How far along: 29 weeks!! Ahh!! The countdown is seriously ON!
Baby's size: Acorn squash - about 3 pounds and 16 inches long! Grow baby growwww!
Baby's progress: Baby is finally putting on a little fat! Come onnnn chubby cheeks and thigh rolls!
Weight gain: 18ish pounds...I'll find out at my appointment next week.
Stretch marks: I can officially say there is a faint stretch mark on one of my boobs. While I'm not thrilled about it, it's definitely not the worst thing that could happen and hopefully it will disappear after pregnancy/breast feeding. Other than that, I'm constantly scoping out my hip area and slathering on Burt's Bees Mama Bee.
Sleep: Loving it...in between potty breaks. :)
Gender: Do we really need to cover this anymore?!
Movement: Yessireebob! I'm starting to feel more all over movement, like in my sides, which is pretty cool because it lets me know baby girl is growing away in there! Also see: she's starting to run out of room so it's less kicking and jabbing and more complete movements. If that makes sense?! Basically instead of feeling like a poke here and there, I can actually see her moving inside me. My tummy is beginning to take on all sorts of weird shapes lately!
Best moment this week: Hands down, our 3D ultrasound was amazing! Beau and I were both a little skeptical because, well, the pictures are kind of odd looking but the place we went to (Baby image in Sugar Land, for any of you locals!) spent over an hour with us and gave us over 50 shots of our baby girl! It was seriously so cool to actually SEE her moving and looking like a real baby, rather than a little skeletor baby (though I cherish those ultrasounds too!) The tech said she has really chubby cheeks and her lips look super full (not sure where she got those?!) and most importantly, they said she had a very strong heartbeat, ten fingers, ten tiny toes and looks great! All we could ever ask for! Oh-and they weighed her in at 3 pounds! Crazy?!?! If you're teetering on the idea of having a 3D ultrasound done...take my word and DO IT! Being a skeptic myself, I am so so happy we had this done!
Looking forward to: My first shower this weekend! A few of my mother-in-law's girlfriends are throwing it, who also threw us a wedding shower, so I know it will be nothing short of fabulous! Plus, it's my "girlfriend" shower so I'm excited to have all my girlies in one place with me celebrating our little girl! (And I'm not even gonna lie...I know they're going to have Crave cupcakes there and that's TOTALLY something else I'm looking forward to!)
Food cravings: Nothing really this week. I'm still crushing an entire watermelon and pineapple (by myself) every week and the other night, even though dinner was completely cooked, I made myself pancakes, instead. I don't know...they just sounded damn good. And they were! I'm noticing I tend to want more carbs than ever, but I wouldn't necessarily call it a "craving". I'd call it "I'm pregnant and know I'm going to gain weight so I might as well enjoy every bite along the way!"
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing comes to mind?
Anything making you queasy or sick: Negative ghostwriter.
Labor signs: A few Braxton Hicks here and there but nothing worth calling the doctor over.
Symptoms: The ever-shifting pelvis is here to stay and oh-my-lanta it hurts! Every once in a while I'll stand up and have to sit right back down it hurts so bad! Walking/working out tends to help, but sitting all day at a desk definitely does not help my case. This symptom can definitely see its way out anytime now...
Workouts: One down this week, one or two more to go! Might I add I attempted running on the treadmill and I'm pretty sure I gave everyone in the gym a free comedy show. Picture an elephant with molasses stuck to its feet and that's what I'm sure I looked like. I even got a kick out of it!
What I miss: Hmmm...let's see here. Wine, bending over easily, sleeping on my back, sleeping without waking up to pee 1 zillion times, not having to pee 1 zillion and 1 times throughout the day in general, having a larger selection of clothes, blah, blah, blah. And no...this is not a pity party so don't go feeling sorry for me...these are just a few things I honestly miss and I promised myself I would never take them for granted again!
Things that suck: Double foot cramps + a Charlie horse while pushing a grocery cart in the store. I honestly didn't know what I was going to do. Pretty sure I was a site to be seen trying to walk and push a cart while standing on my tippy toes...
Things that don't suck: Crossing things off my to-do list like a BOSS! Seriously...I have been pretty darn productive these past couple of weeks...if I must say so myself...
- Pre-register at the hospital...check!
- Register baby girl at daycare...check!
- Order a rug for the nursery...check!
- Order hospital outfits for baby girl...check!
- Schedule pre-deliver hair appointment...check! (And totally a necessity!)
- Schedule maternity pics...check!
- Order outfits for newborn pics...check!
- Organize clothes in baby's room...check!
Ok and just for the heck of it...here's a glance at weeks 26, 27 & 28. :)