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29 Weeks…Are We There Yet?


January 5, 2012

How Far Along? 29 weeks, 6 days…72 days to go!
Size of Caroline? The bambino is a squash this week, which makes me want squash casserole for some reason. She measures 15.25 inches and 2.5 pounds.
Maternity Clothes? Still rocking non-maternity dresses, but pants and tops are pretty much all maternity these days. Not to mention I had to break down and buy new “loungewear” so I could be comfortable when I sleep at night.
Weight Gain? 22 pounds…the scale stayed the same this week and I was thankful. I passed the glucose test with flying colors, but I’m now having to take iron supplements since I was getting low and having spells of lightheadedness.
Stretch Marks? No!! Hallejuah…amen.
Gender? Girl! And she’s got the wardrobe to prove it 😉
Sleep? Tossing and turning a lot more each night, and definitely having bouts of restless leg syndrome, not to mention my mind wanders into the world of what all needs to be done.
Food Cravings? Peanut butter sandwiches, tangerines {seriously I eat at least 2 each day}, and Lucky Charms. Not to mention my sweet tooth has grown exponentially.
What I Miss? Not going to lie…all I wanted on New Year’s Day was to sip on a mimosa .
Symptoms? Puffy ankles by the end of the day, heartburn, punches/kicks in my ribs all throughout the night, and skin blotchiness–my freckles are back which is funny.
Belly Button: Though I swore this wouldn’t happen, I feel as though within a week or two my innie is going to “pop” out–not the most attractive sight to see.
Best Moment of the Week? Jeff has started taking a much more proactive role…he can tell when I need help but don’t want to ask, and he is always asking what he can get for me and how he can help take on more at the house since I am tired most nights. I know he is going to be such a great dad and I feel very lucky that he still tells me I look pretty when I know he secretly knows I am a walking timebomb and could lose it at any moment ;).
This weekend, we have our childbirth/infant care classes at the hospital…a room packed with a bunch of pregnant ladies and their guys, oh wow, who knows what pleasures we are in for. I am so thankful Jeff is willing and actually wants to learn all we can in preparation for Caroline, yet I can’t help but get totally weirded out at the fact that our weekends have transformed from travelling on romantic getaways to learning the various ways to swaddle a baby and what to expect during labor–my how life can change SO quickly.  

And since I promised, come back tomorrow because I’ll finally be posting the nursery progress…what we’ve done and what’s to come–yay!!

Ruffled Black Sweater and Demi-Panel Corduroy Maternity Jeans: Gap
  1. Holly says:

    You still look adorable!!

  2. Erin says:

    So beautiful!!! You make ME want to have a baby! 😉 Glad to hear how sweet your hubby is, you are blessed! Can't wait to see the nursery updates.

  3. Um, you could be the cutest pregnant person….like, ever. That is all. 🙂

  4. Love your cute outfit and love hearing how you're doing! And love hearing how proactive Jedd is! What a good hubby and daddy-to-be! 🙂

  5. Lauren says:

    You are so adorable! 🙂 I hope I look just like you when we have a baby! I'm glad your hubby is a big help!


  6. Kit says:

    You look great! I was so relieved when I got word that I passed my glucose test as well.

    It is amazing how much our lives change once there is a little one to think about. I was talking with Andre about that just last night!

  7. AllyceR says:

    Looking beautiful as always! It's so wonderful to have such a supportive and loving husband by your side. I can totally relate on the sleep, I wasn't really always terribly uncomfortable but I just couldn't get my brain to shut off! Can't wait to see your nursery progress!

  8. I have those pants in black… Wearing them today actually! Theyre my favorite! The grey is so cute I might need them as well.

  9. Shari says:

    You are the cutest pregnant lady I know. Can't wait to see the nursery. 🙂

  10. You look adorable! 🙂

  11. Kayln says:

    yay – i can't wait to see the nursery! i'm sure it's adorable!

  12. Britton says:

    You look so adorable!!!!

  13. Caroline says:

    You are the cutest pregnant person ever! Can't wait to see the nursery.

  14. Meredith says:

    Wow she'll be here before you know it!! You look adorable

  15. You could not be more adorable! Can't wait to see what you're doing with the nursery. Loved the hamper you got with her name on it. So glad you're having a baby before me so I can learn from all of your cleverness 😉

  16. Lookin' good! It'll be here before you know it!

    Can't wait to see the nursery!

  17. Just found your blog and I love it! Congratulations on your little squash, that's so exciting 🙂

  18. Kristin says:

    lookin adorable as always!

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