28 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy week 28 fetus
length ~ 14.8 in  |  37.5 cm     weight ~ 2.2 lbs  |  1 kg   /   I'm making blood, fat & hormones!

Fetal development in week 28

You know how you’ve been feeling like a whale with legs?

To state the obvious, that feeling isn't going anywhere until you finally get down to the hard work (aka labor) of evicting your womb-squatter.

For the time being, your little genius is in the fat collection business!

Despite being a bipedal whale, this fetal fat collection stuff is serious business, and you’ve got to put up with it because it’s going to keep your little porker warm and healthy after birth, since their brain will be unable to regulate their tiny baby-body's temperature.

Other good stuff from inside the womb: your little explorer's eyes are doing lots of blinking this week because they’re now responding to light and dark!

And in life-critical physical developments: your champ's tiny industrious bone marrow is now a major construction site for blood cells, while their super-cute adrenal glands are actually producing androgen and estrogen — which will stimulate your body to begin milk production.

Say “Moo”!

And how's mom doing?

If you’ve not yet made up your mind, it's about time to take a deep breath and dive into the name-game.

There are only about a bazillion baby-name books out there (check out Amazon.com) not to mention the plethora of websites with head-spinning lists of name possibilities.

If you're not feeling any of the existing names you've seen, you can always create a new name (you know, like “Thygor”).

Naming your child isn’t always the most obvious process, anyway. Some parents wait to meet their child before they name them! It's still a good idea to have a list of preferred options if you're going to choose this route.

Did You Know?

If you didn’t know yet, some time prior to labor you will lose your mucous plug (this is exactly what it sounds like: a plug made of mucous in your cervix that protects the entrance to your uterus). Women that have had a previous pregnancy tend to dilate earlier thereby losing their mucous plug earlier on… even before real labor sets in.
Week 28 cartoon