I am pretty sure that the universe is playing tricks on me, making time fly by so much more quickly than it should. This week I am 29 weeks pregnant and, before I know it, it will be January. Yikes!
At 29 Weeks Pregnant…
How big is baby? 29 weeks pregnant, baby is the size of an acorn squash: about 15.2 inches, and 2.54 pounds.
Weight gain: I don’t know at this point how much more weight I have gained. But I am working hard on portion control. This isn’t so much to control weight gain, but to control discomfort in my stomach, instead!
Symptoms: I remember being tired in my first pregnancy, once the third trimester rolled around. But, honestly, I don’t remember being this tired. I went from feeling fine, to barely being able to keep my eyes open, 90% of the time. I think a lot of this has to do with a stressful few weeks, and a toddler who decided that he no longer likes to sleep. I am also hungry. All. The. Time.
Appointments: We didn’t have any big appointments this week. I just had to return to the OB for my flu shot, which was quick and easy. Our next appointment falls on my birthday, and after that, we will be seeing the doctor more regularly as the due date quickly approaches.
Maternity clothes: It has been pretty chilly here in Colorado. I snuck into Target to buy a cute, black sweatshirt that is probably going to be my uniform once the cold weather is here to stay.
What I’m loving about pregnancy: I am still really loving this pregnancy. I am being to feel a bit sentimental and sad, as this will likely be my last pregnancy. I am trying really hard to stay connected and present, in spite of the outside stressors. I think life is about to calm down, however, and I think that relaxing, and connecting with the little person in my belly will become my focus once more.
What I’m missing most during pregnancy: I am still missing sleep. I am so tired, all day. And, because of my work situation, I am unable to nap when Brooks does. So, from 4 or 5 am to 9 or 10 pm, its go, go, go time. And I feel like it is starting to wear on me a bit. I am so grateful, however, that my husband has been forcing me to take a little me time each day.
Cravings and Aversions: I am not really having any cravings or aversions this week. I did make a batch of healthy bagels, but they were gone in two days (hey, the recipe makes 4 small bagels, and they only have about 160 calories each). But after a bad Burger King experience, I’m avoiding my spicy chicken sandwiches for now.
I am looking forward to: I am looking forward to Halloween! Brooks decided he wants to be Ironman, and he is SO cute in his costume. He definitely feels like his character. I think that trick-or-treating will be a whole new experience for him this year, and I cannot wait. And, did I mention that the Hallmark Channel starts playing their Christmas movies October 27th?
Staying fit: I didn’t make it to the gym once this week. I had so many other things to do, that it wasn’t my priority. And I am feeling the consequences. My back and my ribs are killing me. Next week, I need to get it together, and make sure the gym is my priority.
Our family: I think that the reality of pregnancy, versus our romanticized view of pregnancy can be really different sometimes. I definitely imagined being more connected to my pregnancy than I am this time around. Don’t get me wrong. I am so excited to meet this little boy. I just haven’t had the time or energy to really connect like I did the first time around. Brooks is still pretty disinterested in the whole “I’m going to have a little brother” thing. And, to be honest, I am feeling a little guilty. But, as I mentioned before, I hope that our calmer months ahead will mean more of a chance to focus on baby.
Currently reading: While I will pick up my birth books again, soon, I have been a little distracted. I am working on a blanket for the baby, and my husband and I were binging The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, you need to…ASAP!
29 Weeks Pregnant…Then and Now