Baby Striclyn · pregnancy week to week

29 weeks

Thanks to Jonathan for the chalkboard design!  29 weeks, 4 days
Thanks to Jonathan for the chalkboard design! 29 weeks, 4 days

How far along?  29 weeks (January 5-11)

Maternity clothes?  Yes.  When we left Texas, I also got to pick and choose my favorites of my mom’s clothes.  So now I also wear her t-shirts and scrub bottoms almost daily.

Stretch marks?  No!

Sleep?  This has been the worst week of sleep so far.  Seems like there are never enough pillows!  (if I knew what twitter was all about, I would say something along the lines of #firstworldproblems)

Miss Anything?  Family in Texas and life without heartburn.  Cool story:  One night this week, as I was laying down to go to sleep, my heartburn was coming up really strong.  It really felt like I was gargling acid and there was no way to make it stop.  I had propped myself up in bed in hopes that I would find a little relief.  No change.  Eventually, I asked Jonathan to pray that my heartburn would go away.  He told me he would and so I waited.  Almost instantly, the heartburn was gone and I rolled over and went right to sleep!  The next day, Jonathan and I were in the car and when I remembered I exclaimed, “Jonathan!  When you prayed last night, my acid reflux really went away!”  He smiled and said, “Good!  I really believed it would.”  Praise God for giving us His Spirit who heals!  Jesus is so sweet to me.

Movement?  She’s been more hyper than ever this week.  I’m wondering if she will ever be too crammed to move around in there.  She really seems to fight it!

Food cravings?  This week, I really wanted a good bagel.  Jonathan took me to Panera bread and we bought a BAKERS DOZEN!!  I have been having luxurious breakfast feasts ever since 🙂

Anything making you queasy or sick?  Nope

Best moment this week?  We got to hear little baby girl’s heartbeat this week!!!  She is measuring perfectly and my test for Gestational Diabetes was negative, yay!  Also, my sweet friend, Lori, put together an awesome baby shower for me.  Everything was really great!

Worst moment of the week?  Well, we came back to Tennessee because my appointment with the midwife was supposed to be on Monday.  We got here Saturday super late at night and then Sunday THE WHOLE WORLD FROZE!  Monday it was a steady SIX degrees for most of the day and my appointment was canceled.  In other words, I was just really bummed because we could have stayed in Texas for almost an entire week longer.  (Baby shower day was also super sad because my mom had told me that she wanted to be in Tennessee when Lori had our baby shower… so for a lot of the week I was sad knowing that my mom would have likely been hanging out all week.)

How much are you showing this week?  This week Jonathan told me, “Your belly is getting bigger every day!”

Pregnancy Brain?  It hasn’t been too bad this week, however, I am noticing that I can’t seem to hold on to anything.  Either I can’t pick it up in the first place or I drop whatever it is almost immediately!

Labor Signs?  No

Belly Button in or out?  Depends what time of day it is.  As I recline and type right now, it’s out!  But when I stand up or even if I shift just a little, it’s only halfway out.

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time?  Moody–but this week I don’t think it was pregnancy related (maybe just a little amplified because of the pregnancy).  I read that there are three times in a woman’s life when she can’t cope with her emotions–puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.  I feel like I’ve been handed an overload of emotions during this pregnancy and it’s been the best and the absolute worst time of my life.  Yesterday, God showed me this truth, “Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal,” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.  This gives me hope even though my troubles do not seem “light” or “momentary” at this time.

Looking forward to?  Getting the nursery together with all of our new stuff from the baby shower, women’s small group, and visiting Jonathan’s dad’s side of the family!

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