I have been so horrible at this whole blogging scene. I haven't been blogging much on my own blog and I haven't been visiting and commenting on other blogs except what pops up in my facebook feed. I am so sorry. I have always thought it important to visit blogs and comment, it has just been so low on my priority list right now. I don't know if/when that will change... with a new baby coming and school... I do believe this is only going to get worse not better. I am going to try though. I do care about what you all have to say and I am interested, it's just that life is really different for me right now.
Enough of the excuse and disclaimer. 29 weeks is here. Next week will be week 30... yes, I am captain OBVIOUS! ha. Week 30 is so important because it means 10 more weeks left... HOPEFULLY LESS! I would love it if Avery made her entry into the world during November. I would especially love it if she came before Thanksgiving. I am full term on the 11th of November. I know I am doing a lot of looking ahead, but I can't help it. Between this hypoglycemia, weight gain, and typical annoyances of pregnancy... it cheers me up to look at the light at the end of the tunnel.
So here is the 29 week belly...
Still taking my walks. I am trying to take them everyday, but I have missed a couple days. Usually the days that I miss I am busy and active already anyway, so I am still getting exercise. At this point I don't know how much it is doing for my weight. My appetite is so big right now. It's a struggle to not over eat. I have laid off the juice though. Drinking primarily water and 1% milk.
What am I enjoying right now? Avery's movements and rolls for sure. She isn't a kicker like my other two, she seems to like to roll around in there. It's fun and reassuring to feel. I am enjoying the cooler temps coming our way. A few days are predicted to be in the low 80's, but throwing some mid 60's and low 70 degree days in there is making me happy and ready for fall.
I have some events to look forward to. My mom's birthday is September 23! Isn't that possibly the BEST day to have a birthday ever??? I mean right at the Autumn Equinox. It's pretty awesome that my mom's birth is at the beginning of my favorite season. I am making her an Italian Wedding Cream cake and canning her some mashed sweet potatoes for her sweet potato pies that she makes. I am also going to attempt apple butter for her... we'll see how that goes.
Then, on the 24th, Dave and I are traveling to Oklahoma to see OU vs. Mizzou! We are meeting up with my cousin Kyle and Seana. Our kids are going to play and hang out with their two wonderful kids while we go to the game, it should be an awesome fun time.
Finally the 28th is my last ultrasound of this pregnancy. We are checking out baby's position and growth. I am really looking forward to it.
After this month, things should speed right up as far as the pregnancy is concerned. October is a fun month full of birthdays, candy, pumpkins, and Halloween. It should go by pretty fast. Lindsey and Brendan's birthday is on the 9th and 10th of October... then I am photographing a wedding on the 22nd... then Halloween... then October is over! Do you realize how fast this is going to go? I will be 35 weeks by the end of October!
November is the home stretch and will probably be the longest draggiest month... but hey! There is Thanksgiving. If I haven't mentioned it before Halloween and Thanksgiving are my very favorite holiday's EVER. I love them even more than Christmas. I mean, I love Christmas, but it's kind of a sad Holiday because once it's over, it is really the end of the best Holiday's all year. I prefer the weeks leading up to Christmas. The cool thing is that Avery will be here, at the latest, during December and no more pregnancy! Now that is a GREAT Christmas present! ha.
Ok, I seriously am rambling on. Just know that we are coming up on some happy days for me. :) I hope you all are equally excited about the Holidays.
I am going to try to make time to visit your blogs and also to blog a couple times other than my weekly pregnancy update.