Monday, January 31, 2011

30 Weeks

How far along? 30 Weeks. I feel like the past two weeks, since my last update have FLOWN by! I'm kind of hoping that trend continues.

Total weight gain: I'll find out for sure on Wednesday at my next appointment, but I'm guessing I am between 18-20. I feel like I "thinned out," a little over the last 5-6 days, perhaps due to lack of appetite. Or lack of desire to prepare food.

Baby Bump? Oh, yes. Definitely. It doesn't look quite as full as it did at 28 weeks but it is large and in charge!
{picture taken at 29 weeks and 2 days. Don't worry, our tree is finally put away. Hello, February!}

Maternity clothes? Yes, maternity pants or pajama pants constantly (apparently I don't like pressure of any sort on my belly. Who knew?) and I got 3 new maternity shirts while in the big city last week. They are super cute and comfortable! Plus, I got them each for about 10 dollars!

Cravings: Water maybe, but other than that my appetite is WAY down. I eat more out of nutritional obligation than anything.

Symptoms: A little heartburn, a little back pain (our break from school has been awesome for my back!) linea nigra since about 20 weeks, and stretch marks. The stretch marks don't bother me as much as I thought. I have stretch marks from previous weight gain/loss and it just is part of life, I think. The only part that bothers me is I have one developing almost in a ring around my belly button and that is just weird.

Sleep: I have good sleep/bad sleep on alternating nights. I am not really sure of the cause of it and am trying to narrow it down. Hopefully once I figure it out I can fix it!

Movement: Yes! I'm not really sure of her "schedule," but definitely when I switch from laying on one side to the other and nighttime (past 9pm,) is her most active time! {exactly the same as last update!} Still have never felt the "hiccups."

Gender: Sugar and Spice and everything nice! A little girl will be our first child. I can't wait to meet my Grace Madeline!

Belly Button in or out? In, all the way! Despite my last couple of updates saying it looked like it was about to "pop," it is definitely in. I attribute this to the "thinning out," that I feel like happened over the last week.

What I miss: Being able to comfortably put on socks or shoes!

Best moment this week: Being woken up in the middle of the night by such a strong kick that my covers "bumped," up and came back down. Strange!

Weekly Wisdom: I got nothing....

Milestones: 30 weeks! Every week feels like a milestone now.


Rachel and John said...

WOW 30 weeks!

Is there anything you need for ms Grace that you can't get over there? I would love to send something helpful over!

Emily said...

Not too much longer now! You are looking beautiful!

Callie said...

You look great! How in the world is your belly button not out yet? Mine was out at 24 weeks - ha! I guess some people may not get an outie though. I have the weird ring around my belly button thing too - I don't like the linea nigra. I was pretty disappointed when it decided to show up. :-/

Kelley said...

you are beautiful! :)

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, you are absolutely adorable!! You are glowing!! Congrats to y'all and good luck! Praying for a safe and healthy baby!!

The Taffs said...

You and Grace are too cute!

I think it's the strangest, yet most wonderful thing when they kick the covers!

Lyndsey said...

I felt like 30 weeks was HUGE too! The 30's in general just seem so close to the finish line! Ugh, and I know what you mean about the shoes and socks thing! I've been living in my UGGS because I can put them on without having to bend over - but boots with zippers are my enemy!

LeAnna said...

Woohoo, down hill slide! You look great!
Haha, my word verification is "Baking" - and I'd say your little bun is baking quite nicely. ;)

Hannah said...

so so fun!! you look great! ha I was starting to worry about you with that Christmas tree.:)

Jen said...

Just found your blog through a mutual friend- super cute!
You look fantastic! I hope I look as good as you at 30 weeks :)

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I love it.

You look wonderful, 30 weeks is so exciting, you're almost there. I am only 12 and I can't wait to get big and start feeling movements.

Unknown said...

Your blooming! Pregnancy really suits you :)

Fair Maiden said...

You look great! My tummy also couldn't stand to have anything touching it, and by 40 weeks, if the tiniest thing brushed up against it, ever so slightly, it would itch and tingle all at the same time. I was 12 days late, and wow, it was so amazing after my baby boy was born and my belly wasn't stretched to the max!
Anyway, long comment. :)

Brian and Ashley said...

So exciting! I can't believe you are already 30 weeks! It feels like you just announced it! You look great!