29 weeks

“How your baby’s growing:

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you’ll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk.”

As of last week I’m in the third trimester. I changed doctors last week, too. I don’t remember if I already posted about my old doc, but they had moved their office into Kennestone hospital which was a *pain in the ass* to go to all the time so that is why i switched. so far i  really like the new doctor and nurses i’ve seen, altho i did have to be at the doc + lab (for diabetes test) from 10a -2pm. the doc assuaged my fears of having the baby on my birthday. the current plan is: next doc appt at 30 weeks, ultrasound at 32, and sometime around 32 or 34 weeks we will schedule my c-section to be around 38-39 weeks. i’m hoping they will let me pick the date b/c i want it to be 2/2/12.

biggest symptoms right now are the nightly heartburn, a new thing of extreme exhaustion where i want to sleep allll the time, not so comfy kicking and stomach hardenings (braxton hicks i assume – could someone tell my uterus that i won’t be delivering that way so it can skip the practice contractions?), and an inability to bend over b/c my tummy gets in the way. i’ve also started weaning myself off my zoloft, which is not going so well and i’m definitely not looking forward to going off completely since i’m only at half dose and am already having increased anxiety issues.

this week we are going to get the paint and start painting the nursery. i’ve decided i want pearlescent ivory. mom and i are going to start the sewing probably this week, too.

 

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