Pregnancy Update – Week 29

Size of Baby (per “What To Expect”) – Size of a head of cauliflower. Approximately 3 pounds.

Weight Gain – 18 pounds. Steadily packing on the pounds.

Movement – Continuous movement.  I have started to feel hiccups.  It was confirmed at my doctor’s appointment this week that the baby seems to be laid out horizontal, not vertical.  That is the reason for me noticing more side to side movement in my hips.  The doctor assured me that this is common for women in subsequent pregnancies that are close together.  My abs/uterus didn’t have as much time as they needed to tighten back up.  She doesn’t see a problem with the baby getting into the proper position by the big day.

Sleep – It got better this week.  We are fighting sleep issues with my daughter, which has made my sleep disrupted more than the pregnancy.

What I miss –  A strong cocktail.  With a wild toddler, it would be nice to kickback with a strong liquor drink some evenings. To make matters worse, my dad and I had dinner at a restaurant Saturday night that had a very appealing cocktail menu.

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Best Moments this Week – First and foremost, a good doctor’s appointment.  I passed my glucose test.  For those of you that have taken this test, you probably recognize the drink below.  For those of you who are thinking about getting pregnant, you either like this drink or you don’t.  I don’t.  It’s very sweet.  You are required to drink it in five minutes (without throwing it up).  After an hour, the lab technician will take your blood.  photo 1-182

If you don’t pass, you are required to come back for a three hour test.  Don’t ask me what that entails.  I hope I never have to do that.  On top of passing my glucose test, my blood pressure was great, the baby’s heart rate was 132 and my belly was measuring right on track.  photo 2-187Second best moment of the week was seeing my daughter lovingly play with my belly.  Although she doesn’t know that there is a baby in there, the fact that she has embraced the growing bump is a sign to me that she will love her new sister.

photo 2-191This was a big week.  Finally, my daughter had her first swim lessons this week.  This was supposed to be a daddy/daughter activity, however, my husband came down with the flu Friday.  Call in the reserves.  My mom happens to be a certified lifeguard, so she threw on one of my suits and joined me.  My daughter loved the water.  I truly can’t wait for my husband to get in the pool with her.

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Looking forward to – My next doctor’s appointment. I go every two weeks now.  My next doctor’s appointment just happens to be the same day as my daughter’s fifteen week appointment.

Cravings – Ice cream. Skinny cow mint chocolate chip and snicker doodle ice cream sandwiches to be exact.  These things rarely go on sale.  Watch out.  They are on sale at Harris Teeter this week.  I bought four boxes.  To fit them in the freezer I had to take them out of the box.  I have my eye on my husband trying to have some himself!

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Symptoms – Growing belly (pictures below)!  No really.  The usual – bleeding gums, restless legs, and fatigue.

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Workouts – Back on the bike and back doing at home workouts!

Monday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.

Tuesday – Teach Flywheel Charlotte.

Wednesday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.

Thursday – At home total body workout with weights and a Bosu.

Friday – Ride Flywheel Charlotte.

Saturday – At home total body workout with weights and swimming with my daughter!

Sunday – Teach Flywheel Charlotte. One of my favorite classes all week.  Some of the hardest workers.  Plus, I get to see so many regulars.  It is great catching up each week.  Yesterday, I grabbed a quick photo with regular rider, Amy.  Thanks for being so fun girl!

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