We are officially less than ten weeks away from our due date. This momma is still feeling great, but starting to get a little nervous. The other day while in the shower it hit me that this is it – there is no turning back – I’m going to be a Mom. Although I’m anxious, I’m still so thrilled beyond measure. I’m also so fortunate to have the best partner by my side to help me through this amazing new adventure. So, let me tell you all about the past two weeks!
28 Weeks: Baby is the size of large eggplant.
29 Weeks: Baby is the size of a butternut squash.
28 Weeks: Didn’t weight myself.
29 Weeks: 4 pounds
28 Weeks: Since my allergies got the better of me, I was only able to attend one Body Pump class this week.
29 Weeks: I walked the neighborhood, did a few cardio workouts, and attended one Body Pump class this week.
28 Weeks: As mentioned above, I suffered an allergy/cold attack this week. I was able to bounce back after a few days of consuming loads of liquids and getting a good bit of rest. Other than that, the only other symptom I’ve noticed is a bit of pain in my lower right rib cage. Brett told me that my organs are getting pushed around to make room for my growing baby, so I’m assuming something is rubbing against my bones. It’s not the best feeling, but I can deal with it for sure.
29 Weeks: I can’t tell you guys how shocked I am that I still have so much energy. Although I feel great, I do feel as though I have to pee every 30 minutes since I have a good bit of weight sitting on my blatter now. I’m also still dealing with the pain in my rib cage. Unfortunately, I do not think it’s going to subside until after delivery.
28 Weeks: Cake, pizza, water, fruit (bananas and apples), Mexican food.
29 Weeks: Popcorn, sandwiches, cake, fruit chewy candy, home cooked meals.
28 Weeks: Waking more frequently than usual. I’m also having a tough time going back to bed. I keep creating multiple to-do list in my head related to both my career and things that need to get done before our baby arrives.
29 Weeks: Same as week 28.
Looking Forward To…
28 Weeks: Purchasing all of the other items needed for our nursery. The design is complete in my head, now I just need to find the time to bring it to life. I’m hoping to dedicate a whole blog post about the nursery once it is complete.
29 Weeks: Seeing all of our close friends and relatives for our baby celebration. And finally revealing the baby’s gender. I think we’ve made you guys wait long enough!
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases
28 Weeks: Yes, I purchased our baby’s crib this week since it went on sale. It was delivered this week as well, but is still sitting in the box.
29 Weeks: I bought this dress to wear to Easter Sunday mass since the only dresses in my closet that still fit are black. I also bought another jar of Utterly Smooth Body Cream since I was running low.
28 Weeks: Still none.
29 Weeks: Brett confirmed this week that I still don’t have any. Praying that the moisturizers work until the very end.
28 Weeks: Yes, moving so very much.
29 Weeks: Yes. This week Brett and I witnessed some serious movement right before falling asleep. Our baby definitely put on a show for us. He/she also kicked so hard that we saw part of his/her body poke out a bit from my belly. It was a little freaky, but very exciting at the same time.
Belly Button In or Out?
28 Weeks: In when I’m sitting, and protruding out a bit at the top when I stand.
29 Weeks: Poking out more and more when I’m standing. My belly button was noticeable through my Easter dress this past Sunday, and my entire family kept poking it throughout the day. I felt like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, but I’m definitely embracing all the love during this special time in my life.
Happy or Moody Most of the Time?
28 Weeks: Happy!
29 Weeks: Very happy, but starting to get a little nervous.
Any Interesting Stories?
28 Weeks: I took a breast feeding class this week. Throughout the entire class I felt as though I had happy tears in my eyes. I’m just so incredibly fortunate for this amazing gift of life. I hope that I can master breast feeding since forming a special bond with my baby is very important to me. Learning about the benefits of breast feeding for both me and the baby has me sold. I know that it is going to take hard work and dedication, but I’m willing to give my time and devotion to this beautiful experience.