Friday, January 13, 2012

29-30 Week Update

How far along: 29 weeks, 6 days

Total weight gain: 22.9 pounds.  I weigh more numerically than I did at this point with Mungee, but I started this pregnancy about 15 pounds heavier than I was when I got pregnant the first time.  By this time in my pregnancy with Mungee, I had gained 30 pounds.  I gained 45+ with her.  I hope to stay below a 35 pound gain with this one ... 10 more weeks to go, gaining an "average" of a pound a week would keep me on track.  (But who am I kidding, I gained 5 pounds in two weeks as of my appointment yesterday!)

Sleep habits: I don't feel like I'm getting restful sleep at all.  I can't lay on my back and I'm not that comfortable on either side.  I have a maternity pillow, but it's all smushed and usually falls off the bed in the middle of the night.

Maternity clothes: I have plenty of cute tops, but I'm limited with the pants right now.  This past Monday, I was positively uncomfortable at work in the pants I was wearing.  So much to the point that I was getting hot flashes and couldn't concentrate.  When I did laundry yesterday I realized why they were so uncomfortable - they're a size small ...

Best moment of the week: Yesterday I found out that I passed the three hour glucose tolerance test.  Now I don't have to overload on carbohydrates since I won't be restricted in eating them.  I blame my 5 pound weight gain on anticipatory carbohydrate overcompensation.

Food cravings: KitKats.  I bought one at work on Monday and Wednesday.  Today I took one from my dad's sandwich shop. 

Symptoms: I've had Braxton Hicks contractions for weeks.  They usually occur after I do something strenuous, like laundry or any chores or picking up Mungee, which she insists I still do despite the large round globe on the front of my body.

Movement: Constant.  I can feel elbows and knees and shoulders rolling around.  The OB felt for baby's position yesterday and said she thinks it is head down.  Sometimes I feel like it's sideways based on the painful rib expansion.

The Nursery: We moved the crib into the nursery when Mungee switched to her toddler bed.  Right now the crib is a catchall for the Boppy pillows, swaddles, extra blankets, as well as some totally non-baby related stuff.  I've got big plans to add a larger closet to the room.  We also need to get rid of a desk, miscellaneous junk, paint, decorate, pretty much everything to make the room look like it will house a baby and not a rummage sale.

Still to do: See above

What I'm looking forward to: Attempting to have a natural birth.  I tried and was unsuccessful with Mungee, but we are taking childbirth classes this time around so I *think* I'll be more prepared.

What I miss: Sleeping on my back, physical capability to do things without getting winded.

Next appointment: 31 weeks, 5 days.
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