29 week update

by DaniGirl on November 16, 2007 · 16 comments

in Postcards from my uterus

It’s beginning to occur to me that after this pregnancy is over, we’ll have a baby to show for our efforts. A baby! A whole new person. I don’t know why it’s so easy to overlook that in these middling stages of pregnancy… denial, anyone?

Been a while, I think, since I’ve posted an update on the Player to be Named Later. Things have been progressing unremarkably, which is exactly what I would have wanted. I’m now officially in the third trimester, with just 11 weeks left until my due date.

You’ll be happy to hear (as I lick chocolate chip muffin crumbs from my fingertips) that I did not, in fact, fail my recent glucose test. Yay! I did score less than perfect on my iron test, though, so I’ll be boosting that with an herbal iron supplement recommended by my midwife. I’m not really surprised on this one. I’ve had problems with anemia on and off through the years.

Although I feel positively ginormous, I’m more or less right on track as far as the fundal height measurement goes at 30 cm. The midwife did rather judiciously allow, however, that I have some extra “tissue” around my stomach. Er, yes, thanks for that, I’m well aware of the extra padding. I’ve gained a rather alarming 30 lbs so far, so it looks like I’ll put on more than the 40 lbs I gained with each of the boys. Sigh.

The Player to be Named Later is an extremely active little thing (that’s a sign of a placid baby, right? please?) and the boys have both had a chance to feel him moving. Tristan especially seems entranced by this and likes to lay with his cheek against my belly waiting for movement.

Simon has come a long way from his insistence that “but I don’t want a baby brother!” as well. I picked him up from nursery school the other day and he told me he had made many paintings that day, one for Mommy and one for Daddy, one for Tristan, one for Katie (the dog) and Tiny (the cat) and one for his new baby brother. It’s only one of the ways the boys seem to have fully integrated the idea of their future baby brother into the family already – how adorable is that?

And remember that maternity t-shirt from Lee? Best! Maternity Shirt! Ever!! The boys absolutely LOVE when I wear it.

Best Maternity Shirt Ever!!

It’s the face over the belly they love. I tell them that the baby is bald like Tristan was, with a curlicue just like Simon’s curls, so he’s just like the best of both of them. Tristan drew a picture of himself and me riding a camel with our lightsabers (!) the other day, and he made sure to point out that he’d drawn me wearing my “baby face” t-shirt.

I only hope they adapt as well to the actual baby as they have to the idea of the baby. Baby! Can you believe it, there’s actually another baby coming at the end of all of this!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 snackmommy November 16, 2007 at 9:03 am

Really? Tristan had light sabers in his picture? You sure?

I am smiling widely reading reading the last lines of this post as it hits me too….you’re having a baby! It’s so nice you can finally enjoy this time.

2 Barbara November 16, 2007 at 9:32 am

It seems like the time is passing so quickly! (Probably not for you since you’re carrying the Player to be named later :+) I love to share in the joy and excitement of pregnancies and they seem to be getting rarer in my life. Thanks for taking one for the team ;+)

3 Renee November 16, 2007 at 10:50 am

You look great, Dani! I’m so happy and excited for you. Yippee for 3 boys!

4 Lee November 16, 2007 at 11:10 am

Yay! No gestational diabetes!

Yay! Player to be named later!

Yay! It’s Friday!

(And I’m so glad you and the boys are loving the shirt! Yay!
Thanks for the link.)

5 bubandpie November 16, 2007 at 11:14 am

That shirt is so. cute.

And I can still remember how good that first glass of lemonade tasted after I got my negative result from the 3-hour GD test.

6 kgirl November 16, 2007 at 12:13 pm

dude, i am practically in labour and can’t believe that there will be another baby at the ‘end’ of all of this.

so glad that you and the belly are doing well, and thanks for the update!

7 cinnamon gurl November 16, 2007 at 1:29 pm

Glad the glucose test came out well. I found the liquid herbal iron supplement thing unpalatable, myself, after my iron levels dipped in my third trimester, so I started taking palafer, a pill that’s gentler than other iron supplements. Just in case you want another options at some point… AND because I ended up with a c-section, they had to test my iron just before Swee’pea was born and it had gone back up very decently.

8 Veronica Mitchell November 16, 2007 at 4:54 pm

LOVE the tshirt.

9 Sue November 16, 2007 at 6:57 pm

That’s a great shirt. You look wonderful!

10 DaniGirl November 16, 2007 at 7:19 pm

Y’all are very sweet – thank you! – but, erm, that picture was taken in September. I’m just a wee bit bigger than that now! (By about double!)

11 lisa b November 16, 2007 at 8:49 pm

Congrats Dani. It is so nice to hear things are going well.

12 nancy November 16, 2007 at 10:56 pm

Great post! and another sarcastic “great” thanx to Snack Mommy cause now I am singing that song….the icky version

13 Shan November 17, 2007 at 1:10 am

I felt the same way when I was expecting our youngest. Definitely denial or some such thing. Thanks for the update. You look great! Love the shirt.

14 slouching mom November 17, 2007 at 9:10 am

That shirt is ADORABLE. Why weren’t there cute maternity things like that when I was pregnant?

15 Nora Bee November 17, 2007 at 1:28 pm

So exciting! You are going to have a BABY!

16 Kirsten November 22, 2007 at 10:12 pm

This is such great news! Even though I’ve been out of touch for, well, a very long time, I am so excited for you and your entire family. This journey has been such a long one for you and I am so thrilled that you are going to have a BABY soon, to add to your already wonderful family!

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