Preggo Meg. O – 29 Weeks

Hey hey hey! I’m sorry I’ve been so absent from my blog, and especially from my last two bump updates. It’s been a busy two weeks, but we’ll recap all that in a second!

baby 2 29 weeks

Everyone wanted to be in this week’s selfie, including Dexter! We just got back from our evening walk and so we are all kind of sweaty. And yeah, I really am looking a lot bigger in the last two weeks. And now for a long recap.


  • Can we believe I’m in my third trimester?! Let that simmer. This is flying by.
  • Looking and feeling a lot bigger lately. Frankly, I am feeling huge. I’ve ballooned all of a sudden. I’ve had a few people ask me if I am getting close and I’m like “yeah, I’ve got 2.5 months left.” So I guess it’s not that much more time in the grand scheme of things (holy crap, it really isn’t).
  • I have been making it a point to be more active as I enter my third trimester. I really want to avoid feeling swollen and gaining excess weight, especially in the dead heat of summer. I know I do a lot of weight complaining, but at this point I really just don’t want to be uncomfortable! I’ve been pushing Kennedy in the stroller for nightly walks a lot lately it has made me feel really good and sleep well. I plan to reactivate my gym membership next week (yay summer!) to get some air-conditioned activity in, and so Kennedy can play at their super fun kids area. It’s a win for the both of us.
  • I had my glucose test two weeks ago and passed! Woo hoo! I failed the 1-hour test with Kennedy so I was really nervous going into it. That 4 hour test is absolutely brutal so I’m glad I avoided it. They did, however, tell me that I am a tad anemic. I find that a bit surprising, but I’m trying to make sure I get more iron.
  • Last week, I caught this really strange 24-hour-ish bug. I started feeling very nauseous one morning and just continued to feel worse as the day progressed. I went home and laid down during Kennedy’s nap time and I knew I had developed a fever. It got up to 102.3 at one point, and I called the after hours line for my OBGYN. They said if I couldn’t get my fever down with tylenol in one hour that I was to go to the hospital. Needless to say, that was scary, but I did get my fever down. I battled it with tylenol for another day, but have felt a little nauseous up until earlier this week. It was really weird. Thankfully I’m feeling a lot better now.
  • My birthday was Tuesday and I turned the big 29+2. My mom is taking all of us out tomorrow night to my favorite restaurant ever (Brennan’s!!!!) and I’m excited for some shrimp and grits. Strangely enough I have wanted nothing to do with seafood this pregnancy, but I really want the shrimp and grits from Brennan’s.
  • Latest cravings: ICE. I want to chew on ice all. the. time. It’s especially heavenly if it’s from Sonic, or if it’s been melting in my cup for a little while. GIMME ALL THE ICE. I guess it could definitely be a lot worse, huh?!
  • These bras are a god send. A late night trip to Walmart led me to them (I don’t even know why I was there….#yolo) and I have no shame in how good they are. They will also work well for postpartum and nursing.
  • Today is my last day of work for about FIVE MONTHS. I am so pumped for my extra long summer!

So there you have it. My bump lately. Invigorating. Exciting. Happy Friday, friends!


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    June 6, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Hooray for a bump update!! So excited that this little girl will be here soon! But not too soon… (I always had to say that with Ian.)

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    June 6, 2014 at 8:20 am

    You look really good! I need to slow the H down. I’m 23 weeks and feel like I’m about the same size as you!! Yay for a long summer break.

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    June 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    You look great! And three cheers for staying so active! I found that really hard during my 3rd tri, but maybe it’s because it was during late fall and early winter where you just want to curl up and drink hot cocoa anyway. A word on the anemia because I suffered from it, too, during my last pregnancy…it TOTALLY makes you want to chew ice all the time! I actually had to go see a hematologist b/c my levels were so low, and he explained that that is a major symptom of the anemia (go figure…who would guess?). Anyway, I was able to control mine by switching to a prenatal vitamin that had iron in it vs. taking the supplements alone b/c they are not pleasant (read: induce more nausea than you are already feeling plus making it hard to go, um, #2 – sorry, TMI). So good luck with that and I hope you aren’t feeling off at all from it. I never had any other symptoms except the ice addiction – which subsided almost immediately after birth – but just had to make sure I kept my levels up going into delivery. Love your blog as always and wishing you a great rest of the pregnancy! 🙂

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