Friday, May 21, 2010

29 Weeks, Holy Baby Bump Batman!

The further along I find myself in this pregnancy, the more frustrated I become with that silly little weekly survey. I mean, do you honestly care each week whether or not I'm wearing maternity clothes? I think it's pretty self-explanatory now. We all know my belly button sticks out an additional inch from my abdomen and should have it's own postal code and just in case you were wondering, I officially weigh as much as my hubsand. Put that in your Caesar salad and suck on it, whydontchya?

Hubs and I have sat through our first of TWO childbirth classes. Our instructor is not only a Labor and Delivery nurse but also a Mom and well, she rocks. She tells you like it is, no holds barred. She even tells you when the video is about to show the delivery of the placenta so you can either close your eyes like a mature adult or bury your head in your pillow like a small child. Because, I mean, let's be honest. NOBODY wants to nor needs to see that. We all know it has to come out somehow. She's given me the confidence (and a few helpful position tips and breathing exercises) to go with my gut and try to push this baby out au natural.

Aside from the horrific indigestion and the almost complete inability to find a comfortable position to sleep in at night (thanks to the basketball in my midsection, as well as the hotflashes), I feel great. I waddle when I walk and I wheeze if I try to walk and talk at the same time. My hips hurt, my back hurts. My feet hurt. It's all relative.

I passed my 1 hour glucose test with flying colors. Hello, 92! I only had to suffer through forty minutes of total dizziness, nausea, cold sweats and the shakes to pass! Oh, and I drank the fruit punch flavor. I give it an 8 out of 10.

I can't touch my toes and have resorted to biweekly pedicures. This week, I'm rockin' OPI's La Paz-itively Hot! Hubs refuses to paint my toes for me and therefore I'm allowed to shellout 35 dollars to have my new BFF "Jennifer" paint them for me at the salon down the road.

I can lay on the couch and watch elbows and knees make their way across my belly. I get a little weepy thinking how badly I cannot wait to hold those little hands and feets that I feel either punching my cervix or kicking me in the ribs.

Baby boy knows his Daddy's voice and kicks and rolls in reponse to him. Do I even need to say more? Insert sound of heart-melting and double squee, here!

Had some routine labs drawn this week and knowingly confirmed my Rh negative-ness. Highlight of the week? Getting an intramuscular injection in my hiney. Thanks, Sue Ellen. From one nurse to another? You were the bomb-diggity. No jokes.

Oh, and did I mention? We've chosen a name. Let's see how long I can keep it a secret from you all. The last time I tried this, I lasted what? Approximately 12 weeks and 3 days? That's nothin'! Baby boy will be here before we know it!

Looking forward to my first biweekly doctor's appointment on Monday and will somebody PLEASE remind me to ask when my next ultrasound is? We all know Baby boy has been measuring ahead of schedule, but I would at least like to prepare myself for whatever size fruit or vegetable I will be pushing out of something the size of a lemon. Thanks!


  1. You look great, your all belly, lucky girl!!!

    I had the worst hot flash last night, uh, hate them!!

  2. I still can't believe we're exactly the same amount pregnant. You look so cute with your belly and I've given up hope that mine will ever pop or that anyone will ever notice on their own that I am indeed actually pregnant and not just a fat cow. Ugh...only 11 more weeks to go!

  3. Your too cute for words Mrs. Ashley! :-) Your almost there! So excited for you. I love my little nephew soo much so I know how stinking much you will enjoy your very own baby boy! AND BOO! I cannot believe your not sharing the name ;-) HEHE! Just kidding. Can't wait to find out. Have a very good weekend, XO

    p.s. I'm not pregnant and I make boyfriend shell out $35 every few weeks too to get a mani/pedi... MUCH NEEDED for sure.

  4. You are all belly and you look amazing!! So cute: )

  5. You look great! You're all baby :) and you sound just like me. I can't paint my toenails anymore, but I also can't find a salon within walking distance on my lunch break, but I'm hoping to start getting the bi-weekly pedicures as well! and that OPI shade is fabulous! I'll have to give it a try! It sucks that you can't get comfortable, have indigestion, heartburn, etc., but it'll be worth it (so I hear!). We're keeping our boy's name a secret, baby recognizes daddy's voice, I'm kicked and punched constantly, and I can't WAIT to hold him!! I just can't believe how similar (yet so different) pregnancies can be! Congrats on reaching the every-2-week dr visits! Unfortunately, my doc won't give me another ultrasound until 38 weeks, and that's only if they can't tell what position the baby is in! So it looks like no ultrasound for me. Hopefully you have an awesome doctor though and you get another! :)

  6. Oh my god, you kill me! Seriously. I feel like you are writing my posts for me. Hilarious! That whole placenta delivery? TRIPLE GOO! So disgusting. And I was the childish one to bury my head into my pillow and grimace.

  7. you are too adorable. and FUNNY i might add. i can't even imagine my belly that size ... sitting chubby here at 13 1/2 weeks and waiting for it to "pop" ...

    and i TOO am rh negative! guess i'll be gettin' a big ol' shot in the hiney as well!!!

  8. You look so beautiful! All the best!

  9. You are beyond adorable! I can't believe you are already 29 weeks.. He's going to be here before you know it!!

  10. You crack me up! I love reading your blog! I'm in week 9 of a new baby so reliving your pregnancy brings it all back to my memory so vivid! You're in for fun times. Congrats!

  11. you look great :) Oh, and the placenta may be gross...but it happens so fast you barely even notice it. I remember someone saying 'ohhh thats the placenta?!' and then I leaned down and looked and said something like 'looks like a sea creature'....and no one agreed with me. Whatever, I'm the mom. What I say goes :0

    Anyway, I hope all things go your way with the delivery au naturale. I definitely had an epidural, but, like I'll tell in the rest of the birth story--it frickin wore OFF by the time I pushed and I felt EVERYTHING. Every friggin thing. and ohmygosh, not gonna lie...painnnful. But, it can be done ;) hehe.

    I'm so excited for you to finally meet your little guy. It makes everything little ounce of it (even getting rainbow sprinkles instead of chocolate) worth it...So very worth it. it will be the BEST day of your life, hands down.

    Oh and you should feel special...I havent commented on a blog in basically like..umm...11 days--since that's how old my daughter is. ha.

  12. I love how you are embracing all of the unpleasantries of pregnancy. You still look gorgeous!

  13. Hi! Just discovered your blog via K's Little Law. Love it! You make me laugh, I love your outlook on pregnancy. And you look amazing by the way!

  14. Hilarious post! I am already having nightmares about the glucose test....4 more weeks! and so far my baby girl has no name....good luck on keeping yours a secret ;)


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