Ooooh, man! 3/4 of the way there and I am getting SO ready to have this baby out of me!!! (I had a particularly rough night last night— she was head down and super active from the hours of 3 a.m.-5:15, which was both painful and kept me from sleeping during that time— so that definitely has something to do with it.)
Last night, we took a tour of the hospital we’re using as our backup if I end up needing to get induced or if we need an OB/GYN during my labor (did I mention that we’re planning a home birth?) and I met two ladies who are due in the next few weeks. Rather than being happy for them, I was insanely jealous that they get to meet their babies before me… we’ll chalk that up to pregnancy hormones ;)
Anyway, let’s hope time moves into overdrive for the next 2 months!
How far along? 30 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A butternut squash (Trav’s favorite!)
Total weight gain: 12.5 pounds
Gender: It’s a girl!
Name: We have a name, but we’re not monogramming anything or making it totally official until we meet her.
Maternity Clothes: Basically, if it’s not maternity, it better be yoga pants.
Stretch marks? I’ve got some little white ones around my belly button, but they’re not bad and hard to see in most light.
Sleep: Uhhh, some night are better than others (see rant above.)
Movement: If it’s possible for her to have gotten MORE active this week, it happened. Basically, at this point, 50% of her movements are not-so-comfortable.
Best moment this week: My sweet husband and family celebrated my first Mother’s Day! It was pretty unexpected… I wasn’t sure if being pregnant “counts” as being a mom. But they were all exceptionally sweet and it made me feel so loved.
Miss Anything: I feel like some part of my body hurts all the time now. I miss the days when that was not the case :)
Belly button in or out? It’s kinda half in, half out. The top is popping out, but the bottom is still in a little bit.
Food cravings: Strawberries are still a staple and I’ve been really into icey things lately— ice water, iced coffee, shave ice, etc…
Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve been getting tiny waves of random nausea if I’m too full or if baby girl moves the wrong way, but it’s not bad.
Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton Hicks and other weird crampy feelings… they’re getting more and more uncomfortable, whereas before it was just a sensation. Wishing I didn’t have to ride these symptoms out for another TEN weeks!
Symptoms: Achy back, heart burn, sore ribs (both from her kicking and from my rib cage itself expanding).
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Every day is different, but overall I’m doing pretty well mood-wise. I’m generally more sappy than ever, though… doesn’t take much to make me cry these days :)
Looking forward to: My baby shower this weekend!! I’m a little nervous about all the attention (I cried before my bridal shower because I was so anxious!), but I’m really looking forward to visiting with a bunch of special women that I hardly ever get to see.
P.S. Check out what happened to my belly button this week :)