Archive | November, 2011

Week 29 Pregnancy Journal–Butternut Squash

30 Nov

Where is time going?  I can’t believe I’m already 30 weeks!  Lets take a look at week 29…

How Big is Baby?

According to thebump.com the baby is the size of a squash from weeks 29-32!  Here is some other information I found,

Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though — as you’ve also probably noticed — they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments.

And according to babycenter.com,

Baby, fetus at 28 weeks - BabyCenter

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you’ll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby’s hardening skeleton each day.

How I’m Feeling Physically

Week 29 was a great week.  I felt strong, rested and energized.  That could have been from all the festivities that surround Thanksgiving week though!  : )  I was able to get in five workouts, three yoga practices and lots of dog walks with Quincy and Keith.  I’ve had to slow down exercise a bit only when I feel Braxton Hicks happening, but other than that I’ve felt really amazing!  I can tell the baby is getting a lot bigger and she loves nestling into my right side and up under my ribs.  Breathing can sometimes be a bit difficult and I usually have to adjust my body to make it more comfortable.  Also, I can tell I am still getting wider in my core area and my baby bump grew a lot form week 28 to week 29.  My gym shirts that fit me just a few weeks ago now ride up on my stomach and I’m constantly pulling them down!

How I’m Feeling Emotionally

Emotionally I’m doing just as good as always, just a bit antsy to meet my baby girl!  I really hope the holidays distract me for the next four weeks!  Then all I will have to do is get through January before Cameryn is here.  My mom booked a flight out for Super Bowl Sunday (February 5th) and I can’t wait for her to get here and see my large stomach!  The baby’s due date got pushed back to February 8th, so it will be nice having company to hang out with in the final days of my pregnancy.  Although I think she is going to be here around February 2nd.  I’m having a lot of fun connecting to her with Keith at night when she is going crazy and kicking away in my stomach.  It is so strange to see your stomach moving when you are just sitting there.  I love when the three of us bond over the kicks and movements!

Random Tidbits

  • Weight Gained so Far:  about 18lbs
  • Days Until Due Date:  70
  • Weeks Until Furniture is Delivered:  I’m hoping 1-2
  • Things Still to Buy Cameryn:  Lots 
  • Cravings:  Pineapple and Peppermint Bark
  • Workouts so Far this Week:  2 gym, 1 yoga and 1 dog walk

Baby Bump Pictures Week 29

Week 4 for comparison

SAM_5367

IMG_0149IMG_0156IMG_0159IMG_0084

 

 

Week 29 Pregnancy Journal–Butternut Squash

30 Nov

Where is time going?  I can’t believe I’m already 30 weeks!  Lets take a look at week 29…

How Big is Baby?

According to thebump.com the baby is the size of a squash from weeks 29-32!  Here is some other information I found,

Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though — as you’ve also probably noticed — they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments.

And according to babycenter.com,

Baby, fetus at 28 weeks - BabyCenter

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you’ll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby’s hardening skeleton each day.

How I’m Feeling Physically

Week 29 was a great week.  I felt strong, rested and energized.  That could have been from all the festivities that surround Thanksgiving week though!  : )  I was able to get in five workouts, three yoga practices and lots of dog walks with Quincy and Keith.  I’ve had to slow down exercise a bit only when I feel Braxton Hicks happening, but other than that I’ve felt really amazing!  I can tell the baby is getting a lot bigger and she loves nestling into my right side and up under my ribs.  Breathing can sometimes be a bit difficult and I usually have to adjust my body to make it more comfortable.  Also, I can tell I am still getting wider in my core area and my baby bump grew a lot form week 28 to week 29.  My gym shirts that fit me just a few weeks ago now ride up on my stomach and I’m constantly pulling them down!

How I’m Feeling Emotionally

Emotionally I’m doing just as good as always, just a bit antsy to meet my baby girl!  I really hope the holidays distract me for the next four weeks!  Then all I will have to do is get through January before Cameryn is here.  My mom booked a flight out for Super Bowl Sunday (February 5th) and I can’t wait for her to get here and see my large stomach!  The baby’s due date got pushed back to February 8th, so it will be nice having company to hang out with in the final days of my pregnancy.  Although I think she is going to be here around February 2nd.  I’m having a lot of fun connecting to her with Keith at night when she is going crazy and kicking away in my stomach.  It is so strange to see your stomach moving when you are just sitting there.  I love when the three of us bond over the kicks and movements!

Random Tidbits

  • Weight Gained so Far:  about 18lbs
  • Days Until Due Date:  70
  • Weeks Until Furniture is Delivered:  I’m hoping 1-2
  • Things Still to Buy Cameryn:  Lots 
  • Cravings:  Pineapple and Peppermint Bark
  • Workouts so Far this Week:  2 gym, 1 yoga and 1 dog walk

Baby Bump Pictures Week 29

Week 4 for comparison

SAM_5367

IMG_0149IMG_0156IMG_0159IMG_0084

 

 

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