Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baby Brother at 29 Weeks

Size of the Baby: Baby Brother now weighs about 2.5 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain.

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +7 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I’m in them! I’m out of most everything else, save sweaters that are open in the front.

Gender: Another boy!

Movement: Yes! Lots and lots and lots of it. He enjoys sitting right on top of my bladder all.the.time. It was confirmed last week that he is super low and that’s causing some pain. He wiggles all the time now, though! Over the weekend I’m not sure he slept at all!

Cravings: Still feeling really, really good food-wise. I am still really craving sugars.

Symptoms: I’m waking up with leg cramps, I have to potty all the time, my back and lower tummy are sore and achy. I think I probably wouldn’t be feeling quite this pregnant this early if I wasn’t hauling a toddler around all the time. He’s walking a lot, but I still have to heave him into the car and up on high things. Whew!

Sleep: Still ok. I’m actually falling asleep and staying asleep all night long, usually. Hope I don’t regret saying that! Someone has decided that our bed is more fun to sleep in, though, and he keeps me awake more than pregnancy does.

What I Miss: Deli meat. And blue cheese. And yes, I know it’s okay to eat pasteurized blue cheese, but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to do it yet. (I also know that to miss blue cheese is WEIRD but my favorite restaurant salads have it on there.)

Best Moment This Week: I have been looking forward to Week 29 since we found out we were expecting again. I visited a baby in the hospital a year and a half ago that was born at 29 weeks. Although I don’t want him to come anytime soon, I feel a little safer now that I’ve made it this far. I know that sounds silly, but I’ve been waiting and waiting! (Now if things will just SLOW DOWN. With James I was ready for him to get here, this time around it is flying by so quickly!) I also really enjoyed our Thanksgiving trip!


Anna Catherine said...

Holy moly! He grew from Saturday!

Amy said...

1. how in the world are you already 29 weeks?!?!
2. how in the world have you only gained 7 pounds?!?!
3. you look great!
4. any progress on the name front?