29 Weeks

navy and white stripes
29 weeks
How far along? 29 weeks
Baby’s size: around 15.25 inches long (compared to a butternut squash) and about 2.5 pounds. At my ultrasound the tech said that the baby is between 2.5 and 3 pounds right now!
Total weight gain: 22 pounds. I’m happier about my weight now that I’m almost to 30 weeks. It’s average to gain about a pound per week in the third trimester and if I follow that trend I’ll be at a total of about 33 pounds at 40 weeks. We’ll see what happens…
Clothes: My striped tee is from Motherhood maternity. The gray tank is Old Navy. White shorts are from Target.
Workouts – Last week (May 5 – May 11). We went to Richmond 3 days in the last week and I also couldn’t work out the day that I had the 3 hour doctors appointment in the morning so there’s less gym class activity here than normal:
  • 2 hours cleaning house
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • 3.6 miles on elliptical
  • 3 mile walk
  • 2 mile easy bike ride to Bay and back home
29 week doctor visit: I am happy to report that the placenta has moved up so its no longer covering my cervix! I don’t have to worry about the possibility of having to have a c-section! I want to go into labor and be rushed to the hospital and experience what happens on my own terms, not be scheduled to go in for surgery and know when my babies birthday will be in advance. This is such a relief! In related placenta news, it’s attached to the front part of my stomach (called an anterior placenta). Most of the time the placenta is attached to the part closest to your spine. The baby doesn’t care where it is and it poses no risks it just makes it harder for other people to feel kicks! This is probaby why Travis just felt the baby kick for a first time a little over a week ago. They look at the placenta by ultrasound so we also got to peek at the baby yesterday. He or she was in the proper head down position but was covering its face the whole time so we didn’t get a single good picture. The tech also said that the baby was having the hiccups and showed us how its stomach was jumping up and down. I could feel the movements and have felt them before. Travis was surprised that the baby could have hiccups while still in my belly! So cute! The glucose tolerance test was grueling. I chose the fruit punch flavor which was like a slightly carbonated version of the sweetest kool-aid ever. They drew my blood before I drank it, then an hour later and two hours later (for a total of 3 times drawing blood). I had to fast after midnight to prepare for the test and by the time I left the office at 12:30 pm I was feeling dizzy, had a slight headache and was so hot that I sweating everywhere (legs, arms, back). I felt better after lunch (which I ate slowly per their recommendation) but I was worn out and slept for an hour and a half after eating. Luckily the results came back all within normal limits. I start going to the doctor every 2 weeks now, until 36 weeks when I go once per week.
Symptoms: I still have discomfort in my tailbone area when I sit but it’s not as bad as last week.
Movement: Getting so much stronger by the day! It’s so weird to feel the baby kick while I walking around or bending over. Sometimes it takes my breath away.
What I’m eating: Seared salmon with mango salsa, sauteed snap peas and brown rice/quinoa blend on the side. Seared  salmon, roasted asparagus and a mexican quinoa with black beans mix that I made. Cooked salmon in sushi with avocado and cucumber. I was loving the a salmon again last week! Yogurt, granola and fruit bowls. Smoothies…for breakfast and sometimes for a snack. I bought the yummiest black pepper feta and had it on a salad twice and in scrambled eggs once.
Drinking: Back to the Zevia Ginger Ale. My water needs to have lots of ice and now when the water is gone I eat the ice before I get my refill. Unsweetened iced tea with lemon. Nepresso decaf coffee.
Looking forward to: I have a few more pictures to take and edit and then I can share my post on our house before and after renovations. I’ll be sharing all but the nursery sometime this week…because the nursery will have its own separate post. Travis and I are getting married on May 30th in our backyard so that’s the next BIG thing before the baby gets here!
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