Tuesday, June 12, 2012

29 Weeks

How Far Along: 29 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the "average" baby is measuring approximately 15.2 inches crown to heel and is weighing in around 2.54 pounds. Since we are measuring quite a bit ahead I have a feeling that we are closer to 3 pounds at this point. Our next growth scan is a week from this Thursday. 

Picture of Baby: At every single weekly ultrasound I make the tech confirm that we are still having a boy...and this has been since we found out at 15 weeks. This last week the tech was kind enough to give us a picture for proof.
(I will save this for his first girlfriend)

(This is obviously not a pic of his penis (thank God!) but I wanted to show off his little muscly arm)

Maternity Clothes: I am to the point where I hate wearing clothes, period! By the time evening rolls around everything that is on my body is bothering me as I am so bloated and itchy.

Weight Gain: I can't remember exactly but I believe that as of last Thursday I was up 22 pounds.

Belly: No new ones this week.
Stretch Marks: Hmm... I have stretch marks from when I used to be extremely heavy (as a teenager) and it seems that they are a bit more noticeable now. I don't think that there are any new ones but time will tell. I actually just started using BioOil as I have a scar the runs the entire length of my chest and abdomen (previous surgery) and the scar feels like it is ripping apart. I am hoping that keeping it moisturized helps.

Sleep: Hit and a miss. Some nights I sleep like a baby while others I lay wide awake all night.

Best Moment of the Week:  Putting up the mobile on the crib. I know this probably sounds a bit corny, but once I had it installed I wound it up and listened to it play "Rock a Bye Baby" and all I could do was stand there and sob. It hit me that this is really happening and that I will have a little boy sleeping in that crib shortly.

Movement: Non-stop. I really don't think LC ever sleeps!!

Symptoms: Fatigue...again. I am reliving the 1st trimester fatigue all over again. By about 6 or 7 at night, if I don't take a nap, I am to the point where I am delusionally tired. Thank God for naps! 

Food Cravings: I have a love/hate relationship with food lately. I am hungry, but the food and the baby seem to be actively competing for the room in my belly. If I eat to much I can feel Giovanni stretch his feet into my stomach like he is trying to push it out of his way. Not a good feeling when you have just eaten a larger meal. Ugh!!

Gender: See ultrasound photo above.

What I Miss: Having control over my body.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Scheduling a delivery date. I have an appointment with the Chief MFM a week from Friday so I am hoping that he will schedule it at that point. I know approximately when it will be but I am anxious to have an exact date and time. 

Nursery: Coming along nicely. The custom roman shades I ordered for the windows came in on Monday so my husband will be installing those this week. We also finally decided where to put all the wall hangings so we will get going on that too.

Weekly Wisdom: Even miracles take a little time. 

Milestones: From a safety standpoint, 32 weeks. I will, however, be excited once I hit the 30 week mark.


  1. You're getting there.... :-)

  2. Congrats on one more awesome milestone.

  3. Happy 29 and a half weeks!
    I just got teary eyed reading about the mobile...not corny @ all! :*)