It feels soooo weird that it’s Wednesday today. Â My days are all screwed up from Christmas. Â My sister and her husband are coming to celebrate our family Christmas this weekend, so that further messes me up! Â Anyways, without further adieu, here is the happenings from week 29 of pregnancy!
Size of Baby: Butternut squash (17 in., 3.1 lbs.)
Weight Gain: I am not weighing myself this week because of Christmas. Â I know that I overate as Iâ€™m sure most people do. Â I know the scale is probably not going to be my friend, so Iâ€™ll just eat healthy and exercise and itâ€™ll all work out instead of looking at the scale. Â I think total it’s about 23 lbs. by now (or should be).
How Iâ€™m Feeling: I felt pretty good this week. Â I did have the usual round ligament pain and heartburn. Â As for the round ligament pain, it was definitely weight lifting that made it the worst. Â Walking is fine as long as I donâ€™t go too fast. Â The heartburn was better this week as well, as I only got it a couple of times.
I either have bad allergies right now or a head cold because my nose is like a faucet all of a sudden!
I was feeling irritable at times, but it was Christmas and we were at my momâ€™s house and that always makes me happy, so I didnâ€™t feel too emotional this week either.
One unwanted symptom returned twice this week though… nausea. Â I waited too long to eat both times, but I felt a little like I did in the first trimester. Â As long as I remember to eat regularly, Iâ€™m just fine though!
I am definitely growing a ton! Â My grandma noticed it a lot since Thanksgiving even… Â Iâ€™m a little sad that I canâ€™t do lunges and squats because my legs are feeling gross, dimply, and flabby. Â I guess thatâ€™ll be more motivation once the baby does come. Â I only have 10 weeks left now, so Iâ€™m just trying to embrace it for what it is… itâ€™s not the rest of my life.
Aiden is moving like crazy in there too… Â a few times he has even taken my breath away literally. Â I still love to feel him in there though.
My belly button is nearly flat now also!
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â I had my gestational diabetes test this week and never heard any news from it, so Iâ€™m guessing no news is good news! Â The appointment went just fine. Â I measured at 29 weeks on the dot. Â The doctors have had a discrepancy with my due date for my entire pregnancy. Â They are not sure whether the due date is March 3rd or March 10th. Â No one really thinks that it matters a whole lot though. Â He does always measure for the March 3rd date however. Â The appointments are every two weeks now.
What Iâ€™m Eating: Â It was the week of Christmas and this year we are having two Christmases because Brittany and Dave spent real Christmas with his family, so weâ€™re doing ours the weekend of the 28th. Â This means that there was way too much sugar and fat consumed point blank. Â That probably answers the â€œwhat Iâ€™m eatingâ€ question… too much of everything.
Exercise: I walked a ton this week. Â One day I walked 5 miles broken up and felt great. Â At this point in the pregnancy, there are definitely days when I donâ€™t want to stop walking ever I feel so great and days where I feel like Iâ€™m dragging 25 extra lbs. with me. Â The two days after the 5 mile day, I was dragging. Â My mom gave me a walking video for indoors that says that itâ€™s 3 miles. Â Iâ€™m not sure I totally feel like itâ€™s 3 miles, but itâ€™s better than nothing because the past two days, itâ€™s been much too cold to go outside and I was in Scottsbluff, NE without a gym membership.
Baby Purchases: Â For Christmas, we got a highchair from Davidâ€™s family, a Landâ€™s End diaper bag for day trips that was recommended, and some baby clothes and toys so far. Â We are opening a few more gifts next weekend that I know are baby stuff!