29 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week by Week

29 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week by Week

Hello there, you 29 weeks pregnant princess, you! Might I say you are looking pretty darn great! That baby of yours is the size of a pineapple this week. Yes, you read that right… and PINEAPPLE. That’s just huge! And guess what, your pineapple will eventually be a watermelon in just a few short weeks. Welcome to the third trimester, momma! Lot’s of fun changes and preparations ahead! 11 weeks left, señorita!

29 Weeks Pregnant from the Doctor:

With major development finished, your baby starts gaining weight very quickly. This is a great time period, between 28-32 weeks, for a 3D/4D ultrasound. They are amazing real time images and let’s you see those sweet baby cheeks and hair starting to grow! Your doctor’s office may offer them but if not, there are ultrasound locations that specialize in these sonograms. You may not be assigned to a regular ultrasound for the rest of your pregnancy. Be reassured, this is a good thing and means you are tracking well and don’t have any concern symptoms or signs at your regular visits.

29 Weeks Pregnant from the Pregnant Lady:

This week was Christmas and I definitely went overboard on the hot chocolate, peppermint bark, peanut brittle and more! I’m not going to lie… I’m ready for a cocktail. Only a few more weeks until mom can safely have one! Until then, I’ll have dessert… for breakfast…. thank you very much!

What are you feeling?

Feeling Full… Fast

All the sudden I feel like my food is filling me up WAY faster than it used to. Granted, my stomach [along with my other organs] is being squished into a tiny ball, so no wonder I can only fit so much food inside of it! Seriously… anyone else feel like 4-5 bites is all you need to feel full these days?

Hello, First Trimester Fatigue

It’s back, y’all. I’m tired… like TIRED. Bedtime is calling my name earlier and earlier and I’m not a very good napper, but I’m finding myself wanting to close my eyes in the afternoons again! This is normal and a very real side effect of pregnancy, both in the first and third trimester!

Pregnancy Buzz Word – Big Brother/Big Sister

If this is not your firstbaby, there’s an added element of fun to this pregnancy, baby’s big sibling! While giving your son or daughter a younger sibling is one of the greatest gifts you can give them, the transition from only child or baby-of-the-house to big sister or brother can be hard to digest for some kiddos, especially if they’re toddlers or preschoolers.

B has been excited for his baby sister’s arrival since the day we told him we were having a baby! He talks to her, kisses her [blows “toots” on my tummy to her, too], and has even given her a paw patrol nickname like everyone else [I’m Rubble… the construction worker bulldog and I can’t help but notice the direct correlation between my current state – big, fat, pregnant and grunting – and the natural state of an English Bulldog]. Anyways… I wrote a post going in depth about how we’re prepping B for his sister’s arrival. You can read that here.

Prepping Your Older Child for New Baby – How We’re Doing It

We talk about our family as the FOUR of us already.

We bought a baby sister doll to practice loving on and helping with.

We talk about how big our boy is and that how being a caring, loving and protecting big sibling is a part of being a big kid.

We watch videos of kids meeting their siblings for the first time in the hospital on YouTube.

We will have a gift for him at the hospital from his baby sister. He will bring a gift to the hospital [that he picks out with his aunt once baby is born] to give to his sister.

How to Survive this week:

You’ve rounded third base and are officially in the home stretch, momma! Your little love bug will be here before you know it! Now’s the time to start getting serious about your baby prep. Check out these resources just for the third trimester for inspiration!

Here are some posts you mind find helpful during your second trimester:

5 Natural Products for Surviving Pregnancy // Fitness for 2 – Pregnancy Fitness 101
Fitness for 2 – Working Out in the 3rd Trimester // The Ultimate Baby Registry Guide
What’s in My Hospital Bag // What to Add to Your Hospital Bag // Prepping your Child for a New Baby
12 Ways to Pray for Your Unborn Child // Our Baby Boy’s Nursery // Our Baby Girl’s Nursery
How I Organized our Nursery // B’s Birth Story // A’s Birth Story // My Pregnancy Dream Team
Maternity Photos – Why I Chose to Do Them // Nesting the Natural Way // Our Newborn Photos

   

Disclaimer: As with anything, your doctor, midwife or health practitioner should be the most-esteemed and final word when it comes to pregnancy symptoms, medications, prenatal vitamins and to-do’s. This series is meant to be informative and fun, but is in no way purposed to replace the information that your doctor can provide. Always check with your doctor first.
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