How far along are you? 29 weeks and 5 days
How big is baby? This week Baby is as big as a butternut pumpkin! On average around 38.6cms long and weighing just under 1.2kg. Baby’s muscles and lungs are continuing to mature and Baby’s bones are hardening – that might explaining the stronger movement I’ve been feeling and I can know actually see bumps in my tummy when Baby pushes out! Looks so freaky!
Body and changes:
– Weight gain Haven’t weighed myself this week but feeling good despite the fact that I’m getting more and more uncomfortable bending down to put my shoes on and pick things up off the ground.
– Stretch marks Continuing my daily routine of belly butter in the mornings and oil in the evenings
– Sleep I’ve been a little uncomfortable this week and needing more pillows around me to get into a position where I can fall asleep. Ugghhh
– Maternity clothes? Been loving these black work maternity pants I got from my mum! So comfy but still corporate-looking :)
The Other Stuff:
Reflux is back and this past week I’ve been chewing on one Quick-Eze nearly every night to make the acidic feeling in my throat go away! This week too my body has reminded me yet another way that it is a baby making and baby delivering machine – leaking a little colostrum now and then. Lucky I’ve been wearing thick layers of tops and scarves due to the cold weather! I’ve been so forgetful this week! – left my mobile phone at the self serve checkouts at Coles an misplace my purse twice in 2 days! – luckily for me there are still honest peeps in this hood an when the hubby went back to Coles to check if my phone was there, they had kept it behind the counter for me!
Eating lots more veggies this week after having a dietitian come into work on Wednesday to educate us about general nutrition and healthy habits tips. After having to fill in a quick food diary of what we ate the day before, it highlighted to me that I’m not getting enough veggies.
Feeling like I want to go on another holiday already! I need me some more of that good old Queensland sunshine.
Needing to more organised in the bedrooms and sort through Mr D’s clothes to declutter his wardrobe.
Wanting fresher produce down here like those juicy, sweet, sweet strawberries we had in Brisbane and Noosa.
Missing being able to carry Mr D :(
Watching those hilarious videos by Mikey Bustos (a Filipino/Canadian Youtuber comedian who does really funny parodies and tutorials about the Pinoy culture – check out some of his videos here and here! LOL!)
Bookmarking where to go for our next holiday (still!) and loads of cute mummy and son pics on Instagram! The one below is from @shalicenoel – I absolutely love her style and all the shoes in her posts!
Noticing how much more tired I am these days. It’s like it’s hit me all of a sudden that I am now in the third trimester with only several more weeks to go!
Enjoying hearing Mr D talk so much and loving how he’s always surprising me! Last night after his bath he found his baby cologne (a gift from my relatives from the Philippines) and he handed it to me and said “Mummy can you put this on me so I smell so good?” LOL! And then when Daddy came to see what was happening, Mr D leaned over and made Daddy smell his neck. So cute! Kids! – where do they get this from?!
Just a few things we did last clockwise from top left: One of @shalicenoel’s posts from Instagram, my healthy brekkie on Saturday morning was avocado, boiled egg, tomato and asparagus with a squeeze of lemon and salt and pepper – it was so goo and creamy!, a morning walk in the park before starting work as we had been told told to do something for our wellbeing and not start work until 11am! It was so lovely…cold but lovely, looks like a bomb hit our room with all the unpacking needing to be put away from our holiday…ugghh I hate this part!
Playing Masterchef at home with Daddy. Seasoning the pork belly for our rolls before putting the lid on the pressure cooker! Turned out sooooo soft and yummy. Mr D enjoying the tea from the newly opened food precinct at Highpoint Shopping Centre after his cool new haircut at Just Cuts.
Daddy: Daniel do you want to say thanks for anything today?
Daniel: Thanks to God for the the light, the door, my bed, the moon. Thanks to God for Daddy. Thanks to God for Mummy. Thanks to God for Tita (Aunty) Arielle. Thanks to God for Baby. – Just like last week he kept reeling off a list of things he wanted to say thank you for like he just wanted to cover everything!
What were you grateful for last week? Have you been practicing gratitude lately?