Wow! I feel like this pregnancy is flying by these days. I am officially 29 weeks and entered the third trimester last week! I started writing this post a few weeks ago, but time just wasn’t on my side, so I’m just now finishing it.
In just 11 weeks or so, we’ll have a baby, and that kind of blows my mind! Honestly, I do not feel ready at all at this point, but I’m not sure if I’ll ever truly feel ready anyways, so I’m just going with it. 😉
Jacob and I took a childbirth class a couple of weekends ago. It was long, but very informative. We had to do the 1 day class due to when the classes are offered, but I’m glad we are finished with it. It definitely taught us a lot about different positions to try during labor, three types of breathing methods, a little bit about what to expect, etc. Childbirth has always scared me a bit, and I don’t really think the class helped ease my fears about it much, but I can do this! I know my supporters that are in the room with me during delivery will really help me get through it and soon enough, we’ll have a little baby boy in our arms, and we can’t wait to meet him!
How far along? 29 weeks!
Size of a? butternut squash– The baby is 15 inches long and about 2.5 pounds or so.
Due date? May 1, 2018
Gender? It’s a BOY!
Weight gain so far? 15 pounds. My weight gain target is around 25 pounds, so the doctor said I’m on a really good pace with 11 weeks to go. My dad asks about my weight every time I talk to him because I think he’s worried I’m not gaining enough, so dad, the doctor says I’m doing great! 🙂
Exercise? I’ve started walking again… mostly because the doctor said I really needed to in order to build up my breathing to prepare for labor and delivery. It’s so hard to go walk sometimes though when it feels like your exercise clothes don’t fit or it won’t stop raining! I do have a cheap elliptical, so I guess I could actually do that instead on those rainy days.
Maternity clothes? A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I went shopping, and I bought some leggings and some shirts. I had a bit of a pity party that day, although I don’t think my mom knows that (hi mom). I know weight gain comes with having a baby and all that, but I’ve never had to buy clothes in this size before, and it really hit me hard when I was trying stuff on. I just felt so fat and overweight and not like all of those cute little pregnant girls you see online. I cried off and on all day that day after I got home, but now I’m okay. Maybe it was the hormones doing that? I don’t know.
I spent a lot of time working on losing weight and was doing some bootcamp workouts when I found I was pregnant, so it was a very big switch to go from trying to lose weight and get fit to having to gain weight to raise a healthy baby. It really messed with my brain quite a bit. It just took a while to “flip the switch.” Now, I feel like I look like I’m pregnant and not just fat, so I think that helped me adjust my thoughts quite a bit. I’m very ready to be able to exercise (like normal) and start working on getting this weight off again. I just hope I’m motivated in about 5 months when it’s time to actually start working on that! 😉
Oh, I’ve also learned that shopping for maternity clothes as a petite lady is seriously so frustrating! It’s so hard to find pants that don’t drag the ground. If I knew anything about fashion, I would totally want to start a petite maternity line because it has been very, very hard to find things to wear.
Sleep? I’ve been sleeping okay I guess. Some nights are better than others. I officially have to use more pillows now for my side/leg pain, but I know it’s all worth it when we have a little one growing and growing.
Food cravings? I still don’t really have any cravings or at least nothing really wild. I wanted to eat a few oreos the other night, but they were stale. Jacob offered to go buy me some at 9:30pm, but I said no, that’s too late. I really don’t need them anyways, and he was like, “But I haven’t been able to go buy you anything for a late night craving yet.” Haha! He’s funny! I’m sure I’ll have a crazy late night craving eventually, so I hope he remembers that.
Speaking of oreos, have you ever looked at the calories on those things? Yikes!! I probably would have told him he could go get me some if he really wanted to, but the calorie count was so bad, I was like, “Ummm, no. I don’t need to eat those anyways.”
Movement? He’s still kicking a lot, and I’ve been watching him move around in my belly. It’s really fun to watch and feels kind of funny sometimes too. I captured him moving around on video the other day while I was trying to get some work done, and it was really neat!
What I miss? Sleeping on my back. I think this is going to be the same answer every time!
What I’m loving? Ice cream sandwiches. HA! That’s my dessert pretty regularly, but they’re quite small and not very high in calories, so I don’t feel quite as guilty. Plus, I’m getting some calcium, right??!! I’m doing the best that I can to not eat every horrible thing in sight. 😉
I also love feeling him moving around SO much. Sometimes it’s a little uncomfortable and sometimes it makes me laugh, but it’s so reassuring to feel him turning, punching and kicking as much as he wants. He is very, very active now! I still haven’t felt hiccups, but I’ve heard they feel funny.
What I’m looking forward to? My baby shower is coming up soon, and I can’t wait to see everyone… and eat cake! I feel like the baby shower is going to make everything feel very real and remind he’ll be here so soon…
Best moments these past two weeks? Hitting the third trimester, of course. We’re in the home stretch, people! Also, it wasn’t this week, but I passed the glucose test. I cannot tell you how worried I was about it. That drink wiped me out the entire day after I drank it, and I was so freaked out that that meant I failed the test and would have to do the 3 hour one. Luckily, I didn’t fail and all is well! Also, I’ve heard so many bad stories about how gross the drink is so I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but actually, it wasn’t horrible at all. Sure, it was filled with so much sugar, but it wasn’t nearly as “nasty” as I thought it would be. So if you’re taking the glucose test soon, I promise it’s not as bad as everyone says… or at least the lime version I had wasn’t too bad.
Also, a cashier the other day noticed that I was pregnant. She was the first one to ever say anything to me, so it was kind of fun. I’m glad people can tell there’s a baby in this steadily growing belly of mine.
Words of wisdom? Don’t buy your kid so many clothes before they even get here! Haha! I think it got a little out of control recently, so I’m shutting that down now. 😉
Last thoughts: The nursery is almost finished! I’m trying to decide if I want to have a dresser painted or if I just want to get something new instead, so once I make that decision, it’ll be very close to being complete. I’ll share my inspiration soon in another post, and then of course I’ll share his actual nursery after that, so stay tuned!
Also, my belly button is still in, but I have a feeling it’s going to pop out in the next few weeks. I thought it was pretty deep, so I didn’t really think it would ever pop out, but now I feel like it’s getting close. That will be so weird to see it look so different!
Just 11ish weeks to go!!