Wednesday, April 7, 2010

29 Weeks

How far along? 29 weeks

Total weight gain: +1 - still gaining steadily, but safely. I have to keep reminding myself this is for the baby and is a-ok!

How big is baby? Baby is growing rapidly now. This week she weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain — which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester.

Maternity clothes: 100%

Stretch marks: I found a few small ones on my hips last week :( So far they have stayed small and light.

Sleep: Some nights are great, some nights I barely sleep.

Movement: She's a very active girl!

Food cravings: I woke up in the middle of the night the other day and HAD TO HAVE Sierra Mist. An hour later I woke up and HAD TO HAVE m&ms. I felt like I was being controlled by food!

Food aversions: Red meat isn't as gross as it used to be!

Belly button: Still in.

Symptoms: The swelling has definitely been the worst symptom this week. I even took off my rings :(

What I'm looking forward to: Being able to poop again! LOL

Weekly Wisdom: Drinks LOTS of water (same as last week)

Weekly joy: Eating Easter candy!!!


Anonymous said...

being able to poop again..lmao

I gave you the Sunshine Award!

Hilary Lane said...

Since you had to take off your rings, are you just not going to wear them? I've had friends that just took them off for a few weeks and some that wore them on their pinky. I think if my fingers swell when i get pregnant, I might try to wear them on a necklace, just to keep them on my person.

Hilary Lane said...

Okay, after I re-read my comment, I decided it could be interpreted kind of snotty. What I meant to say was, some women say they feel uncomfortable not wearing their rings, so they come up with cute ways to keep them on their person! Have you done that or are you going to store them in a safe place until post swollen fingers?