How far along? 29 weeks
Size of baby: 2.5 lbs and 15.2 inches. About the size of a butternut squash
Weight gain: Went to the doctor today and I am up 19 lbs. So much for only gaining 20-25 lbs this whole pregnancy. Measuring 1 cm (1 week) ahead.
Maternity clothes: Yes. Been wearing maternity jeans, tanks and shirts. I still wear regular clothes in bigger sizes too.
Stretch marks: Not that I can see
Sleep: Not too bad. Usual 2-3 bathroom trips and I am starting to cramp easily and have to switch positions more frequently. Allergies haven't kept me awake in the middle of the night but sometimes I wake up early with them and can't fall back asleep. Doctor recommended I take Zyrtec in the mornings and Benadryl at night to knock me out so I am going to try that tonight.
Symptoms: Little heartburn, 1 headache and a couple mornings I have gotten really hot, short of breath and nausea's 1 time. Doctor said it was normal, just a growing baby pushing on my organs.
Best moment this week: Going to the doctor today. Felt like I hadn't been in forever so and I didn't get to see my doctor the last time I went so I was anxious to see what she had to say. Everything looked great, Collins heartbeat was right at 150 and I will start going to the doctor every 2 weeks now! Only bad news, this was the first time I had been to the doctor since my 2nd glucose test and since a nurse just called with the results, my doctor actually talked to me about it all today. You have to fail 2 of the 4 tests to be considered diabetic and I only failed 1. So although I don't have diabetes, I am at a greater risk for having a big baby. Awesome. NOT!!!! She just said to go easy on the sugar and everything should be fine. So Collins is probably going to be 10 pounds. Lovely.
Movement: Oh yeah. I loved the little kicks but now that she is getting big, some of the movements feel weird and sometimes tickle. I still love feeling her kick and watching my stomach move but it can be weird at times.
Food cravings: Well I just got back from the grocery store so here are a few things that made it into the cart that normally don't. Granted, I went before dinner so I was hungry and wanted everything. 1. Dried apricots. Never have I ever bought apricots but they sounded delicious. Even ate some on my way home. 2. Pizza rolls. I haven't had these since freshmen year of college. 3. Butterfingers. These are a weekly occurrence. Derek probably won't let me go alone again.
Gender: GIRL!!!! Collins Cate Lorson
What I miss: Not waking up 1000 times a night. I think those days are long gone though.
Milestones: Last week in the 20s. I feel like the 20s have been the longest 10 weeks and I am anxious to start the last 10 weeks of pregnancy. Start going to the doctor every 2 weeks now until end of October and then I start going every week.
Elsie and Collins are best friends already