At week 29 I am starting to be a bit more uncomfortable than I have in weeks past. Every time I look down, I can’t figure out how my baby bump can possibly get any bigger. There are still 11 weeks to go, and still so much growing to do!
How far along: 29 Weeks
How big is baby: Baby is the size of an acorn squash
Gender: Its a boy!
Weight gain: According to the doctor, I have officially gained 25 pounds. I guess its time for me to start watching my weight gain a bit, as I still have eleven weeks to go.
Maternity clothes: No new maternity clothes for me. I am, however, on the hunt for a cute, affordable maternity dress that I can wear for my baby shower!
Sleep: I am coming to terms with the fact that I probably wont be sleeping for the next two and half months, or the next 18 years for that matter. Life has a tricky way preparing us for what comes next. And right now life is training me in the art of surviving on limited sleep.
Best moment this week: We spent some time on Saturday perusing the baby-stuff-store, and making decisions as to what we will add to our registry. Our registry is almost complete. We had our 28 week appointment, and the doctor said that everything is looking great. We also received a stroller and car seat thanks to my wonderful parents, and a really nice one at that. Thank you mom and dad!
Miss anything: I am still missing sleep, and being able to bend over.
Movement: Movements are getting stronger and stronger, and more frequent. However, they are much less “jerky.” I notice, also, that he tends to bunch himself up on one side or another, so I constantly have a lopsided tummy!
Cravings: This week I have had a terrible sweet tooth. Ice cream and Oreos are my snacks of choice!
Symptoms: There are no new symptoms this week. My back pain and rib pain have definitely been worse this week, a result of this little guy growing so quickly.
Looking forward to: This week, I am looking forward to maybe purchasing a few things for the little man. And, as always, I am looking forward to experiencing his growth and changes as the weeks continue.