weeks 29 and 30

How far along: 29 weeks (in my 30th week)--I can't believe I'm 3/4 of the way through my pregnancy!

Baby size: Squash (length average:  15-16 inches and weight average: 2.5 to 3 pounds)

Total weight gain: About 13 pounds

Sleep: I'm sleeping great still, thank goodness! I have to get up twice to go to the restroom, but as of now I go right back to sleep.  I would just prefer more sleep--it doesn't seem to matter how much I get, I'm still tired.

Movement: Lots and lots of movement...and it's getting much stronger! At times my belly seems to jolt around in all directions.  I can feel a big bump on one side of my belly and then a leg or something kicking on my opposite side.  She moves and grooves throughout the day, but really puts on a show around 9 or 10 at night.  Also, one evening this week I noticed a steady up and down movement right next to my belly button.  It happened for just a couple minutes.  I researched it, because it was such a soft, different type of movement (and wasn't like the spasm you feel with hiccups).  Supposedly I found some things that said you can sometimes catch them "practice breathing"...something they do in preparation for birth....and you will see the soft movement from the inhale/exhale.  Has anyone else heard of this or have seen it before?

Food cravings/aversions: No aversions.  No weird cravings.  Just hungry all the time. :)

Pregnancy Symptoms: Fatigue, sore body, and pelvic pain/round ligament pain.  I'm also dealing with allergies which has nothing to do with pregnancy, but it's pretty annoying.

What I miss: Not having to depend on others to help me move and lift things, getting up easily from sitting, and having my normal energy level.

What I'm looking forward to: Seeing the nursery when Justin is finished painting (he's in the process as I type this) and a three-day weekend next weekend (which then means a 4-day work week after that).

Milestones: For me-- Nothing special this week.  For Adeline--Supposedly her skin is getting smoother, she's developing more wrinkles on her brain which is important for brain tissue, and she can now grasp a finger.

Best moment this week: Buying my "mommy car"!! And having a successful yard sale with my mom!

Moments with Justin: It's fun to watch his reaction when she has her crazy dance parties each night.  He's also turned into super protective hubby reminding me constantly to sit down and rest.  (I follow directions most of the time.)

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  1. yayy for a mom car! What did you end up getting?!
    I think I felt that movement you described once before. I didn't really think much of it at the time-just that she was being weird haha! But it felt like just what you described.
    Hope you had a nice and relaxing long weekend!!

  2. I'm so glad you got a new car :) That's so fun! And you look so cute! All of that movement is so exciting. Also, I love that you're having a girl. Tons of my friends are having/just had baby boys, and it's nice to hear about a girl!!

  3. Yay for new mom cars! That's exciting! I don't remember feeling what you're describing with the breathing movement, but I miss those dance parties!

  4. Congrats on the new car. You will need it with the baby. Your still tiny and cute as a button. in your motherhood glow!

  5. Yay for the new car! You look awesome (and only gained 13 lbs so far..I'm jealous!).

  6. Look at that belly! You are showing and it's adorable. I still can't beleive you've gained only 13 pds. haha I've gained 29 pds so far


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