Week 29 (Dec 15 – Dec 21)
Week 29…the week this pregnancy tried to beat me. Ok, it wasn’t really that bad, but I seem to have developed every possible pregnancy symptom possible this week. More on that awesomeness later. :)
As I mentioned last week, I came down with a lovely cold, and this week the husband decided it would be a good idea to get it as well. So there was a lot of sleeping, nose-blowing, and general yuckiness in our house over the weekend. I managed to squeeze in one last photo shoot on Saturday, and drag Matt out of bed to our birth class, and then on Sunday I finished up some shopping and spent the afternoon baking away in the kitchen. The work week started off pretty uneventful and then mid-way through things got crazy! Tuesday night we found out we had a showing on Wednesday morning, so we scrambled to clean and I made arrangements to work from home. A few hours after the showing, our realtor called and said the potential buyers wanted to come back. That night. And that they were probably going to make an offer. (Eek!) So we left for the evening showing, and came home and went about our business. About 9:00 that night our realtor calls again to inform us they officially made an offer! (woo hoo!) On Thursday I was pretty much just on the phone all day, but long story short: we countered, they accepted, OUR HOUSE IS SOLD. Finally! We had literally just emailed the realtor saying we were giving up and ready to take it off the market. Ah, irony. So now we just have a home inspection to get through, and if all goes well we are officially out of this house as of the end of January! Yes, that means we’ll be moving when I’m right around 33-34 weeks pregnant. Should be fun. ;) So now we have less than a month to find a new place to live, pack up our entire house, move, unpack, oh and set up a nursery. Guess this is a good time for that “nesting” to set in, huh…
Size of baby: Acorn Squash
Total weight gain/loss: 34 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Are still awesome.
Stretch marks? Not yet
Sleep: no such thing. Between getting over the cold, my newest symptoms and the excitement/stress/general anxiety over our living situation – there’s not a lot of sleeping going on these days.
Symptoms: so, as I said, this week I seem to have come down with all sorts of wonderful symptoms. First, is the lovely cold hanging on. At this point I don’t know if it’s still around or if I’m just back to that pregnancy congestion, but I am a sniffle machine that’s for sure. The heartburn has popped back up, so that’s nice (thankfully still not too horrible, but it’s certainly not enjoyable). And to top it off, I woke up on Monday with serious sausage fingers (had to wrangle my wedding ring off before it got stuck!) and aching fingers and wrists. As the week has gone on, I’ve had more pain in my fingers and wrists (it hurts to write!), and as I “sleep” I find that my hands and arms are falling asleep constantly. According to Dr. Google, all of this adds up to pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel. Say what?!? I didn’t even know such a thing existed. But apparently it does, is common in the 3rd trimester, and should go away after delivery when the swelling all goes down. So, I guess I get to enjoy this for the next 2+ months. Hooray. I will be asking the doctor at our next appointment for any remedies I can try, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much I can do.
Best moment this week: getting the call that we sold our house!
Movement: same story – and now she apparently is turning into a morning person?? All week I have woken up between the hours of 5 and 7am and she has just been dancing away in there. It also seems like whenever Matt gets out of bed she wakes up. I can’t imagine how she knows that he has gotten up, but it seems like she does. All I know is this is not going to fly when she is on the outside.
Food cravings: cookies, fudge, candy, hot chocolate, more cookies… all of the goodies that come along with Christmas. I may have had cookies for lunch the other day.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Belly Button in or out? Seems to be disappearing. And I’m not too happy about it.
Wedding rings on or off? Officially off. Sausage fingers and toes have arrived. Boo.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy this week with all of the exciting news! Although I will admit, the night we got the offer on the house I laid in bed and went through just about every emotion possible – I was happy all our work finally paid off, then I was sad that we were leaving this house where Matt and my life together started, then I was excited we get to bring our baby home to a house with more space, then I was nervous that we wouldn’t be able to find a place in time, then I was stressed thinking of all the work ahead of us, and then I was back to happy imagining things once everything is all said and done. Whew! Pregnancy does a number on your emotions, that’s all I’m saying.
Looking forward to: CHRISTMAS!! I can’t believe it’s only a few days away. It will be our last Christmas as a family of 2 (insert rollercoaster of emotions again). Also looking forward to our annual Cousins Cookie Decorating Saturday, and of course all of the glorious food that I will be consuming over the next few days. Good thing I have an extra week before stepping on the scale at my next doctor’s appointment… :)