29 Weeks and Mother's Day

How far along: 29 weeks, 5 days
Size: 2.5 pounds and 15.25 inches
Gender: Baby girl
Total weight gain: 23ish pounds
Maternity clothes: Last week I picked up a couple more tees and a pair of denim shorts to get me through our hot summer!
Stretch marks: Still using my belly butter, though not as often as last time.
Sleep: Sleep has been terrible this week. My entire back hurts all through the night, making it hard to sleep but easier to get out of bed in the morning :). I'm also waking 4 times on average to pee.
Movement: I think I'm carrying even lower than I did with Nora, so most of the movement is pretty low, but this week I felt a few kicks up near my ribs. Most frequently she kicks my sides mid-right and lower left.
Queasy or sick: Thankful to be feeling well!
Labor Signs: --
Symptoms: I've had an uncomfortable belly and lower back pain the majority of this week. I think it's also time to bra shop again.
Belly button in or out: About the same - flat on top, still in on the bottom, and super sensitive.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Recap of the week: Matt was out of town during the week for work so Nora and I had a couple play dates, shopped, and had our first Starbucks mommy-daughter date. We had a great weekend together after he returned and grilled burgers for Mother's Day.
Looking forward to: I need to make some serious headway on Nora's new room and getting the new nursery ready in the next few weeks! My goal is to have everything done by the end of June.
Looking back: 29 weeks with Nora.

We tried to snap a few photos before church on Mother's Day, but Nora wasn't having it. This is our best shot. 

I taught her how to water the flowers last week while Matt was gone, and it's one of her favorite things to do now. Of course, she loves drinking from the cup also..

And we got some bubbles ("buh-buhs") at Target last week too, which has become a daily outdoor activity. She doesn't quite have the blowing figured out so we still have to help her. When she gets the wand, it goes straight into her mouth :).

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
+, Lauren Aiken

1 comment:

  1. Okay, she is the absolute sweetest!!

    It's hitting me that you're having a baby soon. Like, soon soon! I can't wait!!