How Far Along? 29 weeks
Size of Baby: A small cabbage! She's between 15-17 inches and 2.5-2.9lbs! She's only a few inches from the length she'll be at birth. From here on out it's all about packing on the pounds.
Weight Gain: Up 20 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. I definitely made up for the weight I lost when I was sick several weeks ago! My doctor said I did "a good job in Europe." I'm still right on track for a 30-35 lbs weight gain which is what I'm aiming for!
Maternity Clothes: Yup! I didn't want to cave and but many, but I had to. My favorites are my maternity workout pants and jean shorts (both from Target!). I also ended up caving and buying a few shirts before we went on our Europe trip. I wanted to make sure I was comfortable and felt cute which required a few tops that fit my growing belly! Target and Pink Blush Maternity have been my go to maternity shops and I love it!
|1. Liz Lange for Target|
2. Liz Lange for Target, sweater from H&M
3. Pink Blush maternity/nursing dress (several colors and on sale!), sweater from H&M
4. Pink Blush maternity tank (sold out)(similar and on sale!), sweater from H&M
Stretch marks: I may have found one under my left boob :( Luckily it's a spot that is reserved for my husband and my eyes only. And eventually Chloe :)
Symptoms: Occasional nausea in the morning, lots of gas (sorry JP!), rib pain, mid-back aches, hunger and anemia. At my last doctor's appointment, I had to do the glucose tolerance test and some blood work. The good news is that I passed my glucose test! No gestational diabetes here. We did find out that I am anemic and in need of some iron. Luckily, it's an easy problem to solve. Now I'm taking an iron supplement twice daily. Hopefully this will solve the issue!
Cravings: Cold fruit, cinnamon, rice cakes, bread, carbs
Gender: Little Baby GIRL!!!
Mood: Mostly happy and a little crabby and irritable some days!
Nursery: Slowly but surely coming along. I've cleaned out her room and moved or gotten rid of everything we've been storing in there. I've rearranged the furniture that is staying, and I'm giving the desk and dresser to my brother for his new apartment. We have her crib, some bedding, some room decor and paint samples! My mother in law, Jody, is coming to help us paint the room later this month! By the end of May, I think I'll feel like it's getting there. After the baby showers in June, I know it'll be ready!
|Wall decor on the desk we're giving to Ben!|
|Chloe's collection of animals we've gotten all over the world!|
Movement: She is a mover! I have a little ninja gymnast in my belly. I love feeling her move and groove inside me. I really love watching my belly go crazy when she's in a hyper mood. She's most active early in the morning, after I get home from work and again in the evening after dinner!
Sleep: While traveling, I wasn't always sleeping the greatest since I wasn't in my own bed. I was tired enough most nights to get a good night's sleep though. At least I didn't have to wake up early most days! Since being home and having my bed and my Snoogle again, I'm sleeping better.
Workouts: In Europe, these were nonexistent. Except we walked around like crazy! Here's how this week went:
Sunday: 20 minutes on the elliptical
Monday: 25 minutes on the elliptical + 15 minutes yoga/stretching
Tuesday: Taught 45 minute spin class
Wednesday: Taught 45 minute spin/strength class, weights on and off the bike
Thursday: Taught 45 minute spin class
Saturday: Walk/job with the pups is the plan!
What I Miss: An occasional glass of wine, sushi and being comfortable at the end of a long, crazy day.
Belly Button in or out? Half in and half out. The top has popped and the bottom is in. I can't tell if it will completely pop out or if it will end up stretching flat :)
Wedding rings on or off? On
Labor Signs: No, let's keep it this way for 11 more weeks!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not that I can really think of!
Best Moments The Past 2 Weeks: Traveling around the world with my best friend and partner in crime. Celebrating my sister's engagement, my brother's graduation and spending time with the Gouglers in College Station! Read all about the last few weeks of travel here if you missed it!
Looking forward to: Reaching the 30 week mark next week, celebrating my husbands 29th birthday tomorrow, our doctor's appointment next week (we've moved on to every 2 weeks!), and relaxing in Houston all weekend!
29 weeks y'all! Just 11 more or so to go. It's hard to believe that in just over 2 months we will get to meet our little princesses. I've started dreaming about her face and how our lives will be once she arrives. I can't wait for this adventure, the good times and the bad. The past 29 weeks have flown by and been slow all at the same time. I love thinking back on how far we've come. More importantly...looking back!
Before we know it, we'll be adding the 39 week picture to the mix! Have a wonderful weekend y'all!