She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She’s also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.”
Weeks Pregnant: 28
Baby Size: An aubergine
Weight gain so far: 18lbs! December came and went, with weight gain going pretty much as predicted. I ate more than my weight in chocolate for sure! New Year, new me, blah blah blah ;). Needless to say I’m back on my healthy eating plan now.
Cravings: Cravings are definitely not playing a big roll at the moment, unless you count chocolate and ice cream ;).
Lusting after: Cutting out sugar since New Years has been a bit of a shock to the system, but my body is slowly adjusting, after the amount of goodies I ate over the Christmas period those first few days were a little shaky :).
Sleep: Nothing new here apart from lower back ache in the mornings, I think I fall to sleep on my side but roll onto by back in the night which is causing the pain when I wake up. Also Ava has decided to start waking up umpteen times a night for no reason so we’re both pretty sleep deprived at the moment.
Mood: So glad to be into the third and final trimester! It feels like I am at least on the home straight now. Although it has highlighted how much I should probably have organised by this point and haven’t; with Ava’s birthday in a few weeks I’m thinking I’ll knuckle down afterwards and start organising everything for babykins then.
Exercise: Exercise is pretty much back to normal again. After a lazy Christmas and a guilty New Year it forced me back to the gym and things seem to be back on track. I’ve been doing less and less classes and just getting a gym session in when I have time, running mostly among other cardio with a little weight training.
Birth Plan: I start my bi-weekly appointments with the midwife tomorrow leading up to my due date to check everything is ok for us to go ahead and have this munchkin at home. It’s all been straightforward so far, so I feel pretty confident it’s all going to go to plan.
Highlight: My highlight this last few week was obviously Christmas! The day itself was so much fun and I absolutely loved it with Ava this year. It made such a difference her being more aware of what was going on, the lead up was so much more exciting. Hubby also had a few days off work which made the holidays so much more of a treat for us girls!
Will check in with another update again soon 🙂