Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pregnancy Week by Week: Week 29


Week 29 came with a pretty big milestone: my last plane ride before baby. This also meant that we were traveling! Mr. Fix-It and I flew to Providence to celebrate a shower for our little baby. It was an absolutely wonderful event, and I'll write a separate post on it soon!

This week was really fantastic. After the not-so-fun kidney stone issue, I was feeling better than ever this week. I'll take back what I said about the third trimester, I feel completely like myself and quite energetic. Baby seems to have a surge of energy too - I've been feeling some major kicks and jabs!

Earlier in the week we had a follow up ultrasound to rule out a placenta previa. As of now, it hasn't budged one bit, so I'm still considered "flagged". The cut-off for a previa is when the placenta is within 2cm of the cervix. Right now, the sucker has been hanging out at 2cm for the past 8 weeks. They'll check again at 36 weeks to see if it moves and then make a final decision as to whether a c-section will be safest. I get the impression that my doctor is pretty cautious, and her attitude is to not take any unnecessary risks. I'm really crossing my fingers that I get a shot at a natural delivery, but health and safety come first.

The ultrasound also meant that we got to see our little one! S/he is estimated to weigh 2lbs 14oz and is measuring exactly a week ahead of schedule. The measurements don't necessarily guarantee an early delivery, but it's reassuring to know that baby is nice and healthy. Its little face was as cute as ever!

Also of note, little one was in the head down position. I've decided this means baby likes to be prepared. I approve! It was funny too, the tech was trying to get a measurement of the placenta and baby leaned back and pushed its head right in the way. And then refused to move. Little stinker! As a result, mommy had to get a "lady business" ultrasound instead. Thanks, kid.

I can't believe I have to wait until 36 weeks before I get another glimpse at the baby. I'm sure it will be here before we know it, and then pretty soon after that I can stare at our little one all I want. It's so exciting to be in the homestretch!

17 comments:

  1. Ahhh you're getting so close! And you look so, so adorable!

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  2. Aww, I always loved the u/s when you got to see a little bit of their personalities. So exciting!! You look so wonderful!

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  3. You look so great! :) I'll be crossing my fingers for you regarding your placenta previa. I hope that thing moves out of the way for you!

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  4. LOL at the lady business u/s haha. Not that it happened but what you called it. FX that the placenta is 3cm or MORE next time it's checked!!!! Also your belly is so freaking adorable.

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  5. You look fantastic! So great that you got to do another ultrasound. I didn't get any between week 20 and week 39. Sorry it had to be the uncomfortable kind though! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! So exciting!

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  7. I love how much personality baby is showing already! I know it's only going to be bigger and better when he or she is born! Hope you had a fantastic trip to Rhode Island!

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  8. Totally random question, but did you ask people to ship your gifts at your RI shower or did you just ship them after the shower?

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    1. Not random at all! We registered via Amazon for this very reason. People sent gifts to our home in Chicago so we wouldn't have to schlep. Then, people were ridiculously generous and brought small gifts to the shower - books, bath towels, etc.

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