Monday, February 24, 2014

30 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 30 Weeks (9 more weeks to go!)
(You can check out my 30 week post from when I was pregnant with Jackson here.)

  Size of Baby: (According to 30 weeks: Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now and weighs almost 3 pounds (about the size of a large cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will shrink as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face.

 Total Weight Gain/Loss: Right around 25 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes.

Gender: Its a GIRL!!!

Movement: Yes, she's moving around quite a bit now, and I love it.

Food Cravings: No real cravings this week, just really thirsty as I've been this entire pregnancy.

What I miss: Just being able to do normal things without feeling tired or out of breath. I also miss being able to wear my wedding rings, which I haven't been able to wear for quite some time now. :-(

Sleep: Having to get up several times a night to use the restroom and just can't seem to get comfortable sometimes. I did get to take a nap yesterday afternoon, which was great!

Symptoms: A growing belly, and some sciatic nerve pain that really only seems to hurt when I over do it. I'm also having a few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there and I've also had a little bit of heartburn in the evenings. Thankfully Tums seem to be helping with that a lot. I also have a sharp, burning pain under my right ribs that I also had when I was pregnant with Jackson. Not really sure what it is, but it comes and goes.

Best Moment this week: Jake and I had a date night Friday night which was long overdue and Jackson stayed all night with my parents. :-) The weather was super nice on Saturday, so we were able to spend some time outside in our friends backyard for their son's birthday party. My sister also got the last bit of the bedding done for the nursery, so now all she has left to make is the valance and the bunting and it will be completely done!! My dad has also gotten the nursery painted and is almost done with the trim work. Here is a picture of a corner of the room that's all finished. :-) The picture doesn't do it justice at all, but you get the basic idea.

What I am looking forward to: Deciding on a definite name for baby girl and getting her nursery all done. I'm also looking forward to my baby shower next month and of course meeting her on (or before) April 28th!! :-)