Week 29 | Bumps & Wiggles
- Emotions: So excited for September!
- Gender: Boy
- Names: Saving as a surprise. Having fun reading snarky baby name books.
- Affirmations: Backaches/stiff. Took a 90-minute soak in our Jacuzzi with Aura Cacia Pure Essential Oils “Relaxing Lavender” soothing organic Milk & Oat Bath – amazing! I need to get more of these packets or just invest in a whole jar!
- Baby size: 15.25″, 2.5 lb., approximately the size of a butternut squash. The midwife said he’s already head-down and very, very low!
- To do: Go through E’s tiny newborn clothes. Think about maternity photo outfits. Find a new home for our dog, maybe. (Suggestions on how to best do this??). Turn in hospital pre-registration forms and FMLA forms. CPR recertification next month.
- Things checked off list: Glucose test. Rearranged nursery furniture. Bought next season of clothes for E from a friend. Confirmed that this baby will have the same pediatrician as E. Visited labor and delivery at the hospital (and a sweet newborn boy!)
- Movement felt: Constant, especially around mealtimes and late at night.
- Cravings: Cheese, bananas/fruit
- Aversions: Hamburger
- Workouts this week: Teaching preschool, toddler dance class Monday
- Weight/size: Belly measured 27.5 weeks at my last midwife appointment, right on track
- Crazy dreams and sleep patterns: The dog wakes me up constantly because he’s afraid of all the fireworks going off.
- Best moments this week: So many! 4th of July fireworks, E’s 2nd birthday party, my 30th birthday, holding my friend’s newborn!
- Low moment this week: My husband requiring surgery Monday (but it was successful!).
- Looking forward to: Sorting baby clothes, hanging decorations in the nursery
- What I miss: Getting in/out of bed comfortably and easily
- Messages and prayers to baby: I pray that God will give me the energy I need to stay healthy and active during this last trimester. I also pray for an appetite that will keep you healthy as you pack on the pounds these last 11 weeks! Visiting a newborn in the hospital this week also got me thinking about labor and delivery of course, and I pray that God’s hands will surround our family that day.