You have officially made it to your third and final trimester of your pregnancy! Read more on what is going on with baby this week and what symptoms you can expect below.
Baby In Action at 28 Weeks
At 28 weeks, your baby’s once wrinkly skin is starting to smooth out thanks to the accumulation of fat. Baby will continue to gain weight each week from now until delivery. Baby’s eyes are now opening and closing and baby may even be dreaming while he or she is sleeping. How cool is that?!
Baby Size at 28 Weeks
Baby is currently about 2.25- 2.5 pounds. Baby is about 15 inches long and the size of an eggplant!
Your Body at 28 Weeks
Here are some of the most common symptoms you may be experiencing at 27 weeks pregnant:
Swelling: This is due to the increase blood flow in your body. Kick up your feet and try to keep your time standing short. A normal amount of swelling can be normal, but if you are concerned, contact your OB. Extreme swelling can me a sign of preeclampsia.
Bleeding Gums: Thanks to what is referred to as “pregnancy gingivitis”. The hormonal changes in your body make your gums more sensitive to plaque. This is a big reason good dental care is so important during pregnancy! Be sure to make an appointment with your dentist if you have not already!
28 Week To-Do-List
– Do you have a furry pup at home? Read up on tips for how you can start preparing your dog for baby’s arrival.
– Check out our third trimester to-do list to make sure you are spending these next few weeks getting everything ready for baby!