Tuesday, May 21, 2013

29 weeks


Thoughts: last night we spent some time praying for our friends who were induced yesterday and waiting on their baby girl and got very emotional knowing that in just a few weeks, we'd be praying through our son's birth. For some reason I am so anxious to hit 30 weeks, not that I want him to come, but each week he stays inside of me, I feel so much more confident. Jon said I was glowing this week and that gets me so excited to meet my little boy. 

Baby: baby should be about 3lbs and 17 inches now... that is big! His bones are hardening and soaking up a lot of my calcium. Hopefully he'll take after his daddy and love milk!

Symptoms: 8 days Zofran free!! Yay! Friday night I started experiencing pretty bad pain on the left side of my pubic bone area. Of course we did research and it says don't sit down too long, don't stand up too long, don't carry things over 5lbs, etc, etc, etc. The pain comes and goes but it is really intense at times. Heart flutters/palpitations and still having a hard time catching my breath at times (I realized I can no longer sing worship at church because my heartrate would speed up and I'd feel exhausted lol!). TMI but I do want to remember this for my future pregnancies, I started leaking a little colostrum...lovely. 

Movement: yes, all the time. Some mornings he wakes me up with kicks and jabs and sometimes he sleeps in. One thing I know I will miss about pregnancy is feeling these precious kicks! He loves the music at church too.

Cravings/aversions/eating: after failing a portion of my glucose test last week, it's been interesting (and hard) to tame my chocolate/dessert/sweets cravings. I have been eating TONS of fruit and eating sugar free pudding cups and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. 

Workouts: this week has been the most drastic change in my energy levels. I tried to go to the gym last Friday and was just so incredibly exhausted. Walks here and there and I am going to try to do some light weights this week. 

Sleep: really inconsistent lately... womp womp. One night I was up 5-6 times going to the bathroom and tossing and turning and the next night I slept a solid 8 hours. 

Clothes: finally getting to wear lots of sundresses! Lots of my pre pregnancy ones fit me but are a little short up front but it's nice to have more options than just the maternity clothes I've bought. At night I have to wear Jon's boxers to bed because everything else is so tight

Random: I am a registered donor for Be The Match and knew right away that I wanted to donate our baby's cord blood since we decided against banking. Now that we are late enough in our pregnancy, we've been filling out forms to prep for the collection. Please pray with me that our son's blood would save lives!

I finally got in the pool on Sunday!!! I have been looking forward to that since I got pregnant and it felt amazing. I mostly laid on a float, and walked around the shallow end, it was so relaxing! And yes I am rocking a bikini as long as I don't get stretch marks, maternity suits are $$$ so I am using what I have (bought this suit for $5 at Old Navy last fall... score)

28w6d

Did you watch my video review of the new Bumped by BLANQI maternity cami?
28w1d


21 comments:

Everyday Adventures said...

I am 29 weeks too today! My numbers were high on the 1 hr glucose and then I took the 3hr (yuck!) last week and my numbers were still high even though I had been on a 1800 calorie diet for 2 weeks leading up to it. Now I have to remain on the that diet and watch my carbs and sugar for the rest of the pregnancy as well as test my blood 4 times a day! fun fun but its all totally worth it! Hope you dont have to take the 3 hr test but if you do, be prepared to be pricked 4 times!

Bridget said...

You look so adorable in the swimsuit!!

Happy last week in your 20's!!!

Do you have more info on the cord blood donation? I would love to look into that!!! THX!!!

KRISTIN said...

Look at you rockin' the bikini! I LOVE it! You look amazing and really do have a glow! I just ran a Be the Match 5k this weekend in honor of one my friends who had lymphoma! SO amazing that you are sharing your baby to give people in need an AMAZING gift!

And, girlfriend! You need to link up with me today! :)

Tami said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! I didn't know that you could donate the cord blood. I'm definitely going to look into that for future pregnancies.

Carolyn said...

Jon is right... you're definitely glowing!! :) I can't believe you're almost 30 weeks! SO EXCITING!!!

Candice Williams said...

I think it's so neat that you're donating his cord blood. That is amazing. I am all about things like that ad well as organ donations and all the like... What a huge difference that can make in people's lives!!!

I'm also so happy to hear that you're zofran free as of now. Yay!! You're so close!! The last weeks really dragged for me because I was so anxious to meet my little guy. As too approach the 35 week mark.. Try to stay very occupied. Go get manicures, go shopping, cook and freeze some meals so you have them when baby is here... Easy fun things to keep you busy!

J and A said...

You have the best belly ever!! I love it and you can rock that bikini girl!! Congrats on being zofran free, I hope you keep feeling great!

Holly Perkins said...

Ruthie you sure are rockin' that bikini! :) Glad to hear you you will be donating the cord blood--I'm sure it will help save lives!

Wifessionals said...

Ha, I bought a maternity suit this week. I will totally wear a normal bikini once I look really pregnant, but right now I just look fat lol.

PS - you'll love this - I may have talked Ryan into part time cloth diapering...and so I found cloth diapering shops for the baby series!!! Keep an eye out and you can win more cloth diapers for your stash!!!

smk053078 said...

Yay for being Zofran free for 8 whole days!!! And I almost died when I saw your swimsuit picture....absolutely PRECIOUS!!! I mean, really, can a pregnant girl be any cuter than you? I think NOT!!!

MGHanna said...

you look great! i rocked a bikini until two days before my daughter was born ;) the nurses were asking how my belly was so tan. LOL! love reading your updates.

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

kind of jealous that you can still wear your suits from before! my boobs outgrew them all :(( and stretchmarks are makin an appearance on my thighs :(( LOVE how high your baby boy is. i admire your belly! and yay for zofran free!! i hope that you can keep it going!

Nina Tank said...

Haha I was looking forward to rocking a bikini WITH my ugly stretch marks but now you Have me second guessing haha!!! I refuse to buy a maternity suit for just the few times I will get in the pool the next few weeks, they are insanely priced and not cute! Glad you are zofran free- I couldn't imagine being nauceous this far in my pregnancy!!

Nina Tank said...

Haha I was looking forward to rocking a bikini WITH my ugly stretch marks but now you Have me second guessing haha!!! I refuse to buy a maternity suit for just the few times I will get in the pool the next few weeks, they are insanely priced and not cute! Glad you are zofran free- I couldn't imagine being nauceous this far in my pregnancy!!

Nina Tank said...

Haha I was looking forward to rocking a bikini WITH my ugly stretch marks but now you Have me second guessing haha!!! I refuse to buy a maternity suit for just the few times I will get in the pool the next few weeks, they are insanely priced and not cute! Glad you are zofran free- I couldn't imagine being nauceous this far in my pregnancy!!

Ashlie said...

@Nina...I have a 14m old little girl and I'm 20w pregnant now and I have few stretch marks in front below my belly button from the first pregnancy and ill be rockin a bikini regardless. I worked hard for those no need to be ashamed of them. ;)

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

You look fabulous Ruthie! I really enjoy reading your updated. I bet they'll be such a treasure when you have your second child. It will be fun to compare the pregnancies with this much detail!

Heather Leigh said...

You look wonderful girl!!! I can't believe you are in your 3rd tri already!! Tick tock!! :)

Dana said...

Bless you for donating your cord blood, Ruthie! My nephew was born with a rare, fatal genetic disease and had an experimental cord blood transplant 8 years ago. The procedure was performed at Duke in North Carolina using the cord blood from a baby girl in St. Louis. Now my nephew is 9 years old and in 3rd grade. Although he's in a wheelchair, he's alive thanks to a generous couple like you and Jon. Many blessings to you both. And happy to hear you've been Zofran free, too!!

Amanda said...

sooo close!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) I can't wait to see his nursery and know his name and hold that little muffin. <3 That belly is so cute girl!

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

You are getting there! So close!

You are honestly the prettiest pregnant woman ever! Your belly is gorgeous!

xoxo

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