28 Weeks Pregnant
I’m another week closer to the end date – 28 weeks pregnant!
It’s definitely, definitely, definitely going quickly now – less than 11 weeks to go! Well, if we are not overdue of course.I’ve decided that I’m actually going to have Mini on April 21st or May 1st – I don’t know why, just a feeling. Let’s see how we go with that.
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This week has been very much like last – the SJD is killing me and making life very difficult at times but I’m just trying to get on with it. It isn’t unbearable all of the time but when it is, it’s really hard to move. Work is especially tough because my job entails sitting in a chair all day so I’m trying to move around as much as I can and have time away from my desk walking a little bit.
I have my 28 week appointment with the midwife on Tuesday and looking forward to that, I love midwife appointments! Actually I just loved midwives.
I’m looking forward to her listening to the baby and checking all is going well – there won’t be any scans now, just the doppler check, I stopped using my own doppler weeks ago as with having regular movement now, I’ve been reassured enough that all is well. Mine is the Sonoline B Professional Pocket Fetal Doppler
Mini loves to play up at night, like most babies in and outside of the womb. She especially likes to punch or kick my left hip, lovely. Just like your big sister did. I absolutely cannot wait for you to start simultaneously kicking me in the ribs and punching my hips like Miss M did.
This week I was very lucky to receive a pregnancy pillow to review from Theraline. It’s their Original Maternity and Nursing Pillow – a long pillow made up of tiny micro beads so it moulds to your body whatever position you lie in. I’ve been using it for 2 nights so far and it will take some getting used to but so far I do like it.
It’s good that it’s nice and long so goes under my head like a normal pillow, then either around my bump or back (depending on which way I use it), then between my knees so keep my hips aligned. It’s definitely helping me feel more supported in bed as I’ve been finding it hard to only lie on my sides. I especially like having it behind my back as I feel I can rest backwards on it just a bit.
You can also change it into a few different positions to help you lie or sit propped up and then after the birth for feeding the baby. Last pregnancy I had a Boppy to help with nursing but I imagine the Theraline pillow will be better as it can be manipulated into the shape/angle you need so is more comfortable.
The micro beads mean that it isn’t too squishy and I can get comfortable quite quickly on it but it might take a while to completely adjust as it does feel a bit hard under my head compared to my usual soft pillows. That’s potentially a good thing though. I’ll keep you updated with how I go but so far, so good.
Today we finally bought a couple of outfits for Mini! We’re not buying much as we do still have some neutrals from Miss M but we wanted a couple of new things for the first day or so. We bought 2 fluffy warm onesies from Mothercare and they’re so cute. I got New Baby size which actually look quite big – they say they fit a 10lb baby in them. I don’t want a 10lb one! The next size down was for a 7.5lb baby though and I think that might be too small – if only I knew in advance the size. :)
We probably won’t buy anything else for now – well, watch this space.I’m so excited for the midwife appointment to discuss my birth options so I’ll fill you in next week on how it went and what we’ve decided to do.
Hope you all have a lovely week!
Disclaimer: as mentioned above, I was sent the Theraline pillow in exchange for an honest review.