Monday, June 16, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 30 Weeks

How far Along: 30 weeks. It's pretty surreal to be in the 30's countdown wise. Baby could very easily come some time in the next few/several weeks, so things are getting pretty real!

Size of Baby: She's about the size of a butternut squash measuring over 15 inches long, and weighing over 3 pounds. Lengths and weights really start to vary at this point, so that could be a little off. All of my OB appointments have been very early in the week (Mondays or Tuesdays usually) when my week change date is actually Friday. I made my 32 week appt on a Friday so I can get what is hopefully a more accurate measurement of how I'm measuring.

Gender: Pink, pink, pink.

Weight Gain: Just about 30 pounds. I cannot believe I've packed on this much weight. Luckily, I still don't have any swelling and my face looks the same. I was dreading the possibility of a chubby face and fatter arms. As long as those things stay the same, we're good. I know I could gain 5-10 more pounds easy in the next 2 months, which is kind of scary. I never thought in a million years I would be one of those people who gain close to 50 pounds. I guess we'll see! So far my doctor has been happy with my weight, so that is what counts.

Feeling: Impatient. A little testy with people's incessant questions, though I also get testy when I feel like people do not appreciate the fact that I'm pregnant. I think we're just a lose lose point in the pregnancy temperament wise. Trying to focus on how special this experience is rather than the annoyances that come along with it.

Maternity Clothes: Living in them, though I do mix in a piece of regular clothes here and there.

Nursery: Just about finished. After our showers next weekend when we've had a chance to put everything away, I plan to post a nursery reveal. I love the way it's turned out and can't wait to share.
Movement: She has been all over the place lately, and I'm loving it. I know movement can slow down a bit in the final weeks, and I'm a bit paranoid about that. Hoping I have an easy time distinguishing between her being less active because of space, and what could be signs of a problem.

Symptoms: Back, shoulder, and neck pain. Getting worn out pretty easily. Shortness of breath.

Sleep: Still no major issues. Waking up once a night or so, but I can usually get back to sleep within an hour.

Cravings: Fresh fruit and cereal.

What I Miss: Definitely ready to be able to enjoy beer and wine again. This week was my best friends bacheloretty party, and the whole time I could not believe I was missing out on the alcoholic portion of the night's events. It wasn't too horrible since it's obviously well worth it, but what party isn't better with a drink?!

Best Moment This Week: Hitting the "30's". Seeing all my best friends. Will's semi first Father's Day.

Looking Forward To: Seeing tons of friends and family at my baby showers this weekend. Also looking forward to the showers so we can go ahead and purchase whatever we don't receive, and be fully stocked for Norah's arrival. My pregnancy massage and pedicure finally coming up.

Thankful For: A healthy pregnancy. Hopefully finalizing my last day plans for work this week. Supportive friends and family.

We are so ready to meet our girl. And I am super fascinated to see if I will deliver early or late. I know a lot of people say first time Moms deliver late, but I've also found a lot of stories that say otherwise. We will see!
Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

You look gorgeous -- seriously. Glowing and such an adorable bump! Have an awesome time at your showers this weekend! (And my daughter came 9 days early, so you never know!)

Tess @ AModernSuburbanitesLife said...

30 lbs? you don't look like it at all!!!! I have the puffy face fat arms thing going! it's stupid. LOL.

Erin LFF said...

You still look absolutely stunning, girl! Pregnancy is workin' on ya ;) So excited to hear all about your baby showers!

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