belly business -- 29 weeks

How far along: 29 weeks as of Sunday
Size of the baby: butternut squash (17 inches and 3 lbs.) 
Total weight gain/loss:  official weight gain from the doctor -- 12 pounds. I'm not weighing on my own, so I'm going with what the doc told me last time.
Maternity clothes: All maternity pants, but now that the weather is nice, I've been able to wear some of my non-maternity short-sleeved shirts, etc. 
Cravings: sweets and pasta with alfredo sauce
Symptoms: Bending over is definitely getting harder and getting in and out of bed has gotten harder, too. And, let me tell ya (while I'm complaining), I slept terribly last night. I woke up and my back and legs were aching, then my stomach started churning. I'm crossing my fingers that that won't be a regular occurrence just yet. 
Movement: Lots of movement.  
Gender predictions: I've had people tell me they are convinced I'm having a girl and people convinced I'm having a boy. J's great grandmother (who turned 100 right before Thanksgiving) is certain it's a girl and apparently she called all 3 of one of her granddaughter's kids.

J and I had our first of three childbirth classes last night. And, even though a lot of the information was TMI, I'll be glad that I know what to expect in the long run. The more I think about it, the more I just get excited to finally meet our baby! I can't believe I'm almost to the single-digit weeks left point!

One of J's best friends is coming up this weekend to help him paint the nursery and put together the crib and changing table and get some of the stuff hung up in there! So, maybe, if you're good little readers, I'll post a pic of the nursery when it's all put together.

Since Thomas is coming, I'm going to make myself scarce -- I have plans for lunch and maybe a mani/pedi with a friend on Saturday! Yay for pampering myself!

My weekly picture is in the works.