needed or wanted. You can make do, but anything that makes you comfortable is key!

    • Rae says:

      Oh, pain reliever is a good call! $20 a pill is ridiculous! And bringing a pillow is a good idea. Hospital pillows are generally really flat and lame.

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