29 Week Bumpdate

How far along:

29 weeks

How big is the baby:

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) 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 (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby’s hardening skeleton each day. (via Baby Center)

Total weight gain:

Probably 25-27 pounds. I figure I’ll gain between 30-35 altogether between now and the time Jonah is born. I gained 36 with Noah, so I’m aiming to keep it at that or lower this go around as well.


I actually had a really good week with sleep this week. Maybe it’s a mix of third trimester exhaustion and working long hours during the day. Or maybe it’s had  more to do with getting out and enjoying the nice weather throughout the day. Either way, I had a couple of bad nights but a few really good nights of deep, deep sleep.

Best moment of the last week:

I got some of Jonah’s clothes organized and pretty much finished up the boys room. My “to do” list is dwindling down and I’m hoping to get a few things knocked out this week and next before October hits. Also got to enjoy a little date time with my boys Friday night. We went out to eat and took Noah to see the new Batman movie. He loved it and I’ve been a sucker for Christian Bale since the very first of the Dark Knight movies.

Food cravings:

  • Cereal, Sweet Tea with lots of Ice, McDonalds Ice Cream Cones, Starbursts, and Green Apples with Caramel and Peanuts (Fall, anyone?)

Food aversions:

  • Nothing as of late!


  • Back Pain/Sciatic Nerve Pain: Mostly on my left side and usually only at night…
  • Nesting: 
  • Restless Leg Syndrome: Another one of those pain in the butt symptoms that only bothers me at bedtime.
  • Overall Fatigue
  • Puffy, Swollen Hands & Feet


Baby Boy!! Did you guys see the photos from our Gender Reveal Party?!

What I’m looking forward to:

  • My mom will be here Wednesday afternoon!
  • Our first baby shower is on September 23!

What I miss:

Nothing of significance this week…unless you count being able to get comfortable at night.

Next Appointment:

Thursday, September 13.

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  1. says

    How Exciting! I am only 10 wks and I don’t feel pregnant yet except for needing the occassional nap here & there and that my chest has grown 2 cup sizes already! I am excited for the belly, though it is my 2nd time around, this time I feel more excited and at ease than the 1st. Anyways, congratulations! You look so cute preggers, oh, & I love your gender reveal party, I think I might do that now! If you get the chance, pass by my blog and follow along if you’d like:)


    • says

      I am definitely more at ease this go around than I was the last time. And I hear you on growing 2 cup sizes. that was one of the first indications that I was pregnant. 🙂 We LOVED having a gender party and if we ever have a third, we’ll be doing another. It was such a fun way to capture the day and the experience!

    • says

      Thanks girl! I got that one at Motherhood Maternity. They’ve got a sale going on right now. Buy one get one 50% off on a lot of their jeans and shirts. 🙂 And they just put out the new Jessica Simpson collection.

  2. says

    Sounds like you’re feeling better and sleeping much better too! Cute bump!

    Gosh, can you believe you’re at the last leg now? Feels like just yesterday when I read your first bump update 🙂

    • says

      I am feeling much better! I’m still tired, but things aren’t as achy as they have been. I’m hoping that it stays that way. The fatigue I can deal with…it’s the soreness that sucks.

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