28 weeks pregnant, 12 weeks to go – hooray! My 28 Weeks Pregnancy Diary will be quite short and sweet; this week has been a much more positive, happier and quieter week for me, so there’s not much to update, but I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings during a happy week, as I feel like all I’ve done so far is moan about my rubbish symptoms! In case you’re interested, on the picture above I’m wearing a Primark Vest and my favourite H&M Maternity Jeans.
On this week’s vlog I talk a bit about how I managed to reduce my acid reflux and heartburn by changing my diet, and also about loosing weight because of it. I also talk about feeling very anxious about the proximity of my labour and how much happier I’ve felt throughout this week. Of course, there’s a cheeky little bump shot at the end, so if you fancy watching this video, click the play button or if you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
How far along? 28 weeks :)
Total weight gain: About 10lbs/ 0.7st/ 4.7kg, and I know this needs a bit of explaining if you read my 26 & 27 weeks update. To start, I realised I was tracking my weight based on the wrong figures; my starting weight was 51kg and my current weight is 55.7kg, which takes me to a 4.7kg total weight gain. Last week I weighed 56.4kg, so I lost 0.7kg this week, which I’m not too worried about, as I know it has everything to do with changes I’ve made to my diet to help my heartburn and acid reflux. I’m basically eating healthier versions of the things I used to eat, and I’ve cut most fried and fatty foods on a daily basis. I’ve also cut down on dairy and reduced my meal sizes even more, so I now eat lots of smaller meals, but I spread them throughout the day. I’m very happy with this change, as it means I’ve felt a lot better and my baby is getting more nutritious food!
Maternity clothes? None this week. I have no shame in admitting that my husband’s boxer pants make for the perfect pyjamas at nighttime – I’m not sure he likes sharing them, but they are just so stretchy and loose! :)
Stretch marks? Only the little red mark that appeared under my left breast last week, which I still don’t know if it is a stretch mark or not, but it certainly looks like one.
Sleep: Much better, compared to last week! A pillow under my back and another one under my bump and suddenly I feel incredibly comfortable (all things considered!). I still wake up every time I need to swap from one side to the other, but I fall straight back asleep!
Best moment this week: All the baby shopping that we got done! It’s like Christmas all over again with car seats, pushchairs, baby monitors, nappy bins all around the house. We also started moving some furniture out of our office room to turn it into baby’s nursery, and that has made me really happy :)
Miss anything? Anything I could do without a big bump that I now I can’t anymore, such as wash the dishes without getting water all over my clothes, shaving my legs and sitting indian-style, with legs crossed up. So cumbersome!
Movement: He started doing these big movements now, where with a single kick he manages to move my hand out of the way. It’s quite amazing to see someone so small show so much personality already through his movements! He used to kick whenever my husband touched my belly, but now he does the opposite and stops moving; it’s like he feels the ‘heavier‘ hand is there to tell him off for kicking mummy really hard! :)
Food cravings: Yes! A Brazilian dessert and party food called ‘brigadeiro‘; they are chocolate balls with a caramel texture, made with chocolate powder, condensed milk and butter. So bad, but soooo good! The last time I craved them was when I first suspected I was pregnant, and that was why I had a feeling something was going on, as I never craved sweets before pregnancy.
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Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really; I’ve avoided having anything around the house that triggers my nausea, so it’s all good.
Gender: A baby boy! :)
Labour signs: No.
Symptoms: Almost no nausea, less acid reflux and heartburn and the bladder incontinence is back – fun times! I wake up in the middle of the night or early in the morning feeling absolutely starved, even though I had a normal meal the night before. I’m not breaking out anymore, but the scars are still taking a long time to fade. Lower back pain from any kind of mild activity and leg cramps!
Belly button in or out? In between; it’s kind of out, but not quite fully yet!
Wedding rings on or off? Off!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! Tons of energy and positive feelings; it’s been a great week!
Looking forward to: Getting more things done for the nursery and possibly having the in-laws around over the weekend :)
See you next week! :)