29 weeks: Why my husband is awesome.
My husband PhillyBoy has been so kind, generous and patient over the last few months, but this week it reached a new level.
I. am. tired.
I feel very happy right now and am loving pregnancy, but I need help with lots of stuff. PB reaches high cabinets to retrieve things for me, takes out every single bin of trash, hoists me out of the car, runs out to get me ice cream sundaes, gives my belly kisses, tells me I’m beautiful all the time, stops a short walk halfway through so I can sit on a bench… and the list goes on.
I feel so loved.
It must be very hard to be the partner through a pregnancy. The pregnant one becomes crazy, suddenly can’t do everything she used to do, and needs a lot of TLC. That has to be hard work! I feel so blessed to have someone so special by my side, and I am thankful every day for that.
Enough gushy stuff….
Apparently I missed the hospital this week because I slipped and fell flat on my back during that freak rainstorm on Friday. Note: no more flip flops! When I called the doctor to ask if I could put ice on my back they freaked out and told me to head straight to the hospital. Long story short, we went and the ultrasound, blood work, and fetal heartbeat were fine. Unfortunately I had a ton of those pesky contractions and they wanted to keep me for 24 hours- even though I insisted that they have been like this all along!!!!!! Needless to say, we signed out against medical advice. I am happy we went because I was put at ease after such a tough fall, but I think the hospital was being too cautious in wanting to monitor me for 24 hours. No grazie.
29 week belly pic:
23 week belly:
18 week belly:
My face is starting to round out a little, but I don’t mind. I know it will go back down after the baby comes. As the weeks go on I get lazier and lazier about making myself look nice. I am so hot all the time that I shower twice a day just to get my hair wet to cool me off. I only blowdry it when there is a very special reason- I did not even do it for PB’s birthday! I feel the same way with makeup. My face is just too hot or something to be able to take a little eyeliner and blush. I don’t really care about any of it. I’m just happy to do anything I can to stay cool.
Here is what Babycenter says about 29 weeks:
How your baby’s growing:
Your baby now 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 growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you’ll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby’s hardening skeleton each day.
I started using a new belly butter that I love. Read about it here and simultaneously enter this $100 diapers.com giveaway!
I’m one of those people who loves being pregnant. Yes, it is hard to see your body change out of control and of course there are plenty of nasty symptoms throughout the pregnancy, but I really don’t mind any of it. I feel very thankful to be pregnant and having a baby with my husband and I can’t wait for September.
Random facts of the week:
Weight gained in the last week: 1.5 lbs (insert sad face)
Overall weight gained: I wish I hadn’t decided to be honest from the beginning. I’m up 27 lbs!
Serious cravings: 3. An ice cream sundae one night, pasta with feta another night, and a multigrain bagel from RyBread with peanut butter one morning
Current cravings: iron-rich foods like red meat and spinach, ice cream with walnuts and hot fudge, take 5 bars (someone bring me one please!), green grapes
Hours spent staring at bambino’s cute new outfits: at least 4
Hours spent panicking that the outfits are not the right size: at least 4
Lists created on funny third trimester pregnancy things: One. Check it out here- You know you’re in the 3rd trimester when…
Birth stories read: Several. I love reading birth stories, and I’ve even gone back to read my friends’ stories over and over again. I can’t wait for labor and delivery. I want to meet bambino now!
Date I think bambino will be born: September 12 because it is only a few days before my due date and it is a full moon.
For more pregnancy posts, check out the PhillyBaby tab on the left sidebar of my home page! And for some more pregnancy talk, visit my blog on Babycenter!