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28 weeks pregnant: far from being ready

Yikes, I can’t believe I am well into my 29th week already. Where did the time go? It feels as if the magical blue line on that stick only appeared a few days ago; yet I am supposed to hold a newborn baby in my arms in ten weeks time.

I remember people asking me frequently if I hadn’t had enough by now when I was pregnant in my last trimester with little L. I hadn’t. Even at week 42+, I could have gone on a little longer, still feeling fairly mobile and fit. I never reached the ‘baby must get out now’ point. Apart from the very end maybe, when I was desperate for her to make an appearance by herself, rather than being induced.

Again, I find this last phase of pregnancy much more enjoyable than the previous two trimesters. Morning sickness has vanished, the sciatic pain is under control and the bump is visible yet neat and compact. What’s not to love? To top things off, the baby’s movements make sure I am finally very aware of being pregnant as opposed to feeling some kind of ill, and bonding is well on the way. I like the thought of playing house and host to another person, a person I have yet to meet.

I have been told that I would show and put on weight much quicker than the first time, i.e. huffing and puffing would start at a much earlier stage. Thankfully, none of this turned out to be true, and apart from being incredibly tired (sleep is terribly overrated anyway…), I am feeling great. So great, in fact, that I can’t believe all this shall be over so soon.


  1. That ‘s so good to hear, you look like you’re glowing. Hope it stays that way 🙂

  2. Lovely photo :), and I agree that weeks 28 – 38 are the best in pregnancy.

  3. You’re looking fabulous! The time is flying by isn’t it!! Can’t believe our little ones will be here soon!!!

  4. i’m with you on feeling great! and the tired thing, that has been my only problem so far. i’m still hitting in the gym before work in the mornings and it feels great (although, obviously keying down the workouts a little). i wonder if mindset while being pregnant has an effect on how you feel – because some people seem to treat it like a disability but i was/am determined to not let it change my life so much and it seems to be working. i think. but i still have 10 weeks left so we’ll see haha 🙂

  5. You look great and I don’t think one is ever ‘ready’ for having a second child – it just happens to you, and life gets that much more chaotic!

  6. Oh I can’t wait to see photos of new baby sibling. I’m way too impatient to wait at least another 10 weeks!

  7. I’m 12 weeks and due to bloating had a huge bump in the last weeks but am now back to looking just like I’ve eaten too much ha ha. Oh the fun. Also on my second pregnancy and it is definitely quite different to the first. Hope the energy continues for you!

  8. So good to hear you’re having such a positive experience second time around – lovely pic too – you are glowing for sure! From one who may never experience it a second time around, these moments go too fast. Enjoy every precious minute of the next “10” weeks.

  9. That’s a lovely photo of you….SO happy to hear that you are feeling so good and the aches/pains/sickness have gone. Enjoy the weeks ahead….I’m excited for you, two children is absolutely wonderful, I can recommend it!! XX

  10. You look amazing, I am about the same as you but I am expecting twins! I have had 5 babies so far but nothing has ever prepared me for this. It is extreme. Good luck!

  11. Like you I loved pregnancy and was a little dissapointed D came early as I was still enjoying it and not in any discomfort! Hope the next 12 weeks go well x

  12. Well you look absolutely amazing! I was still enjoying my pregnancy at 29 weeks, it wasn’t until the last 2 or 3 weeks that I was well and truly ready for it all to be over!

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