Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pregnancy Update - Weeks 28 & 29

How far along/size of baby: I'm 29 weeks 4 days today. Baby weighs about 2.5 lbs (about the size of a butternut squash) and is over 15 inches, all according to the apps. Now, looking at my belly, I'm sure my baby is WAY bigger than that and is going to be over 12 lbs at birth! Ha! I've given it a max weight limit of 8 lbs so we will see what happens.
28 Weeks

29 Weeks
Obviously the baby will not be getting too much more length in the next 11 weeks but will be packing on the weight and filling out with some baby fat! Can we all just visualize those cute baby cheeks for a minute...  ..... ok... let's move on.

Sleep: I know I said it's pretty awful last time. And yes, I still don't get much sleep. Between my body, the potty breaks, and other outside factors, I'm generally up every 1.5-2 hours on average. I'm sure this accounts for some crabbiness.

Best moment of the past 2 weeks: Gosh, I'm not sure. A lot happens every day and if I don't write it down, I kind of forget. There are a lot of good moments with baby movements and I had a good run the other day so there's that.

Miss anything:  Not being tired. But this has generally been a reoccurring theme in my life. Being able to bend down comfortably.

Movement: I've been feeling A LOT more moving, rolling, jabbing, kicking. Sometimes I'm just not expecting it and it's such a weird feeling that I just have to stop what I'm doing for a minute because I'm momentarily confused. lol. I know the baby is bigger and it's no surprise I'm feeling more movement and jabs in multiple spots at once. Still not "seeing" it yet, except a brief jump in my belly (like it just hiccupped or something).

Symptoms: I have more lower back pain especially if I'm just standing around. I might have had some Braxton Hicks contractions the other night but at first I wasn't sure if that's what I was feeling or if it was the baby. I'm pretty sure it was BH because it was more of a "tightening" feeling and my belly was just contorting weirdly during this brief time. First time mom here so I'm never quite sure what I'm feeling until things are stronger.

Also, the weather was in the 80's for about 5 days and my feet were just SO SWOLLEN! I'm not used to having sausage feet so it was pretty amazing (not in a good way). They are back to normal now. Thankfully.

I also can get pretty moody or depressed at times (like this morning). Some days are very good days, some days are not. I can be tired physically but also mentally. I can handle physically but the mentally tired can wear on me sometimes. There is a lot going on besides the pregnancy and sometimes I just need to cave and let it out.

Food Cravings: I'm adding this back in for a minute. I'm not a huge hot dog person. And you are not supposed to eat hot dogs when pregnant. Should be easy right? Except when you are told not to do it, it makes it harder to resist. I have had a craving for hot dogs for months. My husband gets them every once in a while and I just want to take a delicious bite! So I did have a polish sausage at my parent's restaurant on Mother's Day to make up for that craving and it was delicious! Onions, mustard, relish! Yum!

Belly button in or out: In! I'm pretty sure it will stay that way, to my husband's dismay. He likes to tease me and so he knows I do not want an outie, therefore, he wants me to get an outie. Thanks for the support hun.

Wedding rings on or off: On, but dear God, it was a struggle for a bit when the weather was in the 80's for almost a week. And they are still definitely a bit tighter to get on around the knuckle.

Running: There has been a more definite "lack of running" lately. I'm still running but it moved down to 1x a week last week. This week I had a good run. And I'm supposedly running tonight so depending on how I feel, we will see if it's a run/walk, a walk, or what. I decide to let my body tell me what to do.  And I have a 5k (Food Truck 5k... because I'm all about serious running these days) on Saturday. Will I walk? Or run/walk? Time will tell. So I have a potential of running 3 times this week. But more realistically, one of these will probably be a walk instead.

Before a good run

Supporting my husband and sister-in-law at a duathlon.
I just think this picture is so funny and needed to be on my blog.
Other: I think the baby has been hitting my bladder the last couple days. I work in the city and when I was walking to the train, there was movement and then "Whoa! Let's not pee yourself!" It was so severe, I had to stop walking for a minute. And right now, I think this baby is kicking my bladder as I have sudden urges to pee and it goes away. Stop baby. I'm already struggling with the pee thing. This is definitely not fun.

I also think some of this post has some "complaining" in there. I need to let it out sometimes but I'm not fooled. I know I've been very fortunate during my entire pregnancy so far and my "symptoms" are minor compared to some. I feel very grateful pretty much all the time.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you were able to satisfy your hot dog cravings with a Polish! Sounds like being pregnant is exhausting! Hope you can squeeze in a little more sleep. Looking forward to hearing how the 5k went!