Wednesday, August 3, 2011

29 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 29 Weeks.

Size of Baby: The baby weighs 2 1/2 pounds now (like a butternut squash) and is about 15 inches from head to heal.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: For the last few months I've gained 6 lbs. a month, July was no different. So now I'm up to 24 lbs. of weight gain since the beginning. I'm hoping the next couple months don't follow that trend.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes.

Gender: Its a BOY!! Jackson Thomas Smith

Movement: Yes!! His movements seem bigger now, like he's actually rolling around in there rather than just a jab or kick.

Food Cravings: Pasta and sweets.

What I miss: Sleeping well.

Sleep: Still not sleeping very well these days. Just can't seem to get comfortable. I've also been getting a lot of leg cramps in my calves. I talked to my Dr. about it and she suggested eating a banana before bed every night. So I've been doing that for the last week or so. It seems to be helping some. 

Symptoms: I'm still having this pain under my right ribs, but thankfully that seems to be feeling a little better. I've also been really tired lately and don't really feel like doing much of anything. I'm thinking this extreme heat might be playing a roll in feeling so tired too. 

Best Moment this week: Getting Jackson's room painted.

What I am looking forward to: Putting together Jackson's dresser and crib tonight. My parents are coming over to help!