I am so glad we are at week 30! 8 more weeks to full term and I’m really hoping she will pop out then and not make me wait the full 10, or worse, go overdue. We will soon find out what her plans are!
Baby this week:
Baby is the size of a Summer Cantaloupe and about 17 inches long. She weighs in at nearly three and a half pounds!
What’s going on with me:
Moring are pretty hard to motivate myself to get going. I have to throw down some breakfast as soon as possible so I have some energy that kicks in from that, otherwise I could go back to bed and sleep until noon. I don’t, but I feel like I could. Once noon hits I’m pretty good though. Sometimes I’ll take an afternoon nap, but most often as long as I don’t sit down and realize how tired I am I can push through and make it nap free.
Weight gained: Crazy to note that last pregnancy at this time I was up 40 pounds! This time around I’m right at a 21 pound gain. Previously, it seemed like I was a lot more tired and sluggish at this point. But that makes sense since I was carting around almost twice the weight I am now!
Workouts: I have been taking Tyrion on two mile walks a few times a week, and sometimes after dinner we go back out again on a stroll with Travis for a mile or so. And I’ve been working in the yard and garden. I cleaned out three of my five beds yesterday, so that’s something!
Symptoms: Honestly I can’t really complain much. I have some varicose veins this round on my right leg that I never got with Tyrion, so that’s just lovely. They don’t hurt, but I’m wishing on a star they disappear after our girl is born!
Oh! And dry skin on my face! It’s killing me! I’ve had oily skin all my life and this dry stuff is something new. I actually had to get a prescription from my doctor it was so bad! It’s still scaly, and I have tried everything in the book to fix it! I just ordered some new moisturizer last night so we will see if it works. I’m getting savvy and ordering the trial/travel size of everything now so I don’t spend $$$ on something that doesn’t work. It’s seriously the most annoying thing!
Movement: She’s definitely not the mover Tyrion was, but she lets me know a few times a day she’s still in there. Other than that she’s on the relaxed side, and I’m okay with it! Tyrion would almost make me sick with how much he kicked and squirmed.
Food Aversions: Nothing. I’ll eat about anything you put in front of me. ; )
Food Cravings: Same as last time! I’m all about the fudge & fruit popsicles! I could eat them all day everyday. Tyrion loves them too, so I hide a lot when I eat them. I share so much with that little stinker, don’t judge!
Sleep: I’ve been going to the chiropractor weekly and that seems to have helped with my leg issues and anxiety at night. I would seriously lay awake and my mind would run wild for half the night. Or I would think something was wrong with Tyrion and would end up waking him up to come sleep with me on the couch. It was weird. I’d get up the next morning and think, gosh that was so stupid and silly of me. But the next night I would do it again. I’d start freaking out over nothing. One night I even woke up shaking uncontrollably for over an hour. I know it sounds stupid, but at the moment it’s just frightening. I had about three weeks there that I hardly slept at all. It was awful.
Stretch marks? Nope! I’m applying vitamin E oil mixed with almond oil twice daily and so far so good!
Miss Anything? Cute clothes. The weather is getting nice now and everyone is dressing all spring like and cute, and I’m over here wondering how many layers I can put on and still look normal. lol
Wedding rings on or off? On! No issues so far. It was off this time last pregnancy.
Happy or moody most of the time: I have a shorter temper for sure. Travis has let me know a couple times I need to calm the heck down. Poor guy, he takes it in stride though.
New Baby Items: I got a couple super cute items from a good friend the other day. I was also out shopping for Tyrion at Carters a week or so ago and couldn’t help but pick out a couple things from the little girl section. It was all so adorable!
And that’s week 30! Hope the next few weeks go quickly. Can’t wait to meet out newest addition!