Lady B’s Size: Acorn Squash – 2.5 to 3.8lbs – 15.2-16.7in long
Lady B’s developments: Lady B’s muscles and lungs are maturing. Her head is getting bigger to make room for her gigantic smart brain (that she’ll get from her daddy, mostly), and her bones are getting harder (but are still soft enough to make it through the birth canal without damage…to her anyway…yikes
Currently Craving: Chocolate, milk, peanut butter, fruit. Pretty much the same as usual for the past several weeks!
How’s the belly looking: Last week, 28 weeks:
And this week, 29 weeks:
I’m chalking up what seems to be a growth spurt to the fact that my stretchy maternity pants are ‘under belly’ and pushing my belly up, since Lady B has decided to take up residence as freakin’ low as she possibly can. I also apparently really like the color coral. This is no secret. Just stating the obvious.
Sleep & Dreams: Waking up at least twice a night to go to the bathroom, sometimes a bit more than that. My hips are starting to ache a little bit so I have to keep switching sides, which is interesting in the middle of the night with a gigantic pillow between my legs. I’m sure I wake Robert up every time. Or waking up when the dog decides to puke at 1 in the morning, which is always super fun. Nothing like the smell of dog barf and Spot Shot to get you back to sleep…
I haven’t had too many dreams that I remember…nothing terribly exciting. The next crazy one I have, I’ll be sure to remember it so I can recount it to you.
How I am feeling: Feeling good! Getting a bit more tired at the end of the work day but that isn’t too unusual. Aside from the aches and pains that come along with being pregnant (like sore hips, pelvis, boobs, back, neck, i.e. everything) I’m doing great 🙂
Evidence of Pregnancy Brain: I can’t remember anything anymore. It’s ridiculous. I have a mental to-do list that I keep revisiting and reminding myself to do things, like register Lady B in day care, or that I’m out of shampoo, or to take my rings off before going for walks, but I’m sure tomorrow I’ll be trying to remember the same crap. Maybe I should stop procrastinating and just do what it is I need to do. (I just read through this list again since I drafted this yesterday, and thought *shit, I really do need to do all this stuff…and AGAIN WITH THE SHAMPOO!* We even went to Costco last night! Come. On.* – seriously, it’s bad.
Movement: Lady B is super active in there. She rolls around and kicks and punches and is especially crazy when I’m on my back or side, and she really loves to kick Stout in the head when he’s resting it on my belly (good thing he doesn’t mind.) Daddy’s felt her move a few times but he’s too impatient to wait for movement to come along after I feel a little kick or something. He’s gotta work on that. I already warned him that he needs to feel more involved in this, and if it means I get to flick or punch him in the stomach every time I’m assaulted internally, then I will. 🙂 I keep trying to catch her on video but the times she’s most active are times that I can’t conveniently video tape (i.e. I’m on the couch and my phone is in the kitchen…and I’m lazy…)
Exercise: Walking still…going to maybe do some yoga soon? Good thing the weather is straightening up (even though they are calling for MORE snow showers on Monday – what the crap is up with that?! It’s MARCH!)
Innie or outie: Innie, but getting smaller and smaller…and belly buttons are gross.
Stretch marks: None yet (at least none from pregnancy…womp womp) Fingers crossed that it stays this way!
Rings on or off: On. Luckily my hands haven’t really swelled much (except when I go for a long walk on a nice day…I should really try to remember to take my rings off before exercising…)
Maternity wear: Every day. I just ordered several dresses and a pair of pants from Old Navy that I’m excited to get and try on. I got 2 that I ordered from Pink Blush Maternity, however my ass decided that it wanted to fill out said dresses a bit too much. So back they went. And of course they are now sold out. So awesome. I’ve seriously GOT to get some new NON under belly pants – these are killing me. If she would just move up an inch or two I feel like I’d be good. She really is sitting as low as she can in there. Just got an email that ALL dresses at Old Navy are on sale. TROUBLE!
Baby related purchases: I’ve been forbidden to purchase anything else until after showers (from sisters, friends, and other family)…So none this week! Not that I can remember anyway. This could be a convenient excuse 😉