29 Weeks Pregnancy Update

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29 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Baby’s gender:

Boy

Baby’s size:

Baby boy is growing rapidly now. This week he weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (about the size of a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel.

Baby’s development:

His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain – which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby’s skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it’s no surprise that your baby’s nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester.

My weight gain:

21 lbs

Feeling: 

A tad overwhelmed at how quickly my due date is fast approaching. I remember when I still had 6 months to go and now it seems, at only two months away, the time is going by much quicker than I thought it would.

Morning sickness: 

None to speak of except I pretty much have a constant cold. The moment it goes away, I seem to get another one right afterwards.

Cravings: 

I still crave salty, hearty foods. I find myself getting full a lot quicker though and continue to eat small meals in shorter intervals.

Things of Note:

I have found that I am getting tired a lot more quickly now; similar to how I felt in the first trimester. I go to bed early around 9:00 or 9:30 PM and struggle to wake up in the mornings.

I love my body pillow to prop up my neck and head but struggle to wrap my legs around it. I am not used to sleeping that way and often times wake up to find the end of it pushed off the bed completely.

This little guy is constantly moving. I can see it all the time and he usually wakes me up during the night with his wiggling and little kicks. It is so fun to see him moving around though and I can’t help but wonder all the time what his little personality will be like.

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Check out the previous weeks!

28 Weeks // 27 Weeks // 26 Weeks // 25 Weeks // 24 Weeks // 23 Weeks // 22 Weeks // 21 Weeks // 20 Weeks // 19 Weeks // 18 Weeks

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$500 Visa Giftcard Giveaway

Today I’m excited to be giving away a $500 Visa Gift card! I have collaborated with a bunch of other fabulous bloggers to bring you an awesome chance to win the perfect gift right before the holidays!
The giveaway will be open until Monday, December 1st at 11:59pm EST. Enter below in the rafflecopter and the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! This giveaway is open internationally and be sure to check out the other fabulous people involved. Good luck!

Tuck and Cover Half Looped French Braid

I am so excited to be introducing a new Tuck and Cover. This Tuck and Cover Half Looped French Braid, besides being a mouthful, incorporates a previous style, the T&C Half and a new tutorial, the Looped Half Up Crown Braid.

This hairstyle starts like a waterfall braid then each waterfall piece is gradually brought back into the braid to create a cascading effect. With the other side wrapped into a headband like the T&C Half the two sides creates a beautiful hairstyle that can be dressed up for an evening out or party. Dress it down for work or just relaxing with family during this holiday season.

This gorgeous headband is from Banded; find it here!

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Tuck and Cover Half Looped French Braid Step-by-step:

Step 1 / Start with a part on the right side.

Step 2 / Separate out a section of hair from the part down to the ear.

Step 3 / Then separate out another section of hair about an inch behind the first part and pin this section out of the way.

Step 4 / Grab a stretchy headband, this sparkle one is from Banded, and place it on the part before stretching it down over the back of the head.

Step 5 / Let down the pinned portion and lay the hair over the headband.

Step 6 / Next, pick up a section of hair right next to the part as well as a section of hair behind the headband.

Step 7 / Divide the front part into two pieces so there are now three pieces to begin the braid.

Step 8 / Cross the side strands over the middle, creating the first stitch of a braid.

Step 9 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair.

Step 10 / Cross the front strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair.

Step 11 / Repeat step 9, crossing over the back strand and bringing in hair.

Step 12 / Next, divide the front strand in half and cross over half the strand.

Step 13 / Pick up a section of hair and incorporate it into the strand as well.

Step 14 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in another section of hair.

Step 15 / Repeat steps 12 through 14 until there are four strands hanging down.

Step 16 / Split the front strand, crossing over half the strand, then bring in the first waterfall strand hanging down.

Step 17 / Continue splitting the front strand and bringing in the front waterfall strand until the braid reaches the back of the head.

Step 18 / Next, bring in a hanging waterfall strand until they are all bright into the braid.

Step 19 / Pin the braid up and out of the way to work on the opposite side.

Step 20 / Pick up a section of hair on the right side, directly over the ear.

Step 21 / Wrap the strand over the headband tucking it around it.

Step 22 / Pick up a small section of hair, wrapping it around the headband again.

Step 23 / Continue wrapping hair around the band until it reaches the left side.

Step 24 / Gently pull apart the wrapped hair to create a fuller effect.

Step 25 / Unpin the braid and tuck it into the headband as well, pinning it against the head.

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Buffalo Check

Buffalo Check is the epitome of Fall plaid. It adds the perfect pop of pattern which I think every outfit should have. It’s warmer than your typical button up and can be paired with denim, leather, or even knitted pants. Throw on a chic infinity scarf for an added hint of warmth and your favorite ankle boots for the perfect Fall look.

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I scoured the stores for the perfect buffalo check print before landing on this top which is perfect for my growing bump. I love that it’s a pull-over style with only a few buttons at the top. My immediate inclination was to pair it with black denim but I love it with dark denim as well. I chose a contrasting scarf and brown booties to add a bit of color interest to the look. Add in my favorite red lipstick {you need this shade if you don’t have it already} and an easy headband braid and I feel confident enough to take on the day.