Pregnancy Update: Weeks 25-28

As I’m writing this at 28 weeks pregnant, I can’t believe I’m entering in to the 3rd trimester!! It’s been going so fast overall and even with any challenges I’ve faced, it’s been quite an amazing journey! Here’s what’s been happening this month with me and baby girl!

Baby Growth:

She’s grown from the size of a head of cauliflower to the size of an eggplant. She now weights 2.2-2.5 pounds and is about 14.8 inches long. 

Weight Gained:

I’ve gained about 2.5-3 pounds this month for a total of about 8-9 pounds gained so far this pregnancy.

Symptoms:

Same symptoms as last month are still around. I’ve been feeling more ligament pain when I change positions or get up too quickly. My energy is getting lower again and I feel very tired by the end of the day. 

I never got the rash-y cheeks again and I’ve eaten bell pepper in the time since. Still not sure what caused that! 

Working Out:

Still walking on my lunch breaks at work, walking a lot for my commuting, and stretching when possible. 

Food Cravings:

Potatoes or french fries dipped in mustard, Soft pretzels, spinach, iceberg lettuce, warm cookies, coconut water.

Food Aversions:

Nothing major. I still don’t really want anything savory in the mornings and have been sticking to oats in different forms or waffles. 

Baby Related Purchases:

We moved in to our new  two bedroom apartment so I’d count that as a baby related purchase! I also paid for and registered for our upcoming hospital tour and birthing class. 

Best Moments:

Picking out paint colors for our new home and for her nursery. 

Finishing the baby registry!

Feeling her kicks get stronger and learning more about her little personality! 

Seeing her for a 28 week ultrasound! 

Looking Forward To:

My baby shower will be this month! 

Organizing her things and getting ready for her! 

Attending the hospital tour and birth class!

Moms, did you do a birth class or hospital tour? Favorite thing to bring to a baby shower?

Tell me in the comments below!

Other Pregnancy Posts:

Weeks 21-24

When Things Don’t Go Your Way

WIAW: 27 Weeks Pregnant

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15 thoughts on “Pregnancy Update: Weeks 25-28

  1. Exciting that you’re in the third trimester! You look great and so happy 🙂 I moved late in pregnancy too and was so happy to finally be able to set up the nursery and buy baby things. We did do a one day birthing class and hospital tour, I thought the tour especially was really nice just so we knew where to go / what to expect the day of. Sounds like you have lots to look forward to the next few months!

    • Thanks, Christina! Yes, I also decided on the one day class and tour combo rather than the multi-week class…its the same price just condensed and it’s hard for scheduling to commit to several weeks!

  2. You are glowing! You look so great. I don’t have a favorite thing to give at a baby shower. I loved receiving books and heartfelt gifts. And clothes ha They’re adorable. I did the hospital tour and actually really was glad I did. Not that I wouldn’t have figured it out but I just liked seeing what they had/asked what I should bring and don’t need for my stay.

    • Thank you! 😀 Yes, I’m so looking forward to what books I’m going to get and the heartfelt ones are my favorite too. I’ll probably weep at each and every one of them haha! That’s good, I’m looking forward to feeling a bit more prepared and also knowing exactly where to go and what to do when the time comes!

  3. That’s so cool that you don’t have many food aversions! I’m really excited to meet your little one. Baby feet are adorable, and mammas with their babies is just such a precious, beautiful thing.

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