My age: 27
How far along: 29 weeks
How big is baby: the size of butternut squash. She is 16 inches long and weighs 3 pounds.
Exercise/Activity Level: I worked out all 7 days this week. Normally I do like to take one complete rest day, but I skipped a rest day in case I end up with an extra rest day this week due to our road trip across the country. We have 3 full days of driving and my goal is to do some sort of exercise each day, but we will see how it pans out. This past week my 7 days of workouts consisted of 3 outdoor runs (still loving my support belt!) and 4 gym workouts (although I slacked on weight training a tad this week–only 2 days of weight training, the other days I did only cardio for 40-60 minutes and no weights). My runs are still going well!! Still slow and steady with walking breaks, but still going strong with a smile on my face:)
Maternity clothes: Nearly all maternity at this point. I wear a lot of tank tops, shorts, maxi skirts and dresses. The dress I’m wearing in this week’s picture is not a maternity dress, and I doubt I’ll be able to squeeze into it much longer.
Stretch marks: None.
Belly button: A little piece of my belly button is now slightly sticking out. So I’d be lying if I said my belly button was an innie.
Sleep: Sleeping is fairly decent as of late. My “pillow cave” is really helping. We will see how having a new bed for 6 weeks in Florida goes:) This week we will be in a couple of hotels during our road trip. I am taking my body pillow.
Newest baby milestones this week: Babies start reacting to sound and light at this point in fetal development. Her head continues to grow to make room for her ever-expanding brain. Fat deposits continue to form under her skin, plumping her up. 🙂
Best Moment of the Week: The best moment of the week was definitely my baby shower. Three of my girlfriends have been planning this shower for quite some time, and it turned out beautifully. We had a nice turnout of guests and it was such a blast!! The theme colors of the baby shower were purple and teal/turquoise with a sundae bar. The sundae bar was perfect on a hot summer July afternoon. Here are just a few snapshots from the shower. I will do a full blog entry about the baby shower later this week…so stay tuned!
Worst Moment of the Week: I failed my 1-hour glucose screening test. Believe me, I felt devastated. I shed many tears and felt pretty low. So I took the 3-hour glucose tolerance test (checking for gestational diabetes) on Friday morning as a more in depth test. The test was AWFUL…I was so sick. I felt like I was going to pass out, felt like I would throw up, had violent shakes, was dizzy, was so hot I was sweating buckets and felt just terrible. Thankfully after about an hour and a half I started feeling a bit better. My sweet mom and sister both spent time talking to me on the phone and the distraction was much appreciated. I now have a bruise on my arm from getting my blood drawn 4 times. I am supposed to find out the results of the GTT test by Monday/Tuesday. Keeping my fingers crossed for good results.
Food cravings: Fruit, ice cream, mashed potatoes, milk and string cheese.
Food aversions: I ate chicken again this past week. Baby steps:)
Symptoms: Heart burn, frequent peeing, ever-growing belly, etc.
Movement: Very active little girl in there. Cute story: one morning I woke up nestled up to Eric’s side, and he was delighted that he could feel all of her kicks against his own belly (since my belly was pushing into him). Normally the body pillow is between us in bed (sad, I know), but it wasn’t that morning so he got to feel her kicks when I was still sleeping. He loved that.
What I’m looking forward to: Arriving in Florida. We should arrive on Wednesday night (after driving full days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
What I’m nervous about/praying for: Praying for our drive across the country these next few days. I am writing this blog on Sunday night, but by the time it’s posted on Monday morning we will be several hours into our endless drive.
What I miss: Having more energy. Oh, and also being able to shave my legs without grunting and straining.
Next appointment: Not sure. I need to set up an OB doctor visit in Florida for next week.