Wednesday, April 4, 2012

29 week update

  1. How far along?: 29 weeks 1 day
  2. How big is baby?: According to What to Expect, she is now the size of a butternut squash. She is approximately 17 inches long (head to feet), same as last week BUT weighs about 3.1 lbs. We've passed the 3lb mark, and to that I say Get It Girl! (L, not me)
  3. Weight gain?: Next appt is Tuesday, so we'll find out then. Cross your fingers I'm still under 20lbs please!
  4. Stretch marks?: Still none, Praise the Lord. I bought new cocoa butter lotion from the drug store this weekend (finally ran out of my amazing-smelling body butter that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas) and after I put it on, I hate it. So that's going back to the store - any suggestions for what I can replace it with? I didn't see the Burt's Bees stuff which everyone raves about...
  5. Maternity clothes?: Enjoying all my new-to-me clothes from Sloan, many of which are belly-friendly (see below - linen dress from Boden!)
  6. Sleep?: Oh my gosh, y'all, this coughing. I can't. It's been going on for over a month and it's only getting worse. I keep the Chloraseptic Spray by my bed (dr says it's safe!) but that's not enough, so hopefully they'll have some remedies for me on Tuesday (which, I should mention, is my 30 week appointment. 30 WEEKS! that is so long. I have been pregnant for 7.5 months WTF?!)
  7. Best moment last week?: Since I just posted on Sunday, not much has changed or happened. I spent two hours on Monday night setting things up in her closet (and already ran out of hangers) which was so fun and made me feel like I was actually accomplishing something for her room.
  8. Food cravings?: Anything and everything.
  9. Symptoms?: Not sure if this is a symptom, but girlfriend has gotten the hiccups several times recently. This was cute the first couple times, when I could see my tummy rhythmically bouncing (it also made me feel so bad for her), but now her head must be very, ahem, low because the hiccups are quite uncomfortable. I guess the good news about that is that I'm not worried about her being breech? 
  10. Exercise?: I signed up for another 8 week session of pre-natal yoga, starting next Wednesday. My good friend who's due the week before me is still running and I am so impressed by that, because I can barely make it up the stairs. But, I can kill it on some 90 second wall sits.
  11. Gender?: I'm sorry, did you miss the closet full of dresses and rompers? We are in so much trouble if she suddenly grew a penis in the past 2 months.
  12. Movement?: Again, movements are still pretty gentle. Either she's tiny or just has plenty of room still because I'm so big. Either way, the movements are rarely annoying or painful, and she often moves at the exact moment I start to worry about her which is so sweet.
  13. Belly button?: Still in. Cross your fingers for me, y'all. It's not looking good.
  14. What I miss?: Sleeping through the night. Might as well kiss that one goodbye.
  15. Labor signs?: None.
  16. What I'm looking forward to?: I have a shower at home next weekend that should be really fun! Not looking forward to the four hour drive by myself, especially since the last three times I've driven through Richmond by myself, it's been POURING rain.

1 comment:

  1. The only place I was able to find the Burt's Bees Mama Bee belly cream was Harris Teeter. It's $13 but luckily I somehow had a $3 coupon. I've only used it a few times but so far I like it. Really thick, and no smell (which might be a good or bad thing depending on which you prefer). Love the closet, can't wait to see more of the nursery!