How far along:
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.
- Cereal, Sweet Tea with lots of Ice, McDonalds Ice Cream Cones, Starbursts, and Green Apples with Caramel and Peanuts (Fall, anyone?)
- Nothing as of late!
- Back Pain/Sciatic Nerve Pain: Mostly on my left side and usually only at night…
- 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.
Thursday, September 13.
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