How Far Along: We are 29 weeks, 3 Days. Hello THIRD TRIMESTER!! Seriously this is FLYING by this time. We have less than 3 months left. OMG!
Size of Baby: Well we had an ultrasound and Carter is about 2.5 pounds which is right on track. The book says he's around 15 inches long.
Maternity Clothes: Yes of course...
Gender: Boy!!! Baby Carter.
Movement: Yes and there has been lots of rolling going on. I LOVE IT!!! The other night I had some nilla wafers dipped in buttercream icing. Well I think that amount of sugar pushed Carter over the edge. Good gracious he went NUTS! My stomach was just bouncing all over the place. It felt crazy!!
Sleep: Still going pretty good. I still tend to wake up around 5am and my mind starts wondering and I don't think I go back to sleep. SO I wake up exhausted. Luckily a Diet soda is waiting for me at work and seems to give me the energy I need.
What I miss: Running. Deli Meat. Not getting out of breath from walking up the stairs. Nothing major or nothing that can't wait for a few more months.
What I'm looking forward to: We have scheduled a Big Brother class for Garrett at the Hospital. I can not wait! He is so beyond excited about being a big brother. We've told him that he's going to be an amazing big brother and he just beams. He talks all the time about Carter and all he's going to do with him. It is just so heart warming. God is amazing. Also looking forward to going to my appointments every two weeks. I love getting to hear the heart beat :-)
Cravings/Food Aversions: I really am not having any problems now which is great!
Symptoms: Feeling pretty good. I am having some back and side pain. Nothing too bad.
Workouts: Workouts are FINALLY going better. We had an appointment last Wednesday and I almost passed out during our Ultrasound. Pregnant women can't lay on their back long and some have issues if they lay too long. Apparently I'm one of the few. We were laying there looking at sweet Carter and I started getting hot...REALLY hot. Then the sweat started and I finally said "Um I think I'm having a really bad hot flash". Well everything stopped then and she asked if I was going to get sick. I said possibly?? Well they made me roll over to my left side and within a matter of a minute I felt like normal again. I explained that this is the same way I feel when I workout and my heart rate jumps. So she said that standing straight up can also make you feel that way. She suggested that I ride the bike or elliptical. So I've tried the bike and have had NO PROBLEMS. Praise! Will try the elliptical next week.
Best moment this past week: It had to be having our ultrasound and seeing that sweet baby. With Garrett we only had the gender reveal ultrasound. With Carter this is our second and then when I'm 34 weeks we will have another one through ECU. The study I'm doing does one for free. Can't wait! We also started on the nursery and started washing baby clothes. I honestly can't believe that we are this close to baby Carter coming! YIKES. Very exciting!
Here is our 29 week photo. We were in a hurry so we didn't have time to erase the 27 or the heads that Garrett drew that he said were Josh and myself. So please excuse them! I did my best to turn the 7 into a 9!