Sunday, September 1, 2013

29 Weeks Pregnant


Size of baby? Butternut Squash

This week’s major developments? Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (about the size of a butternut squash) 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, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

29 weeks and 3 days after a yummy prenatal massage

29 weeks 5 days. Practicing Yoga and stretching my tight calves.
Gender? BOY

Sleep? I can definitely tell I have hit the third trimester. For the life of me I cannot get comfortable even with 10 pills places all around me. I am basically sleeping in a cocoon of pillows which should feel terrific but after 3 minutes body parts start to hurt, cramp up, or I just get twitchy from being so uncomfortable. Funny story. The other night I woke up at 5am and felt around for Tyler and he wasn’t there!! I was furious. I thought he either fell asleep in the TV room or worse left me to sleep on the couch. I managed to push myself out of bed and went looking for him. When I couldn’t find him I yelled out his name and he responded. He was in bedroom! Turn out I had all my pillows placed over him so when I felt for him I just felt the pillows on top. Oh boy this still makes me crack up with laughter.

Food Cravings? Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Saltines. I have been having a midnight snack PB&J almost every night this week. It seems to help with the heartburn.

What I miss? Sleeping comfortably. Not always having something hurting.

What I am loving? I can’t believe we will be meeting this little man in 2 and a half ish months. I am just so excited to hold him in my arms. Thinking about the future has been one thing I love about pregnancy. However I know and I tell my students that when we think of the future (or the past) we miss out on the present. I am trying to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy. Even when it is painful and uncomfortable. This pregnancy is a finite experience. I will never get to hold this baby inside of me again. So I am savoring every moment whether it be joyful or painful. I feel so lucky that I get these 9 months to bond and be with this baby. I know Tyler is a little jealous of that. I am also loving teaching yoga. My classes are continuing to grow and I feel like I am connecting well with the students.

Movement? Yes it is amazing. Baby is getting bigger and bigger. Now you can see my whole belly move as the baby shifts around.

Symptoms? Heart burn. Uncomfortable, leg cramps, tight muscles, headaches, nausea (oh yes this lovely gem is back in my life), frequent trips to pee, super hungry but a small stomach so I can’t eat too much at once, either exhausted or have tons of energy (which is short lived and then am exhausted again)…

Exercise? Elliptical, swimming, yoga, and light weights. Probably exercised 5x this week.

Yoga? Like I reported last week I have been LOVING YOGA!!! In the beginning of pregnancy I was too sick to practice and then second trimester I would practice to bring some relief to my body but I would somewhat have to force myself to the mat and I didn’t make it to my mat that frequently. But now I am loving yoga. I am wanting to be on my mat all the time. I am practicing at least every day sometimes twice a day. Normal practices for me these days are about 30 minutes. But it feels so good to move in my body and connect with my baby. I also had a realization that it is going to be a lot harder to make time to practice with a newborn and I was a little sad as I connected those dots so I am really trying to take advantage of getting as much mat time as I can now.

Meditation? Yes daily.

Affirmation? I have been doing a lot of affirmations when I swim. Here are some of them:

·         My placenta is high

·         I will have an easy, healthy, safe birth at the birth center

·         I trust in my body’s ability to give birth

·         My baby is healthy and happy

·         Not an affirmation but I have been setting a daily intention this week of: I will not judge myself today. I will walk in gratitude today. I will see the world today the way I want my baby to see the world. I will see the goodness, the generosity and the support that this beautiful life has to offer me.

Upcoming? We have a midwife appointment on Thursday. Can’t wait for her to tell me what position she thinks the baby is in. I keep guessing what part of the baby’s body is sticking out of my stomach I am curious if I am right or totally off. I also have a chiropractor appointment on Wednesday. I have never been to a chiropractor but my doula suggested this one. She thinks it will help my back pain and it will let me form a relationship with one of these doctors so I can get a readjustment when I am in early labor. My doula says it makes such a difference in her clients when there body is aligned for birth and that is what these chiropractors specialize in. I am also really interested in getting the baby adjusted in his early arrival to life and these chiropractors also do newborn adjustments.

1 comment:

  1. You look so amazing! :) When I was pregnant I had some major problems with my back. I was saved by and my pregnancy went so good after I got that fixed. I am so jealous that your pregnant though. Kids are so much fun!


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