Monday, January 14, 2013

29 Weeks

I am now about 29.5 weeks along and into my third trimester.  Time seems to be flying by now, whereas in my first trimester, and half of my second, I felt like the days and weeks were just crawling by.  But now that there is only about 2.5 months or less until baby boy comes...well lets just say I'm starting to freak out a little!    Not in the "I'm  not ready to have a baby!" sense, but more of the "The nursery isn't ready, we don't have any of the items we need, our house projects aren't done yet!" kind of sense.  The Hubs and I are definitely ready emotionally and mentally for this little guy.  But our house...not quite as ready as we are.  i.e. we have a crib sitting in a box downstairs in the entry way, and a glider sitting in a box upstairs...So hopefully in the (short) weeks to come, I will have some house updates and nursery updates to share.

And now, on to the stats:

How far along? 29 weeks.
Baby size? 15.25 inches long and weighs about 2.5 pounds, the size of a butternut squash
What's going on with the baby? Muscles and lungs are continuing to mature and his head is growing bigger to make room for the developing brain.  His bones are continuing to harden and absorb calcium and he is continuing to gain all that cute baby fat!
Total weight gain/loss: At my 28 week appointment I had gained a total of 20-ish pounds from the beginning of the pregnancy. (They didn't tell me specifically, but I think it was something like that)  I'm hoping some of that is from the holidays...
Maternity clothes? I'm mostly wearing all maternity clothes now.  I have very few "normal" shirts that are long enough now.  My sweatshirts and t-shirts are not long enough anymore, and I've had to resort to wearing some of John's.  I don't think any of my coats will button/close anymore :)
Stretch marks? None yet. I'm use Palmer's Cocoa butter massage cream for stretch marks after showers.
Sleep: I wake up a lot during the night (every time I turn over).  I'm having to go to the bathroom more often.  And I wake up with pain in my right hip most nights.
Best moment this week: Getting our crib (so excited to set it up soon!)
Awkward moment this week: Having someone from work tell me that I'm starting to waddle...(um, what do you say to that?  Thanks?)
Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach, Diet Dr. Pepper, sushi from Mikuni, and sleeping through the night
Movement: He is super active now.  I feel movement pretty much through out the day.  The movements are getting stronger, and we can see little body parts as he shifts positions.  He is doing more shifting and turning rather than kicking and punching now that he is getting bigger and running out of room.
Food cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope, not anymore!
Have you started to show yet? Definitely! 
Gender prediction: Boy!
Labor signs: Nope. 
Belly button in or out? In for now.  It pokes out depending on where the little guy is pushing on my belly.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy. At least I think so... Maybe a little emotional at times, and nervous about getting everything ready.
Looking forward to: Getting our carpet replaced so we can really make progress on the nursery!

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