B A B Y S T A T S
Baby girl's eyesight is continuing to develop, although even after birth it will still only be 20/400 for awhile. She is sitting in about a pint and a half of amniotic fluid at this point and is moving all over the place! She is also controlling her own body temperature now and her skin is becoming more smooth after being wrinkly for awhile. She is also beginning to store her own iron, calcium, and phosphorous. Her eyelashes and eyebrows are fully grown and the hair on her head is getting thicker. She may also be dreaming! How sweet!
Girly weighs about 3 lbs now and measures about 15 inches long.
She is about the size of a
M O M M Y S T A T S
Thankfully I did not gain five pounds in the last two weeks (the rate I was gaining last month.) I only gained two! The "normal" weight gain is about a pound a week so that's good that I'm in that range now. This brings my total weight gain to 21 lbs. Not bad if I do say so myself!
Still have not bought any more maternity clothes but I really should. I think I'll take a trip to Marshall's or TJ Maxx soon. You know, as soon as I buy an entire new fall/winter wardrobe for Charlotte, an entire wardrobe for her baby sister (since she has approximately one newborn outfit...) and an updated professional wardrobe for Tom's new job. So after I regain the millions (exaggeration obviously) of dollars I'll be spending on all of that, THEN maybe I'll get something new. lol.
Sleep has been okay! But no two weeks are the same so we'll see what I say about it next week...
Best Moment From Weeks 29 + 30
I had the realization the other day...
I hit thirty weeks and thought, "I could have this baby in seven weeks. SEVEN." That seems like the blink of an eye to me and I suddenly feel so unprepared! I realized I'll be up all night feeding a newborn again and that this time I can't just nap whenever I want during the day while she's napping because I have a toddler. It's a little daunting.
the reason this is the best moment from weeks 29 and 30 is because I also realized that I get to snuggle and kiss my sweet, tiny girl in as little as seven weeks. That makes me happier than the realization makes me nervous. I'm so excited to cuddle around our Christmas tree with my handsome man and our gorgeous girls.
Best. Christmas. Ever.
Nothing still! My intense cravings have kind of dropped off the face of the planet so...cool! Maybe I won't stuff my face as often? Wishful thinking...
Like my cravings, my aversions are gone!
*knock on wood*
I have been getting a zillion Braxton Hicks contractions lately and baby girl has decided that being still during them is not fun. She would rather squirm like crazy during each and every one and it's preeeeeety painful sometimes. And sometimes, Charlotte decides to climb all over me during them too so...that's fun.
- My tailbone is still tender and I don't think that's going away until this girl is on the outside!
- This isn't really a symptom I guess but I think baby girl is trying to claw her way out of me! I can see her punching, kicking, rolling and poking all over my stomach. It's crazy! I feel like she is dying to get out of me!
Happy or Moody?
My Midwife Says...
I went in this week and mentioned something about having a lot of headaches since I was a young teenager and the midwife told me that I need to be sure that if I have a headache I don't have any swelling accompanying it because that could mean preeclampsia. I'm definitely keeping an eye on that although I haven't had a headache in a little while.
That's all for my 30 week update!
Let me know in the comments if you're experiencing the same things in your own pregnancy!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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