Monday, July 30, 2012

30 Weeks!

How Far Along: 30 Weeks of baking and it sure feels good!

Size of Baby as Relative to Common Household Fruit or Vegetable: Baby is as heavy as 4 oranges and is about 16 inches long. 

Weight Gain:  25 horrible, embarrassing ridiculous pounds 

Gender: Sweet little girl

Movement: More movement this week than last week. I can feel her even when I'm not lying down. Just little stretches and small movements. Nothing painful (thank you baby). 

SleepGetting comfy and falling asleep is becoming more of a challenge. Still up at least twice per night for potty breaks. 
What I miss: Missing my "freedom". Never realized how much I love running errands and cleaning until now. 
Cravings: sweets as usual-not good for this mama with gestational diabetes. Trying to enjoy the delicious summer fruit rather than baked goods or other treats. 

Symptoms: feet and ankles are officially swelling and my back is definitely feeling the extra weight out front. 
Best moment of the week: I usually don't mention this as a best moment, but our weekly ultrasounds are so much fun. Even though I'm usually a little tense, because after looking at baby girl, we then check out my cervix, I still enjoy watching her on screen. It's amazing how much bigger she looks. The computer predicts she is now 4lbs even. I thought that sounded huge but it's 75th percentile which seems about right. 
Worst moment of the week: Being pulled off work for sure. It brings so much anxiety. I'm already so worried about baby and now I'm worried about finances. I'm handling it better now though, I just gotta do what I gotta do. 

Next Monday is my follow up appointment. I really, really hope and pray things are looking better or at least the same. 

1 comment:

  1. So exciting to reach this point!! Yay!!!! You look AMAZING!!! Gaining weight is not always fun, but your body is doing just what it needs to have a healthy baby!! My dr told me that one time and I thought it was just such a sweet reminder of the fact that my body is in charge and is doing everything it possibly can to carry a healthy baby!! You are SOOOO close!! Love following along!! :)