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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Twenty-Nine Weeks 4.14.2010

Wow, people. I've hit a whole new food item this week!!!

This is The Bump's comparison picture for the baby's size from weeks 29-32.



And this is what they had to say about baby's development for this time period:
Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- as you’ve also probably noticed -- they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments.
As baby's skin smoothes out, his brain just keeps getting more wrinkled. All those grooves and indentations increase surface area, meaning more room for that oh-so-essential brain tissue. He's also adding some brawn -- his grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger. Crazy, right?

There isn't much to report for this week other than the food change. I did just have a cute moment I have to tell! I got the hankerin' to get my sectional couch scrubbed and covered until little dude comes. It was covered in 2 years of human and dog wear and tear. All fabric is now scrubbed and better than new!!! Now I just have to keep it covered until our little man comes. The whole process was a ton of work and a rigorous workout. You wouldn't think so but it was. Anyway, I laid there panting on the floor after a particularly exhaustive sprint of work without stopping when I felt some pressure and stretching just below my right ribs. I was laying on my left side so I looked down to see something quite small pushing forcefully outward. My skin was raised by something obviously appenage-like. I watched it until it got particularly sharp so I took my fingertip and tickled the stretched patch of skin. Now, I have pushed his body parts back in before but that was more of a firm pressure to which he responded slowly. This time, his limb recoiled so quickly. It was aDORable!!! I can only guess that it was his foot and that he is ticklish, just like his daddy. It was so cute and special because it seemed like my first real interaction and a glimpse into a personality of sorts. I'm in love!!!

  • How far along? 29 weeks and 6 days (sorry, lost track of time. 30 week's tomorrow!!)
  • Total Weight gain? 6 lbs (as of my last appointment 1 wk ago)
  • stretch marks? none yet. That questions makes them feel inevitable...or maybe I'm that paranoid.
  • movement? that word doesn't cover it. There are times where it feels like seizurses
  • food cravings? still tomatoes but increasing chocolate cravings thrown in
  • belly button- in our out? on it's way out, fo sho
  • maternity clothes? not at the moment. I'm sporting a tank and a pair of Greg's basketball shorts
  • annoying tidbits? people not respecting that I know what I'm talking about when I say I want to do an alternative vaccination schedule. I didn't just decide I didn't like their schedule and I absolutely wouldn't do anything that could harm my child. I've done my research, people. I'm still doing more but I've done enough to know this is what is best for our lives.

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