Monday, August 11, 2014

29 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is growing rapidly now. This week he weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (about the size of a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain – which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester.

August 11, 2014

Hello!!! Hope everyone had a super weekend! I can't believe I'm going to be entering the "30s" tomorrow!!! I feel like once you hit the 30-week mark during pregnancy, the due date gets REALLY close. Gulp!!
Me (5'10) at 29 weeks and my sis in law (5'3) at 23 weeks!

Here are my measurements for Week 29 -
Chest - 36.5"
Right Arm - 11 3/8"
Left Arm - 11 1/4"
Waist - 37 1/2 and GROWING!!!!
Hips - 40.5"
Right Thigh - 24 1/2"
Left Thigh - 24"
Weight - 174 pounds and GROWING (grumble) 

I honestly feel great and I think this is why I keep going back to boy. I did feel really great when pregnant with Jackson. I did have a rougher start to this pregnancy than with Jackson but I do feel like I have more energy. YES, I am tired, but it's weird. I can keep going and going. It could because I'm really watching what I eat and am getting in a great workout and it's SUMMER! I remember with Jackson I could maybe do stair stepper once a week. So I LOVE THIS - I'm getting 3-4 workouts in a week!!!

I forgot to post that my blood pressure went back down to 106/61! YAY! It was around 122/62 the time before that but I also realized that was when we were moving and I wasn't eating as well, nor was I working out AND I was STRESSED OUT! Hmmmmmmmmmm.

I had a break out with hives early on in this pregnancy and I had a rash on my face with this one (went away right before third trimester). I also had the big belly line with Jackson and not with this one. I also can still get regular pants and shorts over my thighs with this one. I could NOT with Jackson. However, I feel like I'm going to gain more this time around. Oh boy. I cream. Oh boy!!! My hair feels thick and it did with Jackson.

Everything is GREAT! I seriously am thinking it might have to do with becoming a coach for Beachbody. I LOVE it. LOVE IT. More on that in another post!!!

Have a super week!


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