Wednesday, December 16, 2009

29 weeks 4 days

29 weeks and 3 days! Whoo hoo!!

Here's a pic of how I look this week:

What the pregnancy email updates have to say about Krewson this week:

He is about 15 inches head to toe and weighs about 3 lbs.

Space is getting really tight for the baby. He will have his knees tucked up to his chest now all the time in the 'fetal position'.

All 300 bones in the little one's body are present and accounted for now, though some of them will fuse after birth, leaving a grand, lifetime total of 206.

Your baby is now able to hear your voice and the voices of other family members and even make a distinction.

Much of the lanugo — the soft, downy hair covering your baby's body — is beginning to disappear now because both fat and the brain are regulating your baby's body temperature (so no need for that furry coat anymore).

He is able to use all five of his senses, hearing sounds and seeing bright lights in his mother's environment, and tasting, touching, and even smelling the amniotic fluid surrounding him.

His toenails have grown and are completely formed.

Lately I've been paying a lot of attention to his position.  He tends to keep his back on the right side of my belly and then I can feel his kicks and flutters from his hands on the left side.  I can't figure out if his head or butt is at the top of my belly, but whichever it is, I love to play with it and push it side to side. (I'm sure he just loves that, haha.)

I'm really having a pretty easy pregnancy right now. My biggest annoyance is probably the rib pain I get several times a day.  You'll regularly see me trying to stretch my body out so my uterus stops jabbing into my ribcage.  It can be quite painful!

I thought I'd share some pics of the's definitely coming along. :)  We are in the process of ordering vinyl sticky paper so Dave can put a design on the wall behind the baby's crib, and I'm thinking of ideas for images/words I'd like to frame and hang.  We also need to put the handles back on the dresser and I have to get all the baby clothes and supplies organized.

As you can see, the color of the room looks quite different depending on the lighting.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the baby clothes are definitely stressing me out.  Just to give you an idea, here are some pictures of what I have to go through:

A completely full hamper.

A pile in the crib.

A pile on the edge of the crib.

An additional pile in the closet, with some outfits already hung.

And I haven't even had a baby shower yet!!! I am very blessed, I know, but the amount of clothes we have already is just craaaaaazy. I am pretty excited to dress my baby in all of them, though. :)


  1. The nursery looks so cute. You are going to have some fun and amazing times in that room.
    Wow you have a lot of clothes. This is my advice (some unsolicited and feel free to ignore it)
    I also have a lot of hand me downs etc. so I have tons of clothe Haley still doesn't fit in. They are stashed in a box in the attic.
    I also went through them and picked my favorites, the ones I don't see myself putting her in I have separated to pass on to my other friends who are having little girls, Because I want haley to wear all of her cute outfits, but that way the ones I don't like are out of sigh out of mind.
    As for organizing close I have a 3 drawer dresser with onesies on top, pants, shorts and t-shirts in the middle, and pjs on the bottom. Dresses and jackets are all hanging up. socks, hats, and shoes are all in a mini 3 drawer unit above the dresser. It's not a perfect system (there's not a good place for outfits that go together but span categories) but it's been pretty helpful so far.
    I look forward to seeing how you end up organizing it all. Have fun!

  2. I love the nursery - so cute! It looks great! And wow, that is alot of clothes . . .