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28 Weeks

I hit 28 weeks last Friday and had a doctor’s appointment yesterday.  The baby is measuring right on track and should be about 2 1/4 pounds.

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I feel her kicking all day and every time I wake up during the night.  The doctor said that I should make sure I feel movement at least five times an hour.  I think this is hilarious because (1) I’m obsessive and it’s not helpful for me to pay that much attention to the baby when I really can’t do anything about it; and (2) when I pay attention I think she’s kicking more like 50 times an hour.  Sometimes she kicks or punches so hard I inadvertently make noises like “Oh” and “Oof!”  She’s getting strong in there.  The literature says that as she gets larger and there’s less room you feel the movement less, which is good because if she was 8 pounds with a lot of room I’d worry that she’d try to punch through.

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A lot of people have told me that the most amazing part of pregnancy for them was seeing the heartbeat.  For me it was definitely the kicking, or fluttering as they  used to call it.  I really like when she responds to music.  It’s fun to imagine that she has preferences, although they might be bad preferences because she was really active when listening to acid jazz.

4 Responses to “28 Weeks”

  1. Tess says:

    That’s nice that she is active and doesn’t leave you room to worry on that front. Zoey was very laid back even when I was pregnant with her, it was nerve racking. She would go long periods without moving at all. I’d be prodding her all the time, and I even got a fetal stethoscope so I could hear her heartbeat if she wouldn’t start moving. I was so much less stressed with Max, who moved all the time.

    I am with you, feeling and watching the baby move is my favorite part too. I think it was 30 weeks and on when the movements get crazy, your baby gets big enough to move your whole stomach around and put on a real show.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Haha, that’s so consistent with Zoey! After all my writing of course she was quiet this morning and I briefly considered driving to the doctor’s office and asking to use their fetal monitor. But then she perked right up. I’m actually a little worried that we’re going to have a crazily active girl based on all this activity. I might never sleep again!

  3. Tiffany says:

    You look fantastic Liz! I can’t imagine what the kicks and punches feels like – I bet you can’t wait to meet her, um on the outside :-)!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    So excited. Only 10 more weeks!