The 3rd trimester is here! 2/3 of the way there.
Baby is about the size of an eggplant, and the lungs are developed enough that were she to be born now, she would survive (with a little help). Fat is continuing to accumulate, gaining more weight now than size. Braxton-Hicks contractions ("practice," harmless contractions) may start to show up around now. Real estate in the uterus, which has risen about 4 inches above the belly button, is getting a little cramped.
Our little Chickpea:
The kicks and punches are much stronger now and still a little irregular but occur throughout the day and night. She measures at exactly 28 weeks today which is pretty perfect. She also has a funny way of playing hide-and-seek when Ray tries to feel her movements. She'll be rolling all around until he puts his hand on my belly. Then she goes silent. Sly little thing.
How's this week? Hot. The past three day have had high, nearly record temperatures and I am having a hard time staying comfortable. I'm trying to get most activity done in the mornings and I sit close by the air conditioner in the afternoon. Nighttime is tough because it takes me a lot longer to get to cool enough to be comfortable and sleep. Tomorrow is supposed to cool down and this weekend even more so.
Saw the doctor this morning, weight gain is good at 3.5 pounds, blood pressure normal, and I PASSED the glucose test! I don't have gestational diabetes, which I've heard is one of the biggest discomforts of pregnancy.
I also received the rhogam shot, given for my RH negative status, just in case the baby is RH positive. Nice big shot in my bottom which is supposed to be sore tomorrow.