Baby Sparks #2 Bumpdate || 28 Weeks


How far along: 28 Weeks, 1 day

Due Date: March 5, 2018 

Baby is the size of: An eggplant or a coconut. He weighs around 2.5 lbs and is about 15 inches long. His skin is smoothing out as he gains more weight and gets more fat on those little bones.

Gender: a precious little BOY!!

Symptoms: This belly is big and it's heavy.

Labor Signs: I found myself back at the doctor last week after contracting from the time I woke up until about 2:00 that afternoon. They were coming every 30 minutes on the dot. I called the nurse and she told me I definitely needed to be seen to make sure it wasn't early labor. Thankfully, all is still good! I'm still on a few restrictions via doctors order and have been told to stay off my feet as much as possible. I'm still having Braxton Hicks daily, but thankfully they haven't been too frequent or consistent since last week's doctor visit.

Weight Gain: up 10 lbs

Movement: I can tell he's getting bigger by the day! I'm feeling less quick kicks and more rolls. This morning I watched as he rolled from one side of my belly all the way to the other side. It looked like my bump was doing the wave.

Cravings/Aversions: Still nothing specific. I've found myself with a bit more of a sweet tooth lately, but I'm trying to steer clear of anything too sweet before my glucose test on Thursday.

Missing anything: Sleeping on my stomach

Sleep: I'm tossing and turning from one side to the other most of the night, but I'm still sleeping pretty decent.

Mood: Is exhausted a mood? Because that's what I am 99% of the time.

Maternity Clothes: All day, every day.

Nursery: We haven't done anything else since painting the room. There are still a couple of spots on the walls that we need to touch up. Next up, putting the crib together and painting the dresser. Hoping to decorate soon after Christmas!

Best moment this week: Experiencing all kind of new holiday traditions with our girl. This is such a fun age! She loves "Ho Ho" as she so adorably calls him.

Looking forward to: Spending the weekend with family celebrating Christmas.


  1. Ho Ho! How cute!!! So glad we got to see you for a few minutes this past weekend. I dont think I will ever forget how heavy the pregnant belly feels. It takes a toll all over. Funny thing, I haven't gone back to sleeping on my stomach since I was pregnant. It was the only way I could sleep before and now I am so used to my side. That is scary that you felt contractions that often!!! Take it easy mama!

  2. Girl, I am beyond exhausted too! And I am not looking forward to that glucose test next month! I barely got it down last time and almost threw it all up (which would result in my having to take the 3 hour test if that happens). Definitely take it easy and try to keep those contractions down.

  3. My friend is also in her expecting days.