Let’s see what the little man is up to this week!
Baby Tooth is just over 29 weeks today and is about the size of a butternut squash. And even though I know belly size really has nothing to do with it, I’d like to say that he’s a pretty decent size squash right now.
Just check out that bump! Still 11 more weeks to go? Oh man…that thing is gonna be ca-raaaaazy!
Here’s what Baby Tooth has been up to this week:
- Baby Tooth weighs about 2 1/2 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel.
- His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain.
- To meet his increasing nutritional demands, mom needs plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, mom also has to be sure to drink her milk (or in my case, eat her yogurt and cheese!) This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby’s hardening skeleton each day.
And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:
Weight gained: Back to the unknown, and I’m okay with that.
Workouts: A couple of lunchtime walks, a 50-minute Pilates workout, and a full body living room circuit. I’m finding these days that it’s MUCH harder to get myself up in the mornings for early workouts. I did manage to get up yesterday for a 10-10-10 workout, but I think the morning ones are going to be few and far between. I need all the sleep I can get!
Symptoms: Pretty similar to last week…
- Sore stomach muscles, and occasionally sore legs/groin area.
- A couple Braxton Hicks contractions.
- Minor low back pain.
- Some acid reflux.
- Many, many trips to the ladies room.
Movement: Little guy continues to wiggle his way around all day long. He did have a couple of somewhat mellow days this past week (which, of course, had me nervous) but I think he must have just been taking a breather from all his usual antics because he’s certainly back at it now. Sometimes I’m surprised at how low I’m still feeling him kick (way below the belly button)…but then a few minutes later, he’ll be up in my side. I guess maybe I just assumed he’d always be kicking up higher as time went on? Then again, what do I know!
Food Aversions: Every once in a while bananas will sound unappealing, but that’s about it this week. Hot coffee, however, is still a no.
Food Cravings: Fruity sweets (i.e., Starbursts, etc.), rainbow sherbet, yogurt, salt chips and crackers, cheese, avocados.
Sleep: Ehh…so-so. The whole having to rotate from side-to-side thing is starting to get a little old and I’m really missing being able to sleep on my back and/or stomach. I still haven’t gotten that body pillow yet…I know. I don’t know what I’m waiting for either.
Stretch marks? Yesterday afternoon as I was changing, I thought I spotted some on the ol’ belly. I checked it out and thought “aww shit, there they are.” Turns out, it was just some leftover indentations from my top. SO, the belly is still stretchmark free…but the thighs are not. I knew this one was pretty inevitable, since I’ve gotten them there before pretty easily, but they’re pretty mild. So far…
Miss Anything? After this past week, I most definitely miss playing softball. With the games starting back up for the season, it’s just not the same watching from the bench.
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: I honestly can’t think of too many?! I did wind up talking with a couple friends of mine about placentas (seriously…the conversations that happen once you’re preggo still amaze me sometimes). I learned a little bit more about some people actually have the placenta in front of the belly (anterior), which acts almost like a pillow and makes it harder to feel baby kick. I’ve since come to the conclusion that I definitely do not have an anterior placenta, but rather a posterior one…aaand this fact is based on no medical evidence whatsoever. I really have no idea.
Belly Button in or out? Still in…but getting less and less indented. I still say it won’t poke out though.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy camper, no doubt about it!
New Baby Items: I wound up getting a bib that says “Lil Slugger” to go with his baseball onesie. He’s gonna be all set for the end of the softball season this year!
Looking Forward To: Tonight we have a breastfeeding prep class at the hospital, which I’ve heard really great things about. But I’m also REALLY looking forward to this weekend…it’s Babymoon time!
Question for the Moms:
What were your baby’s kicks like? How long did it take you to feel them? Were they all over?