Welcome to this week’s Pregnancy Update – 28 Weeks. Less than 3 months left. Oh my!
How far along? 28 weeks and 3 days
Due date? 7th May 2017
How is baby doing? Baby’s eyes are now partially open and those tiny eyelids are able to blink. Even though the eyes may have some colour, the final pigmentation requires exposure to light. In some cases the final colour of the eyes cannot be determined with certainty until at least 9 months after birth. Baby is able to recognise different levels of light, even inside the womb. She still has lots more growing to do, god help me! But her little body is getting chubbier as fat is depositing under the wrinkled skin. Her muscles are developing some tone as well. Baby has a 95% chance of survival if born at the end of this week. The lungs are better prepared to breathe, but would still need medical assistance. Baby is 14.8 inches long and weighs 1,005 grams. She is the size of a papaya.
Maternity clothes: I have non maternity leggings on today and I am totally regretting the decision to but them on. They are uncomfortable and baby is wriggling lots so I don’t think she likes them. I did a little bit of shopping this week and bought a few new things. I didn’t buy maternity as I couldn’t find anything I liked. I opted for normal clothes in bigger sizes.
Stretch marks: Luckily no stretch marks and I am still applying body butter. I know now is the time that I will get them if I’m going to so I’m pretty hot on the BB application. I don’t forget my boobs or top a foofie either as last time I got a few under my boobs as I didn’t even think to apply cream there.
Sleep: I went to bed at 11pm and I was woken up by Rosalie calling me at 7am. It was amazing! Although a slightly rude awakening.
Best moment this week: I have my mid wives appointment tomorrow which I am really looking forward to. I think the last time I saw her was at 20 weeks!
Miss anything? Not being able to move as easily is the most annoying thing especially when trying to get a toddler dressed. The worst thing is I know it’s only going to get so much worse.
Movement: Lots of movement. I definitely feel her moving multiple times a day. It is not the most comfortable thing but it is reassuring.
Gender: It’s a Girl.
Labour signs: No
Symptoms: Life is definitely becoming a struggle now. Chasing about after Rosalie is difficult. I am slow which I find annoying. I can’t get comfortable whilst sat at my desk at work. If I am sat up I feel like I can’t breathe as my lungs are squashed. I’m tired. I’m basically hating life this week. The enormity of how unprepared we are is upsetting me and we really don’t have long until she is here. I want so much to be ready for her and it is upsetting me that I wont be.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Belly button in or out? I think the BB is out!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I not necessarily moody but I would say I am unhappy. I feel really depressed this week.
How I feel? Miserable. Nick has been away since Sunday but out doing various things since last Thursday. I havn’t had any help with meal times or bed times since then and it’s really getting me down. High five to any single mamas out there! I don’t know how you do it.
Normally I don’t really mind and I quite enjoy the break but I find the fact that some of his ‘outings’ weren’t even necessary annoying to say the least. I am also physically not able to deal with meltdowns, the daily fight over cleaning of the teeth being the worst. Twice a day we have this and I have to chase her round the house with her toothbrush in hand. Any tips with this would be much appreciated.
Looking forward to: My husband returning and actually being useful. I am also in the process of sorting out computer stuff. I don’t understand and this really annoys me but I hope that I can get it sorted soon as then I can forget about it.
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