Update: 30 Weeks! | Pregnancy

May 31, 2013

spring maternity style: crochet v-neck tunic, jeans, yellow cardigan

How far along: 30 weeks

How big is baby: About 3.1 pounds and about 17 inches long. One of my apps said “cucumber” – but I feel like that’s a rather nebulous size. I mean, some cucumbers are huge! Some are also really small. I’m starting to not trust the veggie / fruit system in my apps.

Weight gain: I’m trying to give myself some slack on this – I not only have been inordinately stressed lately, I’m trying to build a human with my body. I really have been TRYING to cut back on my carbs (this is so hard) and I’ve been working out A LOT. While I am still gaining, I’m trying to not focus on the scale anymore and focus on how I feel.

I’m doing what I have to do and trying to stay active and healthy. Baby is doing really well and that’s all I can ask for. The human body, when pregnant, is going to do what it wants to do and I have to realize that.

Sleeping: This week is a bad example – I’ve been working a lot and I’ve been really stressed so sleep has not been great.

Food cravings: Cheerios and vanilla ice cream.

Food aversions: I still really want nothing to do with Japanese food. So weird! It’s not like it disgusts me, I just have NO desire for it whatsoever. I used to want to eat it all the time.

Symptoms: My back – oh Lord my back – it just hurts. I am going to the chiropractor weekly now and so that is helping keep the pain under control.

I also am now experiencing what is known as “pelvic” pain. Basically, when I stand up, I can totally feel the pressure of the kid on my pelvic bone. It does not feel great, if I’m being honest. But I have learned that this is totally normal and is just the early process of the baby beginning to get ready to get into position. Crazy, right?

Miss Anything?: Sleeeeeeep!

Doctor鈥檚 appointment: I have one today! I’m hoping my weight is okay and that my midwife isn’t upset with me! lol 馃檪

Wedding Rings: Still on!

Clothes: All maternity clothes (with the exception of a few “larger” shirts I have). My sweet mother-in-law brought me some more maternity clothes and those were such a huge blessing. I am really struggling to find stuff that fits!

Movement: This baby moves SO MUCH! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE every second of it, but boy oh boy does it sometimes scare the poo out of me! I’ll be sitting and all of a sudden I’ll get a swift kick in the ribs and it just knocks me back. I really do love it, though.

Best moment of the week: Husband and I bought a crib and changing table and he already put it together! It made it so much more real now that I walk into the nursery and see the progress that’s being made. 馃檪

Also, my sweet friend Dani and I (we’re pregnant at the same time) – got together and got preggo pictures together on Saturday. I can’t wait to share them with you!

What I鈥檓 looking forward to: These next few weeks to go by quickly – I am super slammed at work and I am ready for a little bit of breathing time.

What I did / Got for baby: I guess this also falls under “Best moment of the week” – but we got the crib and changing table. Only real furniture left is a glider… which we are having a heck of a time finding one we like.

What I learned this week: The baby can DREAM! Like, the baby has REM sleep. Whaaaat? I want to know what the baby dreams about!

Prayer requests: Just continuing to pray for the health and growth of the baby. Also, I鈥檓 still really feeling the weight and stress of life and pregnancy. I just pray for patience and a sense of calmness and joy in these last weeks.