(Tuesday September 16 , 2014 to Monday September 22 , 2014)
11 to go.. :)
Baby is :
Baby is the size of a butternut squash
During week 29, Axel now weighs around 3 pounds (about the size of a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel.
Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain.
How I’m Feeling:
I’m feeling great! I’m thinking about tomorrow and the fact that I’ll be 30 weeks pregnant… 30!!! oh yeahhh! the end is near!!! Can’t wait to meet my little girl. In fact I can’t wait to show her to Dalie and Auguste. Dalie is super excited to have a baby sister soon, she’s always talking about her. So 10 weeks left = 70 days left.. awww!!!
This week we went apple picking in Rougement (Quebec), we do that every year.. and each year on our family picture there is somebody else.. first year it was just my husband and I.. oh and I was pregnant with Dalie, the year after it’s my husband, Dalie and I. I was also pregnant with Auguste. the year after it’s my husband, Dalie, Auguste and I… and this year well there is Axel in my belly. Can’t wait to take next year’s picture, hehe. We love apples so much!! Awwww!!! Fall is starting tomorrow and I’m super excited, it’s my favorite season. I’m a huge pumpkin/squash fan and they are starting to be available at my local producer (and supermarket too). Yeah!
Other that that, yesterday I was feeling strange and had a lot of contractions in the evening, but today I’m doing fine. After all, I’m 30 weeks tomorrow.. not 10 and the end is near. Other that that I’m feeling great (except that I’m a little tired, but hey who wouldn’t be with two kids under 4.. hehe)
Her room is all done, well it’s missing some artwork. Today I finised one funky zebra artwork for her room. (The picture has crappy colors.. in fact it’s fuchsia and bright green) It’s still drying and waiting to be varnished. I’m so excited to hang it on her wall.
How I’m Changing:
Not changing much.. my belly is still about the same. My hair are growing soooooooooo fast, it’s just crazy, haha!
Axel is moving a lot, kicking and changing positions.
What I’m Eating/What I’m NOT Eating:
Still eating the same.. lots of fruits and veggies, water… still drinking my raspberry leaf tea. I’m not snacking a lot, in fact I’m not snaking at all during the day. I kind of had a weird small flu the last 3 days and it affected my appetite a lot.. I’m not hungry at all.. but I forced myself to eat at least fruits and veggies, hey I’m not alone in that body.
Total Weight Gained:
In 30 weeks (minus 1 day, haha) my total weight gain is 10 1/2 pounds.
Lots of walking outside, housework, playing outside with the kids.
Prenatal Care :
Still taking vitamins, eating healthy too.
I increased my calcium daily intake. Since in the 3rd trimester the baby is taking at least 250 mg of calcium in your body each day I decided to take calcium supplements too. I want to be sure I don’t have bone or tooth problems later on.
My next appointment with my doctor will be tomorrow, September 23. After that one it will be each 2 weeks (so 32, 34, 36), then each week (37,38,39,40) Can’t wait to see my little girl once again with the ultrasound machine. Each time is awesome!
I do lots of crazy realistic dreams.. I’m sweating like crazy, I,m always thirsty, I always have to go pee.. there is no comfortable position to sleep.. hahaha the fun has begun for real, hahahahaha!
See you next week!