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Monday, November 28, 2011

29 Week Update

Two posts in one day - unheard of, I know!  As promised, here are my 29-week stats:

Size of Geronimina: A squash!  All of my e-mails this week say that her new developments are that she's growing really quickly and her energy is surging due to white fat depositing beneath her skin.  This means she'll be even more active (is that even possible?!), so I'm to expect more kicks/jabs to the ribs (still don't know how that's possible).  She weighs around 2.5 lbs and is slightly over 15 inches long from head to heel.  Here's her size this week:

Weight Gain So Far: Ugh, I seriously considered deleting this part of my post starting this week.  BUT, for consistency's sake, and because I think/hope that later on I'll loathe appreciate the updates, I decided to leave it.  Per the doctor's scale last week, I have gained...wait for it...238740927498327 19 lbs.  19 lbs!!!  Sighhhh.  I cried in the doctor's office after stepping off of the scale, and it was really embarrassing.  It was the ugly cry.  Like I said, embarrassing.  I know that the weight gain is normal and that it's worth it for baby girl to be healthy, but it's just so hard to wrap my mind around when I've spent such a long time trying to lose weight.  19 lbs is still perfectly normal at this point (both the nurses and the doctor reassured me of this) - most of the websites say that it is normal to have gained up to 25 lbs by now (!!!).  They also say that I will experience rapid weight gain from here on out.  Joy!

Cravings: Still sweets.  I have been trying to ignore that craving due to aforementioned weight gain, but so far it's only halfway working.  Also, I ate the equivalent of a meal that could feed an entire army at Thanksgiving - don't think that counts as a craving, but everything was soooooo good!

Aversions: None!

Symptoms: Same old.  REALLY tired - I know it is early in the third trimester but so far I think I am more tired now than I was in the first trimester, if that is possible.  It could just be the past week and all of the activity, we'll see.  Still heartburn, feels like I get it from just drinking water (literally I got it after eating pancakes the other day), nose bleeds, up all night using the restroom, swelling when I've overdone it (which seems to be often, I need to try to slow down but it's impossible with so much to do!).  I also have a new one, restless leg syndrome.  I got this a handful of times pre-pregnancy, so I didn't even know it was related, but I've gotten it a few times recently and then I read that it was a symptom in an update e-mail.  Who knew?

Movement:  She has not slowed down one bit.  Remember how I told you that the doctor asked me to start counting movements?  Let's just say she's met the minimum in less than 5 minutes every time I've counted.  I don't think we'll have any problems there!

What I Miss: Can't think of anything this week except maybe energy!  For example, last night I had every intention of starting to clean the house when we got home from out of town so that I could start putting up Christmas decorations this week, but the car ride drained me so much that I couldn't bring myself to do anything - and I only drove for the first half of it because I was so tired I was fighting falling asleep at the wheel and needed a nap!  Crazy.

Things I am Thankful For: Three f's this week: family, friends and my faith.  I've been feeling overwhelmed with how blessed we are.

What I’m looking Forward To:  Lots of things!  The month of December, because it contains a lot of fun activities such as Christmas parties, my birthday, decorating for Christmas, Christmas itself (Not to mention the awesome Hallmark, Lifetime and ABC Christmas movies that come along with it - so what if I've already been watching them?), visiting family, etc.  Also upcoming showers, which are still a ways away but I'm excited nonetheless after putting together all of my lists last week.  AND, I'm more excited now than ever before about getting started on the nursery.  The furniture came in today - well most of it anyway.  I noticed when they were unpacking the dresser that it was the wrong color, and I was seriously annoyed.  Turns out that was someone else's dresser and was just mis-tagged in the warehouse - ours hasn't come in yet.  False alarm.  Sigh!  Either way, I'm happy that the crib and glider/ottoman are here.  AND I think we've finally made some decisions (with the help of my BFF Sheila, who is an absolute genius - check her out!) and can start the painting/decorating process!  I have been debating posting about the progress as we do things vs. just posting pictures when it's complete.  Thoughts?

Signs of a Bump: I feel like it is growing bigger by the second/day:
Hot outfit, yes?  Please excuse the inside out shirt, also.  Not sure how I didn't notice that before.  Whoops!  They are getting to the point where they are not quite long enough - may have to go up another size soon.  Don't know if I can handle that in my fragile state!  :-)

Next Doctor Appointment: Next Wednesday, December 7th.  I know I've said it before, but I still can't believe I am already to the point where I have to go every two weeks!  I haven't heard anything from the doctor yet, so hopefully that's good news and it means I passed my glucose test.  Although, they were closed Thursday and I guess if I still haven't heard anything by this Thursday, I'll be in the clear?!

I guess that's all for this week's update!  It is always so much longer than I expected.  Thank the Lord I am keeping up with it on the blog, because I sure haven't kept up with it in my pregnancy journal since approximately week 13.  Sorry, baby.  Slacker Mom, here.  Be back tomorrow!


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