28 Weeks Pregnant – My Pregnancy Week-by-Week

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.  :)

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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.

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31 Comments

  1. 2nd February 2015 / 7:03 am

    Morning! Time is really flying for all our bumps. Hope the midwife appointment goes well xx

    • 5th February 2015 / 10:53 am

      It really is flying now! I’m not catching you up yet though :) All went very well, thanks lady :)

  2. 2nd February 2015 / 10:04 am

    Aww how exciting! I loved my pregnancy pillow – my other half didn’t though because I took up more than half the bed with it hehe! Have fun at the midwives, I used to love my visits to them :) #mummymonday

    • 5th February 2015 / 10:53 am

      Ha ha it does take up most of the bed Lisa! I’m still trying to get used to it but really like it so far :)

  3. 2nd February 2015 / 10:36 am

    That little outfit is so cute! I had the theraline pillow and even now baby is 9 weeks old (eek!) I can’t sleep without it!! #mummymondays

    • 5th February 2015 / 10:54 am

      Isn’t it adorable – I love teeny baby clothes! Ah that’s brilliant, I’m so glad you like the pillow too – it’s taking a bit of getting used to but is great so far :)

  4. 2nd February 2015 / 11:33 am

    Aww what a sweet outfit! Even though I knew I was having a girl I still bought some neutral bits as they just remind me of newborns! I wish I had got a pregnancy pillow especially toward the end, as A was breech her head was right under my ribs and it was soo uncomfortable! Not long to go!! Weeks do really fly by.
    Thanks so much for linking up! #mummymonday co-host xx

    • 5th February 2015 / 10:55 am

      Aren’t baby clothes the best, Alice! I’m glad it’s flying now but a bit terrified too if I’m honest – argh! :)

  5. 3rd February 2015 / 11:17 am

    The 21st April sounds like a good day to have a baby. It’s my Grandad’s birthday :) My friend’s baby is due on the 16th and my birthday is the 27th so I keep joking that she’ll go overdue – except even if she goes to two weeks overdue she’d still end up having her baby on the 26th lol.

    I found that I had a different midwife for each appointment pretty much. Sometimes I’d get the same one two in a row but didn’t always happen!

    I didn’t expect to have a 10lb-er and ended up with a 9lb 14.5 baby. I am pretty convinced that I was nearly all baby – now I have an almost 20lb 7 month old.
    #mummymonday

    • 5th February 2015 / 10:56 am

      Aww April is a busy birthday month for us as well! Ooh what’s a very healthy baby weight indeed! Miss M was 7.7lb but 3 weeks early so if I go full term or overdue, I’m a bit nervous ha :)

  6. 3rd February 2015 / 11:29 am

    Aw sounds like things are going very well in your pregnancy, and that little all in one outfit is so cute. Makes me broody for a small tiny baby again. Look forward to reading how the next 11 weeks go #mummymonday

    • 5th February 2015 / 10:56 am

      Oh thank you! Ah I know, it’s so easy to get broody – until you remember the sleep deprivation of course :)

  7. 3rd February 2015 / 12:40 pm

    Very exciting. That outfit is so cute. I bet the next three months will fly by #mummymonday

    • 5th February 2015 / 10:57 am

      I think they will too – scary argh ha ha! :)

  8. 4th February 2015 / 11:30 am

    Love reading your pregnancy updates, I will be 28 weeks on Friday, I too cant believe how quick its going! Wish it would slow down haha x http://www.mums-space.co.uk #mummymonday

    • 5th February 2015 / 10:57 am

      Oh thanks Tara!! We are bump buddies – I hope you’re feeling well and yes, as much as I wanted it to go quicker, I now want it to slow down a little bit :)

  9. 4th February 2015 / 1:50 pm

    How exciting!! And how ADORABLE is that little sleepsuit, plus, I’m a complete sucker for hats with little ears! Thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH x

    • 5th February 2015 / 12:11 pm

      Oh Debs I LOVE baby clothes – if I wasn’t pregnant I’d be broody just holding them up – some are just teeeeny. And I also love ones with ears :)

  10. 5th February 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Hope it goes well with the midwife discussing options. I desperately miss my wife being pregnant. Time for number two i think!

    • 18th February 2015 / 4:27 pm

      Oh thank you! And I can definitely recommend expanding the family lol :)

    • 18th February 2015 / 4:28 pm

      Oh thank you! And I can definitely recommend expanding the family :) :)

  11. 7th February 2015 / 10:26 pm

    How exciting 28 weeks is the golden weeks. I love your pregnancy updates. I am so happy and excited for you. They always make me broody too. lol Lovely post. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • 18th February 2015 / 4:28 pm

      Aw thanks Jenny!! :)

  12. 8th February 2015 / 9:22 am

    Loving these posts and experiencing your journey with you-it is flying by, love that sleep suit! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

    • 18th February 2015 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks so much Vicki!! Yes it’s definitely flying by now :) :)

  13. 8th February 2015 / 11:02 am

    Exciting! I managed to get on and do my bump picture! I think I will get to the 16th April and will be sliced! Exciting times ahead though isn’t it scary thinking of having 2???

    • 18th February 2015 / 4:30 pm

      Aww I can’t wait to hear how you go! It IS scary – nothing can prepare us really can it :)

  14. 10th February 2015 / 7:05 pm

    Thank you for linking up your bump updates – I am working my way back through them :)
    I have the Theraline Plushy Moon and LOVE it. It is so great when breastfeeding.
    #bloggerbumps

    • 18th February 2015 / 4:30 pm

      No problem at all and thanks for letting me know about it :)

  15. 11th February 2015 / 10:26 pm

    I used to love my midwife appointments too. My midwife was great and I loved having a great chat with her. I had a Dreamgenii pregnancy pillow when I was pregnant with Little Miss H and it was a life-saver. I hate sleeping on my side. So it was great to have the support. But the Thermaline pillow sounds great too. Thanks for linking up with #SundaysStars. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • 18th February 2015 / 4:31 pm

      Ah I LOVE midwives too – they’re just awesome!

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