How Far Along? 29 Weeks 2 days! 11 (ish) weeks to go!
Symptoms: Heartburn’s the worst, I’ve given up TUMS and started taking zantac when it’s really bad. Kicking myself for holding out on taking it for so long. Peeing a lot. Feeling like a wobbly walker, and cramping when I walk too much….like….more than 10 minutes. 🙁 I also am still having tons of fun trying to turn over in bed.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 20 lbs baby!!! I’ve been consistently 20lbs up since Thursday when I went to my doc.
Maternity Clothes: all day!
Stretch Marks: Not yet, still fighting stretchmarks as best I can. Using my lotions and potions to lube up real good each day.
Sleep: What’s that?
Food Cravings: warm, ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies and pineapple upside down cake
Best Moment This Week: So we’re driving along, and Embry’s doing his Jeet Kun Do practice in my belly, John puts his hand on to feel, and Embry does one of his huge and hard super kicks and John went crazy! He actually said: “Whoa, did you feel that?!” (lmao, how could I not?) and then he goes: “Is that normal? He’s so strong! I think he’s going to have super powers.” HAHAHHA
Movement: He’s always moving!! I think he sleeps like 1 hour a day. He responds a lot to belly massages, warm water from the shower, and his daddy’s voice.
Labor Signs: cramping but that’s it. Hopefully none until 11ish weeks from now.
Belly Button In Or Out? Out and I think it’s starting to ease out a lil bit more!
What I Miss: I really took moving around at my usual fast clip for granted, I took my bladder for granted and I took my lungs/lung capacity for granted. Now that I’m wobbly, huffing and puffing, and peeing every other minute…I realize how much they do for me in my non-preggo life.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Working with John to be my Doula, meeting the other doctors in the practice, continuing hypnobabies, setting up Embry’s nursery, and his arrival!
Milestones: I think I’ve started the “crazy” part of pregnancy. I’m super emotional, and it goes from zero to 10000 to zero again. I’m trying to be mindful about it. It’s amazing how intense feelings are, for small or big things.
Weekly Wisdom: Same as last week: Delegate! And remember that asking for help is OK. And also, hydrate like a mofo!
I’m feeling really grateful for the ease of this pregnancy. Yeah, its uncomfortable, but I’m so excited and happy that it makes up for it. I am starting to feel what others have been saying: this pregnancy is flying by. Embry is growing so fast inside and his birthday is steadily approaching. I’ll be 30 weeks on Sunday. That’s Nuts!! It’s a little scary sometimes. It’s funny, I have more worry and anxiety about him coming early or how he’ll actually come, and the pain etc… but I have no worry about once he’s actually out. I am comfy with newborns and know how tiring, stressful etc it can be. I have no delusions about the work required the possible pain of breastfeeding, and sleepless nights… But the actual birth…the surprise of it all… That is worrisome to me!! Baby H you better not hurt mama too much!! LOL
Any advice for me at this stage in pregnancy?