29 weeks

How far along? 29 weeks, 4 days.
Baby Size: Nearly 3 pounds and 17 inches.
Total weight gain: About 21 pounds, and I can no longer see my legs when I look down. This week Matt looked at me and said "When did you get so pregnant?!" 
Maternity clothes? Yes! 
Stretch marks? No.
Sleep: Sleep is pretty inconsistent. I sleep like a rock some nights. Others I have a hard time falling asleep. And one night this week I went to the bathroom 3 times before actually falling asleep! I've started taking a nap during the day if I get tired.
Best moment(s) this week: I had my 3-hour glucose screening on Tuesday morning and was SO relieved to hear that my results were normal. Thank you for your prayers as I waited to hear whether I had gestational diabetes or not! Last week was such a good reminder that while eating healthy and taking care of myself are important, I am not ultimately in control of this pregnancy (or anything!) and that the Lord is sovereign over all. 
Miss Anything? Not really. Sometimes I have a sushi craving, but we could remedy that with a little homemade vegetarian sushi :).
Movement: This week I've tried to capture some of the movement on video (with little success). I have a couple videos where she kicks once or twice, but not a whole lot. I'm going to keep trying!
Food cravings: Goat cheese, salads. It seems like my cravings go back and forth from fresh produce to spicy foods!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Gender: Girl.
Labor Signs: No.
Symptoms: I'm starting to notice how thick my hair has gotten. Now I can tell that my belly is growing every day, and it's still a little achey every once in awhile.
Belly Button in or out? Halfie.
Wedding rings on or off? On. 
Mood: I'm getting more and more excited the closer we get!
Looking forward to: Ordering the crib mattress (oops, we forgot to do that this week!) and looking more seriously at rocker/gliders.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! We're kicking it off with homemade pizza and the Olympic opening tonight.
+, Lauren Aiken


  1. So cute!! And I love your necklace!

  2. I love your hair back like that!! I can't wait to hold Baby A!