Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 29 Weeks Preggers

29 Weeks


See? I clean up real nice when I put forth the effort 😂. A lot of my previous pics have been taken just before bedtime because I always forget to take them. Which explains the no make-up or the ‘messy hair don’t care’ look.

And for a bonus this week, here’s a blooper shot 🤣…

What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • Baby P #2 is the size of an acorn squash, measuring 15.2 inches long and weighing about 2.5 lbs and is expected to double, almost tripling her weight in the next 11 weeks.
  • As more fat is deposited under skin, her wrinkled skin is smoothing out. This white fat is is different from the earlier brown fat she accumulated as a fetus. Brown fat is necessary for body temperature regulation while white fat serves as an energy source.
  • Also, her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature and her head is growing bigger to make from for her developing brain 
  • To keep up with her increasing nutritional demands, I will need plenty of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, and iron.

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: your guess is as good as mine! Not even caring about that number at this point. 

Workouts: my job is my workout. Seriously.

Symptoms: 

  • dizziness and lightheadedness – felt like I was gonna pass out on Thursday night after working all day and then shopping till the mall closed
  • headaches
  • Leg cramps – happens when I’m trying to roll over in bed
  • The weight of my belly is making my balance all out of whack. I got on the escalator at work and almost fell backwards with the very little movement it made going up

 Food Aversions: I don’t think there were any this week.

Food Cravings: 

  • Carne asada burrito
  • Crab legs
  • Pancakes drenched with syrup 

Sleep: not a lot of it, but hey, I’m still functioning. Being a working mom of a 2 year old doesn’t give me the luxury of going to bed early or sleeping in till at least 7. I’m looking forward to going on maternity leave so I can get some rest.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? None yet. Been busy nesting and getting the home ready for Baby #2. Decluttering, rearranging furniture and rooms, spring cleaning… once I’m on LOA, I need to do baby’s laundry. So much to do! 

Stretch Marks: nope. 

Miss Anything?: simple things like being able to get up from sitting position without moaning and groaning. Or being able to bend over to pick things up off the floor without feeling like I’m gonna fall over. The belly is ginormous!

Belly Button In or Out? It’s been out. 

Wedding Rings On or Off? Still on!!!

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? Happy! Considering the heat and lack of sleep, I think I’m doing just fine.

Any Movement? Yes and they are starting to really hurt! Some tickle. But as she runs out room, her jabs and kicks are just hard.

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? We had our maternity session on Friday the 14th out in San Dimas. Same photographer we’ve used in the past. Totally new location for us.  We won’t see the proofs for at least a week, which is fine, I’m in no hurry to order prints just yet. But we had a good time. I was hoping to get some behind the scenes pics of the session but things were different this time around with a toddler to chase down in between shots. 

Here is my monster before we left for the shoot…


Here she is towards the end of the shoot… “patiently” waiting for mom to finish getting in some solo shots to end the session. Monster was already over the whole thing… she even stripped the bow out of her hair.


And then here is my monster waiting for her dinner at The Melt. 


It was a pretty eventful day for all of us. Fun but exhausting! 

Looking Forward To? Seeing the digital proofs of our photos! Can’t wait to share those with you as well!

29 Weeks

I swear it feels like I just posted my 28 week update…. but here we are! 29 weeks and feeling GREAT!!!!

29 weeks

 

 

Check out this belly one more time….

 

29 weeks (2)

 

29 weeks (3)

 

Can this belly even get any bigger?! I know Baby P’s still got some growin’ to do…
but geeeeez…

What Is Baby P Up To This Week?

  • She is now the size of a butternut squash
  • She weighs in about 2.5 – 2.9 lbs and is a little over 15 inches long
  • Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature and her head is growing bigger to make room for that developing brain.
  • To meet Baby P’s increasing nutritional demands, I’ll need plenty of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, and iron. And because Baby P’s bones are soaking up lots of calcium, I need to make sure to consume a lot of calcium. During this trimester, about 250 mg of calcium is deposited into Baby P’s hardening skeleton each day.

What’s Been Happening With ME This Week?

Weight Gained: Not a clue. And I’m okay with that.

Workouts: the usual – walks around the neighborhood and squats. I’m hoping to do a little more strength training at home next week but we’ll see how well that goes.

Symptoms:

  • Lower back pain
  • Mild cramping in the lower ab area from walking around too much (Braxton-Hicks contractions maybe? Idk)
  • Super duper tired (story of my life)
  • I get winded easily (stairs are just the worst!)
  • Just being plain UNCOMFORTABLE whether I’m sitting or laying down
  • And I’ve just found more varicose veins on the back of my thighs. Yuck. They are gross. So much for looking cute in a bikini this summer.

Food Aversions: Nothing that sticks out in my mind…

Food Cravings: 

  • Coffee (because I know I can’t have any anymore)
  • Crackers (weird but true!)
  • Fried Chicken (yup, that one will never go away)
  • Cinnabon
  • And one of my favorite dishes as a kid – eggplant fried in an egg batter.

Sleep: It’s gotten a little better since I bought that body pillow… but it’s still difficult to get comfortable. I know “uncomfortable” is what I’ll be for the next 11 weeks, but hey… I got this.

Any Baby/Pregnancy Related Purchases? Some maternity tank tops from Old Navy. I don’t want to keep on buying more maternity clothes but at least I’ll still be able to use these tanks after Baby is born. They’re comfy and casual and I got them for $6 each. So that makes it okay 😛

Stretch Marks? Nope! 🙂

Miss Anything? Yes!!! I miss coffee!!! And I miss working out hardcore. I thought taking advantage of being pregnant and not working out like I’m used to would be like taking a vacation… but I find myself wishing I could just get to the gym and just start lifting heavy weights. It’ll be a few more months before I can get back at it.

Belly Button In or Out? It depends on the time of day. And what I eat. As strange as that sounds… but on some days, it’s a complete outtie. Especially when I eat a lot or if my stomach is full of food. And then on the days where I don’t eat a lot of heavy meals, it’s not as much of an outtie.

Wedding Rings On or Off? Still on!

Happy or Moody Most of the Time? Extremely happy and feeling blessed. As uncomfortable as I am… I know it’s only temporary and totally worth it for my little human being to continue to bake inside my growing belly.

Any Movements? A LOT of movement. It’s becoming more visible each day and it’s just the coolest thing ever. She responds to gentle pokes/nudges on the belly and I absolutely love it.

Looking Forward To: Going on maternity leave. I wanted to be Super Woman and work all the way up to the last possible week I can, but I realize that this growing belly is adding so much weight to my body that it’s just too hard to keep up with the demands of my job. So I can’t wait to finally be able to just relax and “nest” once I’m given the OK to take my leave.

I am going to be 30 weeks prego tomorrow. Which means 10 more weeks to go. Which means AAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!!! 🙂