The Bump Report – McBaby I – 28 Weeks

Happy Wednesday from Antarctica! Oh just kidding, I’m in Ohio, where it is currently 1 degree outside, but is supposed to be 40 and raining in 2 days. Sigh. However, I really can’t complain…last week, Brad and I spent the week in Mexico, celebrating our friends’ wedding (congrats to Seth and Valerie!) and it was wonderful!  It was so nice getting away for one final trip before we become parents (a very surreal thought). The next time we’re at the beach, we’ll be hauling beach umbrellas, applying sunscreen to soft baby skin, and building sand castles…I can’t wait! 🙂

I am 28 weeks pregnant this week and all is going well. Baby Boy (and therefore my belly) is growing FAST, and I’m feeling more and more pregnant with every day that passes. But to be honest, I love every minute of it. 🙂

How far along? 28 weeks…helloooo 3rd trimester!

Total weight gain/loss: About 12 lbs…I suspect that all 4 of those pounds gained are a direct result of the number of desserts I ate in Mexico last week. 😉

This made me laugh:


Maternity clothes? Yep, I’m there. I was shocked when I tried on what I thought were my “baggy” summer clothes to take with me on our trip, and discovered that very few fit my bump. 🙂

Stretch marks? So far, so good!

Sleep:  Sleep is getting harder, thanks to the bathroom trips and discomfort from not being able to sleep on my back or stomach. But when I do sleep, I pass out!


Top moment(s) of the week:  Our spontaneous maternity photo session in Mexico. To be honest, I wasn’t completely sold on professional maternity photos; I didn’t want anything too cheesy, plus I’m not big on posed professional pictures (they’re too much pressure and I wind up looking uncomfortable).

But we decided to do a short session in Mexico with a photographer at the resort, because it’s not every day that you have the beautiful Mexico beaches as a backdrop (plus, if we hated them, we didn’t have to buy them)! We were really happy with how they turned out, and I’m glad we have a few pictures to document this special chapter of our lives.  See below for a few of the pictures we took!






Worst moment of the week: I have a kink in my back that is really making my life difficult. Bending forward is incredibly painful…I’d say that’s responsible for the only bad moments of the week. (And remember my constant aroma of cocoa butter? That has now been replaced with the distinct scent of Icy Hot! Sexy!)

What I’m missing? I once took for granted being able to hop out of bed or jump off the couch with ease. Now when I try to get out of bed, I’m like one of those beetles that has flipped on his back and can’t get up. My arms and legs flail, and I rock back and forth until I can get enough leverage to make it to my feet. So what do I miss? I miss being able to BEND AT THE WAIST! 🙂

Movement: Getting harder and stronger every day. He kicked his daddy’s hand really hard the other day. It was cute the way Brad jumped! 🙂

Food cravings: I’m obsessed with Quaker Oats Fruit & Cream oatmeal. I eat a bowl every morning and I’ve already plowed through one box. And  baked goods…I can’t get enough. This sweet tooth is killing me!


Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nothing really. I still avoid seafood when I can.

Showing yet:  Oh yeah…as you can clearly see in my pictures above!

Belly button in or out:  In, but it’s getting very shallow these days.

Who knew that babies dream in the womb?! I read that in my Week 28 update from What to Expect and it made me smile. What do you think he’s dreaming about in there? Cookies? Oh wait…that’s just mommy. 😉

Looking forward to: Finishing the nursery, my shower next month…so many things….and warmer temperatures! 😉



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