Country singer Jesse James Decker is expecting her third child with husband, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Eric Decker, in March. But in a recent picture on social media, Decker asked why she looked like she was ready to give birth in a few short weeks.Instagram
Decker then asked: “Can someone please tell me why I look 38 weeks pregnant??”
At 28 weeks, Decker is beginning her third trimester; yet, the mother of two pointed out her stomach appeared to be closer to the end.jessejamesdecker/Instagram
Many fans were quick to attribute the size of Decker’s bump to it being her third pregnancy. As one commenter wrote: “Must be a third pregnancy thing. I’m right there with ya!” Another joked: “Third baby lol. By the end of my third pregnancy I looked about 50 weeks pregnant.”
According to Kidspot, it’s impossible to tell how far along a woman is in her pregnancy by looking at her baby bump. Only an examination by a doctor can make that determination. However, there are several factors that influence the size of a woman’s bump: height and weight, whether it’s the first or subsequent baby, the position of the baby, and if the pregnancy is a multiple.jessejamesdecker/Instagram
Babble reports if a woman is tall and has good muscle tone it’s likely she will carry her bump high and wide. Shorter women, on the other hand, will likely have a more noticeable bump.
Decker has given fans an honest look at pregnant life, even sharing the not-so-glamorous moments. As she captioned one photo: “Feeling huge, tired, and craving more coffee and attention from hubby. I did fix my hair after 5 greasy hair days so that’s good.”jessejamesdecker/Instagram
In her Instagram post, Decker went on to praise her younger sister, Sydney Rae Bass, for giving birth to a baby at the same number of weeks Decker took her pregnancy snap:
Side note (can’t believe my baby sister @sydneyraeface had baby Brookie at this point in her pregnancy. Makes me so proud and even more amazed at what a strong woman my sister is and how brave she was for her sweet preemie baby girl. God chose her to be Brookies mama for a reason. God bless those mamas who had their babies this early ?? I have a soft spot in my heart for those families even more now.
Decker’s younger sister gave birth to a baby girl at 28 weeks via emergency C-section, People reports.jessejamesdecker/Instagram
The birth of Decker’s third child follows three-year-old Vivianne “Vivi” Rose and two-year-old Eric “Bubby” Thomas Jr. Decker has previously said she and husband Eric “parent so well” together. She told People: “I could not have picked a better partner to have kids with.”