Welcome to a piece of our sweet journey of life. This blog is about our family life-- my husband, my type 1 diabetic kindergartner, my spunky pre-schooler, my newborn baby girl, and myself! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

29 Weeks

Today marks 29 weeks and I'm pumped!  I'm ready to be near the final countdown, and I feel like that starts on week 30.  Thirty weeks makes it sound legit and so close!  So, I'm excited for being 29 weeks and T-minus 11 weeks from meeting our little one.

These pictures were taken on Saturday before heading to Costco. 

How far along? 29 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +16lbs  I've maintained my weight for the last two weeks since I’m on super-cautious low carb diet.  My weight gain can fluctuate from a gain of 13lbs to 18lbs over the time span of a couple days—depending on what time of day I check my weight.  My appointment tomorrow is late in the day, so I’m anticipating the weight gain to show closer to the 18lb mark.
Maternity clothes? Yes.  I can still wear some regular t-shirts, but I prefer maternity tops for sure.  All of my “appear out in public” bottoms are maternity-wear.  I have also started borrowing Aaron’s work-out shirts for pajama tops when my pajamas are in the wash.

Stretch marks? Oh yes.  Since I’m out of the first trimester olfactory overload, I’m finally able to use my good-smelling lotion again, and that’s been such a fun treat.  I don’t think it’ll help fade any current stretch marks, but it’s nice to have a soft belly anyway.

Sleep: Pretty horrible.  This whole “sleep on your side then switch when you can’t stand the hip pain anymore” is getting old.  I have such vivid dreams and nightmares now and I often wake up in a panic that I’ve been sleeping on my back!  I haven’t actually slept on my back, but my adrenaline is so high from the dreams and nightmares that I imagine myself having slept in a way that I shouldn’t.  I’m up about every two hours at night, and often fluctuate between being too hot or too cold, and then being irritated that it’s not the weekend and I actually have to wake up in just a few hours for work.

Best moment this week: Reading lots of stories to my boys and knowing Avery can hear me read!  She’s been able to for a while, but our story time at home has dramatically increased this past week or two, and it’s been fun to read stories while knowing she can listen in.

Have you told family and friends: Absolutely.

Miss Anything? I miss being able to snuggle-cuddle my kids without worrying if they’re going to flail their arms or legs towards my belly.  I also miss hugging Aaron close—our feet are several feet apart now when we hug to allow for our upper bodies to actually embrace.  We look like a triangle rather than a stick.

Movement: Avery is still so active which I’m thankful for.  She’s a pretty good napper, which is nice in the evenings when I’m able to catch a snooze.  She moves a lot during the daytime and I’m always glad to feel it! 

Food cravings: Obviously everything I cannot have at the moment, but specifically chocolate chip cookie dough.  Not the ice cream.  Just the actual dough.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of wet dog.  Ugh.  We’ve had LOTS of rainy days here and I try to let the dogs in as fast as I can (if I’m home), but sometimes the rain comes from out of nowhere and it’s relentless!  We’ve had some VERY wet dogs inside our laundry room the last couple days around mid-afternoon and it’s so stinky!   

Have you started to show yet: Most definitely.   

Gender: GIRL! 

Labor Signs: No—yay!

Belly Button in or out? Out out out.

Wedding rings on or off? Off. :(  Still so super sad about this.  

Happy or Moody most of the time: Wanting to be happy 100%, but realistically moody.

Looking forward to: My OB appointment tomorrow where I turn in my blood-sugar charts for the last two weeks and find out the next step of treatment.  I’m at peace with being on medication—anything to keep Avery healthy, so I’m ready to get started and get these numbers where they should be!

Until Next Time,

Much love, Reba


  1. You look FABULOUS! I love those shorts! And I am crazy impressed you've gained only 13 teeny tiny lbs. HOW???

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I'm anticipating that the weight progression is from consistent workouts and eating lower carb (most of the pregnancy with some cheating and the whole rest of the pregnancy with no cheating)! But I'm not super sure. I gained a whole lot of weight in 2016 due to a medication, so I'm kind of hoping my body has lost weight itself while the pregnancy has gained the 13+ pounds for its benefits. Who knows. :)