28 Weeks & Rounding Third

by tinysneakers

Hello third trimester, nice to see you.

I celebrated the milestone achievement of reaching the third trimester in high style today- by spending 4 hours at the midwife’s office, an ultrasound, and a glucose test.  Boy, do I know how to live it up.

28 weeks isn’t only significant because it officially puts you in the third trimester, but also because the survival rate with premature delivery increases significantly at 28 weeks. While the baby’s lungs would surely appreciate a few more weeks in gestation, with medical intervention 9 out of 10 babies born at or after 28 weeks survive.

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What’s Up with Baby

baby at 28 weeks

Baby now has eyelashes and can dream! He or she is about 2 1/4 pounds and 14.8 inches long, according to Babycenter. {Baby SoS is a little bigger!}

How I’m Feeling

28 week belly bump

While I’ve had my fair share of morning sickness for the past 7 months, I’ve been pretty lucky in other areas. I’m sure writing this will change everything, but so far I’ve had minimal problems with other pregnancy side effects like cramping, aching, heartburn, digestive issues, discomfort while sleeping, sciatica, swelling etc. I know the 3rd trimester is known for bringing these things on, but hopefully those things will wait a little longer to start.

A Peak at Baby

Our 20 week anatomy scan revealed a small choroid plexus cyst, or CPC, in the baby’s brain. Because all of our other genetic screening tests were normal it was nothing to be concerned about, but they wanted to check up on it again at 28 weeks. So we had another ultrasound today!

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Everything looked perfect. Smile

We’ve already seen our baby a few times, but this time was the most surreal- the baby actually looked and moved like a baby…you could just picture him or her as a newborn infant.

Baby’s a little camera shy though- nothing would get the hand away from that precious little face. I wouldn’t want to be bothered either. Plus, this baby is a night owl- sleeps all day and dances all night.

Baby Stats

Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz {which is apparently a “little on the bigger side”

Measuring: 28 weeks 6 days! <—6 days more than before

Heartbeat: 150 bpm

Movement: lots of rolls and flips, less kicking

Milestones reached: 3rd trimester! And biweekly midwife appointments.

Adios, feet.

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This is what happens in 11 weeks:

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The other stuff:

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate November 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Oh, he or she is SO CUTE! Glad the follow up scan went well 🙂 I still get occasional nerves about our cysts, but mostly I’m relaxed and remember all the other good news we’ve had- and that the chance of my baby having a chromosomal problem is lower than the chance of so many other bad things!

I love that your baby can DREAM. Seriously- cutest milestone yet!


Haley S November 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

You look adorable! I’m glad the scan went well today and you got another look at your little one!!


Kristen @ The Concrete Runner November 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm

OMG, you’re so cute! Hopefully the 3rd tri treats you well! Not too much longer and you’ll have a baby in your arms! Enjoy your last couple of weeks!


Jen November 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm

You continue to look adorable! Welcome to the third tri, girl 🙂 And 4 hours at the Dr? Yikes!


Karolina November 8, 2011 at 9:09 pm

You look FANTASTIC! I’m so glad that everything with baby checked out great. I’m sure you’re relieved!


Carolina John November 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Congratulations! Hitting the third trimester is a bit turning point. And the 4d ultrasounds are soooo cool!


Krista March 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

I think you meant to say the the survival rate with premature delivery INCREASES significantly at 28 weeks…nonetheless, you look beautiful!!!


tinysneakers April 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

Yup, sure did haha. And thanks!


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