How far along? 29 weeks
Maternity clothes? Shoot...yes. And I feel like I'm pushing a few of those pieces to their limit. Some things are getting a little snug.
Have you started to show? I might stop answering this one each week because it's obvious. I've had a few people tell me I look small. And then a few have said I look big and they don't think I'll even make it to August before baby boy makes his debut. We shall see!
Symptoms: Hip pain that will not ease up. That's probably the most annoying. I'm also having Braxton-Hicks contractions which aren't painful but aren't comfortable either. I keep reminding myself that they are just my body "practicing" for what's to come. I also think baby boy is stretching out and/or getting a little big for his current surroundings. I've noticed A LOT of tightness across the top of my belly. I think he might be sitting high and sideways. Which may also be the reason I get winded really easily.
Activity: I got in the 3-mile walk over the weekend. I've also been doing yoga stretches before I go to bed with hopes that it will ease this hip pain.
Best moment this week: Baby shower! Putting the finishing touches on the nursery...pictures soon!
Miss anything? I never in a million years thought I'd say this but I do miss running. I've run a few steps here and there but for the most part, it's uncomfortable. Not really because of anything painful but more because I can't run more than a couple steps without having to pee! I'm glad I'm still able to enjoy some walking, though I had hoped to be getting in longer workouts still at this point. That's ok though. Some is better than none!
Movement: I think this past Monday was his most active day to date. He was kicking and rolling for what felt like all day. Now he seems to be back to just rolling and punching me around meal times and when I lay down at night. I still can't get over it! I saw and felt him move the other night...and then there was a little bump in my belly. I think it was either his back, head or maybe backside. It was definitely a baby part sticking out!
Food cravings: My in-laws were in town over the weekend and my father-in-law brought some strawberries from his garden.
Gender: Everyone has told me that boys are much more active than girls. They are always jumping, climbing, skipping, rolling, etc. And I think this baby boy has already mastered all of those activities. At least that's what it FEELS like.
Looking forward to: More baby showers to see my great friends and family! And while it is a challenge to schedule all these doctor appointments around work, I start my every other week OB appointments next week. That's a sure sign that things are moving right along! It's not that I really enjoy the doctor's office (or waiting!), but hearing his heartbeat and getting some extra reassurance from the doctor that everything is going ok always makes me feel good!
And this one might seem a little strange (and premature) but I just got an email from the local library system about their summer reading program for kids. I remember participating when I was a kid and I loved it! I've always loved to read and hope that my offspring enjoys it also. And so I just had a flash forward moment of taking him to the library to sign up for the summer reading program. I'm a nerd.
Not looking forward to: Growing more uncomfortable! But I know it won't be much longer until he's here so it's all temporary!
Milestones: I had my first baby shower over the weekend! It was so much fun! Best parts? My grandma was there for a little bit. Her health has been declining so to have her there meant the world to me! Also, 3 of my bestest friends were there as well. Two of whom live out of town. And even though my other bestie that couldn't make it (something about living 6 hours away and having a 2 year old and 2 month old...), she shipped a gift to my parents' house. Part of the gift was this gem. Pearl Jam songs turned into lullabies? GENIUS!
The Pilot also experienced a parenting rite of passage over the weekend...putting together a stroller.
I'm sure this will embarrass him to no end but I think he looks pretty hot behind that stroller. Looks like a natural to me! :)