Thursday, October 23, 2008

29 Weeks

According to Doc Judd, the amount of weight I've gained is "perfect". I've gained 17 lbs thus far but am a little nervous for the upcoming weeks. I've got Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's in the last trimester, and as we all know, those holidays are packed full of goodies! I probably need to give myself some sort of guidelines when it comes to eating sweets and baked goods for the rest of my pregnancy.

The doc told me that I need to remember "322-1111". My next appointment is in three weeks, then the next two will be two weeks apart, and the last four will be a week apart. Kinda fun, I can't believe that my baby will be here so soon. Eleven weeks really isn't very long at all. Especially with work, school, working on the house, and getting everything ready for the baby taking up all my time.

I really do love being pregnant. Everything is new and fun and I absolutely love watching my belly bounce all over the place when baby is dancing around. I'm noticing a loss in energy - I swear I could take five naps a day and sleep 12 hours at night. It is hard to pick stuff up off the ground - I have to do sort of a sideways tilt as I crouch down as to not squash my belly with my knees. Carrying laundry baskets is a task and walking up the stairs from lower west campus up onto main campus is KILLER! Too put it nicely, I'm overall just becoming a little less graceful. (Can you say Klutz??) I'm sure I have a lot left to experience during the remainder of this pregnancy but all I've got to say is "BRING IT ON!" (I hope I don't regret that :))


Hey Ho Its Ashleigh Noel said...

Great job with the weight! I know, I am scared about the holidays too. I was prego with Rafe around all the holidays too( he was born in feb) just pace yourself and you will be okay. Just expect the weight to really show up these last 11 weeks. I only gained 27 with rafe but I think 10 of those were the last 2 months... We can do it! At least we are in this together right??? with the same due date and all...

Shauna said...

youre hilarious...when im pregnant, thats when i will be eating all the sweets i want. Lets see this belly! Youre teeny nakita i know its just gotta be the cutest little basketball belly.

Ceci and T.B.H. said...

Nakita, you're so stinken cute. I bet your kid will be beautiful. I can't wait. I'm glad I still get to stalk you via, THE BLOG!! Hope all continues to go so well!

Alison said...

Yay! You're on the home stretch. I am glad you have such a positive attitude - so many girls who I know who are pregnant now keep on saying how they are sick of being pregnant and wish they were done already. You are a cute pregnant lady!

Lindsey S. said...

Time sure flys. 17 pounds is great. I should have our girl a week before thanksgiving but I'll still have some extra weight and totally forgot about holiday weight. I am going to try to be losing weight at the worst part of the year. I'm glad you reminded me so I can start mentally preparing myself to just say no! haha

Liesl said...

yeah it's getting closer!!:) Ok seriously we need to get this pedicure thing planned. I'm back in town for couple weeks again!

Hey Ho Its Ashleigh Noel said...

Hey... I found this today on Maybe it can ease our aching hearts about our bodies... Maybe not but it still neat to know.
You (Me) should gain roughly 28-40 lbs. during your pregnancy.
Over the last two trimesters you should gain about 5 lbs. every 4 weeks.
How it breaks down
If you gained the average of range above, this is where the weight would go (totals are rounded):

Uterus 2.82 lbs.
Breasts 1.17 lbs.
Blood 3.64 lbs.
Water 4.89 lbs.
Fat 9.74 lbs.
Subtotal 22.26 lbs.

Fetus 7.5 lbs.
Placenta 1.89 lbs.
Amniotic Fluid 2.32 lbs.
Subtotal 11.71 lbs.

Total 33.97 lbs.

Karly said...

hey! you look so cute! i love your prego belly! darling

The Taylors said...

That's crazy that your appointments are going to go to 2 weeks and then 1 week apart.....exciting! I can't believe you've only gained 17 pounds...good job! I've gained 14...haha! I need to write myself up some guidelines!
oh yeah on your lower post....Eli is so cute! I've only seen him like once. Sad that we never really see each other's families anymore. His hair is so cute!

Megano said...

You look so great!! You really are such a cute little prego girly! I'm so glad to hear the being prego isn't that bad.. I feel like I only hear bad stories. Glad you're doing good!!!