29 Week Pregnancy Update | It's My Birthday!

How far along? 29 weeks 5 days (the pictures are from yesterday)
Total weight gain/measurements: I am up to a total of 17 lbs of weight gain as of my midwife appointment this morning. My belly is now 38 inches! It took two weeks to grow ¼ of an inch and then I jumped ¾ of an inch in the last week, which explains the stretching feelings I was having recently.
Maternity clothes: I broke down and bought a thin long sleeved maternity top since it's been so cold this spring. If you live near me, you're welcome. I jinxed myself and brought on the nice weather by buying that. :) I also bought some new underwear. I only got three pairs in the boy shorts style for sleeping because while I still do fit (sort of) in my normal size, I think at night I get really hot and feel a little swollen or squished in so I wanted something a little more comfortable in the next size up. I am going to wait to see if I really need to replace them all with the next size up. Mostly the issue is that my thighs are starting to get a little thicker. I don't think my butt is any bigger, although maybe my hips are getting wider as my pelvis loosens up...but I can't really tell yet.

Stretch marks: THAT is the question of the day. I might have a couple. We're going to check again later after I have been in comfy pj pants for a while to see if the marks are still there or if they were just crease marks from my pants.
Sleep: I've been taking naps most days and I'm having a harder time getting up in the morning. Once I'm asleep I don't have an issue but falling asleep is a little difficult with all of the baby movements that seem to get really intense around 11:30pm!

Best moment this week: TODAY! BECAUSE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! :)
Miss anything? I would say being able to have a celebratory drink but the place we went to for dinner had a “mocktail” list so I got a Cucumber Lemon Rickey made with soda water and it was fancy and yummy enough that it didn't matter that it didn't have alcohol in it.
Movement: Like I said before, I've noticed a lot of movement at night. There is also usually about an hour right after I wake up when there is a lot also. Then throughout the day it's much less but honestly, it seems to move around all the time at least a little bit. I'm wondering if this baby actually ever sleeps. Ha ha!
Food Cravings: No but I am about to eat a giant pile of birthday cupcakes when I finish writing this update. :)
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.
Gender: I've been thinking of doing some of those Old Wives' Tale predictions to see what they say. Maybe I'll do a few of them in a couple of weeks and make a video. I think it would be fun to see what the predictions are and then see if they were right when the baby is born.

Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms: I've been more tired, and I've been having some nightmares about going into labor too early. I also waddle a lot and am really losing mobility.
Belly button in or out? In, well maybe mostly in and starting to stick out a little at the top.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: My emotions are all over the place. But at this exact moment I am happy because these cupcakes are staring at me.
Looking forward to: The cupcakes. (sorry...one track mind over here!)

Thanks for reading!

:) Alice

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