29 weeks and 4 days...
How far along: 29 weeks. (From the Bump) You’re probably already getting a little preview of baby’s personality, the more your feel him move. You might get some playful kicks and jabs, and start to feel little hiccups, too! At 29 weeks, he’s not just moving a lot, he’s also plumping up. And as he continues to put pressure on your digestive system, you’re going to feel the effects: hemorrhoids, heartburn, pelvic pain and frequent urination are all common at this stage in the game. Week 29 is a good time to start finalizing stuff, like stocking the nursery with baby care essentials and checking out a few potential day cares. You’ll also want to start packing a few things you know you’ll want with you at the hospital at baby’s birth. Leave it by the door, so you can add stuff you think of along the way -- and so you can grab it at a moment’s notice.
How big is baby: The size of an Acorn Squash.
Weight gain/loss: Not a lot of change in this area. Makes me happy and my body hate me less.
Maternity clothes: Yes and no. Just whatever works and whatever looks good. Trying to avoid anything that makes me look like a house or makes me look like I'm wearing a tent. I really don't have very many options, when it comes to maternity clothes, so most things are just my normal clothes that I make work.
Stretch marks: Yes. I believe that I have new ones, but I'm learning to just deal and lather them every day. There is no turning back now.
Sleep: It's getting a lot better and it's not because of me but because of Coen. For that, I'm thankful.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I'm just enjoying food. Some things have become way too sweet for me, but all in all, there is nothing that is really make me crazy or sick. Just been somewhat normal in this area.
Exercise: Nothing crazy this week. Just a few laps around the neighborhood in the wagon with Coen. That's about it, but it's been fun and he loves it.
Gender: Still a baby girl, I hope. I go next week for an ultrasound and I fear that we might have a change in gender. We'll see what the outcome of that is next week.
Movement: Yes, she's a kicker. Kicking me all over the place! It's been wild, but she's super strong and wants to let us know that she's in there. She's very active!
The belly: Doesn't seem too much bigger than last week, but still growing like crazy! No place to hide it now.
What I'm loving: Feeling her kick me. It's perfect and powerful.
What I miss: Being able to get Coen in a good position to rock him without juggling a baby belly too. It's not easy. He's a squirm.
Symptoms: My acne is fading, but my face is scared. Not cool. Outside of that, I'm still working with a Physical Therapist to work on my lower abdominal pain that I'm having. So far, it's working. Just have to run through a lot of exercises every day to make it right. Or at least better.
The nursery: Haven't touched it in DAYS. We're going to tackle this, or at least some of it, this weekend. Just need to rearrange things and move a lot of things out! It'll get better soon.
What's different/the same this time: My lower abdomen pain is out of control, but again, we're working on making it better. It's tough but it will be fine.
What I'm looking forward to: Meeting this little one and confirming next week that she's a she.
Best moment of the week: Having Coen take more and more steps on his own, having him sleep through the night and having him eat adult food with no problems at all!
Last appointment details: Just that she's a big girl (or could potentially be) and that we have to an ultrasound to see what's going on.
Next appointment: June 21 - Ultrasound to see about her size and confirm that she's a girl, plus June 22 - normal OB appointment.