Wednesday, August 10, 2011

29 Weeks: The Boy is Gaining Baby Chub!

Along: 29 weeks
Size of baby:  Noah is the size of a butternut squash.  His brain is busy developing billions of neurons.  He can taste and respond to pain. He also has developed his milk teeth under his gums. This little boy now has 3.5% body fat! That doesn’t sound like much, but in the past he has had 0% body fat so he is getting his chub on.
Total Weight Gain/Loss:  My guess is between 17-20 pounds. I’m supposed to gain about a pound a week or so these next 11 weeks. My mom said during the end she lost weight because there wasn’t any room for food. I can understand that- I get full fast. 

Maternity Clothes:   Maternity pants to work and mixture of maternity tops and my old tops. I actually got to wear my first maternity dress this past weekend.  It was super comfortable.
 Gender:  Noah Walker Clem
Movement:  Yes. It’s a small earthquake in my belly. My friend Amanda got to feel him do a little dance in my belly this weekend. He was quite the performer. Amanda said babies always get quiet when she tries to feel them- she sure did get to feel Noah. He’s a WILD man.  
Sleep: Blah. It is hit or miss. I had trouble sleeping this past week. Fatigue is definitely a daily battle that I fight. I’ll then go to bed, and I can’t seem to fall asleep. Oh well!
What I miss:     I miss my old belly button. I’m on the verge of an outie-YIKES!
Cravings:  Ice water, cookies, fruit (peaches, pears, apples, blueberries), barbeque
Symptoms: Leg cramps were better this past week. My back and booty pain are still hanging around. Swollen feet are my best friends-I have little sausage toes.
Best Moment This Week:   I had the honor and privilege of being in my BEST (we met in Baylor’s BEST class) friend’s wedding. It was amazing- she was gorgeous and their ceremony was a testimony to God’s gift of love and marriage. Matt and I are so excited to see what He has in store for them. I am hoping to post a whole blog section on their wedding tomorrow or Friday. It was GORGEOUS! Anyways, the best moment was getting to be in the wedding with so many wonderful girls. I hadn’t seen Amanda Alley in eleven months- she’s was my best-bear trail buddy from freshman year on-we were kind of attached at the hip on that trail.  I’ve missed her mucho. A lot of the comments I got were something like this- “you really ARE PREGNANT.” Yep, it is true- I haven’t been lying. The belly is SHOWING! 


  1. Aww, I just love that picture of you and Matt!! What a beautiful couple (inside AND out)!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Loving the blog and watching my blessed grandson grow! I can't wait to hold him for the first time!

    That was neat Amanda got to feel him kick!

    Love you guys!!