My First Pregnancy: Week 28

Helloooooo third trimester! It all started last week and the fun just keeps coming. 😉

I’m feeling pretty good 1.5 weeks into this trimester so I hope it continues… but I know in all reality I will soon be feeling exhausted and uncomfortable. I’m a tiny person and I’m already feeling huge so I can’t imagine what I’ll be feeling like around my due date! I’m banking on her coming late (as I think I’ve said before) so dear God, help me! Ha!

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I don’t know why I picked my bathing suit for this photo, but there it is. My apologies!

This week the baby was a little over 2 pounds and about 15 inches in length, the size of a large eggplant. She is starting to pack on the fat and her growth length-wise is slowing down. As far as length goes, she should be pretty close to what she will be when she is born. Just a few more inches to go!

I had some heartburn this week and Tums are usually able to help calm it down. It’s very sporadic so I’m having a hard time figuring out exactly what is causing it. But, I just keep the Tums handy and I’m usually good to go.

My belly is starting to feel really heavy when I’m lying on my side in the bed so I’m using my Snoogle and other pillows to help make myself comfy at night. I wake up feeling very stiff and my back is usually sore, too. Luckily I’ve gotten into the habit of working out first thing in the [early] morning so warming up and stretching my body usually help alleviate all bedtime soreness and I’m good the rest of the day. I’ve found myself dreading lying down in bed, though, which I’ve NEVER had happen. It’s weird to not look forward to it.

We had our first private Bradley Method birth class with our teacher on Thursday last week and it was soooo much better than the group class! We were able to ask whatever questions we wanted and get the one-on-one teaching moments that we wouldn’t otherwise have. We have 4 more sessions to go. One of them is a rehearsal for labor (with the group class) which I’m a little nervous about since I’m the one “in labor”… like how much acting are we talking here?!? My only experience is a high school play. Haha! I’m sure it will be very helpful, though.

An off-topic update… our house is coming along nicely!

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We walked through on Monday and the project managers said they were scheduled to begin drywall today or early next week. Everything looked great in our walk-through with just one electrical outlet placed in the wrong spot which was fixed that day.

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They are on track for us to close on the 11th of October (yep, ONE DAY before I’m due), so we will hopefully be moving in shortly after that date. Nate is determined to get it done as quickly as possible (even if he has to do the bulk of the work) so we can be out of our tiny, nasty apartment whenever the baby decides to come. I like his plan.

See you next week with more!

::Katie

 

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