29 week Bump Update
How far along: 29 weeks
Size of baby: Butternut Squash (15”-17”, 3 lb)
Weight gain: 2 lb gain this week ( 17.5 lb so far)
What I love: Watching my stomach move around. It’s fascinating.
Sleep: Some good nights this week!
The belly: Linea Nigra showed up and I’m carrying really high. I had to go up from a 36 to a 38 bra size because my uterus or my stomach (not sure which one) is pushing out all the way up there. I started getting chaffing on a measly 45 minute run.
Best moment of the week: Finally getting news about Chris’ impending departure date. Still not sure when he comes back though.
Food cravings: Dried mangos
Food aversions: It’s difficult to eat anything in general really. The other day I had just eaten breakfast (a small bowl of cereal – All bran to be exact) and about 20 minutes later I bent down to tie my shoe and I threw up in my mouth. I’m only 29 weeks. This is not good news as I’ll probably double in size. Hopefully she drops sooner rather than later.
Baby’s Movement: So much!
Yoga – I had to skip yoga classes this week Because two of the store employees were running Boston, I had to cover extra shifts that conflicted with both my regular classes. My body can feel it too. Sitting on the couch for longer than 20 minutes and my back begins to ache like an sob. I started using the “birthing ball” which is really just an exercise ball to sit on and roll around on. It’s helped immensely.
Running – Running is still working for me. I usually have one good run a week followed by two marginal ones. Once that one good run stops coming, I’ll throw in the towel.
Swimming – No swimming
Other – I’m including work this week because although I don’t do manual labor, I am on my feet all day, bending, reaching, lifting (light stuff only), etc.. and after a 9 hour shift I feel like my body went through the ringer. Also, the hours suck: 10 – 7. I don’t get home until 7:30 and then by the time I eat dinner it’s close to or after 8, then I need to sit up for a couple of hours unless I want to wake up at midnight with a chest full of food. I am so glad I only have one more week of that. On the days I work, I don’t bother working out. It’s too much movement for one day at this point. I’m sure having a desk job at the later stages of pregnancy is no fun either, but at the end of the day I would probably be craving some movement. I get enough on the job.
Milestones: Last week in the 20’s
Symptoms: Shortness of breath – Even talking in a normal conversation (admittedly, I can be a fast talker) will wind me now.
What I’m looking forward to: Getting the results of my glucose test Friday. Or not getting results rather. No news is good news so if I don’t hear from them by end of day Friday, I’m good. There is a chance that even though I’m still very fit and healthy, I could easily have gestational diabetes because of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome since it is directly related to insulin levels. I’m not worrying about it to be completely honest. Also anxious to hear back about anemia results.
What I miss: Training. Everybody is starting to get into the crux of their training season and while I love hearing about it, I can’t wait to get out there next Spring and do the same.
Next appt: May 2
Due Date: July 4th