Here are the current stats and a couple pics from my shower a week or so ago:
How far along: Last Friday I hit the 29 week mark I am still "counting" using my original due date of January 1st, although the 20 week sonogram moved us to January 5th. And according to my doctor, belly is measuring at 27 1/2 weeks, but I don't understand that measurement at all and he said he would still consider me right on and I am one of his few "textbook cases".
For those of you who aren't familiar with how they measure, basically they measure the outside of my belly from what he feels the bottom of my uterus, far down on my underwear line to the top of my uterus (which right now is about 2 inches below my bra line). Apparently you are supposed to be the same centimeters as you are weeks - hence, I should have been around 28-29 centimeters, but this to me makes NO sense, as all women come in different sizes, so how could we all measure the same? Who knows? On to more interesting facts.
How big is baby: According to the charts about 15 inches long (although Wyatt is probaby a little shorter than that with his family track record) and about 2 3/4 pounds. He is still VERY active, and I keep thinking he will start running out of room and stop the giant movements, but he keeps going and I guess that is b/c my belly keeps expanding.
Total weight gain: 15 lbs - I am right on track to gain about 25 lbs. I am hoping to keep about 5-10 of those pounds (distributed more evenly throughout my figure) after having Wyatt. I have always battled my weight (in the opposite direction of most) and hope pregnancy will help me gain some curves.
Belly button: Flat. I didn't think it ever had a chance of "popping" but maybe it will at the very end.
Stretch marks: Still none yet but I am on track to gain another 10 lbs before Wyatt gets here, so only time will tell. I think I might be starting to get that dark line that runs below your belly button, but it is really faint right now.
Last Dr's Appt: I had my last "4 week" appointment. Now I will start going every two weeks! I had my glucose test and everything came out normal. That stuff is so nasty to drink and afterwards I was so jittery, but yet exhausted at the same time - strange feeling, like you are on drugs. I went to Yogi's for a late breakfast. I finished off the french toast platter and 2 fried eggs that I ordered in addition to it. Two cops sitting at the next table said "Good Job!" when I finished. They said they were betting on whether or not I would clean my enormous plate.
Maternity clothes: Yep and I have gone ahead and purchased a couple more maternity shirts. I did inventory of my fall/winter clothes this past weekend to see what could possible still stretch over me. Some things went back into the tubs and the attic b/c there was really no chance.
How am I feeling: I am feeling really great other than moving a little slower and not having as much energy. But I think I had above average energy before, so now I am just a normal person. athough J.B. can tell you that my "Saturday to-do list" energy has not eased up any, to his dismay.
Mood Swings: For the first time, I am starting to feel a little more irritable. Some probably from less "good sleep" and a lot of it comes from being anxious to be done with work, I think. I want to be nesting and get the house ready.
Food cravings: I really like sweets more now and am always up for a good pimiento cheese sandwich, which I liked before, but didn't feel the urge to eat all the time, like I do now.
Sleep: Depends upon the day...some nights are good and normal, some nights I am doing good to get 2 straight hours. Every once in a while it is b/c I am uncomfortable, but mostly it is just insomnia and my brain running wild.
Milestones: We picked a name - John Wyatt Strong - and using his name has become fluid and easy now. We are starting to get his room/closet cleaned out so we can begin truly setting up a nursery. Right now we have a crib and bedding and have ordered his glider and dresser - they should both be in before Thanksgiving if not much earlier. I am still working on curtains and other decor. I have had a painter at my house this week finishing up some other rooms, so I can feel settled and like things are ready for his arrival (not that Wyatt cares if the laundry room was an ugly color).
What I'm looking forward to: My last day of work will be Nov. 6th. Right now there isn't much to do, so the days are long. Also that weekend (Nov 6-7) we go to a lamaze/birthing class. I am not sure if it is going to make me more nervous or ease my fears of labor - probably a bit of both.
Courtney (twin boys due Jan. 27th), Alicia, Me, Amy, and Gara. My girlfriends are so awesome!! Since you can't really tell my size in the above pic.......
Even though this is not the most flattering pic of myself (what's going on weird helmet hair?) this is the only recent belly shot that I have - 28 weeks, taken at my shower.