Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The One with the Weekly Pregnancy Update

30 Weeks

And once again, I hate doing "3's".

How far along? 30 weeks (cucumber)
Total weight gain/loss: Officially +10 pounds since the retrieval at my appointment this week.  I know the pounds are going to start going on quickly during these last weeks.
From the doctor: I had my 30 week appointment on Friday and all looks good.  I am measuring about 2 weeks ahead and the doctor isn't concerned at this point.  He said it is something we will monitor and if I am still measuring ahead when we get closer to my due date, we'll talk about options then.  My sugar test came back fine, but my blood count was just under normal.  He put my on an iron pill every other day, which is a pretty common occurrence in pregnancy.  I am seriously hoping that the pill doesn't make me super constipated.
Maternity clothes: Like I have a choice!
Sleep: I slept pretty well the last few nights, but I am still exhausted.  I got home from church on Sunday and could have taken a nap at 10 in the morning.
Best moments this week: Doing some organizing in the nursery, washing some teeny tiny baby items, and playing pretend baby with Max (a friend let me borrow one of her daughter's dolls).
Miss Anything? Bending over like a normal person.  I went to pick up one of Max's tennis balls on the floor from a sitting position on the couch and it was not pretty.  And while I love that my growing belly means a healthy baby, it is getting annoying that I am constantly bumping into everything.
Movement: This kid kicks like crazy.  He kicked hard enough to push my hand off my belly the other day.  In fact, he's kicking my laptop as I type this.
Food cravings: I have been eating Easter candy like it's going out of style...Cadbury mini eggs, Starburst jelly beans, and Reese's white chocolate eggs are at the top of the list.  I am also loving lemonade and I finally got my Shamrock Shake from McDonald's on Saturday.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Thankfully no.
Gender: One little boy, who has a name now.  But it's a secret until he arrives.
Labor Signs: Just the BH contractions occasionally.

Symptoms: Heartburn but that's nothing new, bloody noses, exhaustion.  Oh and the hemorrhoids are back.  Yes, TMI.  But we are friends so you can handle it.
Major purchases this week? Most of the things I purchased have been delivered.  I am mildly obsessed with the stroller (Britax B-Ready in red) and I love the seersucker outfit he'll be wearing in June.  I ordered the crib mattress and changing pad off our registry too because I wanted them to be in the nursery when we take our maternity pictures at the end of the month.  They arrived and now I am just waiting for the sheet and cover to come this week.
Classes/Tours: I am going to a breastfeeding class tonight that I am really excited about.  It is something I really want to commit to and I am hoping to learn a lot during the class.
Nursery: Oh it is coming together so nicely!
How mama is feeling: I really can't complain too much about this pregnancy and I am loving being pregnant.  I do get tired much more easily, but I am trying to take it easy when I can.
Weekly wisdom: Try to do one project a time so it doesn't seem so overwhelming.  And keep lists of things you want to get done.  I have always been the queen of lists, but they are more a necessity with pregmentia in full effect!
Looking forward to: Class tonight and continuing to stalk my registry (I know I shouldn't be looking, but I can't help it!)
Next appointment: March 15th.  I am on the every-two-weeks schedule now.

1 comment:

  1. 30 weeks, the time seriously flies! GL at the BF class :)