We are cruising through our last week in the 20s! I think Henry is definitely going through a growth spurt. My back is constantly hurting these days, which has to mean he’s getting bigger. I got a massage on Monday, and while it was wonderful, it didn’t do much for the back pain. The muscles along my right scapula and down the right side of my back constantly feel tight and sore. 🙁 He’s still squirming a lot, and sometimes I actually feel him pushing on my right rib. I knew he had to be close the way it’s been hurting the past two weeks. But now I actually feel a more distinct jab at my ribcage sometimes. Hopefully he starts his movement downward over the next few weeks. We actually get another ultrasound next week to check his placement. So we’ll see exactly where the little booger is. 😉
No other symptoms to report these days. No weird cravings. Although, I have noticed I crave sweets more than I usually do. Typically, I don’t buy a lot of sweets to have in the house. I’ll buy the little Debbie Christmas trees during December, and for Valentine’s day I bought some of the pink hearts. But in general, I don’t keep cookies or such in the house. I’ve actually held off on buying Girl Scout cookies so far this year only because I’m afraid I’d lose my self-control. BUT, that being said, when we had our Valentine’s dinner with Greg’s family a few weeks ago, I bought a chocolate mousse pie and a cheesecake, both of which ended up staying at our house once everyone left. So we’ve been enjoying those over the past 2 weeks. 🙂
Nothing new in the nursery. It’s actually a temporary storage room while this bathroom renovation is going on. Since the bathroom is directly off the master bedroom, we moved out of the master and have been sleeping in the guest room the past few days. We knew sheet-rock dust would get everywhere, so we tried to clear as much out of the master bedroom as possible (minus the dresser and bed). So most of it is dumped in the nursery right now.
Honestly, until we have a baby shower there’s not much progress to be made in the nursery. So it’s been fairly untouched for the past month. Eventually I need to go shopping for a large area rug and a glider. But I haven’t felt in a rush to do that yet. Probably next month.
29 week stats- Baby boy should be reaching about 2 1/2 pounds and approximately 15 inches from head to toe this week. Muscles and lungs continue to mature, and his head is growing as his brain matures. His bones are hardening which means I need lots of calcium intake this trimester. No worries there. I drink LOTS of milk. MMmmm 🙂 As he continues to grow, he presses up against my diaphragm, which could cause some shortness of breath at times (yes, I can attest to this!). I feel like I breath really heavily at times. And when I walk up the stairs at clinicals (between our unit and the ICU), I definitely get winded. I probably should do some low-impact cardio to help with that. Maybe when the weather gets nice I’ll take some brisk walks around the neighborhood. I actually kinda miss what little workouts I used to do (mainly Pure Barre). But with clinicals and school, ain’t nobody got time for that. :/ Hopefully I can get back into it post grad-school!