Monday, February 28, 2011

29 Week Update

How many weeks? I am 29 weeks!  The weeks just keep flying by and I’m so thrilled to be at this point in my pregnancy.

Did you know that Taylor is about 2.6 pounds now and 15 inches long?  She may even weigh more than that now because the last time we checked, she was measuring about 9 days ahead.  According to Baby Center, babies in the third trimester gain about 1 ounce a day!


How am I feeling?   I feel like I am wearing a fat suit these days!  You know the pregnancy suit that actresses wear for a movie, with the huge boobs and belly?  That is me.  It’s so incredible what a body can do!

I’m also starting to feel some of the “wonderful” third trimester symptoms.  Shortness of breath, heavy tight belly, chunky legs, swollen hands and feet, uncomfortable sleeping, major fatigue, and more.  It’s ALL GOOD though!  I am about 10 weeks away from meeting my baby girl.  She’s worth all of this!

Doctor’s Appointment? I don't have a doctors appointment for another 3 weeks!  I go back when I’m 32 weeks.  That will be my LAST Peri appointment and cervical check.  After that, I will just be monitored by my OB like normal.  

Weight Gain? 17 pounds. 

Baby Preparation?  Josh and I have just about memorized all of “Good Night Moon”, so it was perfect timing when a friend sent me the words to a new book to start reading to Taylor.  It’s called “The Night You Were Born” and it is so sweet.  I cry whenever Josh reads it to us. 


On the night you were born,
The moon smiled with such wonder
That the stars peeked in to see you
And the night wind whispered,
“Life will never be the same.”
Because there had never been anyone like you…ever in the world.
So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain
That they whispered the sound of your wonderful name.
It sailed through the farmland
High on the breeze…Over the ocean…And through the trees…
Until everyone heard it And everyone knew
Of the one and only ever you.
Not once had there been such eyes,
Such a nose, Such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.
When the polar bears heard, They danced until dawn.
From faraway places,The geese flew home.
The moon stayed up until Morning next day.
And none of the ladybugs flew away.
So whenever you doubt just how special you are
And you wonder who loves you, how much and how far,
Listen for geese honking high in the sky.
(They’re singing a song to remember you by.)
Or notice the bears asleep at the zoo.
(It’s because they’ve been dancing all night for you!)
Or drift off to sleep to the sound of the wind.
(Listen closely…it’s whispering your name again!)
If the moon stays up until morning one day,
Or a ladybug lands and decides to stay,
Or a little bird sits at your window awhile,
It’s because they’re all hoping to see you smile…
For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
Has the world ever known a you, my friend,
And it never will, not ever again…
Heaven blew every trumpet
And played every horn
On the wonderful, marvelous
Night you were born.



  1. What a beautiful book! And your belly is so darn cute!

  2. You're looking gorgeous! So glad to hear things are going well for you! :)

  3. You look beautiful!!

    And 29 weeks, wow, good job mama!!

    That book is one of our favs. I read it in a boostore and had to buy it. What a beautiful story!

  4. You are looking better and better with every post with that belly. Your doing good baby Taylor! I love that book! I wanted to buy it for TanaLee but never had the chance. I'm sure it will be a favorite of Taylor's once she's old enough to ask for it. Congrats!

  5. you have a little riley in there!! she was a BIG baby and weighed 3 pounds, 4 ounces at birth so i'm guessing taylor is big too!

    a friend got me that book for peighton...cried my eyes out. its beautiful!

    happy 29!

  6. This post just made me smile SO BIG! I am so very happy for both you, Josh, the green beans, & Taylor! So, so exciting! I LOVE that book & think it's so perfect that Josh is reading it to you & Taylor each night. Sending blessings & good health wishes for you! <3 from Long Island

  7. I cannot believe you're 29 weeks!!! To me your pregnancy seems to be flying by! Looking excellent as always, Mama! I just read that book to Cam & it brought tears to my eyes; so beautiful!

  8. What a great picture! And, a cute book! Thanks for posting the words. As a teacher, I LOVE that you guys are reading to her already!

  9. Yay! 29 weeks! I love both of those books! So sweet!

  10. Happy 29 weeks Lauren! You look beautiful, I can def see you are growing a ton, just very beautiful. What a sweet book. Ive gotta get that for Sadie!

  11. you look so gorgeous!!!! you are right where devon was when she had riley- isn't that amazing?!!! hoping little taylor stays put for 2 1/2 more months before she makes her debut. she is going to be soooo precious, i just know it!!!! ((((hugs))))

  12. Love the experience God has given you this time! Each pregnancy should get easier, as an experience;) I am super exited for both of you!!!

  13. Praise GOD for 29 weeks!

    As for the fat suit, I'm wearing one "with" you. So, here's to rocking the fat suit! I'm having shortness of breath too, as well as some fatigue, but I'll gladly take it! Oh and the heart burn is awful some days.

    Cheers to moving forward!

  14. Amazing! So very happy for you and Josh!!

  15. Awwww that's so sweet he reads it to y'all! You look great!!