Sunday, June 19, 2016

29 Weeks (June 19)

I gained a lot of weight more recently and my belly got a lot bigger more recently.  My inner thighs/groin have given me some pain this week when I overdo it. Sometimes I don't think I overdo it but then it hurts a bit. I always can't believe how huge I am compared to some more pregnant than me but then I am pretty comparable to last time.

I am so glad, he moved in there because it is so nice only having to go to the bathroom every few hours instead of constantly.

Dave is taking vacation in a month so I put an appointment on our calendar to go to Ikea so we can buy the dresser. I'd like to do it sooner so I'm not even more pregnant when trying to carry the box and assemble it. But if that doesn't happen, then we will go at the end of July.

I pulled out some of Ella's old clothes and pulled out the ones that will work for a boy. I'm swapping with another mom and she's giving me some boy clothes and I'm giving her some girl clothes. We keep delaying the swap. I'd like to see what I'm getting so I know what to take off the registry.

I bought 2 new pairs of maternity shorts knowing that 2 were not going to cut it going through the entire summer.

I'm still doing entirely too much but I keep telling people I need to get it in before mid August!  I really wish I could get Ella to nap without a car ride. This will be very bad later.  I remember Ella cried throughout entire car rides the first few months then slowly changed to only crying at red lights.

Ella sees my belly and will say "baby in there" and sometimes ask to kiss the baby. She often talks about the baby growing except it sounds like "going" since she can't say 2 consonants together that well yet.
 The pictures from last time are at a slight front angle so it's hard to directly compare.  The shirt definitely went down further over the belly last time.
Size of baby: Butternut Squash, 15.2 inches long from head to heel. My app on my phone says the baby weighs about 2.5 pounds.

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  I have gained 24.1 lbs overall with a 2.4 lb gain this week.  In the past 6 weeks I have gained 16.5 lbs!

Maternity Clothes:  Some of my maternity clothes are too short to fit over my belly now.

Sleep: Poly is the most annoying cat ever. Apparently I like to sleep on my right side now but I always liked to sleep on my left side. She will paw at my back and step on me and keep pawing at me until I turn over onto my left and put an afghan over me and on the bed in front of me. Then she lies down and goes to sleep.  If I wake up when it's daylight then I have the worst time falling back asleep.  But in the past few weeks sometimes I don't wake up at all in the middle of the night to pee. The baby seems to have moved and it is so much nicer for my bladder. 

What I miss: I am realizing I miss lunch meat more as I was trying to plan food for Ella's birthday party.

Symptoms: My back is sore a lot. Ella dives on me and I slouch so both are not good for my back.  It's a lot harder to reach for things.  

Best moment this week: I made candy with some moms. That was fun.

Looking forward to: finally coming up with a name. Coming up with a name is so difficult! I asked Ella if she had a good name for her little brother and she said "poopy."

Exercise:  I ran Monday then was in the pool with Ella for hours and I was pretty broken the rest of the day and the next day so I took it easy.  We walked around SF on Saturday. 

Same this time: My back hurt both times.

Different from last time: Last time I was in PA and had my shower. My weight gain is higher by about 20%! My belly button has been popped for a few weeks but it never was last time.


  1. Baby might surprise you in some areas. Like with the car seat- Aurora never complained or cried in the car at all. I couldn't believe it because Parker always hated being in the car the first few months. Hopefully you get an easy baby.

    1. Also many people could be out in public with an asleep baby and that didn't fly for Ella. She had that fear of missing out early I think.

  2. Also meant to ask for a link to your registry :)

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