Twenty Eight Weeks

So I don’t didn’t wear shorts. Like ever. Except now that I can’t really close my legs & it’s getting hot, maternity shorts make amazing sense & I’m very happy that friends passed some down to me. Including these black ones!

{Stella & Dot necklace, Old Navy maternity tanks, Motherhood shorts}

How far along? 28w3d

Maternity clothes? Yes, except for the occasional longer top I squeeze into.

Weight Gain? Was 32 pounds as of two weeks ago’s appointment. I’ll update after today’s appointment but probably a few pounds more.

Stretch Marks? Yep. The ones on the right side have creeped up a little more & I do believe there are now little spots of stretchies growing on my left side. Sigh.

Sleep? It’s okay. With lots of pillow ~ ones for under the belly on each side & one in between my legs. & Tums on my nightstand & a clear way to the bathroom.

Movement? Yes. Lots of low punches from him & kicks on the left side from both. I think she turned over Saturday morning & was rolling around my ribs.

Genders? Baby A is a still a boy & C is a girl.

What I Miss? Baby B always. Energy. Feeling comfortable.

Food cravings? As I mentioned in my COOL WHIP post, fruit is amazing. That banana pudding hit the spot & the fresh strawberries Easter weekend were perfect for breakfast & mixed in Greek Yogurt for a snack. And cereal & PB&Js {with grape squeeze jelly} were awesome this week.

Food aversion? None really.

Labor signs? None, thankfully. Although my pelvic bone has started hurting & coworkers commented Monday that I’m really popped out. We’ll see what doctor says at this morning’s appointment.

Belly button in or out? Still in but getting smaller. I might get brave & actually show y’all soon.

What I’m Looking Forward to? Finishing the nursery. Checking off the to-do list. Picking daycare. Going to childbirth class this weekend.

Symptoms? Some pain/pressure uncomfortableness down low. Hard to breath with her up high in my ribs. Tired like crazy at the end of the day.

Weekly Wisdom? Took the long Easter weekend off & rode down to OIB for one last pre-babies beach trip. Got spoiled by my parents & grandparents. While I started feeling twitchy about all the attention & spoilage, I realized I need to take advantage while I could & let them fuss over me & the babes.

Milestones? Third trimester! Baby Center says they weigh about 2.25 pounds & are 14.8 inches long. Yes, that means about 30 inches of babies in my belly; no wonder stretch marks have popped out! They’ve also grown eye lashes this week, are opening & closing their eyes more frequently & may even be able to see light coming in.

Twenty Eight week fraternal twins per Baby Center

5 comments

  1. You look absolutely amazing! I hope you are feeling just as beautiful. My pelvis hurt for most of my pregnancy with my daughter. Granted, it wasn’t multiples, but pelvic pain is not necessarily a “symptom” of impending labor. Just take small, pigeon-toed steps to relieve some of the pressure. Heating pad (when you’re in a nice cool place) can help too!

  2. MomEinstein says:

    You look great! I can’t believe you sleep without a pregnancy pillow. I LOVE mine and want to sleep with it even when I’m not pregnant.

    And I’m jealous of the shorts. So anxious for warm weather!

  3. You look amazing! So happy all is well. And I’m so glad you got spoiled at OIB. What a gorgeous weekend to be at the beach. Soak it all up — you deserve it!

  4. Crysi says:

    I remember 28w with multiples well. My first trip to L&D & the jerk of a doctor, which I was so relieved had just gone home when the twins were born at 36w5d. I got to have my doctor & the other cool OB that had admitted me at 32w.

    Anyway, you look great. I think I was measuring close to full term at about 28-30w. My doctor quit trying to measure fundal height after that since we did u/s at every appointment anyway. My pubic bone killed me & I had horrible sciatica, which still flares up if I sleep on my back. Rest when you can, let people wait on you & take ANY help that’s offered. That’s especially true once the twins are born. To be able to take care of them, you need to take care of yourself.

  5. [...] Last Easter was my last time travelling while pregnant/without babies in hand. It seems like a lifetime & just weeks ago at the same time. [...]

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