I know I am completely ridiculously late with this post. It was an out of ordinary type of week (which I will explain later on) and with Spring Break over we were trying to get back in the “groove” of things. However, this picture was actually taken on 29 weeks so bump is accurate!! 🙂
How far along: 29 weeks and 5 days
Baby’s size: Weighing in at 2.9 pounds and 17 inches. One of my apps says he is the size of a summer squash but it seems like those can vary drastically in size. Sometimes I question these food comparisons because I feel like I’m carrying a giant watermelon and not some dainty summer squash. It’s a bit confusing to my already fuddled (is that a word) mind! Good news is his organs are pretty much done developing and are actually working to prepare themselves for birth. So he should have about 10 weeks to practice on what their functions are. Brain development is still going crazy and I’m sure all the sugar I had this week probably didn’t help that very much! Ugh…..cravings. :/
Sleep: For the first time in months sleep has actually been better this week. Don’t get me wrong it’s not 100% but it’s at least coming in at a good 50% satisfaction rate. The hip pain is still there but seems to have decreased a few random nights this week. I have still been tired and literally fell asleep sitting up, with Mason on my lap the other day. I was in mid conversation and my eyes closed. Then I woke up and he had passed out with his little face in my neck so apparently there was some sleeping gas that had been released without our knowledge. It was a good nap though.
Best moment this week: Getting back into a routine. I know that sounds odd and don’t get me wrong…Spring Break was fabulous….but sometimes that makes us lazy and we thrive on routine around here being self employed and having 2 almost 3 kids. It takes a lot of self discipline to do what we do so routine is a must.
Worst moment of the week: I really don’t want to call it the worst moment but Wednesday marked the one year anniversary since Sally passed away. (Which is why I’m pretty late with this post) I don’t think it’s really “worst” because we have tried since she passed to remain very positive and find all the joys and goods that can come out of such tragedies in life. So far I think we have succeeded and for that I am so proud of my husband and kids and myself. We have learned to be strong and not take life for granted and spend each day honoring a woman who meant so much to us. She never asked anything from us and faced death with such courage that it has allowed us to heal in ways we didn’t know possible. Her only request was that we not mourn her long or be sad. How could we not honor those wishes? So I’m only saying it was the worst because she isn’t here but every day she isn’t we choose to celebrate her life and spend it laughing about old memories while creating new ones that she would be very proud of.
Movement: He is still as active as ever. I can just picture him in the belly with his arms crossed behind his head and leisurely stretching out. He likes to stretch out and stick his feet in my lungs and somedays I feel like he is going to fall right out of my pelvis. He definitely reacts to the boys, especially Mason since he is home. He put on quite the show for Mason the other day, kicking and punching until Mason was laughing so hard he was nearly crying. He also puts his head on my belly and Gaving always kicks his face. Mason also thinks that’s hilarious. Glad I have a kid who finds the smallest things funny! 🙂
Cravings: I probably shouldn’t report this because it has not been a good nutrition week for me. I have been craving everything sugary, fatty and awful. I’ve had pop tarts, jelly beans, mint pie dessert, and a bunch of other things I’m probably not remembering. Plus, we are going to my cousins house tomorrow for dinner and I’m making chocolate chip cookie dough bars. She is due in 2 weeks with their second girl so hopefully she will help me eat them. Oh yea….I had ice cream cones the past two nights after dinner. I pretty much feel sick to my stomach right now due to all the sugar and I’m pretty sure my liver and everything else hates me right now. Hopefully, these cravings leave like…right after the dessert tomorrow night.
Missing Anything: Still coffee and being able to drink caffeine without too much thought. I typically only drink water but it’s nice to be able to have coffee or tea without having to think about it. Plus, starbucks is causing braxton hicks more often so I’m pretty much cutting it out completely at this point. It’s been a painful experience!!
Queasy or sick: Physically I’m feeling good. Just the usual pains and the pressure on my pelvis and other girly regions has upped itself. I think he is lodging his head pretty low and every time I walk my pelvis is cracking and popping. I swear I sound like some old lady! Oh well, I figure I’m on my 3rd kid so I’d be surprised if I wasn’t cracking and popping.
Looking forward to: Doctors appointment again on Tuesday. It’s funny to look forward to doctors appointments but now that I go every 2 weeks now it’s nice to know everything is okay and it definitely makes the last few weeks fly by.
Baby item of the week: I know I have been bad about taking picture of all the new baby items. They have been coming in so fast, and I’m still sewing up a storm, that I haven’t been keeping up with photos. But I did get the baby monitor, diaper bag, baby bath, a few bottles and my mom bought me some stuff the other day. So things are coming along nicely on the nursery floor. Gave my hubs a list of all the projects I need him to help me with (hang stuff up etc) that will be finished before Easter. So hopefully after that I can share pics of the finished nursery. Yay!!
Hope you all have a fantabulous week!