Bumpdate :: 29 Weeks

Nov, 09, 2015

29 Week Baby Update

Ah, as of today I’m 29 weeks which means as of last Monday I’m officially in my third trimester! Um, where did the past six months go?! I have a feeling these next few months are going to fly by too. I’ve got one of my best friends’ weddings this weekend, then Thanksgiving and my baby shower and then Christmas and then Baby Berto will be here. I can’t wait for the holidays though and just hope that my symptoms stay the way they are for the remainder of this pregnancy.

Here’s a little breakdown of how things are going! I have to give credit to my friend Kristi at Making it in the Mountains for the term “bumpdate”.  I couldn’t resist using it 🙂

The Bump
I get the same reaction pretty much every time I tell someone how far along I am. They’re shocked and make some joke about how they looked the way I look when they were only 12 weeks. I’m pretty tall and thin so I guess there’s just more room in there for Baby Berto to spread out. I’m just waiting until I really pop and have a huge basketball belly. It’s coming. I can feel it.


Not much has changed since the last time except that this little lady is seriously active. She’s always kicking around in there, especially at night before bed when she goes particularly crazy. It seriously startles me sometimes.  She’s got a feisty little kick. Or punch.

I can feel my stomach getting harder at times as well. Too bad my abs never felt like that before. During the night I’ll get up to pee and feel a lot more pressure on my stomach than usual. After dinner is when I feel the most uncomfortable. I’ll usually start feeling just kinda blah and bloated.

Still getting bloody noses from time to time but other than that it’s been pretty smooth sailing. I’ve been gong to the chiropractor every other week for a quick adjustment and my back pain has been way better than it was.  The hubs also had ACL surgery and was sleeping on the couch for a while, so not sure if a roomy queen bed all to myself was the real problem solver 😉

The Nursery

I FINALLY started on the changing table yesterday. It’s such a beast and I just need to finish it. All it needs now is a top coat and some new knobs and we can bring it inside.

Other than that, all the big pieces are taken care of. We’ve got a glider on the way as well as some art for the walls and of course a few more DIY projects coming at ya.

If I have everything pretty much done before Christmas I’ll be happy 🙂

My Shower

My shower is going to be the weekend of Thanksgiving when I’m home in NY. We’re having it at my parents house and this yummy little bakery is going to be catering it. There’s no theme per se, besides some mint and peach décor and I’m just excited to see all my friends and family and celebrate this little babe.


We’re signed up for birthing classes as well as newborn classes, because hubs and I are both clueless. Neither of us have any babies in our families and haven’t spent much time around them. We need all the help we can get. They start in December and I’m really looking forward to them. Except for watching the birthing videos. I really don’t want to see that.


My last appointment was this past Thursday where we got to see little Baby Berto again. It amazes me each time we go in for a sonogram and see the proof that there really is a human growing inside of me. Yet, it still feels surreal at times. Our office gives us 3-D images as well which is just crazy. She’s finally starting to look like a human and not a creepy little alien.

My glucose test was normal and I really didn’t think the orange drink was that bad. Everyone makes it out to be so yucky but I think as long as it’s cold, it’s not terrible and totally manageable. Apparently my iron is a little low so I’ve been taking a supplement every day. We go back next week to meet with our mid wife and I’ll be 30 weeks. Yikes, that sounds so far along!

My to-do list of projects and things around the house to finish before this babe gets here just keeps getting longer and I’ve been taking full advantage of my weekends to get as much done as I can. I have a feeling I won’t be wanting to do much of anything pretty soon 😉

Any advice for my third trimester?! I wanna hear it!



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    November 24, 2015

    I just spend my downtime for my parent teacher conferences catching up on your blog 😉 It was a lot more enjoyable than planning or making copies. I am so excited for you and Dan and I cannot wait to see you and THE BUMP this weekend! Claire is pretty pumped to have a little lady friend on the way #besties. If I had any advice to share it would be that no matter how many classes you take or books you read, mommyhood is just going to click in when it is go time. No one is ever really ready but if you take each day one at a time you will find that you can do it. Also, the best birth plan is the be positive and flexible. You can never really predict how d-day is going to go. All baby Berto needs is your love…. and maybe some milk and diapers haha. See you soon friend – xoxo

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    Nicole B.

    November 13, 2015

    I can’t believe you’re already in the third trimester! Time flies so fast! I’m glad to hear everything is going so well for you and the babe! I get the same reactions about not looking that far along too even though I’m due in FOUR DAYS! Ahhhhh!!! I hope you enjoy the third trimester as much as I did (until about two weeks ago when the baby dropped!). It’s such a fun time watching that bump grow and starting to feel prepared for the baby to actually come out and meet you!!! 🙂

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      November 17, 2015

      And I can’t believe you’re due TODAY! Ahhh can’t wait to meet the little guy. You’re going to have to give me all the tips!

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    November 11, 2015

    Big congrats on your pregnancy!!! I was blog hopping and hopped onto your blog….so glad I did!! I have enjoyed reading your posts and of course downloading some of your awesome freebies! Enjoy the little kicks your precious bundle is sure to give you!!

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      November 12, 2015

      Thank you so much Sylv! So glad you stopped by 🙂

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    November 9, 2015

    Love reading your updates! I have been so lax on things like classes, I really hope I don’t regret it…I guess I just figure with B already having kiddos we’re pretty schooled at the whole parenting bit, plus we have 14 nieces and nephews between us. That said, I am in NO WAY used to having an infant hanging out with me around the clock so I really am still going to be in unchartered territory. Maybe I’ll have some tips to share when your little one shows up a couple months later! 😉

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      November 12, 2015

      Sounds like you guys have enough experience between the two of you! I’m sure you’ll be ok 😉 Watching the birth video is just going to be traumatizing anyway haha

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    Kimm at Reinvented

    November 9, 2015

    Yay, so excited for an update! So happy thank all is well for you, and CAN’T WAIT for Baby Berto to be here!

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      November 9, 2015

      Thanks Kimm!! Can’t believe she’s going to be here so soon!!

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    November 9, 2015

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading these “bumpdates” Bre! Thrilled you are feeling so fab! I don’t remember feeling uncomfortable again until 2 weeks or so from my due date, wishing you that same happy journey! It’s funny you mention what everyone says about your bump – I had the exact opposite reaction (the term “twins” was throw around like nobody’s business!), but I’m less than 5′ tall, so that must have something to do with it. Here’s to another “easy” trimester to come my friend! xo

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      November 9, 2015

      Aw thanks girl! I hope things stay this way until 2 weeks before, that would be fantastic! And oh my gosh, I would not have been happy if people were telling me I looked like I was having twins! So awkward when you tell them no haha.

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