Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Pregnancy: 29wk

How Far Along: 29 weeks(and 2 day now!)

Weight Gain: According to the scale at my doctor's office, I'm up a total of 30lbs so far. Apparently slightly under where I was with Miles at this point. It looks like I'm headed for another 50lb weight gain...ugh! We'll see...

Maternity Clothes: I think we've gone over this again and again. Nothing has changed here! I need to figure out some new "questions". Anything you want to know? Go ahead and ask!

Belly Button Innie or Outtie: Usually an innie, but sometimes it is flat. It never turned out with Miles, just went flat with him.

Sleep: Just about the same. Getting up to use the bathroom. Getting sick of sleeping on my side. I can't wait to sleep on my back again. With Miles, I slept on my back a lot, but this time, I find I just can't do it. Makes me feel weird and I never wake up that way on accident anymore, either.

Symptoms: Still have massive heartburn, but I didn't bother mentioning it to my doctor...imagine that! Then there's the usual hip pain, back pain, etc. All that stuff waited longer with Miles, but not Isla!

Cravings: This week, I've been craving more candy and sweets. I'd better nip that one in the bud or I'll get into more trouble with this weight gain :).

Gender: It's still a girl! At my doctor's appointment this week, Ben and Miles came with me. My doctor mentioned possibly doing a growth ultrasound at 36weeks because Miles was big. I kind of replied with an "Eh, maybe. I'm not really worried about her size". My doc said she isn't really all that worried about it either because my delivery with Miles was so easy and we could see how I feel in a few more weeks and schedule one if I want. I said "I'd more like another ultrasound to make sure she's still a girl" (half jokingly). She left the room and came back with a sucker for Miles and told us to follow her. She took us to the ultrasound room where the tech wasn't busy and let us have a quick peek to make sure she is indeed still a girl. And she is! We couldn't get a good profile shot because she's facing my back a bit, but we got good confirmation that she isn't a boy :).

Baby: At this point, she is close to 3lbs and 15-16inches long head to toe. She is blinking and doing a lot of "practice breathing" which lead to hiccoughs occasionally (which I can feel).
This is how she's laying:

She is transverse for the moment. Laying on her back, way down low, on my bladder. She better turn head down when she turns! She is also turned a little toward my back hiding her little face.

Movement: She is moving all over the place! Since our little sneak peak on Monday, I know which way she is laying, and explains what I've been feeling. Her feet are up in my ribs, just like Miles, but is laying a totally different way than he was!

Things I'm Looking Forward to in the coming week: The main thing I'm looking forward to this week is getting the stroller I really want! My in-laws purchased a new stroller for us and it should arrive next week. Now I just need to purchase the car seat adapter and possibly a buggy board for Miles to catch a ride!

I keep changing my mind on the "nursery" front. I think we're going to change a few things in Miles' room, and use his old dresser in our room for Isla's clothes and changing station. I went to the fabric store to pick out fabric for the cradle sheets and changing mat cover, but am too indecisive. So, my ideas are still formulating. I think I'm going to finish Miles' room and then focus on the "nursery"!


  1. OOh, oh, what stroller? So curious for absolutely no reason.

    You look FABULOUS! LOVE the hair!

    And I can't wait to see what you come up w/for Miles room and the nursery. Moira is just now getting a real room (no longer in the closet) and I'm planning to get it all finished for her birthday (OK, sat is my deadline.) I'll post pics!

  2. Carrie you look so cute! Love the drawing of Isla. Cute!

  3. Chris, we're getting the Baby Jogger City Mini. I think we may use it for Miles and I'll wear Isla mostly, then get the glider board and use the carseat adapter for Isla. If that makes since. I've heard nothing but great things about this stroller, it folds super small, and I'm planning on getting rid of all but one, if not all of our other 4 strollers :).