(I actually just set the camera to auto this time instead of taking forever to figure out a good manual setting like I've done in the past. It used the flash, and HELLO! can you tell a difference! My belly skin is almost transparent and the dry erase marker seems to be glowing!)
How Far Along: 29 weeks
Size of baby: The weight of a butternut squash- about 2 1/2 pounds and a tad over 15 inches long.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I didn't go over to Mom's this week to check, so really I don't know. Probably up another pound or so from last week, making me up a total of 22ish lbs?
Maternity Clothes: Generally yes.
Gender: I'm having me a baby girl! Evan Elaine Carver will be here at the beginning of the summer!
Movement: All the time. And it amazes me how quick it is too, almost like a bunch of pop corn popping under my skin. What in the world could she be doing that would make it look/feel like that? I hope she's not having baby seizures in there or anything.
Sleep: Not good. My hips hurt throughout the night and I get up at least twice to go to the bathroom. And now it's hot. Last night I had to sleep with the ceiling fan on (and the a/c's been on for weeks).
What I miss: Trying not to focus on what I miss, but on how short this time is and trying to treasure it while I've got it. Pretty certain this is my last baby, and I don't wanna wish it away!
Cravings: ooh, still chocolate.
Symptoms: This week I got hot. I didn't get hot with Luke, so that was new to me. And hence the reason I now have to sleep with the ceiling fan on.
Best Moment this week: Being told by Luke's speech therapist that if he keeps progressing like he is, and they don't test him for the school district's program for a couple of more months, he might not qualify! Praise Jesus! One of his new words this week is "phone" but he has trouble with the /f/ sound, so it comes out like "pone". As in, "Where Momma's pone? Wuka talk a pone?" He love love loves talking on the phone! He's also counting to 10 a lot better than he was, although if the group he is counting has more than about 4 things in it he has trouble with his one to one correspondence. That's what we are working on now. But he finally will say three ("pea") and four ("pour") and five ("pive"). It's totally age appropriate for him to say /p/ instead of /f/, so I'm not really worried at all. It's so much better than "dis"!