Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 29 Weeks

Well well well...hello 29, almost 30 weeks! I can't believe this point in my pregnancy has arrived! It's crazy!!

How many weeks are you now?
29 weeks, 6 days

Baby's size? 

Small Cabbage. Pixie, my Yorkie, is about 5 pounds 5 ounces and it amazes me that our baby is smaller than her!

GOODBYE cold and cough and nastiness! It took FOUR weeks but it's finally gone for the most part! Good riddance!

I'm now experiencing what I think is heart burn (never had it before) but a pepcid helps, so I'm assuming that's what it is. I try not to take one unless I absolutely have to. I also have a pain beneath my right ribs, but I am pretty sure it's due to baby positioning because it's not there all the time.

As far as swelling goes, I think I had a smidge of it in my left ankle last night. I'm going to keep watching it, though. I was on my feet a bit more than normal at work yesterday so that may have done it.

I'm also continuing to have the tightening sensations and I'm experiencing pressure like before (when she thought I might be having early contractions) but its definitely NOT as bad. Sitting and only standing or moving around when necessary has helped a LOT.

Nothing new this week. Still working on a King Cake from last weekend! :)

Same...still fish!

This week, I had one and only one episode of insomnia. It was Friday night and I fell asleep on the couch around 8:30 p.m. I woke up a little after midnight hungry but unable to eat (because of my 3 hour glucose test the next day). I attempted to trick my brain and fall back asleep in my bed (I tried for an hour and a half), but it didn't work. Instead, I got up and did things around the house until I felt sleepy again. Keep in mind, I WAS STARVING. Finally around 3:45 a.m., I felt sleepy again so I returned to bed. I fell right to sleep and my alarm went off at 6 a.m. for the glucose test. Thankfully nothing like that has happened again so I think it was more related to the circumstances and not "pregnancy insomnia" like some people get. Not saying it won't happen, but it hasn't officially happened to me yet.

I also lost some of that 2nd trimester energy - I almost feel as if I've reverted back to my first trimester with waking up tired, taking naps, etc.

Baby's bedding and baby book - both arrived yesterday!
What I miss: 
Being able to walk fast all over the place. If you know me, you know I'm like 90 miles an hour all the time. Not so much anymore. 

What I’m looking forward to:
Hopefully the crib will arrive this week so we can make some progress around the house! Can't wait!

Worst Moment of the Week:
The 3 hour glucose tolerance test. I wrote all about it on Tuesday - you can read it here if you'd like. Thankfully, I PASSED...found out the official results yesterday! YAY!

Best Moment of the Week: 
There's three things this week....
First, we began our registry. Oy...I was quite overwhelmed with everything and will have to return with a friend who's a baby genius and can help a bit better. I'm hoping to work on that this weekend depending on how I feel.
We also had our 3D/4D scan, we officially decided on a name, and we shared it with our family and friends.
Brayden Paul (aka "Baby Seal")

It's amazing how detailed these scans are! We don't have the option for a 3D scan at our Doctor's office, so we went to an outside facility to have these done. Our entire family was there and it was really neat to share that special moment with them! I'll share more about our experience at the 3D/4D ultrasound place tomorrow!

Check out this adorable shot of Brayden (baby Seal) and my husband when he was a baby! Isn't that too funny?! The cheeks crack me up! 

My final "monthly" Doctor's appointment is next week, then I start going for bi-monthly appointments! The end is drawing near and it's coming fast, y'all! So exciting!!

Happy Thursday!! 


  1. That is a great name and I totally see the resemblance between Brayden and Jason!

  2. Yay! Let me know if you have any registry questions. There is SO much I registered for that I didn't need. Oy.

    1. Thank you!! It's definitely a learning process for sure!

  3. So much excitement from this past week! Yay for choosing Brayden's name. He definitely looks like his daddy's son. :)

  4. Great on the 3-hour test. The whole experience of that sounded awful, but at least you have a good result.

  5. What a great week and you are certainly going into the home stretch. I love the ultrasound photos and the resemblance to your husband is so funny. The name is a great choice too.

  6. Girl you are soooo cute!!! I LOVE the name Brayden!!! And those scans are AMAZING!!! You can totally see what he looks like!!!!

    1. I was amazed looking at the screen! So incredibly clear!

  7. I can't wait to see Brayden's room all done!!!


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