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28 Weeks Bumpdate | Hello Third Trimester

Well we’re finally here… trimester trois. The one where your belly takes on a life of its own a multiplies in size. yay! Most everything you read will tell you of all the glory in trimester number two. It’s the happy place between the nauseating first trimester (check) and the I’m-huge-everything-hurts (check, check) third trimester.

28 Week Bumpdate

Baby is doing well…

Growing right on schedule (which is weird, Jace and Zoey always measured two weeks ahead of schedule.) And regularly participates in gestational dance parties. I don’t remember either of my other two moving this much, I just remember Zoey constantly having the hiccups. ha! We still don’t know which gender Baby is, but I would have to put my money on boy.

My cereal cravings have rescinded…

Thank god, because I was really going to get fat. I don’t really have any specific cravings lately…I just want to stuff my face with sushi as soon as he/she is born. God I miss sushi.

28 Week Bumpdate

I am a Sausage Person…

in the sense that my limbs have basically all turned into formless, swollen, sausage-like appendages. If I stand for too long, I can leave my hand’s imprint on my calves. But if I sit for too long, my feet look as if they may pop. It’s really good stuff. SO attractive. 😉 I had zero swelling with Zoey, but Jace was even worse than this (although there is still time.) This is a contributing factor in my thinking it’s another boy!

I am a Sausage Person who often feels like she was just run over…

My hips hurt. so. freakin. bad. I cannot emphasize this enough. If I get up out off bed too suddenly, they will refuse to carry my weight… and I will fall. My hips are traitors. Again, my doctor assures me that this is a normal bullet that I was just lucky to dodge the first two pregnancies… but I’m starting to doubt him. I told Josh that as soon as the baby is born I’m going to lay in bed and just roll back and forth… just because I will be able to again. YOU try rolling over when your hips don’t want to… let me know how it goes. 😉

I have done zero things to prepare…

Unless buying 3 packs of diapers and one pajama outfit counts as some form of preparation…I’m doomed. haha! I just know that with both of my other children I acquired so much crap that you just do not need! Seriously, babies stay small for such a short time. They are hella fun to dress in cute outfits, but realistically they only fit in them for a matter of 1-3 months and you probably only need 2-3 cute outfits per size! hahaha. And my newborns always live in footie jammies. I freakin love a baby in footie jammies. ALL the heart-eyed emojis. 

28 Week Bumpdate

Don’t worry, She is definitely wearing shorts under there. 😉

Then, I don’t have a nursery to set up this time. Which feels weird. But we only have three bedrooms for now, and while we’re weighing our options in regards to moving… it most likely won’t happen before Baby arrives so, we’re going to have to be roomies for a little while. Also, Zoey slept in my room until she was 8 months old. Her nursery was purely decorative for nearly a year. But it was nice to have a place to put all of her (sometimes unnecessary) stuff.

But in a way, we’re down to the final stretch here. I’m feeling like I won’t make it to 40 weeks this time (also new, my other babes felt like they would never come… and they never did naturally) but 12 weeks still feels like a really long time right now. Here’s to three more months of traitor hips and sausage limbs! Woo!

How about you, mommas? Did you ever feel like your hips were going to fall off during pregnancy? Or maybe did you even pray that they would……asking for a friend. 😉

 

You can check out my last Bumpdate here.

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  • Eileen Foley-Plautz

    Sorry to say Amanda, but both of us have problem hips. You and I both were born with hip dysplasia (dislocated hips at birth). It healed at a young age but research shows that as we get older we most likely will have problems with our hips. And your Uncle Gary has already had two hip replacements. Sorry you’re in so much pain. 🙁

  • Eileen Foley-Plautz

    Sorry to say Amanda, but both of us have problem hips. You and I both were born with hip dysplasia (dislocated hips at birth). It healed at a young age but research shows that as we get older we most likely will have problems with our hips. And your Uncle Gary has already had two hip replacements. Sorry you’re in so much pain. 🙁

  • You look gorgeous! So funny – I’m in my second trimester and I’ve been all about cereal lately, too.

  • You look gorgeous! So funny – I’m in my second trimester and I’ve been all about cereal lately, too.

    • Thanks! Apparently we aren’t alone either, girl. SO many comments saying preggos love cereal!! 😀

  • Candy Kage

    How exciting your new little one will be here soon. Oh I miss the new baby stage. You have plenty of time to prepare.

    • I know right? I keep telling myself that. I miss the new baby stage EVERY time my kids outgrow it. 🙁 Why cant they stay babies forever?!

  • Candy Kage

    How exciting your new little one will be here soon. Oh I miss the new baby stage. You have plenty of time to prepare.

    • I know right? I keep telling myself that. I miss the new baby stage EVERY time my kids outgrow it. 🙁 Why cant they stay babies forever?!

  • Oh my gosh a.) you’re adorable. B.) This is genuinely helpful! I’ve never had a baby so I wouldn’t know that you don’t actually need the bulk of stuff…and I’m SURE if/when that time comes I’ll be decking him/her out in all the cute things. ALL THE CUTE THINGS. I guess I”ll have to restrain myself…haha!

    Coming Up Roses

    • haha. ALL moms have ALL THE CUTE THINGS the first time around. And I’m not saying I will have NO CUTE THINGS this time. I just know that I have many brand new outfits leftover from the first two because they just grow too fast to use them all! They basically live in onesies and jammies at first. And the first year is basically one giant growth spurt! I will lovelovelove to read your momma posts one day!!

  • Oh my gosh a.) you’re adorable. B.) This is genuinely helpful! I’ve never had a baby so I wouldn’t know that you don’t actually need the bulk of stuff…and I’m SURE if/when that time comes I’ll be decking him/her out in all the cute things. ALL THE CUTE THINGS. I guess I”ll have to restrain myself…haha!

    Coming Up Roses

    • haha. ALL moms have ALL THE CUTE THINGS the first time around. And I’m not saying I will have NO CUTE THINGS this time. I just know that I have many brand new outfits leftover from the first two because they just grow too fast to use them all! They basically live in onesies and jammies at first. And the first year is basically one giant growth spurt! I will lovelovelove to read your momma posts one day!!

  • Sarah Jean

    haha i love getting insight into pregnancies as my husband and I are thinking of having kids soon. And by the way, you look amazing!

    • Thank you! And good luck when you start trying, most life changing decision ever! In a good way. 😉

  • Sarah Jean

    haha i love getting insight into pregnancies as my husband and I are thinking of having kids soon. And by the way, you look amazing!

    • Thank you! And good luck when you start trying, most life changing decision ever! In a good way. 😉

  • I was really swollen throughout my pregnancy (and a few weeks postpartum too!). I eventually got to the point where I had one pair of shoes that fit. Haha! Have you gone to a chiropractor for your hips? I went during my pregnancy and it really helped. That and just trying to stretch at night.

    You are so close! Yay!

    • With my son (first born) I literally had to buy a new pair of shoes to wear to work because I couldn’t fit into any of my regular shoes. Im thinking a chiropractor might have to happen in the near future…things don’t seem to be getting any better! lol.

  • I was really swollen throughout my pregnancy (and a few weeks postpartum too!). I eventually got to the point where I had one pair of shoes that fit. Haha! Have you gone to a chiropractor for your hips? I went during my pregnancy and it really helped. That and just trying to stretch at night.

    You are so close! Yay!

    • With my son (first born) I literally had to buy a new pair of shoes to wear to work because I couldn’t fit into any of my regular shoes. Im thinking a chiropractor might have to happen in the near future…things don’t seem to be getting any better! lol.

  • Ohbeehave

    Not long to go now! By the way, love your dress 🙂

  • Ohbeehave

    Not long to go now! By the way, love your dress 🙂

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    I am currently on week 23 of my second pregnancy and my hips are always aching! I had a text book perfect pregnancy (aside from delivery) with my first. I felt great all the time, no morning sickness, just tired. The day before I was induced I swelled up like a balloon! But this time I feel like I am constantly asking my doctor, “Is this normal?” haha Last night I felt like I needed to sit on one big ice pack for my hips. haha Hopefully with the weather cooling off that will help with the swelling. Congratulations on being in the home stretch!

    • Omg yes! I feel like I just want to permanently attach either an ice pack or a heating pad to my hips/lower back. I stand all day at work and literally it gets hard to walk by the end of the day. I ask my doc that too!! haha. And I live in FL so the weather won’t likely give me any relief any time soon!! Congratulations to you as well!

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    I am currently on week 23 of my second pregnancy and my hips are always aching! I had a text book perfect pregnancy (aside from delivery) with my first. I felt great all the time, no morning sickness, just tired. The day before I was induced I swelled up like a balloon! But this time I feel like I am constantly asking my doctor, “Is this normal?” haha Last night I felt like I needed to sit on one big ice pack for my hips. haha Hopefully with the weather cooling off that will help with the swelling. Congratulations on being in the home stretch!

    • Omg yes! I feel like I just want to permanently attach either an ice pack or a heating pad to my hips/lower back. I stand all day at work and literally it gets hard to walk by the end of the day. I ask my doc that too!! haha. And I live in FL so the weather won’t likely give me any relief any time soon!! Congratulations to you as well!

  • I’m 30 weeks along with my third and this pregnancy has definitely been HARD physically. Maybe it is carrying around two toddlers while pregnant? Maybe it is that this is my third in 3 years? I’m not sure but it’s been rough and like you, I doubt I will make it to 40 weeks. At least, I hope not. haha You look great, mama! This is the home stretch!

    • Wow, we’re close! What IS IT about #3 that is so much harder?! I feel like death this time. And I’m having 3 in 6 years! And thank you! You look great too!

  • I’m 30 weeks along with my third and this pregnancy has definitely been HARD physically. Maybe it is carrying around two toddlers while pregnant? Maybe it is that this is my third in 3 years? I’m not sure but it’s been rough and like you, I doubt I will make it to 40 weeks. At least, I hope not. haha You look great, mama! This is the home stretch!

    • Wow, we’re close! What IS IT about #3 that is so much harder?! I feel like death this time. And I’m having 3 in 6 years! And thank you! You look great too!

  • The Famous Ashley Grant

    I love your dress too! I find myself reading more and more pregnancy stories. I’m not sure if it’s the Universe trying to tell me something or if I’m trying to get over the fears I have of trying to have a baby. Either way, I wish you the best in your third trimester and good health for you and baby! 😀

    • It might be the universe telling you something. 😉 You’re scared to “try to” have a baby? Or you’re scared of physically HAVING a baby? haha. One is MUCH easier than the other. 😉 And thank you! The dress is Motherhood Maternity, on sale!!

  • The Famous Ashley Grant

    I love your dress too! I find myself reading more and more pregnancy stories. I’m not sure if it’s the Universe trying to tell me something or if I’m trying to get over the fears I have of trying to have a baby. Either way, I wish you the best in your third trimester and good health for you and baby! 😀

    • It might be the universe telling you something. 😉 You’re scared to “try to” have a baby? Or you’re scared of physically HAVING a baby? haha. One is MUCH easier than the other. 😉 And thank you! The dress is Motherhood Maternity, on sale!!

  • Oh mama, you look stunning!! Absolutely glowing <3
    Craving cereal and sushi?! DEFINITELY a boy, because that is literally exactly what I craved with my son. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been in such awful pain. I'd bet you'd feel better after a chiropractor visit <3

    • haha! Im surprised to hear how many women crave cereal! And sushi…ugh! I don’t even want to talk about how badly I want it! And I think you’re right, I might REALLY need a chiropractor.

  • Oh mama, you look stunning!! Absolutely glowing <3
    Craving cereal and sushi?! DEFINITELY a boy, because that is literally exactly what I craved with my son. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been in such awful pain. I'd bet you'd feel better after a chiropractor visit <3

    • haha! Im surprised to hear how many women crave cereal! And sushi…ugh! I don’t even want to talk about how badly I want it! And I think you’re right, I might REALLY need a chiropractor.

  • You look great!! I’m in my last few days of the second trimester and everything is so. swollen. Chugging water like a crazy person to flush but nothing seems to work! Can’t wait for December!

    • right?! It’s SO annoying!!! I got so lucky the second time around. I didn’t swell with my daughter at all. Go put your feet up mama!

  • You look great!! I’m in my last few days of the second trimester and everything is so. swollen. Chugging water like a crazy person to flush but nothing seems to work! Can’t wait for December!

    • right?! It’s SO annoying!!! I got so lucky the second time around. I didn’t swell with my daughter at all. Go put your feet up mama!

  • Valerie Vanderheiden-Rath

    Congrats on your pregnancy and and your upcoming bundle of joy! I am always fascinated by how beautiful pregnant women always look.

  • Valerie Vanderheiden-Rath

    Congrats on your pregnancy and and your upcoming bundle of joy! I am always fascinated by how beautiful pregnant women always look.

    • thank you! Pregnancy is fascinating… to say the least. 😉

  • How exciting! You look amazing! I feel like I am going to go through a serious cereal phase too haha or totally hate it.

    – Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    • Cereal is so delicious, its just SO much sugar!! But pregnancy cravings are hard to deny!! and thank you. 🙂

  • How exciting! You look amazing! I feel like I am going to go through a serious cereal phase too haha or totally hate it.

    – Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    • Cereal is so delicious, its just SO much sugar!! But pregnancy cravings are hard to deny!! and thank you. 🙂

  • I’m so excited for you!! So many people I know are pregnant/have newborns right now and it’s giving me CRAZY baby fever. You look BEAUTIFUL, and I can’t wait till Baby arrives!

    • Thank you! And i totally know the feeling. Ive basically had baby fever for the past 3 years while hubby and I debated whether or not to have #3. The fever wasn’t going away so we just went for it! 😛

  • I’m so excited for you!! So many people I know are pregnant/have newborns right now and it’s giving me CRAZY baby fever. You look BEAUTIFUL, and I can’t wait till Baby arrives!

    • Thank you! And i totally know the feeling. Ive basically had baby fever for the past 3 years while hubby and I debated whether or not to have #3. The fever wasn’t going away so we just went for it! 😛

  • I’m so glad the baby is doing great! You look amazing! But it’s time to get started with the preparation 😉 Best wishes!

    • I know, I know! haha. I DID buy two more packs of diapers and a Rock n Play yesterday. Its a start. 😉

  • I’m so glad the baby is doing great! You look amazing! But it’s time to get started with the preparation 😉 Best wishes!

    • I know, I know! haha. I DID buy two more packs of diapers and a Rock n Play yesterday. Its a start. 😉

  • What sweet photos! Congratulations!

  • What sweet photos! Congratulations!

  • You look so beautiful! I wish that I looked half as good when I was expecting! I also had a running list of the different types of sushi that I wanted right after our little bear arrived. 🙂

  • You look so beautiful! I wish that I looked half as good when I was expecting! I also had a running list of the different types of sushi that I wanted right after our little bear arrived. 🙂

    • Thank you! But Im sure you looked just as good, if not better! And I’m so glad I’m not alone in my crazy sushi cravings!!

  • Beautiful photos, congratulations!

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  • Chrissy Carroll

    You look great! And I love that grey dress – it’s so cute.

  • Chrissy Carroll

    You look great! And I love that grey dress – it’s so cute.

  • Terryn Winfield

    It’s funny how you don’t prepare nearly as much with subsequent pregnancies 🙂 You look beautiful! And um…you can still eat cooked sushi! I craved it with one of mine too.

  • Terryn Winfield

    It’s funny how you don’t prepare nearly as much with subsequent pregnancies 🙂 You look beautiful! And um…you can still eat cooked sushi! I craved it with one of mine too.

    • right?! Each baby = way less preparation time. haha. And I know but the cooked kind isn’t the GOOD kind! haha

  • Jessica Hughes

    So pretty! You are rockin the third trimester!

    • Thank you! But I wish that I looked NEARLY as good as you did!!! Can you become my personal trainer or something?! 😉

  • Jessica Hughes

    So pretty! You are rockin the third trimester!

    • Thank you! But I wish that I looked NEARLY as good as you did!!! Can you become my personal trainer or something?! 😉

  • Marie Goldstein

    Loving your baby bump! So adorable!

  • Marie Goldstein

    Loving your baby bump! So adorable!

  • Congratulations on your new baby! You look amazing! I’m right behind you at 25 weeks!! Blessings for a comfortable third trimester! You’re almost there, Mama!

    – Heidi | http://www.growfamilylove.com

    • My goodness, thank you! Yes we are awfully close! Do you know what you are having?

      • Hi Amanda! Your reply got buried in my inbox! You’re welcome! How’s your pregnancy going? I do what I’m having, but haven’t announced it online yet. I’ll be announcing on my blog soon. 🙂

  • Congratulations on your new baby! You look amazing! I’m right behind you at 25 weeks!! Blessings for a comfortable third trimester! You’re almost there, Mama!

    – Heidi | http://www.growfamilylove.com

    • My goodness, thank you! Yes we are awfully close! Do you know what you are having?

      • Hi Amanda! Your reply got buried in my inbox! You’re welcome! How’s your pregnancy going? I do what I’m having, but haven’t announced it online yet. I’ll be announcing on my blog soon. 🙂

  • Mandi

    Congratulations! Our little man just arrived and I love reading along with other peoples journeys as well <3

    • Congratulations!!! <3 I'm officially to the point where I CANNOT wait to pop. haha. I just want my normal body and mobility back!

  • Mandi

    Congratulations! Our little man just arrived and I love reading along with other peoples journeys as well <3

    • Congratulations!!! <3 I'm officially to the point where I CANNOT wait to pop. haha. I just want my normal body and mobility back!

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