Week 28 Belly Pictures

*Taken with Instagram

It’s 82 days to go before my big day according to the due date calculator. Eighty two days – does that sound soon to you or still a long way to go? As the one carrying the baby, it feels like a distant time for me. Anyway, I’m 28 weeks pregnant this week so since the last time I took and posted belly pictures was at 24 weeks, it’s that time again.

Pregnancy update:

I was through a Glucose Screening Test for gestational diabetes last Sunday. It’s a routine test in government hospitals here (or so it seems) between 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. I don’t know the result yet and I hope the fact that I didn’t get a call from the clinic meant I did ok.

From the Mayo Clinic website:

The glucose challenge test measures your body’s response to sugar (glucose). The glucose challenge test is done during pregnancy to screen for gestational diabetes β€” a type of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy.

The glucose challenge test is done in two steps. First you drink a sugary solution. It was like Mirinda/Fanta Orange but maybe a hundred times sweeter! One hour later, your blood sugar level is measured. The results of the glucose challenge test indicate whether you might have gestational diabetes.

If I passed it, well and good. If not, I have to go through another round of glucose test that will last longer – about 3 hours.

The baby:

The baby is moving a lot and I could feel the bones already. You know, those elbows and knees (I think) and shoulder blades rubbing against my skin. Also, this baby hiccups a lot.

The ultrasound indicates normal baby weight but I am carrying as if I’ll have twins, at least according to people except my husband (he knows I look just fine since I’ve never been really ‘tiny’). I am big and they ask me whether there are two babies or if I’ll give birth next week.

I am sometimes tempted to answer back: “Oh you didn’t know? I am actually carrying 8!” or scream at their face while holding into their necks, “Call an ambulance, I’m in labor now!!”

Anyway – I have an appointment on Monday and then every two weeks after that until the 36th(?) week. Surely this will psychologically speed up the waiting time for me.

9 thoughts on “Week 28 Belly Pictures

  1. Wow, even though that test doesn’t sound too painful, it DOES sound pretty intense for the mind, especially while carrying a baby. Although, pretty much any medical related anything is not on my top 10 list O.o

    I really hope that everything comes back a.o.k!

    As far as the baby goes, it sounds like you guys are plugging along-I’m sure the pregnancy will be over before you know it and you’ll look back and wish it was halfway through. LOL

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  2. I tested positive with gestational diabetes while pregnant with Matthew. I did three testing for confirmation and all are positive. After which I saw three specialist for the remaining of my pregnancy – the OB, doctor for internal medicine to monitor my diabetes and a nutritionist to regulate my food intake. That was the only time in my entire life I was on a diet, and I was so pregnant with a big apetite but so miserably hungry all the time. It was so stressful cause no matter how I didn’t eat much I could get my glucose level down, not to mention I have to prick my fingers 5 times a day.

    I hope all goes well for the remaining of your pregnancy. You are looking great. I am so excited for you, Grace. Good luck!

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  3. 82 days sounds like quite awhile when you say it that way, but when you say less than 3 months it doesn’t seem long at all! πŸ˜‰ You’re getting close and I’m so excited for you!

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  4. Souds like everything is going fabulously. I am so happy for you all and glad that you are feeling well.
    You look beautiful and I love the photo-finish that instagram makes. Can’t wait to see more photos of you. =)

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  5. Good luck for the next 80 days and for the coming years! Unfortunately people ask questions w/o thinking. Once I was asked when am I due, the problem was that it was after the bitrh!!!

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