Bump Update Week 28

I have now completed week 28 of pregnancy, which means I officially have 11 more weeks to go.  I’m firmly in the 3rd trimester, and getting bigger by the minute. Things are getting increasingly hard to do (like bending over, putting jeans on, lifting anything), but there are moments when I feel just like pre-pregnancy me and I am continually surprised to look down or pass a mirror and see just how large this ‘bump’ has gotten.  Pregnancy is a crazy experience.

Anyway, on with the update:


Baby’s Size: Baby girl is butternut squash sized and anywhere from 2.5-3 lbs.

Baby’s Progress: She is pretty much at her birth length, so will just spend the next 11 weeks getting fatter and adding muscle. She is moving around a TON in there because she has room to do so, but will quickly be running out of that room, so pretty soon her rolling around will just be elbows and jabs.

Weight Gain: I gained about half a pound last week, so I’m at around 10.5 lbs up

Sleep: Ahhh sleep, some nights its great, some nights… not so much.  Regardless of the night I usually have to get up at least once to go to the bathroom, and a couple of nights my sore back has woken me up and kept me from getting good sleep, so we will hope that goes away soon.

Milestones: The great news is that I passed my second glucose test! If you fail the one hour test, you have to go back to the clinic to drink their super sugary drink, and then sit for 3 hours getting a vial of your blood taken every hour on the hour.  So I look a little like a bad heroin addict with bruised needle marks in my arms after getting stuck twice in each arm, but the test is over and I don’t have gestational diabetes, so I’ll take it.  There was a moment about 45 minutes into the test that I didn’t think I was going to make it.  They have you fast for at least 8 hours before the test (only sips of water) and about 45 minutes into the test I started to feel pretty miserable, but the great ladies at the clinic let me lay down and I didn’t pass out or throw up (which would have meant doing this all over again), so I’ll call that a win.  My results were all way under their threshold, but interestingly enough, my levels went up between hour one and two when all of the online info indicates that it will spike and then gradually decrease, so that’ll be a question for my doctor this week.

Favorite clothing item of the week: Old navy Maxi Skirt.  I went with my BFF to do a little comfy 3rd trimester shopping at Old Navy, and found a skirt for about 12 dollars with coupons, and paired with a jean jacket and cute necklace it is the perfect comfy summer outfit

Symptoms: This week the big symptom has been incredible lower back pain.  I’ve had some lower back pain in the past, so I kind of figured I wouldn’t escape this one during the last trimester.  Its hard to tell whether the pain is just from normal pregnancy stuff or because I worked too hard planting flowers on Saturday.  But I’m taking it easy for the next few days to see if I can get it to subside a bit.

Workout: that didn’t really happen this week… although like last week, I was pretty active during the week doing my normal daily life, so its not like i’m sitting on the couch eating candy.  Or at least not all the time!

PS. If you missed any of the updates, you can check them all out here.


  1. Emily Webster says:

    You still look amazing!

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