How Far Along: 29 Weeks! Last week of the 20's!
Baby is the size of: Butternut Squash
Total Weight Gain: 24 pounds
Sleep: Pretty good this week. I think I'm slowly becoming a morning person. Not in the "Bright and chipper" sense, but in the I wake up earlier and can't go back to sleep sense.
Best Moment of the week:
*One of my goals during pregnancy is to be able to still do a split when I'm 9 months pregnant...so far...so good! Thanks so my friend Corinne for capturing this moment for me! I so hope I can keep this up!
However, I will say...getting into the split isn't exactly glamorous::
*YOGA!! Omg how I missed prenatal yoga, it felt sooo good to go back after a two week hiatus!
*Baby Safe Class! I wish I could file this under "mediocre moment of the week" (Review of the class will be up tomorrow!)
*I'm 99% sure I felt little baby hiccups this week! They were kind of like little kicks, but very rhythmic and it just made sense that they were hiccups.
*Taking some pictures with Chris in Salem this weekend!
Worst Moment of the Week:
*Being openly openly judged by the woman sitting next to me at the nail salon for getting a gel manicure. She was more so inquisitive about what I was having done, and then said "Oh...so you're not getting it done again until after the baby is born then right?" I told her that I was getting it done and that I am a very careful person and feel that there is no harm done by continuing.
I mean honestly, even with just the fumes at a nail salon at least with a gel manicure I only have to sit there every 3 weeks as opposed to one or two! However, that's not even the point. First, let me start out by saying that throughout my pregnancy I have been extremely careful, and research-oriented through mostly everything I do. I haven't taken a single medication except a few tums here and there, I don't dye my hair, I take my vitamins daily, I've avoided all the foods I'm supposed to avoid (except for certain soft cheeses in moderation), I do yoga, I eat a variety of things, etc. etc. When it came to gel manicures, I did do the research - and well ok, the research isn't really there. Gel manicures are a fairly new thing, but it's such a small, non-invasive sort of thing that it would be next to impossible to actually trace it's effects because you're not really doing anything that harmful.
Here's what I do know (or think, or semi-researched):
- The 5-8 minutes of UV light that I'm getting is less invasive than the UV Rays I would get from the sun on my hour long lunch-break walks.
- If this is the one thing that I do that's maybe not "scientifically researched" I think I'm ok. As my coworker said "If you encounter a problem with your baby...it's not because you got gel manicures." Women every day do far more "harmful" things while they are pregnant - not that that justifies anything, just saying.
On another note, I have decided that after the baby is born - I will be resorting back to doing my own nails as a cost-saving measure. Getting manicures was an indulgence I allowed myself to do in the city while working and to make up for my sometimes hellish commutes. Perhaps I should start now, but these last few manicures are my "last hurrah" or sorts.
Anyone else have opinions on the gel manicure while pregnant topic? Not that I'm inviting more ridicule...but lay it on me...at least this time it's solicited.
Miss Anything: Being able to just bounce out of bed or out of a car.
Food Cravings: Dark Chocolate
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show? Nope..nothing.
Ok...I'm gonna do it....I'm going to show what may be my one and only bare belly shot...don't get too used to this, but it really does show you exactly how I look right now.
Gender: Team Green
Symptoms: I'd like to know who's bright idea it was to place the uterus right next to bladder? Huh? Anyone? Anyone wanna take responsibility for that bright idea?
*Intense kicks! I was stopped in my tracks at LEAST 3 times on Saturday by the movement. It didn't hurt, it was just so intense that it physically made me gasp. It's the weirdest thing to describe, and I'm much more used to it now. Baby is certainly growing and running out of room!
UM...I TORE UP the dance floor at our friend's wedding on Saturday. Everyone wanted to dance with the belly, including our friend Anthony. I'm sure there were some people there who were finding great humor in watching the pregnant lady break it down on the dance floor - as much as I could anyway.
Mood: Good all week, but I don't wanna even talk about yesterday...The only thing that got me to laugh and out of my funk was the Nicolas Cage version of Miley Cyrus's music video for Wrecking Ball- watch it, you can thank me later.
Looking forward to: Our 30 week ultrasound today!
Maternity Clothes: Yes
Stretchmarks: Minor stretch marks, and a little linea negra
Rings on or off? Engagement Ring off, wedding band on
Bellybutton in or out? Still in!
This week I:
*Watched the Business of Being Born, 2 episodes (out of 4) of More Business of Being Born and listened to a couple interesting Pregtastic Podcasts. Highly recommend all...reviews will be coming soon!
Reading: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The baby will develop 75% of its skeleton in the next few weeks. Calcium is of UTMOST importance right now.