Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Week Twenty-Eight

We have hit the home stretch! Week 28 marks the beginning of the Third Trimester! Little Gabe is growing fast and kicking mommy a lot. He has moved into my ribs so breathing is starting to be more difficult - especially when walking up the stairs! I have had a ton of energy the past three weeks, I hope it never goes away! I am getting tons of things done around the house and enjoying taking Drew and Kitty out on walks again. I weighed myself again today and to my surprise all that energy has left me at the same weight I was two weeks ago - so far I have gained a total of 25 pounds which is average. I don't suppose I will maintain my goal of only gaining 30 pounds total!

Little Gabe is slowing down a bit which means he is probably around 2 1/2 pounds. Drew did the same around this time. Only 7-11 more weeks to go. Up until now I wasn't too anxious about him coming - I was enjoying Drew and getting tons of things done. Now that almost everything is ready, I am finally ready to meet our precious little boy! It helps that a few of my friends and fellow bloggers have had their children in the last week or two!

Baby Developmen for Week 28
Eyebrows and eyelashes are now very noticeable!
Hair on baby's head is growing longer. Some babies are born with almost none at all, while others appear to be ready for their first haircut!
Eyes are completely formed now. Quite a view from inside!
Your baby's body is getting plump and rounded. Most of that increase is muscle tissue and bone. Fat will be added during the third trimester.
Muscle tone is improving. Preparation for the Olympics feels like it is taking place in your womb!
Lungs are capable of breathing now (but baby would still struggle and require medical attention if born now)
Talk to your baby often, reading stories, singing songs and more. He or she can recognize your voice now and will often calm to it later on!
Your baby weighs in now at 2.2 pounds (1005gm) and is 14.8 inches (37.6cm).

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