Monday, April 9, 2012

29 Weeks: My Belly Resembles an Easter Egg!


Hope everyone had a great Easter!!  I was happy to indulge on Easter Brunch this year...complete with chocolate fountain...yum!  Check out our Easter here...Jane posted some fun photos from our day!  :)  Here's my weekly update!

How far along? 29 Weeks...72 days to go!
Baby Size: A butternut squash...about 2 and a half pounds 
Total weight gain: 20 lbs at my 29 week appointment
Maternity clothes? Even though it's still chilly here, I've been rocking maxi dresses left and right.  The one above happens to be maternity but surprisingly, regular maxi dresses fit just fine.
Stretch marks? Nope...just ran out of Mustela too!  Debating whether I spend another $40 or go back to the Palmer's brand.
Sleep: It's a toss up.  Definitely getting up every night to go potty and drink water.  Turning from my left side to my right side takes a LOT of effort, especially with all the pillows.  Little worried that this is just the beginning!
Best moment this week: I passed my glucose test with flying colors {doc's words exactly!} and was also deemed normal on my iron levels, so no supplements!  And after all the hulabaloo about the orange drink, I  have to say it was not bad at all...in fact I kind of liked it {weird I know!}.  It was a breeze.  
Miss Anything? I'm not allowed to travel off the mountain {down to sea level} anymore.  This is definitely going to be a hard aspect of my pregnancy.  More on this at the end...
Movement: Yes, lots of movement ALL the time.  He's one active little guy!
Food cravings: Craving sweets more now...PB& Jelly, yogurt with granola, jelly beans...Easter has been dangerous!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really anything out of the norm.
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Lower back aches, tail bone pain, just achy in general!  Oh and heartburn at night.  :)
Belly Button in or out? Still hanging in there.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Still happy...except for when I get unsolicited advice from strangers!  So funny how people all of a sudden become pregnancy experts.  I was told at Easter Brunch that I shouldn't wear heels.  Ummm ok, thanks!? 
Looking forward to: Finishing up the nursery {I'll be updating you on progress this Wednesday!} and getting to 30 weeks!  

So a little known fact about living in the mountains {6,250 feet altitude to be exact} is that our docs don't recommend us traveling down to sea level after about 28 weeks.  It has everything to do with the altitude and the risk of your bags bursting prematurely.  There are no exhaustive studies available to back this up...but the hospital delivers enough women who experience pre-mature labor due to the changes in altitude, that they just don't recommend it.  While I want what's absolutely best for my little one, it's still a tough pill to swallow.  Two people we love a ton, are getting married in 2 weeks and I won't be able to go!  So so sad for me, but I guess it's the start of many sacrifices to come, welcome to parenthood, right?!  Anyway...I thought it was worth mentioning here due to people frequenting the mountains for spring skiing now.  I know that these choices will ultimately give us a healthy and happy baby, and that's what's most important at the end of the day.  :)

   Hope you all have a great start to your week!

xo natasha

52 comments:

  1. Baby shue is growing so fast!! You look amazing!

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  2. You're looking stunning Natasha - and you can rock heels if you want to! ;)

    Can't believe there's only one week left until you hit 30 weeks!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  3. The belly looks smaller in that black dress, I guess it's true that black is indeed slimming ;) and you look amazing!
    Yay for passing the sugar test, relieved right?

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  4. You look amazing! Glad you passed the glucose test (I failed both of my first ones with each girl!).

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  5. You look great! Love the updates and that's interesting about the altitude change when you're pregnant.

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  6. Lookin' great Natasha! I actually liked the glucose drink too!!! I couldn't believe people had said that I'd have to gag it down... very far from it actually. Glad you passed too :)

    Eekkk! We only have a quarter left of our pregnancy... can you believe it?!

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  7. I never knew that about living in the mountains! It makes sense, but it is a pity for you to have to make such sacrifices. But as you said, worth it in the end!

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  8. You look so gorgeous, and I love your updates! Yu're killing me that you can still wear non-maternity dresses!!! The only thing non-maternity I could wear we're socks :D Bummer you can't go to your friend's wedding :( I never knew that (I live in Kansas, our only hills are speed bumps) but it totally makes sense.

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  9. I never even thought about the altitute!

    Congrats on the glucose test! Also, you better stock up on jelly beans while they are on sale! :)

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  10. I never know that about the altitude change! Coming from Florida I'd hear all kinds of stories of women going into labor during Hurricanes due to the drop in barometric pressure. ;) Every state has it's issues I guess. LOL xoxo A-

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  11. I can't believe you liked that orange poison. Just thinking about it makes me gag!
    But congrats on passing the test; cutting back on carbs and sugars during pregnancy isn't the easiest!

    I had no idea there was danger in altitude changes. Not that it concerns me, living in the cornfields and all, but good to know anyhow.

    You are looking beautiful!

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  12. You look cute as always! I'm glad to hear the glucose test went well....I'm sort of nervous about fasting and then having my blood drawn! That's too bad that you can to stay put for now, but I'm sure it's the right thing to do for your little guy...and in the end that's all that matters!

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  13. thats crazy about the frequency thing! I never knew that! Hope the next 72 days go by fast and you get to see your little man soon!

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  14. Aww, your cute little Easter egg belly is darling, as usual! Stranger's advice always cracked me up! :)

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  15. That's some really information about not being able to go down to sea level! And I can't believe that person said that you shouldn't be wearing heels! Where did they come up with that crazy advice?!

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  16. Stunning as always! Can't believe only 72 days to go, and so interesting about altitude!

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  17. You are crazy, your belly looks anything like an easter egg! I bet you carry beautifully the rest of the pregnancy because of your height too! (SO JEALOUS!!!)

    That's interesting about sea level, but definitely not worth the risk!

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  18. Haha--sure does look a little like an egg. :) You are looking great! I hope you guys had a great easter.

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  19. Is that dress you wearing from Target? If so, I got it too and love it!! I have been wearing it all the time these days...probably the only piece of maternity clothing (other than my leggings) that I love!! :)

    You look fabulous...we are getting closer and closer!! :)

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  20. I know about the not sleeping part and the heartburn! You are looking great!

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  21. it would be awesome to be pregnant now when all the maxi dresses and skirts are so in style! Perfect timing!

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  22. gotta love random advice :) You look great and you rock those heels all you want!

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  23. Awww, in my opinion, you are still so tiny! That little bump is adorable.

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  24. Oh weird about the altitude. Definitely did not know that. Yes the sacrifices begin. Haha. Went to Jane's blog first and did a double take...I was like, that's Natasha! didn't know you two were friends, that's awesome! :)

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  25. you look super cute... sorry for the not so good symptoms my dear!

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  26. You look great!

    Bummer about not be able to travel, but having a healthy little guy is definitely more important :)

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  27. So interesting about the altitude...I never realized that. Obviously, I don't live anywhere that has any kind of altitude, but that's good to know. You're looking wonderful and I'm so glad to hear everything is going well. The next 72 days are going to fly by!

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  28. What a cute Easter-y bump! Getting so close!

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  29. That is definitely a hard decision to make, especially when you know stuff is happening that you want to be at! But as long as baby Schue gets here safe and sound, it will be all worth it! (c:

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  30. You seriously are glowing!! Your easter looked ike you guys had fun!! :)

    Sorry to hear about not being able to attend your friends wedding! I'm sure they will understand!

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  31. Have you ever stayed on the mountain for that amount of time?! I think I would have "island fever". Can you at least go to Reno for a Target fix?!?!!

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  32. Yes!! Luckily, I can still go to Reno! Thank goodness! ;)

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  33. You are such a gorgeous, momma.

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  34. Beautiful girl! I used Palmers the whole time I was pregnant and didn't get any stretch marks! I have never heard that about the altitude crazy! Can't wait for nursery pictures!

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  35. You just keep on getting cuter!! I never knew that about the altitudes...for the next wedding you're invited to, you'll have a handsome little ring bearer in tow! :)

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  36. Just found your blog :) You look great. Can't wait to see what you've picked for the nursery!

    I would be careful in heels as you move into late pregnancy. Your ligaments are more flexible and your balance is off, so you need to take extra care. I'm 38 weeks pregnant and wore some wedges to work on Thursday. I was walking in a straight line, lost my balance, rolled my ankle, and fell forward on my stomach, arms, and knees. Just be careful! I was getting the same comments from people that day. :) No more heels for me until baby arrives!

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  37. That is really interesting about the altitude. Who knew?! I've also been craving PB & Jellies - but as far as I know, I can just chalk it up to my sweet tooth and love of PB! :)

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  38. 72 days, you are getting so close!! you are about on the same timeline as my friends! xoox

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  39. So excited to see your nursery pictures!! You are looking beautiful as always! Glad you had a good Easter!

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  40. So cute, sweetie! I love that photo. And I love the comment about the unsolicited advice. I totally remember that :)

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  41. Looking great! That is crazy about the altitude, I have never heard that.

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  42. So interesting! I didn't know that altitude thing. You're looking cute as always! Love your scarf!

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  43. You look fabulous! I say rock those heels all you want your tiny and look at Jessica Simpson she's big as a house and still wearing 5 inch heels:) I've been using palmers lotion and oil and have no stretch marks yet, maybe worth a try since its less expensive!

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  44. Just wanted to say hello and I love your blog! Your belly is so cute! Congrats on the baby boy- boys are AWESOME. And ps, the Mustela is totally worth it. Even after your sweet baby arrives! Works wonders!!

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  45. You are looking as adorable as ever...how exciting!!! :)

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  46. you look amazing!! can't believe you are 29 weeks!! so funny about all the pregnancy advice...i'm sure it will just keep coming after he comes :/ just smile and say thank you! xo

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  47. i love how i just gave you advice in my previous comment. oops ;)

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  48. You look Gorgeous 29 weeks pregnant! And still wearing your ring? Awesome!

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