28 Weeks Pregnant


Expecting mother's 28 weeks pregnant you are now entering your third trimester. Approximately your uterus is about 11 inches long, and the baby weighs approximately 3 pounds and is 16 inches long. Blue irises for light skinned babies, and brown in dark skinned babies have developed as well as eyelashes have grown. Though your baby's final eye color can't be determined for many week or months after your baby is born. There will be dramatic growth in your baby's brain this month and through the first 2 years of your baby's life. The lungs are beginning to function as well.

At 28 weeks pregnant you may notice shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping, and scattered Braxton Hicks contractions. These contractions are normally painless and consist when the uterus hardens for a minute then releases. Emotionally you are excited at 28 weeks pregnant though you still may have some anxiety of motherhood, your baby's health, or labor and delivery. Often women will have vivid dreams during their pregnancy. Dreams could be about missing, losing, misplacing, or forgetting things when it comes to your baby or just about your baby and what they will be like. They may also consist of being trapped, attacked, death, gaining too much weight, becoming unattractive, or labor.

Many new mothers 28 weeks pregnant worry about approaching all of that responsibility of handling being a new mom, possibly working, keeping your house in order, and being a loving supportive partner. Most mothers can't succeed in it all without losing their sanity, sacrificing their health or sometimes even their marriages can suffer. Prioritize the different parts of your life, and prepare as well as you can. Then make decisions and depend on them, and no matter what not letting them become unrealistic. These worries and fears are normal, and if you can sort them out and deal with them now your transition into real life parenthood could be easier.

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