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28 Weeks

April 17, 2009 Sarah Coggins

Found these questions in a post by Laura this week on Cameron Crazy blog and thought they would be a good way to document how my pregnancy is going at this point.

How far along? 28 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: One pound gain. I weigh myself at home each Wednesday morning and lost weight the entire first trimester. It wasn’t something I was trying to do. I suppose it was caused by my loss of appetite. The OB assured me in January that it was nothing to worry about. As of last week, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight and this Wednesday found I’m one pound up.

Maternity clothes? About 90% of the pants & tops I wear are now maternity. I can still use a few regular items such as printed t-shirts for working out (although I’ve warned Trent that I may soon raid his drawers since mine are starting to get snug on the belly).

Stretch marks? Not that I’m aware of.

Sleep: Fairly well. I have nights were I feel as though I’m up every hour and others where I only wake a couple of times. I’m adapting better to sleeping on my side, but still dislike it. I miss back sleeping.

Best moment this week: Any time the little guy is active – especially when he moves around for Trent. I really believe he knows when his dad’s hand is on my belly. Either that or hears me mentally saying, “kick for him,” over and over again.

Movement: A lot. He used to follow a schedule (morning, after lunch and bedtime). I still feel him those times of day, but now there are a lot of inbetween “play times” as well. 🙂

Food cravings: Still enjoying the “3 C’s” – cantaloupe, chocolate & Cheetos – although I am not noticing the strong “must have” desire for these that I’ve had in the past.

Labor Signs: None.

Belly Button in or out? In. But definitely much more shallow and rounder than pre-pregnancy.

What I miss: Sleeping on my back. Being able to tie my shoes from a seated position without feeling as though I can’t breathe.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting the little guy. Holding him. Watching Trent with him. 🙂

Weekly Wisdom: Don’t believe every pregnancy horror story you read online.

Milestones: I now have to lean forward a little to see my feet. I think I first noticed this last week, but it is pretty funny how one day you can look straight down and there they are. The next day it’s “where’d my feet go?”


  • KarenSue April 17, 2009 at 10:36 am
    this is great...
    I wonder if I can get my dil to fill this out. She is due the 20th...sooooo exciting.

    I carry a mapquest direction to the hospital in my purse!!
  • Tonya Boone April 17, 2009 at 11:45 am
    i remember this all so well.. the 2nd trimester is usually the feel good time.. enjoy the sleep while it lasts..
  • Laura April 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    ahhhh chocolate and cheetos :)
  • Kathleen Summers April 18, 2009 at 12:00 am
    Aw, that's so sweet!! LOL about the three C's! Isn't being pregnant an AMAZING thing?! So excited for you!!!
  • Janet April 18, 2009 at 9:59 am
    Great way to document this special time in your life! Glad you're feeling so well!
  • Linda April 19, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    I enjoyed reading your answers. I am glad all is going well for you and the baby.
  • toners April 22, 2009 at 1:07 am
    Great post! It brought back lots of memories for me - thank you :) I can't believe how quickly this time is flying by! And I'm thrilled about how well you are feeling - I hope it lasts all the way through to Week 40! We are all here cheering you on :)
  • Cheri April 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    Looks like some good SB journaling to me!
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