29 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 29 Weeks  (this is a terrible picture but Friday was a busy day and it's the only one I took.  The dress makes me look huge- Jay calls me a blueberry when I wear it!)

Size of baby: Little one is around 2 1/2pounds and 15.2 inches head to heel, about the size (weight) of a butternut squash.  

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained about 25 pounds.  
Maternity Clothes:  I am pretty much wearing all maternity clothes.  I don't have a ton of them so that is why you see them all repeated on here. It's been so warm I am realizing I am in need of some more capris and probably a couple of pairs of shorts.  I am loving dresses right now and have some non-maternity dresses and some maternity dresses of my own and a few on loan.  So comfy!

Gender:  It's a girl!  Mary Isabelle (see this post about her name)

Movement: I am not feeling as many of those hard kicks but I am starting to feel and see lots of rolling movements.  She did a somersault earlier last week and turned herself upside down (breech!).  I think she may have turned back over but it's hard to tell. 

Sleep: Both of my hips are sore when I sleep on either side for more than a few hours.  I have found a new way to prop/tilt myself on my pillows so I am tricking myself into thinking I am sleeping on my back a bit even though I am tilted to the left.  I am sleeping much better that way and I hope I can do this for awhile. 

What I miss:  Sleeping on my back.  I cannot wait to lay flat again!

Cravings:  I am still loving fresh fruit right now- apples, pears, oranges, bananas, melon, and cucumbers.  Ice cream and frozen yogurt have sounded good too since it's almost like summer outside.  I still love Mexican food but I find I can space my cravings out a little further than I used to.  (Now my mouth is watering!)

Symptoms:  My heartburn is still there.  I've had to go back to taking the Zantac every day along with some Tums.  I am having a few Braxton Hicks from time to time and I have some swelling at the base of my ankles that seems to come and go with the heat and my activity level.  It'll all be worth it in the end!


anita said...

I like your "blueberry dress", at least you're cooler when you wear it!