Baby Update: Week 27 and 28

I’ve been hiding from the camera for the most part — but try to take a picture at each month marker. This is “7 months”.

Next month we need a good family picture with me and Nick and the Honey Bear too.

Total weight gain: 25 lbs. Won’t know how much more until my next official appointment. Still feel chubby but starting to accept it (knowing that I can get to work on burning it off soon enough.)

How I’m feeling: Feeling okay. Still have energy in the morning and afternoons which I am very grateful for.

Most major issue: Still with the severe rib pain on my upper right side. Every time he has a growth spurt I can feel it, some days are worse than others. I have an appointment for an ultrasound on Friday to make sure it’s just the babe on my ribs and not an issue with my gallbladder.

Also — my glucose test came back high 🙁  I came in at 130 which is apparently right at the cut off. I have the 3 hour blood work glucose follow up test tomorrow. Fingers crossed, I will feel extremely discouraged if I have gestational diabetes. This pregnancy has been a bit rough as it is.

Other annoying things: Heartburn and I still can’t feel my ring and middle finger on my right hand. My ears were popped all day yesterday too. Weird.

Sleep: First let me say I wish I could find a week by week pregnancy blogger who is having a tough pregnancy like I am. I keep checking out some of the popular ones and they say things at 28 weeks like “Sleep is awesome”.

I can’t remember the last night I could classify as sleeping “awesome” 🙁

I’ve been jamming pillows under my back and having my boppy body pillow in the front. That helps a little but my arms still fall asleep which wakes me up and I get up to pee at least once through out the night.

Exercise: No gym these past couple weeks. My belly has been too sore and it’s just getting hard to maneuver around. My goal for my second pregnancy (one day) will be to be better about keeping up with exercise even through the first trimester when I am nauseated.

Best moment this week: Finding out we get to move into our new house a little early. I can’t wait to start getting his nursery together.  

Movement: Tons. I started counting like some pregnancy websites suggest to, just to make sure he’s doing okay in there. I get about 10 kicks every hour at least.

Food cravings: Eggs, apples, bananas, cereal with vanilla almond milk and bananas (and ice cream sandwiches).

11 Responses to “Baby Update: Week 27 and 28”

  1. Amanda posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm (#)

    Hi Michelle,

    I follow your blog and love it!! I’m friends with Ashley, thats how I started seeing your blog. I just had a little boy ( 5 months old now) and you’re going to love it!! I’m planning on starting my own blog soon about all the neat things, tricks I do with him and tips for moms- I don’t know if I can top your though!

    Good luck with everything and keep blogging!

    • Michelle O replied on March 13th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Amanda! 🙂 Thank you! Please let me know when you start your blog. I would love to hear all of your tips and tricks. I know I am going to need it. Plus who doesn’t love to look at cute pictures of babies! Can’t wait to see it.


  2. Amanda Strong posted on March 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm (#)

    Will do. Oh and I was going to write…actually Ashley’s daughter and my son and 4 days apart! So many new mommys’ right now and on their way!

  3. Ana posted on March 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm (#)

    I think when you read other mommy bloggers who write, “Sleep is awesome.” they’re omitting the “… when I can get a little.” from the end of the sentence! I’ve just entered week 39 and my main issue has been waking up with heartburn and/or making trips to the bathroom. But… sleep is awesome! In the small increments that I’m able to get it in. :o)

    I had the “my arms keep falling asleep!” issue for awhile too, until my cousin suggested putting an extra pillow to hug along with the pillows I already had going on in front of my belly. This makes my posture better too, since usually my “top” arm got all hunched up in the shoulder area when I laid down on my side. The tip totally works! Apparently, the less “hunched” your top shoulder/arm can be, the fewer nerves/blood vessels get pinched while you’re sleeping so your arms won’t fall asleep as easy. Although, the arm on the side you’re laying on is kind of on it’s own… that’s a hard one to prevent. I’ve been sticking it straight out, which took awhile to get used to comfort wise, but seems to work OK.

    Don’t beat yourself up about an exercise routine. Doing some stretching at this point is still actually a workout (albeit very low impact) and can help you feel more in charge of your maneuverability. Take it as you can, and if it’s uncomfortable, stop. Also remember that with the bit of extra weight a baby gives moms-to-be, even doing a little extra walking is a more effective workout than it used to be!

  4. Sean Marie posted on March 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm (#)

    Ugh, hang in there! If you guys need any help with anything, really, give us a holler! I would be more than happy to help you set up the nursery. 🙂

  5. destination262 posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm (#)

    You look so cute, I love that dress!! I hear ya on the sleep thing, oh my goodness. I get up to pee at least 2-3 times a night now, and I wouldn’t classify any nights since finding out I was preggo as “awesome sleep”. Oh, and I am curious to hear what you find out about that stabbing pain in your right rib, because I had to google that too because I have had it on and off since the second trimester. Hang in there girly, you are doing great with your pregnancy.

    • Michelle O replied on March 15th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you! I will update soon on what they tell me about the rib pain 🙂 You hang in there too!

  6. lkingglassalice posted on March 19, 2013 at 12:37 am (#)

    I feel ya on the horrible pregnancy thing. When I was pregnant, all I could think when I read pregnancy blogs, was “Doesn’t any one else hate being pregnant?!” I was sick all 35 weeks I carried, and on bed rest for the last 10 weeks before I had to deliver early.

  7. andrea nicole posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:34 pm (#)

    Wow, take it easy, girl! If it’s any consolation, I think you look fantastic. My sister just had a baby (well, two months ago) and she did end up having gestational diabetes. Hope that won’t be the case for you. Hang in there! Hope you find out about the rib pain.

  8. andrea nicole posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm (#)

    Also, I wanted to commend you on your honesty. I truly feel like the only thing I ever read is how amazing and magical pregnancy is on other blogs. Your keeping it real has been super refreshing.

  9. Heather Braoudakis posted on September 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm (#)

    Congrats. You’ve long ago had your baby, but I love the detailed progress posts. Helpful for other moms and such a great way to journal your memories. I’ve read some week by week books and looked up blogs because I love the baby bonding/developmental information. I just started reading a book I think blows all the others away, and great for every pregnancy, not just the first. It’s called “The Wonder Within You: celebrating your baby’s journey from conception to birth” by Carey Wickersham. It’s an awesome combination of week-to-week pregnancy information, what’s going on with the baby, “Did you know?” plus health advice about what to eat, cravings, nutrition, etc, BUT also with awesome 3D/4D pictures and videos you can link or QR with your phone to and see what your baby looks like at each week stage. Even better than the typical week-to-week books, and so personal! It’s got mom stories and even a journal/note section to write your personal memories and letters to your baby. The pregnancy information is as up-to-date as it gets and it’s such a great keepsake. I want to get one for everybody I know who is expecting! I highly recommend it!

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