Wednesday, November 6, 2013

29 weeks

How far along? 29 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 25 lbs (the weight gain finally evened out a bit)

Maternity clothes? Thank goodness for H&M mama leggings and oversized sweaters and shirts. I live in them. 

Stretch marks? Still clear, but my skin is itchy and tight. 

Sleep: I find that I'm sleeping through the night better this pregnancy. I attribute this to only being able to take an hour nap instead of sleeping all day like I did while pregnant with Sal. Plus, hell-ohhh, toddler in the house! Of course he wears me out (in a good way, of course). 

Best moment this week: feeling her start to roll around and change positions. NZ booking my sister's flights so she can be here for two weeks to spoil Sal while I deliver the girl and adjust as a mom of two. I'm not sure how much work NZ will be able to take off following the birth, so just knowing my sister will be here to help out is a weight off my shoulders. 

Miss Anything? Seeing my feet.

Movement: she doesn't move as much as Sal did, but she lets me know she's there.

Food cravings: Ice chips & Citrus.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.

Gender: Girl.

Labor Signs: Braxton-Hicks.

Symptoms: Peeing non-stop, aching hips and back. Thought I had a UTI, but it ended up just being the girl putting non-stop pressure on my bladder.

Belly Button in or out? In. 

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody?: I am thrilled to have hit 29 weeks!!! There were times early on in the pregnancy that I just KNEW something would go wrong and end this pregnancy...but here we are, still going strong. I do worry that she isn't growing enough, although I have no facts to base this on, except for my anxiety. Now that we are starting to purchase things and I have a baby shower in a few weeks, I am having some heightened anxiety that I am going to jinx ourselves and be stuck with a house full of baby gear and no baby. That is one of the most graphic images in my head of coming home without Denise, and I never want to go through that again. I'm a bit more emotional, especially since  I worry about cheating Sal out of all the attention he deserves when the girl arrives. 

Looking forward to: My next OB visit. We are going every two weeks now.


  1. Sal is going to be a great big brother..he's such a good boy, I just know he's going to teach his little sister all the things he knows. See you in 8 weeks! xoxo

  2. Almost to the 30's! I'm glad to hear that everything is going well!