DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.
(Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 29 weeks on 10 June, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week).
Our baby is now the size of a large butternut squash. The skin is still wrinkly, but as fat accumulates, the baby will fill out.
Baby’s Weight: 2.54 lbs
Baby’s Length: 15.20 in
Total weight gain/loss: Ugh! I am 179 pounds. I couldn’t even tell S. when he asked. I pretended I didn’t know. (Thank goodness he doesn’t follow this blog). Total Weight Gain is now 20+ pounds.
Maternity clothes?: Yes. I have a couple of pre-pregnancy shirts that I wear, but beyond that everything is maternity.
Favorite maternity outfit: The pastel yellow maternity dress I wore from zulily.com on Sunday. I received a lot of compliments on it and I felt very feminine in it.
Stretch marks?: Yes, sigh. Yes.
Sleep: Still working on it.
Best moment of the week: This week our son ‘graduated’ from fifth grade! Can I tell you how absolutely proud I am of him? You can check out all my feelings on this post here. Yes, I cried. Hormones did not contribute. Just proud!
Not so great moment of the week: Back pain and feet swelling have returned this week. Combine that with a heatwave that has 100 degree heat indices and I’ve been trying to stay indoors.
Symptoms: Back pain, round ligament pain, feet swelling, inability to get comfortable at night, sweets cravings.
Miss Anything?: Not waddling.
What I’m loving?: The thoughtfulness of my siblings and this pretty chill weather
What I’m not loving?: Urine leaks. I sneezed and peed all over myself in the car with S. beside me. Not a great moment lol.
Movement: Lots, especially at night. The baby is definitely his or her daddy’s child. It will stretch and will move into a position that is sorely uncomfortable. I’ll shift position, feel it float into a new spot, and then ostensibly float back. This baby has personality for sure.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Heat. Too much heat makes me sick.
Food cravings: Sweets and cucumbers. MAN, Do I want cucumbers?
Food aversion: Chicken, blech!
Gender prediction: #teamgreen Still think it’s a girl though
Belly Button in or out?: Stretched in
Wedding ring on or off?: On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy
Preparations for baby: Lovely friends gave us a bouncer and an activity center. I’ve been scouring Pinterest for breast pumping schedules, for make ahead freezer meals, and for décor ideas for a future nursery as soon as we clear up the space since my MIL is in the guest bedroom.
Looking forward to: Celebrating my son’s graduation. Crack! I have to go and order a cake for him today!