As of this past Sunday, I am now 28 weeks pregnant with our fourth baby. I am incredibly thankful for this little boy growing and getting strong inside of me.
I had my 28 week appointment yesterday. I was pretty disappointed in my weight gain, but I always gain a lot with my pregnancies, so it is not a surprise. I’ve been eating pretty much whatever I want and the only exercise I get is chasing the kids around. The doctor says I am not swelling, so I guess my body just likes to pack on the fat for breastfeeding. I do typically lose the massive amount I gain within a year.
Baby Isaac is measuring big, which is not a surprise. All of my babies have been born bigger than average. I would not be surprised if he rivals Bug’s weight of 9 lbs. 2 oz. at 38.5 weeks.
Now that I am entering my third trimester, I am going to start drinking more pregnancy tea and sitting on my exercise ball. I’ve had a lot of SI joint pain and just general aches and pains. The leg cramps have also set in. I am usually extremely uncomfortable in the evenings, which makes it difficult to tidy the house after the kids go to bed.
My blood type is A-, so I have to get a Rhogam shot at 28 weeks. Luckily, all three of my babies have also had negative blood types, so I never needed one after their births. I have also had those darn shots when I fell and broke my foot during my pregnancy with my oldest and also when I had my miscarriage, so I’ve had my fair share of those shots. It’s a huge ordeal going to the hospital, getting my blood drawn, waiting on the results, finally getting the shot, and then being monitored for a bit before they let me leave. Of course, if this baby does happen to have a positive blood type like his daddy it’s worth it.
At 26 weeks we had family/maternity pictures taken. Here’s a little peek at a few!