How far along? 29 weeks – only one more week until 30!!!!!!!!
Size of baby: An acorn squash – he’s a little over 15 inches long (I have never seen a 15 inch acorn squash in my life…) and 2 and a half pounds. Gaining quickly!
Maternity clothes? Wishing I had more. I’m having a hard time justifying buying them since I only have a few months left, but as the weather gets colder I’m finding it harder and harder to get dressed in the morning. I’m doing lots of layering, and I have a feeling I’ll be wearing a cardigan more or less daily. Dresses are the hardest – you’d think most of mine would still fit, but apparently I have a lot of dresses that have fitted waistlines which means they definitely do NOT fit. I think I’m down to three or four that fit and actually look okay on me!
Sleep: Ugh. Sleep. I want it all the time, but it’s so hard to actually achieve good sleep. I toss and turn most of the night, and if I don’t take a Zantac before bed, I end up with massive heartburn. I officially can’t get comfortable (anywhere, not just in bed) and it’s making things very, very difficult.
Movement: This kid cracks me up daily. I swear he is doing karate or some kind of gymnastics in there – I don’t really feel cute little kicks anymore, I feel body-shaking leaps and flips. He also gets the hiccups a minimum of three or four times a day now…it’s half adorable and half super irritating.
What I miss: SLEEP! And sitting on the couch comfortably. I just miss being comfortable in general. And I know my whining is dumb because it’s only going to get worse… I still have eleven weeks!
Cravings/Food aversions: I’ve been eating less in general lately. I think I’m just running out of room in my stomach, so even though my brain thinks I can eat the same amount as usual, my stomach does not agree. I’ve been eating much smaller meals, and haven’t really had any serious cravings – all food sounds good, but I just can’t eat much of it!
Other Symptoms: Still having shortness of breath and just a general uncomfortable feeling 24/7. Also, the clumsiness! I seriously drop just about everything I pick up, and I am getting too big to bend over and get it…which means a lot of stuff just gets left laying around on the floor until I really need it.
What made me cry this week: Nothing this week – it was a pretty non-hormonal week.
Favorite moment this week: My shower! My sister is the best party thrower in the whole world, and she threw an incredible shower for me on Saturday. It was basically perfect, and it made me feel so loved. I had lots of family come in from out of town, and my best friend drove in from out of town as well. It was fabulous.