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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Week 29 Pregnancy Journal

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How Far Along? 29 weeks

Week 29 Began: Friday, December 30

Size of Baby: size of a butternut squash (15", 2.5 pounds)

Gender: A girl, Margaret

Weight Gain: Up about 10 pounds overall.

Maternity Clothes: Still not really doing tons of socializing. We had a legit cold spell and I had to decide between a coat that just felt way heavier than usual or a vest that I couldn't zip up. That was funny! Layers are my BFF.

Nursery: M's brother is coming over soon to help us put together the crib and rearrange the upstairs extra rooms in the house. Then M will paint. Excited!

Movement: Kicking is still not uncomfortable but it certainly is frequent. She loves to dance in there!

Symptoms: Backaches, gas, uhhh slowing digestive tract (yuck), leg cramps, heartburn, insomnia, pelvic girdle pain has finally started!!

Side Effects: Well, lower back pain and pelvic girdle pain are really no joke.

Sleep: Now I'm enjoying the Snoodle and the Boppy wedge. And another 4 pillows on my side of the bed at night. Thankfully it hasn't impacted M so we're in a good routine now as I continue to expand!

Cravings: Sushi. Chocolate peanut butter smoothies.

What I Miss: Sushi. Going to this fun cigar bar here in RVA on Wednesdays to hear jazz music and enjoy cocktails.

Best Moment This Week: Seeing how much together my husband has things, and how supportive he is with this pregnancy compared to some more traditional or less mature Dads-to-be out there. Really, really attractive!!!

What I Learned This Week: We had our Martha Jefferson Hospital tour for Birth & Delivery which was great. I learned a lot from that tour and it was great to see the suites and tubs in person (I hope to use tub for early labor). We also had a breastfeeding class at UVA one night this week, and it was super informative as well. I also had a French bikini wax with my go-to, regular waxer and well... once you can't see where stuff is let me tell you it's great to have someone do tidying up for you. But it DEFINITELY HURTS more than it used to soooo.... I learned about sensitivity. Whoof.

Looking Forward To: Starting our first childbirth class next week - series of 5 classes one evening a week. Also looking forward to our Third Trimester ultrasound which I politely insisted on having. Probably my first diva moment of this pregnancy, but after 3.5 years of infertility treatments I really wanted some positive reinforcement that all was well without any doubts in anyone's mind!

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