Monday, December 26, 2011

Baby H. Week 29

Eleven weeks left!

Size: Baby H. weighs 2.5 pounds - about the size of a butternut squash and is about 15 inches long from head to heel.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Wednesday's official weigh-in 24 pounds (a loss of two pounds). The doctor was not concerned due to my overall weight gain still being in the acceptable range. It does have me eating more.

Maternity Clothes: Yes! But this week when I was home I hung out in the few pair of pjs I have that still fit. Most of the pants I purchased are dress pants, which is not what I want to wear when I am relaxing at home or out running errands.

Cravings: I am eating more dairy and sweets than usual, but no real cravings.

Symptoms: I have been feeling a little uncomfortable from the extra weight in the belly, but it has been nice to be home and taking it easy. The most discomfort is in my "pelvic junction" - Dave's term to describe the region I am referring to. The veins are not great in that area and the pressure from the baby makes it feel a little sore. Again, the doctor said it is normal to have discomfort there and just to take it easy, especially when standing up.

Movement: Yes! The baby is poking all around in there. I think the baby is a little confused with me being away from school. Usually the little one is very active in the evening but this week was active all throughout the day.

Sleep: Overall good at night. I just wish I could sleep in. I don't seem to wake to use the bathroom until somewhere in the 4 o'clock hour and then I can't seem to get back to sleep.

Moments of the Week: Our doctor visit. It was great to hear the heartbeat. Initially the heart was beating at 164 beats per minute and then it dropped down to 137 beats per minute. The doctor said that I was measuring at 27 weeks.

What I Miss: With the holiday I am missing alcohol again. I am adding a strawberry basil mimosa and lemon drops to my post-baby drink list.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Time off this week. I do not have anything major planned, but it is nice to have time off from school to take it easy. Maybe I will actually make some progress on the closet in the nursery!

1 comment:

  1. oh you look great! I am your new follower! i bet christmas was great for you this year! I felt my daughter kick for the first time at 19 weeks on christmas morning before she was born it was the best christmas ever!


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