Pregnancy update: weeks 23-28

Thursday, December 15, 2016

How far along?
28 weeks

Size of baby?
About 16 inches, the size of a coconut

Oh my goodness ALL the time. Especially right when I lay down in bed at night. I swear she's doing summersaults in there, we can feel and see her flipping all around it's so amazing!

Have been having low back pain for the past few weeks. I am on my feet allllll day at work so by the time I get home my back is killing me. I put my heating pad on every night which really helps. My left foot hurts all the time which is so weird. The arch of my foot just throbs when I walk but no problems with my right foot, strange. Overall I am feeling amazing though! My belly is getting so big and I just love it so much.

Still going to the gym 3-4 times a week. Workouts are definitely getting harder though. I usually do 30 minutes of cardio, either incline walking, elliptical, or stair climber then I do weights. I get out of breath so much quicker and there are so many things I can't do anymore such as leg press, step ups, etc. That belly really gets in the way! I am constantly wondering how old men with huge bellies get anything done.

I was sleeping pretty darn awful for a few weeks, waking up at like 2:30am every night and staying awake until like 4:30am. It was awful. I was exhausted! Thankfully the past week has been a little better. Still waking up a lot but able to fall back asleep pretty quickly. Mom says it's God's way of preparing my body for no sleep (still so scared about this!).

A baby girl

Weight gain?
About 15 lbs, yikes!

Give me any and all food. Seriously, I am always starving!!! Trying to eat decently healthy but my sweet tooth is out of control. I never eat dessert after dinner but lately it's been pretzels + nutella, hot chocolate, ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, graham crackers + icing, you name it.

Maternity clothes?
Living in my Paige maternity jeans. Bought like 2 maternity tops from Target but otherwise just wearing ponchos and sweaters to show off my favorite accessory... my growing bump! Work clothes are becoming super hard. I am down to only a few options so have been wearing scrubs more often. I'm super lucky I have the option of wearing scrubs.

He is going to be the best dad, but I've always known that. He loves feeling her flip around and kissing my belly. He always asks how "his girls" are doing and loves calling her by name.

Got our bedding in this week and I love it! Still have sooo much to do though. Next step is choosing a paint color for the walls and hiring someone to come paint because my nerves cannot handle my husband doing it.

Best part of the week?
Well this was technically almost 2 weeks ago now, but I passed my glucose test! So thankful because I did NOT want to have to do the 3 hour test. The drink was not as bad as I was prepared for thankfully. Just tasted like fruit punch that is extra sugary.

Looking forward to?
Everything! Seriously so much to look forward to. I cannot believe I'm 12 weeks from my due date, time is absolutely flying by! I'm looking forward to being pregnant for Christmas, a getaway for NYE/our anniversary, my baby showers in January and February, and getting her nursery all put together.

Linking up with Annie!


  1. You're the cutest pregnant woman ever! I love all of your outfits and how you are styling the bump :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. So glad that you passed your glucose test! I know that's a huge relief! I haven't heard from my docs yet when I need to do that (I'm guessing the doc appt after my next one) and I'm hoping I have the same results as you!
    Workout clothes have been harder for me too--those yoga pants just aren't super comfy around the bump. I ordered a pair of maternity yoga pants but they haven't even shipped yet :(

  3. Girl, you are THE CUTEST! I think you are the most stylish pregnant mama to be, ever!!

  4. so so cute! and your husband saying "his girls" love. and you have been rocking the style lately! i mean you always do ;) yay for healthy baby girl!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. What a cute little bump!! Congrats, girl!!

  6. Ahh things are so exciting!! So glad everything is going well and especially that you passed your glucose test! I want to steal all your clothes - they're so cute!!!

  7. You look so good--- way to keep hitting the gym!! I am impressed!

  8. Such an exciting time! You are looking great and I'm glad everything is going well - passing that test is awesome!

  9. You have the best preggers style!! :)

  10. You guys have so much fun stuff coming up - with your anniversary trip too!! So glad you're feeling good girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  11. You are too cute! Just wanted to pass on that I was on my feet when I was pregnant too, I'm a nurse, and I swear by compression hose! They made such a difference in how my legs and feet felt after a long day. And after working a 12 hour shift I would have zero swelling. I get mine from Ames Walker, the toeless thigh high ones. Can't recommend them enough!

  12. You look gorgeous! So excited for you!

  13. Time is going so fast!! Can't believe you're to the third trimester already! And I always wondered the same about people with bellies, too - how do they do it?! Haha

  14. So cute! I love the joy that exudes you and your baby bump!!

  15. I have been following you for a while and I just wanted to let you know that I am so happy for you and your growing family! Many thoughts and prayers sent your way as you continue the pregnancy journey and begin motherhood! It's the best journey you'll ever be on!

  16. You are gorgeous! I am so excited for you and G! xx, I'm Fixin' To

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