29 Weeks

       I have been one busy girl getting the nursery ready for baby boy! That along with all my appointments and Matt's PE classes starting up have got our schedule jam packed. I celebrated 29 weeks while glazing the nursery dresser, and then went to Leigh Ann's (only 2 days after she had baby Sam) for fish while we watched the Saints game (hence the saints outfit).

Total weight gain/loss: +20
Baby’s Size: Size of an acorn squash
Maternity clothes? Same as before…some of both
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: good except for my itchy rash
Best moment this week: seeing the nursery come together
Miss Anything?  running and being able to buy the cute colorful jeans
Movement: definitely...I have a feeling soon you will be able to distinguish body parts
Food cravings: Fruit and chocolate milk...drinking a cold glass as I type
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Not this week
Have you started to show yet:  Yes...it is sticking out more and more and people are starting to notice and hold doors open for me...so nice
Gender prediction: BOY!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out?  It is slowly flattening out
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Both…too busy to really think about it
Looking forward to:  Getting the nursery done and finishing our maternity photos
       Matt took it upon himself to schedule his TDaP booster vaccination for Friday since he was off. I am so proud that he has been so proactive in getting informed, vaccinated, and informing others about the importance of this shot. Our son now has even more protection...and all of this has been done in memory of Aiden. 
       I broke out in an itchy rash on my arms, neck, chest, belly, and legs after pulling weeds on Friday...even though you can't see it in the pic I was feeling pretty annoyed and had anit-itch gel all over me. The diagnosis: contact dermatitis…basically I am allergic to grass, weeds, pollen anyway and pregnancy has heightened that sensitivity to the point where my skin broke out in a rash. The doctor said that I didn’t even need to touch the weeds to get it; just walking outside with my sensitivity can cause it. The remedy: my Claritin, lots of Benadryl, topical and pill prescription strength Benadryl…and it should go away but will probably come back again before I deliver. WONDERFUL! I have been an itchy maniac all week! 

       I got a text from Matt saying that he is sorry I am so itchy, but maybe it is because of the fact that LSU's first game is this Saturday. He says I have the "college football itch". Honestly, I think he may be right...thinking about football season sends a rush of adrenalin through me and makes me want to do a happy dance. We are on the verge of my favorite season!!! I have already gotten the clear to go to College Station when the Tigers play A&M...I will be 37 weeks! The dr. may change his mind as it gets closer, but for now he is saying, "yes, but if you start having contractions you have to jump in the car and head back"...love my doc.

back in 2007...after LSU won!