How far along? 29 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: 13.5lbs. Yep, you read that right, seems like 3lbs in one week. And yes, I’m seriously depressed about it.
Exercise: Haven’t hit the treadmill this week, thanks to lots of sleepless nights that left me feeling like a total zombie during the day (finally got good sleep in the last couple of days though). Yesterday I did try my first aqua aerobics class with other pregnant ladies, and though I wouldn’t call it challenging, it was a much better exercise than I was expecting, and being the water person I am, it was super nice to be in a pool! (We have a pool in our building, but I only sees the sun for an hour a day, so despite the hot temperatures, the pool is always way too cold for comfort. And being tiny – the pool, not me — it’s not like I can swim to warm myself up.)
Measurements: Yep, you can tell all those 3lbs went straight to my stomach, the widest part of my stomach now measures 39.5” (it grew a whole inch in a week?!?). The waist is 34.75” which means another half an inch growth. No wonder I’ve been feeling bigger lately, and finally looking more pregnant than fat.
Maternity clothes? Still rocking non-maternity dresses, but wearing maternity clothes for everything else.
Stretch marks? None. Knock on wood.
Sleep: This week was particularly bad. Lots of sleepless nights. Pregnancy insomnia sucks.
Best moment this week: Maybe having our car seat arrive in the mail? It made it more “real” that a baby will be joining this house soon, even though we’re still about 3 months away.
Miss Anything? Getting good sleep and not having heartburn/reflux. Both are really taking a toll on me this week.
Movement: Lots of kicks still.
Food cravings: Sweets. Always sweets. I did get my share of salt & vinegar chips, thanks to the generosity of friends. (Can I blame those 3lbs on them as well?)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing much this week. Though when I’m sitting down and I lean over, it feels like my stomach is about to jump out of my throat.
Have you started to show yet: It’s not that I hadn’t popped before, but my belly looks specially big this week (now that I measured it, I’m not surprised). I think it’s pretty obvious I got a baby in there, not just chub.
Gender: Girl! Went for my check up this week, got another ultrasound (the doctor here does one at most appointments), and she looks healthy but BIG. Over 3lbs, 87 percentile big. As in, still two to three months to go for her to get bigger and then I have to push that out? Can you tell labor is starting to freak me out a bit? Specially when the birthing book I’m reading has pictures like this one (WARNING! Not safe for work, and likely a bit terrifying depending on your view of these things, click at your own risk!!! Here is the picture.)
Labor Signs: Nothing.
Belly Button in or out? In, but laying in bed and contracting my stomach then pressing the sides of the belly button made it pop out. Yes, Karl and I both screamed in horror at the sight. No, I’m not over-dramatizing it, there really were screams.
Wedding rings on or off? On. Still checking every day.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody. Add lack of sleep to stupid heartburn/reflux, and I haven’t been a very happy person this last week.
Looking forward to: Making (and eating!) pumpkin cheesecake for Christmas! That seems to be my Christmas tradition now! (I make this recipe.)