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28 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 28th Week of Pregnancy

At 28 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a cucumber. Heidi Murkoff from the What To Expect When You’re Expecting series takes you through what you need to know at this point in your pregnancy.

Your baby is settling into the position for birth, weighing around 2.5 pounds and measuring 16 inches long. Dreaming about your baby at 28 weeks pregnant? Your baby may be dreaming about you, too, as brain wave activity measured in a developing fetus shows different sleep cycles and rapid eye movement.

It’s week 28 and from here on out, there will start to be small differences in the rate of growth depending on whether your baby-to-be is a boy or girl. A bouncing blue bruiser is likely to grow bigger and heavier than a princess playing on team pink. Genetics and other factors also weigh on how fast a baby grows and how big she will ultimately be on arrival.

So, while on average a 28-weeker is around two and a half pounds and almost 16 inches tall, your little one maybe currently longer, shorter, heavier, or less tubby. As long she continues to get good reports at those prenatal checkups, you can rest assured your baby’s on the right track and in the right range for growth.

Your minute miracle has added another trick to her repertoire: hiccupping. If you haven’t yet, you’ll not only be able to feel hiccups on the inside, as little rhythmic twitches, you’ll be seeing them on the outside too, making your belly shake like a bowl of jelly. These tiny spasms are thought to be caused by the sudden, irregular contraction of the immature diaphragm, which is still trying to gear up for life outside the womb by practicing the ins and outs of breathing.

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Some babies hiccup several times a day, every day, others not so much, but you’re bound to feel those adorable twitches every so often. And an ultrasound might even be able to pick up that little chest heaving from the hiccups, too. Entertaining for you and happily not uncomfortable for baby.

Another activity that can be picked up is REM or rapid eye movement. Those tiny flutters of baby’s eyes suggest that she’s dreaming away, since REM is considered the “dream” phase of sleep, but there’s no way of knowing what’s on your little one’s mind or what, if anything, she might be dreaming of. What we do know is that sleep cycles are coming at more regular times, meaning your sweet sleepyhead is developing a more regular pattern of sleeping and wakefulness.

Problem is, your on-the-go movements lull her to sleep during the day, keeping her awake and raring to go just when you’re settling down for the night. Still, there’s nothing more satisfying than feeling your amazing miracle summersault and stretch inside of you. Plus, as they say, baby’s keeping you up with those antics now is good preparation for after she’s born and when every night’s a night to howl.

Want more satisfaction? Though the bun in your oven is far from being fully baked, her chances of survival outside the womb are at least 90 percent at this point.

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Clark Faith
Clark Faith
1 year ago

Scary baby, looks like grandpa.

MzHouston
MzHouston
1 year ago

28 weeks today with my First daughter cant wait to meet her. Congrats to all the 2019 Mothers!

Corey Whitaker
Corey Whitaker
1 year ago

Benjamin Button?

Amber Brown
Amber Brown
1 year ago

Im having a boy so say HE

Mimi
Mimi
1 year ago

28 weeks pregnant with my first baby girl cant wait !!

Cuttie Kitty
Cuttie Kitty
1 year ago

I am 28 weeks today baby # 2❤️

M1SS RAQ
M1SS RAQ
1 year ago

I love babies and all but why did they make this baby look like a grown man ? 🧐

chu patrick
chu patrick
1 year ago

Congratulations to all mums to be. I’m a first time mum am 28 weeks now I will be having a baby girl. But I feel so tired sometimes I could hardly do anything. What can be the cause?

Trinada Griff
Trinada Griff
1 year ago

Whisk creepy baby is that? Yeesh!

Rizaly Pendong
Rizaly Pendong
1 year ago

28 weeks today😊😊 can't wait for my baby boy.

Latifah Bailey
Latifah Bailey
1 year ago

28 weeks n 2 days Today

Kendra Hurd
Kendra Hurd
1 year ago

28 weeks 1-26-2020.

Veronica Munos
Veronica Munos
1 year ago

28 weeks and 2 days with baby #3 💞💞💞

Boon Chin Lee
Boon Chin Lee
1 year ago

Baby is having weeds

K I N D I N K A H
K I N D I N K A H
1 year ago

These comments 😂😂

Kita Kita
Kita Kita
1 year ago

Damn that baby looks like a grown man 🤣

Amy Italo
Amy Italo
11 months ago

I’m due 6/6! ❤️

Beatrice Mwasunda
Beatrice Mwasunda
10 months ago

Twenty Eight weeks cant wait to hv my twins…ooooh praise the Lord..

Laelin123
Laelin123
10 months ago

It kind of annoys me they say she all the time. I am having a boy!

Paulina G
Paulina G
10 months ago

Due July 21st with my first child I can’t wait to meet my daughter ❤️

Brittany os
Brittany os
10 months ago

28 weeks yesterday so happy I'm in a safer zone than a few weeks ago!! 💕

Rock iMerriman
Rock iMerriman
9 months ago

She is literally talking from the side of her neck the entire video & the baby looks like he is addicted to smack! 😂

love jesus love is theanwerandtruthlyforgiveothers
love jesus love is theanwerandtruthlyforgiveothers
9 months ago

Happy mothers to all …2020.

K Rocco
K Rocco
9 months ago

GIRL, enough with the face injections and cosmetic surgery!!

Arun Varghese
Arun Varghese
9 months ago

The animated baby looks scary!! How many of you felt the same??

james mclean
james mclean
8 months ago

Baby looking like he should have a tall boy and Marlboro reds in his hands

M'Dusa Maat
M'Dusa Maat
8 months ago

That baby been here before

ForeverJaz Y
ForeverJaz Y
8 months ago

This baby’s face is making me scared of my own baby lol

Zach Store
Zach Store
8 months ago

28 weeks today people I’m pregnant with my first daughter in 2020 lockdown parent

Maranda Beasley
Maranda Beasley
8 months ago

28weeks 2days today 🙏

Social Butterfly
Social Butterfly
8 months ago

Baby look like he smoke cigar 😭

Laila M
Laila M
8 months ago

Just checking to see what my baby girl is doing right now! Im due September 24th! Good luck to all the mamas ☺️ P.S the fetus face on this was scary af 😟

Pumkin Montana
Pumkin Montana
8 months ago

28 weeks today due September 21!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to meet my baby boy

ALONDRA Carrillo
ALONDRA Carrillo
7 months ago

Im over this sh**

Alexus Kaçan
Alexus Kaçan
7 months ago

28 weeks today with baby girl #2 so funny because this is when I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter

Star Gems
Star Gems
6 months ago

28 weeks for first time mama. Can't wait for my baby Boy 😙😗😙😗

Candaceholmes7
Candaceholmes7
6 months ago

This baby looks like Benjamin Button 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Nikki Winchester
Nikki Winchester
6 months ago

I thought all the comments about how creepy the baby was were being dramatic, until I saw it. 💀💀💀

That baby looks like Jeff Lowe from The Tiger King.

Pernille Boldemann
Pernille Boldemann
6 months ago

28 weeks and I can't wait for my dearest little sunshine of a daugther to come, my first child.

Sweet T
Sweet T
5 months ago

I am currently 28weeks now can’t wait to meet my bundle of joy in December. congratulations to my 2020 mothers #2020quarantinebaby

Hello Hello
Hello Hello
5 months ago

I am a kid me seeing👁👄👁me:WOW

It's Licha
It's Licha
4 months ago

These comments 🤣 congratulations to all 💕 and to a safe, healthy delivery 💚

I AM abundance
I AM abundance
4 months ago

1:34 is that an alien

Tori Ngl
Tori Ngl
4 months ago

Creepy baby

NP MarFa
NP MarFa
3 months ago

Oh my goodness that baby is so old 🤭🤭

Regine Anne Maloles
Regine Anne Maloles
3 months ago

That baby’s face is like the chiseled version of squidward

Asees Ali
Asees Ali
1 month ago

I don't like you lady and your weird truck load of lipstick 💄

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