Wednesday, February 19, 2014

29 Week Bumpdate + A Nursery Update

How Far Along: 29 Weeks + 2 Days.
(You can check out my 29 week post from when I was pregnant with Jackson here.)

 Size of Baby: (According to 29 weeks: Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (about the size of a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain.
(Baby Girl is still measuring a week ahead, so she's likely a little bigger than these estimations.)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I had a dr. appt. on Monday. They didn't say how much I've gained so far, but I believe its right around 25 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes.

Gender: Its a GIRL!!!

Movement: Yes, she's moving around quite a bit now, and I love it.

Food Cravings: No real cravings this week, just really thirsty as I've been this entire pregnancy.

What I miss: Just being able to do normal things without feeling tired or out of breath. I also miss being able to wear my wedding rings, which I haven't been able to wear for quite some time now. :-(

Sleep: Having to get up several times a night to use the restroom and just can't seem to get comfortable sometimes.

Symptoms: A growing belly, and some sciatic nerve pain that really only seems to hurt when I over do it. I'm also having a few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there and I've also had a little bit of heartburn in the evenings. Thankfully Tums seem to be helping with that a lot.

Best Moment this week: Getting a lot done in the nursery over the weekend. My sister is making the bedding, curtains and recovering a chair for the nursery! I'm so excited and can't wait to see it all done. She and I also got a majority of the stuff in our office out and moved downstairs on Saturday and then my Dad and I picked out the paint color and moved the desk and computer downstairs yesterday. We also got everything to re-do the walls and we bought the chandelier. :-) It's all looking so cute.

Here's a little sneak peak at what is done so far.

I also got to schedule my c-section date at my dr. appt. this past Monday. We should be meeting Baby Girl on April 28th, unless she would happen to come sooner. :-) It's so exciting to have a date set. I also had my glucose test done and that came back great!! :-)

 What I am looking forward to: Deciding on a definite name for baby girl and getting her nursery all done. I'm also looking forward to my baby shower next month and of course meeting her on or before April 28th!! :-)